From secret canyons to the dragon’s den

Our themed trails offer a more imaginative way to explore the mountains.

Most children will automatically fill a landscape with characters and stories, and in Trentino we like to give their imaginations an extra push.

We’ve created a series of themed trails across the region which introduce local fairy tales and legends, and explore extraordinary places. Spend an afternoon on one of them, and their minds will soon be buzzing.

Here are four of the best:

Along the Path of Legends 

Above the Val di Fassa, an easy path will lead you to the stunning cliffs of Catinaccio, and a heart-breaking story of king, a princess and a rose garden. The path is easily reached by cable car, and you can learn its legends in a special book or on weekly guided walk.

Into the dragons’ den

Do you dare to venture into the forests of the Val di Fiemme? At Latemar, they are populated by dragons, and secret trails will lead you into their world. Look out for the dragon’s egg, smell the stink of a dragon’s breath, and for goodness sake don’t step in the dragon’s poo…

The canyons in Val di Non

Nothing will prepare your kids for their first descent of the Rio Sass. It starts like any normal river, but then solid metal stairs and walkways will suck you down to a startling world of caves and canyons. Helmets and raincoats are included in the guided tours.

The breath of the trees

In the Alpe Cimbra, a new sculpture park called the Breath of Trees is going to stretch the minds of every family member. Here, international artists are creating an outstanding series of woodland artworks, which respond to their environment, and make it more beautiful.