Spots reviews

The Northern Garda Lake is a world wide famous windsurf and sailing spot. And it deserves this fame, because of the intensity and frequency of very good windy days, but also for the superbe landscape, you can enjoy both while surfing in the water, and while relaxing on the ground. 

 

Windsurf spot reviews: Torbole (Garda Lake)

 

Northern Garda Lake, from the road going down to Torbole from the North

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The spot works mainly with a thermal wind, the so called "Ora", which blows from the South, and from March to October, and from 12-13 o'clock up to late afternoon, during sunny days.

Infact, it rises beacuse of the pressure difference between air on the lake (colder and havier) and the air above the mountains and valleys at the North of the lake (warmer and lighter). So the cold air moves towards North to take place of warm air, which rises high in the sky.

In good days, the "Ora" can reach about 20 knots, with a pretty good chop of one meter. If you have low pressure, or too much cloudy skies above mountains, the "Ora" doesn't blow, because air, there, doesn't become enough warm.

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Northern Garda lake offers also the possibility to practise other sports, like trekking, free-climbing, and mountain bike ridings. But you can have also wonderful relaxing ridings with city bikes along the track that joins Torbole to Riva del Garda. I often have relaxing ride with my bike in the early morning along this track, during my summer week-ends in Torbole, and have pleasant breakfast at one of the many bars on the lake shore, enjoying the peace of the place in that moment of the day.

 

If you want to have a good dinner, local surfers suggest:

 

- Alla Grotta, at Arco di Trento.

- La Cantinota, at Arco di Trento. We tried it, and we confirm that it's very good.

Speck Stube, at Malcesine.

Kapuziner, at Riva del Garda.

 

Last thing to say is that during summer week-ends, and during August the spot is crowdy, but anyway you can find your way and place both in the water and on the land. Indeed, you can enjoy more the spot during spring time (better wind and less crowd).

So, I wish you may come and enjoy Torbole!

 

Fabio Muriano 

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Here, below, you can watch a slide gallery, and a movie filmed on the spot during a summer session with the Ora.

 

 


 

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