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rural roamer

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Lake Garda
« on: 18:21:54, 11/09/19 »
Anyone got any tips for walks here?  We’ve just booked (last week) to go next week. A couple of nights in Verona then 6 nights in Brenzone half way down the east side of the lake.  Not specifically a walking holiday but we always search out a few walks.  We usually hire a car but are doing it on public transport this time. We’re only 5 miles from Malcesine where there is a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo, so we should be able to walk up that.

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Re: Lake Garda
« Reply #1 on: 18:53:24, 11/09/19 »
Anyone got any tips for walks here?  We’ve just booked (last week) to go next week. A couple of nights in Verona then 6 nights in Brenzone half way down the east side of the lake.  Not specifically a walking holiday but we always search out a few walks.  We usually hire a car but are doing it on public transport this time. We’re only 5 miles from Malcesine where there is a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo, so we should be able to walk up that.
  Personally I'd take the cable car up (if it running at this time of year) and walk down  :) .  ViewRanger throws up half a dozen walking routes in the area.  DuckDuckGo throws up a few more.
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Re: Lake Garda
« Reply #2 on: 22:24:23, 11/09/19 »
We stayed in Malcesine for a few days last year and there were a few waymarked walks, marked on a big map just where the bus drops you off.  If you take the boat (or the bus) up to the north end of the lake there is an old road into the hills which has been turned into a walking and cycle track.  We only did a bit of it, but would have gone further with more time.

rural roamer

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Re: Lake Garda
« Reply #3 on: 09:35:51, 15/09/19 »
Thanks both for suggestions. Will see if we can get a walking map from the tourist office. Looks like there may be some decent walks on the lower slopes of Monte Baldo which may be less busy.  Just read some reviews for the Monte Baldo cable car, suggesting queues of over 2 hours if you don’t get there early! So looks like it will be first bus to Malcesine at 6.50am!

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Re: Lake Garda
« Reply #4 on: 22:29:20, 29/09/19 »
Back now from our trip and had a great time. We decided in the end to take the cable car up and down Monte Baldo and do some walks around the top. Having seen trip advisor reviews we made sure we were on the first cable car at 8am and did the easy, most popular walk first before the hoards headed up. We then did some other walks further away, coffee, lunch watching the paragliders, and then stood and watched some marmots, and by the time we headed back down the queue at the bottom to go up was about 90 mins!


Our preferred walking was from where we were staying in Castelletto di Brenzone, which was a quiet, old village, with lots of walking routes in the foothills of Monte Baldo. I can highly recommend the area for easy walking. We combined 2 of the nordic walking routes to make one long walk along the lake and along old mule tracks up in the hills.