Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta Geopark
With 620km2 (over 153,000 acres) of nature, the Adamello Brenta Nature Park comprises, to the west, the Adamello-Presanella group and its majestic glaciers, roaring streams, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful lakes. To the east, the park embraces the spectacular Brenta Group, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park organizes a great many recreational and educational activities designed especially for kids, both tourists and residents of the area.
The Adamello-Brenta Nature Park: an entire Geopark recognised by UNESCO
Val Rendena: between Brenta and AdamelloThe Adamello-Brenta Nature Park is one of the Global Geoparks which received recognition as UNESCO sites on 17 November 2015 in Paris.
Thanks to the approval of the new “International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme” by the 38th Plenary Session of UNESCO’s General Conference, all 120 geoparks around the world — located in 33 countries on 4 continents — were recognised as UNESCO Global Geoparks.
The GeoparkItaly has 10 geoparks, with the Adamello Brenta Park (a geopark since 2008) being the only one located in the north-east.
Key factors behind its declaration as a geopark were:
- its extraordinary geological features
- its immense geodiversity
- the existence and implementation of a sustainable development strategy
- intensive geotourism activities to complement and complete the opportunities for environmental education
Flora and fauna of the Nature Park
faunaThe Park is home to many wild animals, both big and small: brown bears have returned to live in the forests thanks to the Life Ursus project, but there are also chamois, deer, roe, ibex, foxes, badgers, martens, capercaillies, marmots and withe, partridges.
floraThe flora includes over 1,300 species, with 25 million trees, and the network of signposted tracks covers more than 700 km.
activitiesThe Park management body organises a range of activities, outings, walks and educational workshops aimed at nature lovers and all the family.
How to behave in wolf and bear habitats
The now-widespread presence of large carnivores (bears and wolves) in the wild has inspired us to promote a new informational campaign illustrating how to behave if you’re lucky enough to spot these animals. Here are some useful guidelines for you to download:
A barrier-free Park
Over the years, the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park, together with ANFFAS, Accademia della Montagna, the local tourism boards and tourist associations, and the other entities involved, have established a series of itineraries of “accessible nature” with the goal of enabling truly everyone, even those with disabilities (including blindness and other physical disabilities), to access many of the most beautiful areas within the park and experience them to the fullest.
More information available here.
The Park visitor centers
The Park visitor centers get information about the Park naturalistic offer and services.
Park info points
Office in Strembo
Via Nazionale, 24 38080 Strembo (TN)
Contatti: ph. +39 0465 806666 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Orario: 8.30am - 12.00am; 2.30pm - 6.00pm; closed on Saturday and Sunday
Office in S. Antonio di Mavignola
Open to the public during tourist periods.
Contatti: ph. +39 0465 507501