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.
7 Tips to SUP in safety
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.
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.
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
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
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.