Best for: Beaches, Cycling, Flora or fauna, Scenery, Walking
Transfer time: Verona • 82km • 1hour 45 minutes
Torbole (I) is set amongst the mountains at the northern end of Lake Garda near the source of the Lake, the Sacra river, where the turquoise water is beautifully clear. Popular for windsurfing, due to the prevalent windy conditions, it is a famous destination for hosting competitions in the sport and host an annual Surfing festival. Torbole used to be a boating village and has a picturesque little harbour. The relaxed cafe culture and focus on adventure pursuits make Torbole the perfect place to enjoy an active holiday, made all the more special with the dramatic scenery. The promenade goes to Riva, which is a great place for those looking for a bit more style and excitement especially in the evening. For spectacular views of Torbole and Lake Garda, venture to Nago, on a spur of rock just to the north of Torbole.
Torbole has a number of shingle beaches, used extensively by the windsurfers setting off into the beautifully clear waters of the lake. A bustling lake side resort well positioned for water sports, walking and cycling. The promenade runs all the way to Riva, a good 4 miles long, perfect for walking or cycling. Torbole is known around Garda for its vibrant and relaxed cafe culture which happily co-existing with inviting ice cream parlours and tranquil restaurants.
Above and behind Torbole is a little picturesque mountain village called Nago. From here there is easy access to great walking trails and spectacular views of the lake and the windsurfers, with the same wind that is filling their sails cooling you down.
An excellent and efficient ferry and hydrofoil service links Torbole to the other lake resorts. There is a regular bus service that serves Torbole and the rest of Lake Garda.
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