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SUP TOUR: 2. Riva del Garda Lungolago
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A really easy tour suitable for anyone who has just started SUP but which rewards you with a lovely view of the lake front and the centre of Riva del Garda

SUP is not just a sport, a trend, but also a way of life. It is not just about getting exercise for the sake of it, but also about discovering the surrounding area, adventure and physical and mental wellbeing.

This is why even a simple tour like this one could be a first step in a new outdoor activity, a new way of discovering the area, slowly, at the speed of the paddle. From your vantage point on the ake you will get a fresh new perspective on all the activity on the beach, the colours of the parks and the buildings in the town centre, the colourful sails dotted along the horizon. 

Please note that our evaluation of the level of difficulty of this tour only counts when the lake is calm. When there are waves, the level of difficulty increases considerably.

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Route info
3,0 km
Activity time
45 min
16 m
16 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
73 m
Lowest point
61 m
Do not miss the opportunity to admire the famous Spiaggia degli Ulivi, symbol of the night life of Riva del Garda, built in the 30ies.
Safety guidelines

7 Tips to SUP in safety

  • Always find out about the winds, weather and water conditions. The lake is subject to currents and steady winds which in the afternoon can make the water rough so that sup becomes difficult for beginners.
  • If you are planning solo sessions, always tell some where you are going and what time you are leaving. Use schools or the sup club as a base.
  • Keep to the coast but stay 500/600m from the shore and the cliffs where there might be rock falls.
  • It is important to know how to swim in rough water and have the right equipment and proper clothing for the weather conditions. You must use a sup board with a volume suited to your abilities and wear an CE approved personal buoyancy aid.
  • Always tie on the leash; the coast or shore might be far away and in case of problems you should never abandon the sup.
  • Find out about any local ordinances and ask locals for advice
  • Enjoy yourself. Sup combines a love of sport and nature and the beauty of Garda Trentino.

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
Purfina Beach - Riva del Garda

You start out from Purfina, a lovely beach next to the harbour of San Nicolò in Riva del Garda by means of a handy slipway in an area specially designated for sup and windsurfers, head in the direction of Riva del Garda.
Here you will be paddling along the shore, passing little bays and inlets amid lush vegetation. The view of the town is truly spectacular!

You turn back at Punta Lido where you can stop off for a while in the lovely bay, the most panoramic spot in the town.

public transportation

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

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it

Where to park

The car park nearest to the point of departure is Porto San Nicolò (pay parking).

Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa). Further pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.

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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