BALDO ONLINE Is an intergrated system of works aimed at promoting the area of Mount Baldo in its various aspects: historical and culture heritage, environment, landscape, nature, sports and recreation.

The network of itineraries in the website includes ancient municipal roads and secondary roads, characteristic stone-paved mule tracks and paths, which for centuries have provided access to the most remote areas of Mount Baldo. For long stretches, the original trail is still extant and along the way traces of ancient farming communities and their incessant ativity are still quite visible.

Once you leave the parking areas – conveniently planned and connected to the main roads -and by making your way through beech forests, deciduos and coniferous woods and across meadows and pastures, you can reach ancient isolated hamlets, temporary settlements of the past and a number of characteristic alpine huts and cheese huts (baiti and casàre) that are always accompanied by spectacular landscapes.

The paths leading to the highest summits of Mount Baldo or those descending towards the Adige River Valley will make you appreciate the many important and reknown naturalistic features of Mount Baldo: you will be able to observe in quick succession the main plant formations of the Italian peninsula and of many parts of Europe.

A number of panels, placed along the trails in harmony with the environment, highlight the various risks and hazards of each location and accompany the visitors as they get acquainted with the natural environment and its various aspects.

The alpine huts and cheese huts located in some of the pastures, conveniently restructured and upgraded, provide a whole range of services: tourist accommodation, space for the promotion and sale of local products, didactic centers, information points, rest and refreshment facilities and centers offering assistance in outdoor and sporting activities.

This mountain region, with its paths “accessible to anyone” and rest areas, located close to the alpine huts and endowed with benches and tables, can be appreciated by any kind of visitor.

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Biodiversity

The Mount Baldo region is characterized by an impressive biological richness, due to its unique geographical location and geomorphological vicissitudes.  The chain of Mount Baldo, located on the southern edge of the Alps overlooking the plain, stretches 35 km along the Verona side of Lake Garda and descends sharply into the Adige River Valley.  This determines an extraordinary biological diversity.  The “ high naturalness” of the area makes it the region with the highest biodiversity per unit of surface of Europe.

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Alpine Pastures and Huts

Mount Baldo is characterized still today by an important agricultural production, connected largely to livestock farming and typical local products.  The possibility of combining quality production and local processing and sale of products is an opportunity for tourists to buy products made according to the criteria of sustainability and enhancement of the distinctive characteristics of this region.

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Lake

The territorial contiguity between Lake Garda and Mount Baldo has led to the creation of equipped trails that allow tourists and hikers to safely access areas of great natural and environmental interest.  The network of paths leads you from the shores of the Lake directly to high altitude environments, from the intermediate areas all the way up to the summits.

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Didactics e Sports

Thanks to its extraordinary natural characteristics, Mount Baldo is an ideal “open-air laboratory” for the different educational activities organized with the help of local educational facilities such as the Botanical Garden of Mount Baldo and the Astronomical Observatory of Novezzina.  These structures, placed as they are in the context of a unique environment, provide special environmental education activities combined with alpine hiking and popular sports, like mountain-biking and paragliding.

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HOspitality

Accomodation facilities have been strengthened and integrated with: the recovery and regeneration of pastures and alpine huts, trails accessible to all, information panels and blazes placed along the trails, rest and reception areas in the alpine huts.  All this ensures a better use and enjoyment of the land and its resources.

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