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SUP TOUR: 9. Corno di Bò

Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Riva del Garda
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Difficulty
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Duration
2:00
Duration in hours
Distance
7.4
Distance in km
Status
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Tour for the more experienced paddler which takes you in the direction of the  Trentino- Veneto border, past the Spiaggia delle Lucertole beach and as far as Corno di Bò, two spots for climbers.

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. 

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
Difficult
Route number
Distance
7,4 km
Duration
2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
2 m
Altitude difference (-)
2 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
66 m
Lowest point
64 m
Suggestions

Spiaggia delle Lucertole is well worth a stop, and on hot summer days you can take a refreshing dip in the lake. 

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
Beach Purfina - 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", 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.

 

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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