Listening to the bellow of the stag in the woods at night
An exciting adventure in the natural parks of Trentino
It’s night. The silence of the wood envelops you. The only light as you slip through the trees is your head lamp. You forge on, sniffing at the dark – there’s a new scent, something wild that wasn’t there before. All of a sudden, a heartfelt call of love fills the forest: a stag is bellowing.
The best way to listen to the stags in all their glory and learn other interesting facts about the animals in Trentino’s natural parks is with a National Park Guide. They will lead you along the paths deep into the woods, by day or by night.
This outdoor experience is a great way for all the family to discover Trentino’s verdant heart, from Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park to Stelvio Park via the Val di Sole. For a thrilling adventure in the company of the majestic lords of the forest.
Experiences in the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park
The Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park is one of the areas in Trentino with the largest concentration of ungulates.
The ‘Ascolta il bramito del cervo’ (Listen for the bellowing of the deer) excursions organized by the Park are back in autumn 2023. A thrilling experience that, with a bit of luck, will have you discretely observe the deer clashing their horns. The excursions take place at dawn or at sunset guided by the Park’s wildlife experts. Observe the movements of ungulates and other animals at nigh-time thanks to special infra-red thermographic cameras. Appointment on 23 and 30 September and again on 7 October, from 6 pm to 10.30 pm.
Experiences in the Stelvio National Park
Together with the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park, the section of the Stelvio National Park located in Trentino is home to the area’s largest number of ungulates.
Listen for the mysterious calls of the deer in the forests and meadows of Val di Peio and Val di Rabbi. The woods and surrounding areas act like a huge sound box amplifying the bellowing of the lord of the woods aimed at attracting the females and warning potential rivals that might infiltrate into its harem. ‘Il bramito del cervo’ (The bellowing of the deer) excursions in the Stelvio National Park take place in the evening. Appointment each Friday and Saturday, from 22 September to 8 October, from 7 pm to 11.30 pm, on Sunday at 6. am.