When you reach the end of the northern shore from Purfina beach in the direction of Torbole, the tour continues southwards along the eastern shore of Lake Garda to Punta del Corno di Bò.
The Corno di Bò area is popular with climbers who can be spotted on the white limestone rock rising from the lake along the Gardesana road between Torbole and Malcesine. A great spectacle with a fantastic view from the SUP.
A little further on, on Spiaggia delle Lucertole beach, you can relax in the sun before paddling back towards Riva del Garda.
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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", more 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, nature reserve: 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, continue on across the mouth of the River Sarca in the municipality of Torbole where a small stretch of reed beds remains which still shows how the lake front originally looked.
Continue on, admiring the busy beach of Torbole, paddling in front of Pavese Park, until you come to the area called Conca d'Oro, right beside the impressive Adige-Garda tunnel. The beach was actually built using the rubble which came from the excavation of the tunnel through which the River Adige flows into the lake and is open in periods of flood in order to allow water to drain away.
Head south along the lake shore as far as Corno di Bò, where you can admire climbers in action. The nearby Spiaggia delle Lucertole, is the perfect stop off point to catch your breath before heading back, cutting across the lake to the point you started from.
For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it
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.