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SUP TOUR: 5. Ca' Rossa

Riva del Garda
Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
0:45
Duration in hours
Distance
3.5
Distance in km
Status
open
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A SUP tour, to enjoy the view of the beach and the centre of Riva del Garda from a much better perspective – from Lake Garda.

If you want to start the day with a SUP outing and watch the town centre wake up from the water, this is the tour for you!

From the start of the trip you go along the lake shore: you will find it full of sporty types in the early morning, taking advantage of the quiet and the cool temperatures, out for a run along the promenade or paddling across the calm water. As you draw closer to the town centre you will find another kind of early birds: people who like to read the newspaper sitting on a bench overlooking the lake or get all their morning errands done while getting the day off to a quiet start.

The tour continues, presenting you with a picture postcard view of the centre of Riva, until you come to the little beach on the D'Annunzio promenade where you can take a rest before starting out on the return trip

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
Intermediate
Route number
Distance
3,5 km
Duration
45 min
Altitude difference (+)
0 m
Altitude difference (-)
0 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
62 m
Suggestions

Visit the monumental Hydroelectric Power Plant in Riva, on the shores of Lake Garda. 

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

You leave from the slipway on the beach (Purfina) and paddle along the lovely beach of Riva del Garda  in the direction of Sabbioni until you come to where the Rio Albola and Varone rivers merge and create a spectacular gravelly sandbank. The tropical colours blend with the alpine tones giving this place a magical feel.

Start off again and you can already glimpse Ca’ Rossa, keep paddling in this direction cutting across the area where boats are banned in the lovely gulf of Riva. Once you get to your destination you can explore the sheer walls and take a well-earned rest on the lovely little beach which lies below the D’Annunzio promenade.

From here you head straight back to Purfina. 

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 SS240 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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