Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

Torbole 2016. Presidents report

Visit by Andy Denison. October 1st – October 4th 2014.



Situated on the North shoreline of lake Garda in the province of Trentino.

Torbole is a beautiful town with bars and restaurants running down to the shoreline of the lake. In the centre by the shore are two small fishing ports which add to the charm and character of the town. On the shoreline of the town is a promenade that is used by pedestrians and cyclists. The town runs up the valley to the larger town of Arco, with the village of Nago to the eastern side and to the western side the town of Riva. The town is steeped in history, dating back to the 12th century, with architecture reflecting its Austrian ownership up until 1918.

The town has a shingle beach area with swim lines in place for bathing. It's also possible to rent windsurfers and paddle boards.

Club Circolo Velo

The sailing club, Circolo Velo, is located approximately 0.5 km on the Eastern side of the town, situated just off the main road that runs around the lake. The paved boulevard in the town runs around to the club providing easy pedestrian/cycle access to the club from the town centre. My advice is to make provision for cycling, whether you bring your own bikes or rent in the town.

There is ample dinghy park storage on the lawned area by the shore with further concrete hard standing adjoining the club including an additional small slipway area; sheltered and ideal for the Legends use. The road trailers (large doubles etc.) will be taken to a separate storage compound.

Parking for cars at the club is restricted use, so please be aware and plan ahead for this!

The Club has excellent facilities including a bar and restaurant area with an additional small bar serving food adjacent to the club. There is also changing facilities with showers etc.

Coach boats please note that a permit is required to use a motorboat in the northern part of the lake.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the club, along with the Class Dinner.


Torbole has a wealth of hotels, self-catering and camping accommodation. The event will take place in peak holiday time so it is advisable to book early as this is a popular holiday destination. A few hotels that I spotted with lake views include Hotel Gier, Hotel Lag di Garda and Hotel Nataly and apartments Casa Beust. A lot of the hotels provide free bikes to use. We stayed at Villa Stella, a little way back in the town but lovely accommodation and judging by the photos in the lobby a popular hotel for the Olympic sailors. Tourist information in Torbole will be able to help further.

Camping/Motor Campers

As I mentioned previously there are no facilities at the club for overnight camping/motor homes. This is forbidden by the community.
There are an abundance of sites around the lake and the handful in Torbole include Al Cor, Al Porto and Europa. My preference is with Camping Al Cor the bigger and better pitches are shown on the site map in the second section opening onto the lake. The site is located in the town opening onto the beach and lake and is around 0.5km flat cycle to the Sailing Club.

Ladies Programme

Three options have been discussed, these are:
A boat trip in the lake with Prosecco and lunch included.
Visit to the Museum followed by a tour of a Vineyard.
Shopping in Verona by coach.

These have yet to be confirmed.

Transportation - Nearest

Airport. Verona 75 km. 45 minutes, taxi around 100 euros
Train. Mainline station from Milan is Rovereto 18 km.


For those of you that don't know, Lake Garda is blessed with wind. The usual format is for the wind to blow from the north in the morning, this wind is called, Vent or Peler. It stops at lunch time and then blows from the south, called the Ora, and this wind usually stays until sunset.
May time temperatures are expected to be in the early 20s however the North wind from the mountains in the morning may be chilly.


Lake Garda, around 145 km in circumference
Saint Andrea Church
Penede Castle
Cliff Walls Monte Brione
Giants pot holes.
Torbole Belvedre and Nago Fortress

Traditional Foods/Drink

Fresh water fish, Pike, Tench, Perch
Local Olives, peaches and broccoli

Rose wine, Prosecco, Aperol Sprite.

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