Day 5: Malcésine and Monte Baldo

Tuesday June 29, 2004

A work colleague who had cycled around Garda last summer told me about a cable car which ran from Malcésine to the summit of Monte Baldo high above the lake. We were planning a day off the bikes and this was the first thing on our agenda. We handed over €14 each and began our ascent of the mountain anticipating some fantastic panoramic views of Garda and the mountains. As we approached the top our gondola entered a dense layer of cloud and promptly came to a stop at the summit station, we could see nothing, just the inside of the cloud. We came straight back down and spent the rest of the day lounging around town and sitting on the shores of the lake.

Malcésine and Monte Baldo

Malcésine and Monte Baldo

Malcésine rooftops

Malcésine rooftops

The view from Castello Scaligero di Malcésine

The view from Castello Scaligero di Malcésine

Malcésine and the mountains

Malcésine and the mountains

Views of the lake from the castle

Views of the lake from the castle

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