Adamello Brenta Nature Park
The most extensive protected area in Trentino
The largest protected area of Trentino that encompasses geological aspects, plant and wildlife that are a global treasure
No fewer than 1,300 different species of flowers and plants of exceptional beauty; many wild animals, both large and small; glaciers, conifer woods, and lots of Alpine lakes. The Adamello Brenta Nature Park, established in 1967, is the most extensive protected area in Trentino and has been recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark thanks to its rare geological and morphological features, which are of huge scientific interest.
The park sprawls out to the west of Trentino, taking in the majestic Brenta Dolomites; the glaciers of the Adamello-Presanella chain, which rise to an altitude of three thousand metres and bear traces of the Great War; as well as woods of spruce, larch and pine trees and enchanting Alpine lakes.
You can immerse yourself in dense woods, refresh yourself in rushing rivers, and feel at one with nature: breathing in its clean air and admiring the many species of wild plants and animals, like deer, chamois, roe deer, eagles, ibex and foxes, as well as badgers, marmots and ptarmigans.
The Park offers many attractions: from Lake Tovel, once red in colour, to the Val di Genova valley, with its countless waterfalls, and not forgetting the crystal-clear waters of Vallesinella, the spectacular Lakes of Cornisello at the feet of the Presanella mountain (3,558 m), and “blazing” sunsets over the Dolomites.
The park has an excellent network of pathways, allowing you to explore it on foot in complete safety and to climb higher, sometimes using cable cars, to taste traditional dishes and spend the night in Alpine lodges.
You can also get to know the parks through the Visitor Centres: In Carisolo, in the Val Rendena valley, you can learn the geological history of the Park, while the centre in Spiazzo deals with aquatic life. Within the Judicaria valley, which has been a UNESCO Biosphere reserve since 2015, the park’s flora is explored in Stenico, while San Lorenzo offers the chance to discover ancient ways of life.