The best routes to admire the blossoming on Monte Baldo

Are you on holiday at Lake Garda and would you like to immerse yourself in a true spectacle of colours? Then Monte Baldo, nicknamed the 'Garden of Europe', is the perfect destination for you!

From the end of April until July, Monte Baldo is transformed into a multicoloured carpet, with a variety of flowers blooming in succession. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can admire:

  • April: crocuses, primroses, violets and daffodils
  • May: peonies, gentians, wild orchids and tulips
  • June: martagon lilies, alpine roses, poppies and buttercups
  • July: St John's day lilies, golden button lilies, edelweiss and cornflowers

Routes for all tastes:
Whether you are an experienced hiker or a simple family walker, you will find the right route for you on Monte Baldo. Here are some tips:

1.Ventrar Path:
An unmissable hike for lovers of nature and breathtaking views. The trail starts at the mountain station of the Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car, which can be easily reached from Malcesine in just a few minutes. The walking time is approximately 2 hours, with a total height difference of 500 metres. The trail is classified as EE (expert hikers) in some sections, so it requires a minimum of training and is not suitable for small children or people suffering from vertigo.

2.San Giacomo - Malga Campo - Bocca Creer:
A ring-route of medium difficulty through beech forests and flower-filled pastures on the Brentonico plateau. The hike starts from San Giacomo, a small village located a few kilometres from Brentonico, and ends at Bocca Creer, a pass located at an altitude of 1662 metres. The walking time is about five hours, with a positive altitude difference of 500 metres. The trail is suitable for people with a minimum of fitness, and along the path one can admire lush beech forests, which provide pleasant shade during the hottest days. In spring and summer, the pastures are coloured with wild flowers, creating a charming atmosphere.

3.Graziani Refuge - Malga Campo:
A challenging trek that will take you to discover a rich and evocative alpine flora. The hike starts from Rifugio Graziani, where you can park, and climbs up to Bocca Paltrane, then descends to Malga Campo. From here you follow the path back to the starting point, passing by Malga Campo (these are two different malgas, despite the similar name!).

If, on the other hand, you prefer an easier experience, you can enjoy the spring blossom on the flower-filled lakeside promenade of Torri del Benaco or choose the Castej path, which leads from Torri towards Punta San Vigilio.

Whatever the case may be, admiring the blossoms of Monte Baldo will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family and an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and let its colours and scents captivate you.