The Adamello Brenta nature park is, on the other hand, the largest protected area in Trentino and includes the Brenta dolomitic group to the east and part of the Adamello-Presanella granite massif to the west, where some of the most important glaciers of the Alps still survive . In Val di Sole, the Adamello Brenta park touches the municipalities of Dimaro Folgarida and Commezzadura.
The Brenta mountain group is part of the Dolomites which were recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2009, for their unique landscape and for their scientific relevance.
Here you will find 1300 different species of plants and flowers, numerous large and small wild animals, glaciers, coniferous forests and many alpine lakes. The Adamello Brenta Natural Park, founded in 1967, has been recognized as a Unesco Global Geopark, thanks to its rare geological and morphological heritage, of great scientific interest.
Its unique stone castles adorned with towers, bell towers, bold spiers and dizzying walls have given it this prestigious recognition. Here the rocks tell of ancient seas. In fact, for millions of years before becoming stone, the sediments accumulated on the shallow waters, which have now disappeared.
The geology of the different rocks bears witness to a history spanning over 350 million years. Very different environments followed one another in the Geopark. In the various geological periods of the past, we have gone from volcanoes to deserts, to arrive from the bottom of crystalline tropical seas up to the current peaks covered by glaciers.
After learning about its history, admiring its high peaks, touching its ancient rock with your own hands, visit the Park on foot. You will be able to enter dense woods, refresh yourself in the impetuous streams and feel at one with nature, breathing clean air and admiring different species of plants and wild animals, such as deer, roe deer, chamois, eagles, ibex and foxes, but also badgers , marmots and white partridges.
The Park offers you many attractions: from Lake Tovel, which once turned red to Val Genova, the crystalline springs of Vallesinella to the panoramic lakes of Cornisello at the foot of Presanella (3558 m), to “fiery” sunsets over the Dolomites.
The park offers a dense network of paths that will allow you to visit it on foot in complete safety and climb to higher altitudes, sometimes even by cable car, to taste traditional dishes and stay overnight in alpine refuges.