Monte Baldo
Monte Baldo
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  • Celena F
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clouds in Italy look the same as cloud in England!
    We fully enjoyed the 360 rotating cable car. We love mountains and hiking, and would have walked around more were it not for the fact that we had unfortunately timed it so we were in a cloud! We still had a fab time and would highly recommend, especially on a clear day. The views were still amazing in the car itself.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Natasha
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    I was sceptical at first based on reviews, it is expensive but felt worth it for the views and cable car is modern. Avoid 10-12 if you don’t want to queue. We bought tickets at the office as we had cash and only took 10mins, didn’t skip that much of the queue on the day we visited but maybe it’s worse in peak times. We didn’t mind too much, part of the experience. Second car rotates so worth trying to get near the windows. Views at the top were fantastic, lots of paragliders taking off which was nice to watch. Recommended good shoes trainers or walking shoes as rocky paths. Bar up the top with lots toilets and modern facilities. Avoided the lady selling alpaca merch as she came across a bit aggressive, watching your every move and not allowing any touching of the goods I personally wouldn’t buy material without being to check if it feels soft.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Leodis
    Leeds, United Kingdom758 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best experience
    Amazing visit, wonderful views on a clear day and just one of the best experience. We took the left turn on arrival to the view point, about a 10/15min walk each way past the alpacas and cows with wonderful views. The cafe that why looks amazing but a lot more expensive than the Sky bar at the terminal which was excellent. We turned up without tickets at 0830 and had a discount voucher as staying in Malcesine, we walked straight to the ticket office with not a single person in front, it cost 23 euro each and went straight up. We returned around 11am, the queue was down the street to get in and even the prebooked was large, so get their early and you can enjoy less people.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Drdennis1970
    Destin, Florida43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEWARE the outer Blue Fence!! but Enjoy!
    We had a wonderful day with the entire family doing this. I had read the reviews about not going up during the 12-2pm time to avoid the crowds and that is what we did. However it was cloudy this day, with some rain in the area, so I don't know if this would have mattered this day. The lift was under half full and we spent from 3-6 up at the top. We had a great espresso and adult beverages at the cafe. We hiked the top of mountain and saw the alpacas. ***BEWARE avoid touching the BLUE fence as it is electrical. Several of us touched this accidentally because we thought for sure the electrical fence would be the inner fence, but No the outer fence is also electrical. Not a huge shock if you do touch it, but best to stay clear. The views up here are amazing, Even with the cloud covering us up for most of the afternoon, It cleared up long enough for us to see the amazing views. We also spent time at the play area at the Sky Walk cafe. The kids had a ball. Definitely worth doing this. Enjoy!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Flenser
    213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stupendous
    My wife and I, along with our two early-20s kids, took the two gondolas up to Monte Baldo from Malcesine. I had purchased tickets online, and I had to scan our four ticket QR codes from my phone, twice on the way up, twice on the way down. Mildly annoying with a long queue of people behind us, but not too bad. We had asked at our hotel what the weather was likely to be, and the person recommended that we dress like an onion, with layers to handle any weather. I checked a couple of web sites for what the weather was likely to be, and they were all over the place, from 40°F to 70°F, so we brought layers, to handle cool weather, or rainy weather, or cool rainy weather. Of course, it was a beautiful sunny day over 70°F. Luckily we had also brought a bag that we crammed all our extra outwear into. Anyway, the views from the top are stunning. The various paths to other vantage points are easily walked, and lead to even more stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. We spent an hour or so just sitting in the beautiful meadow, sketching the view, sunning ourselves, and simply drinking in the natural beauty. We spent another hour walking along the ridge, enjoying watching the paragliders launch into the breeze. Out of all the places we visited on this trip, this is the spot we'd like to return to the most, simply to spend more time in the sun on Monte Baldo.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Jillian
    Portstewart, United Kingdom235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience...definitely worth it
    We took a ferry from Garda. I precooked tickets online for 2.30 . Online the weather forecast said 70 per cent chance of rain. I was very wary of the cable car experience because of the negative reviews....however.... 1 There are clear signs at the very entrance for paid and prepaid tickets 2 There were no queues at all...very surprising 3 The forecast was totally wrong. 4 We went up and down with ease.. Yes you are in a confined cable car with many people but it is well managed and seemed efficient. Tip when booking online it tells you how many tickets are left for your time slot so you can work out the less busy time to go.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Helen G
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book online, go early!
    I had previously been advised to book online & go early. Headed there at 0830, and was on a cable car by 0900. By the time I got back it was v crowded with long queues. Other top tips: pack a jumper & cagoule - it’s much colder & windier at the top. Avoid ‘La Cappanina’ - they charged 9 euros (!) for a slice of cake. Lovely walks - download the avenza maps app.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • gGeoff-Australia
    Perth, Australia54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    Breathtaking views and outlook - well worth the slight delays in getting on the chairlifts - just be patent and you will be rewarded. Views to both the alps and the lake are gorgeous. One of our best days whilst staying at the lake. Word of warning - if you are staying south if the lake make sure you get in the ferry queues early for your return trip
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • ejbennet
    London, United Kingdom134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best trips on any holiday
    Stunning trip up on cable car and Great Wall around the mountain area for a few hours. Restaurant on top by gable car poor, others looking better. Worth going early as lines build up c 1 hour and down, excellent family trip
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • paulnL1059VB
    119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prepare to queue but it's worth it
    Unfortunately there are only 2 cars (1 in each direction) on the 2 levels so the wait is long and the queues excessive. Make sure you book ticket's online as you save 2 euros pp and won't have to re queue once you've purchased them.on site. We noticed less people later in the afternoon so waiting may pay off. It is well worth it as the views of the Dolomites and the Lake are stunning. You'll never get better unless you go paragliding or fly over.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
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Mervyn B
Boston, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited and made the trip today. Well worth the money. Amazing views and far more to wander around at the top than we'd imagined. You get a true perspective of the size of the lake.
Some advice to help you decide. You can book online to avoid a queue but bear in mind if you get there for your booking and the weather is poor you can't get a refund so you'll either go and not see anything or abandon it and waste your money. Much better we found, to make your decision on the day. Check the forecast and simply look up the mountain to see what the cloud is like. Common sense really.
Be aware that if you do buy on the day you have to queue to buy your tickets and then you have to go and join the end of the prepaid queue. Don't let it put you off though. The queues move steadily and our waiting time was around an hour. It was worth it.
We got a return ticket. You can spend as much time as you like at the top and just catch the next car down when you're ready. Total time to ascend to the top was 20 minutes give or take. I've read reviews that say it's an hour but that's certainly not our experience.
The cars do get full but they rotate as they ascend so everyone gets to see the views over the lake.
Choose a good day and go to the top. You won't regret it.
Written 26 May 2024
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Hilary B
London, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Expensive but spectacular! At the top, there are walking opportunities, a cafe and a restaurant. The views are breath-taking.
Written 3 January 2024
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4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful views of Lake Garda, nearby towns, and the foothills of the Alps. Paragliders were launching from the top, just a few feet from us, which was amazing to watch. We took the cable car from Malcesine to the top. Many hiking trails accessible here.
Written 21 October 2023
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Will
Hebden Bridge, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The cable car was a very interesting experience and was very overcrowded in the capsules. Everyone was pressed against the glass and there were very few handles to hold onto. Would be much better if they reduced the capacity by only 10 it would be a much more enjoyable experience. The view at the top of monte Baldo was exceptional with views all across Lake Garda. There were also paraglides taking off from the top to add to the experience and views. There are a couple of bars and cafes at the top with reasonable prices. Overall the mountain is well worth a visit, just prepared to be squished in the cable car
Written 10 October 2023
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lil_alice
St. Neots, UK264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The views from the top are breathtaking, BUT, the cable car is just shocking. There were signs up everywhere telling you to keep your distance in the queue but then they pack you in like sardines. It was ridiculous, the cable car is wobbly but unless you’re one of the lucky first in, you’ve got no hope of getting to the handrail. There are grab handles from the ceiling but unless you’re 7 foot tall, you won’t be able to reach them.

