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SUP TOUR: 1. Baia Azzurra Tour

Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Riva del Garda
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
0:30
Duration in hours
Distance
2.4
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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This tour is suitable for those just starting out and learning to use the board but it still rewards you with a spectacular view of the lake.

Even though it is a tour which is suited to beginners, it gives you a chance to see all te comings and goings along the lake front of Riva del Garda and Lido di Arco. You will be able to watch all the activity in the water as well s on the beach, mingling with the crowds of watersports enthusiasts enjoying the lakeside in Garda Trentino.

While you are out on the water, if you look closely you will see what is called the water line: the point where the currents of the River Sarca meet those of the lake, with little ripples and a clear difference in the colour of the lake and river water.

Watch out! If you decide to go out on the water in the morning, keep an eye on the conditions of the wind known as the "Pelèr" which blows in the early part of the day. Always check the weather forecast.

Further information and useful links

This tour was recommended by SUP Club Riva del Garda.

For further information about sports friendly accommodation, contact details for SUP hire, guides and useful information: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

 

Route info
Easy
Route number
Distance
2,4 km
Duration
30 min
Altitude difference (+)
0 m
Altitude difference (-)
0 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
62 m
Suggestions

The mouth of the River Sarca is home to many ducks and swans which will come looking for food.

Safety guidelines

Safety Tips

  1. Inform yourself about wind, water, and weather conditions. In a short time, the wind can change, the swell can increase, and it can start to rain, even with thunderstorms. For this reason, it is important be able to swim even in rough water.
  2. Inform yourself about local regulations. When in doubt, ask for the advice of specialised guides and local people.
  3. In case of solo trips, inform someone about your planned itinerary and departure time.
  4. Only use boats and gear appropriate to your abilities and wear a CE certified lifejacket.
  5. Maintain the safety distance from public transportation crafts, respect right of way rules and do not cross the course of motorboats to avoid accidents and fines.
  6. When stand up paddling, always attach your leash, never leave your board, and keep a distance of 500 m from the shore and cliffs from which rocks could break off.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Porfina Beach - Riva del Garda
Directions

The starting point is Purfina di Riva del Garda, where you can enter the water by means of a slipway; now head in the direction of Torbole, paddling just a few metres from the sheer cliffs before the harbour of San Nicolò. Here you will pass a famous scuba diving training ground, famous for the metal statue of  "Silent Christ", moe than 3 metres tall and situated at a depth of 15 metres. The training ground is protected from boats by an effective system of buoys marking the perimeter.

A little further ahead, you come to the slopes of Mount Brione: if you look closely, you may see some of the many nests of waterbirds.

Once you get to the marvellous blue bay, always busy with surfers of every age, go back to the starting point or relax at the beach.

This area is much quieter than the beach in Torbole and is the perfect place to stop off and take a rest on the grass in the shade of the oleanders and maritime pine, just a few metres from the cycle path and Arco Yacht Club.

public transportation

The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

 

How to get there

A22 motorway, exit: Rovereto Sud - Lake Garda. Then follow SS240 road in the direction of Riva del Garda. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

Where to park

Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).

Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).

In spring and summer you are advised to wear a semi-drysuit, in summer all you need is a swimsuit and lycra suit. You always need to wear a life jacket. 

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