Cable car Prada-Costabella
After an almost 10-year break, the renowned cable car Prada-Costabella in San Zeno di Montagna will open again. The cable car is run by the homonymous company and is subdivided in equal parts between the municipalities of San Zeno di Montagna and Brenzone.
In 2013, both lifts in Prada, at 1,000 m of altitude in San Zeno di Montagna, were closed. The absolutely necessary technical maintenance could not be realised and so, the lifts were not reopened. Now, however, all the necessary resources are available and the cable car will be reopened!
The chair lift is, without any doubt, perfect for guests who would like to spend their holidays at Lake Garda and to explore its surrounding area. The project costs about 4 million euros and will be run by the Atf society for the next 30 years. The connection goes from Prada to Costabella, at 1,800 m of altitude.
Basket lift & chair lift
The original basket lift Prada-Ortigaretta (2 persons) with a length of 2 km from the parking area in Prada (1,014 m) to Rifugio Baito Turri (1,550 m), is replaced by a new basket lift. The chair lift Ortigaretta-Costabella (1 person) makes way for a new chair lift for 2 persons and goes to Rifugio Fiori del Baldo (1,850 m) with a length of 955 m.
In addition to the famous cable car of Malcesine, these two lifts will take Lake Garda fans and bikers to the top of Monte Baldo as well. The new cable car Prada-Costabella is an interesting alternative for hikers and mountain bikers in the southern area of Monte Baldo.
The exact date for the re-opening has not already been fixed; however, they hope to open the lifts with the start of the summer season 2021.
Great news for bike fans
It is common knowledge, that Monte Baldo is a paradise for hikers, who are spoilt with regional delicacies in the excellent mountain huts. Also, mountain bikers love the area.
If you cannot make the ascent to Monte Baldo by your own, you can fix your bike on both lifts via a corresponding device on the outside. This will be great fun for all type of bikers!