Just an awful experience, never again! Expensive, not a pleasurable experience but we did get a dose of covid thrown in for free!
Written 2 October 2023
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Karl F
Liversedge, UK698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Loved this place - the views are just stunning when you get to the top. Plenty of walks to choose from the very simple to the challenging but all with breathtaking views
Cable car was interesting, felt very packed in and when the 2nd one turns it does make you gasp
Booked tickets on app before going up otherwise you could be queuing up to an hour for tickets
Written 30 September 2023
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jh0m0lka
Prague, Czech Republic242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Fantastic cable-car ride to the top, where the views are just stunning. Several wlakways around the mountain give you the possibility to look all directions and get a nice picture of the lake Garda surroundings.
Written 27 September 2023
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Simon P
Sheffield, UK138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What’s the point of buying your ticket to skip the Q - NONE

You buy ticket in advance and then have a massive Q to get on the cable car.

No organisation and everyone seemed confused
Written 26 September 2023
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Lord MacDuff
Scotland, UK662 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really bad organisation - queues were awful even with booking in advance
We booked in advance but still queued for 2+ hours. We should have perhaps acted like the locals and barged into the queue but we waited patiently in line. Once we got to the top it was fantastic but despite worrying about the queues to get back down, we enjoyed ourselves as the views were magnificent. So good in fact, we nearly forgot about the 2+ hour queue getting up (but not quite!) getting down at 3.30pm was OK. Take local advice on timing and how to beat the queues!
Written 19 September 2023
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Graham K
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
There is probably a good time to do this trip, but we missed it. Having bought tickets online “to avoid the queue “ we arrived about 11:00 am to find complete chaos. People were still able to buy tickets at the base station and seemingly they were sold to all comers, even though all the available slots had been bought by online purchasers. We had to queue for 2 hours! It then takes 30 minutes to ascend. When you get to the top the views are wonderful and ideally one would walk down. We only spent about 35mins at the top as we were very concerned that there would, later in the afternoon, be huge queues to get down.
All in all a very disappointing experience on a truly spectacular day.
Advice would be to go up very early or about 2 pm.
Written 17 September 2023
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