Adamello Brenta Nature Park is the largest protected area in Trentino and is located in the western Trentino. With its 620.51 sq km (nearly 240 sq mi), it includes the mountain ranges of the Adamello and the Brenta Group, which are separated by the Val Rendena valley where the Sarca river runs and also form the valleys Non, Sole, and Giudicarie. The area features 48 lakes and the Adamello glacier, which is one of the largest in Europe. There extraordinary examples of flora and fauna and unique geological features which make this area a real paradise in biodiversity.
The Park has a weath of wild creatures. The brown bear was reintroduced to the area in 1996 thanks to an initiative called Life Ursus and is currently the Park’s symbol and mascot. There are mountain goats, chamois, deer, foxes, badgers, martens, grouse, marmot, and many others.
Thanks to the varied morphological features and microclimates in the park, there are approximately 1,500 species of flora to be seen along the 700 km of marked trails.
One of the missions of the park is environmental education, intended particularly for children and students, which is why the teaching and training is intensive and pursued in collaboration with the local schools.
Particular attention is given to tourists and young guests of the Val Rendena area. Especially during the summer, the park organizes activities, workshops, excursions, games and walks, so that kids can have fun while they learn about the marvelous nature of the valley.
Credits: APT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena