Points of Interest
The Park Valleys
The Park valleys are fourteen, each characterized by a unique landscape.
- Val di Fumo, Val di Daone
You can reach Val di Fumo from Val del Chiese, near Pieve di Bono. It is introduced by Val di Daone, a wonderful southern gateway to the Park, leading from the sunny hilly terraces covered with vineyards and chestnut trees to the realm of Adamello glaciers.>>>
- Val di Breguzzo
Val di Breguzzo, whose name derives from the homonymous town of Giudicarie from where it starts, lies in the Park with its upper section. It is a territory made of deep contrasts, where the harmonious peacefulness of the mountain meadows combines with the harshness of wild and solitary areas.>>>
Climb from Tione to the mountain locations, until you reach the foot of Adamello summits. They reflect themselves in two blue stretches of water creating an enchanting game of reflections and shapes. They are the lakes of Valbona, a charming area where the original vegetation of the Alps reveals itself in all its beauty.>>>
- Val di San Valentino
Val di San Valentino - you can reach from the towns of Javrè, Darè, and Vigo Rendena - at the southern mouth of the homonymous valley, is the image of centuries of cattle breeding activities that have shaped a rural landscape of rare charm, made of meadows, huts, barns, paved roads, and grazing lands opening in the thick woods.>>>
- Val di Borzago
From Pelugo or Spiazzo Rendena to the eastern slopes of Carè Alto, Val di Borzago welcomes the visitors who do not like mass tourism destination and want to discover enchanting places where time runs slowly, following the rhythm of the seasons.>>>
- Val Genova
The alpine valley climbing from Carisolo, in Val Rendena, separates Adamello massif from Presanella massif. With its wonderful landscapes, it has been enchanting travellers and visitors from all over the world for one century and a half: wild slopes covered with woods, inaccessible cliffs, very green enchanted plateaus, stunning waterfalls, spotless glaciers.>>>
- Val Nambrone
Val Nambrone and its lateral valleys describe, in Presanella massif, a huge triangle delimited in the south-west by the ridges bordering with Val Genova, in the north by the watershed with Val di Sole, in the east by the mountains sloping down towards Madonna di Campiglio and Passo Campo Carlo Magno. You can reach it from the road which, between Carisolo and S. Antonio di Mavignola, detaches from the main road.>>>
- Val Meledrio
It marks the border between very different alpine worlds. Its highest part, within the Park territory, represents a sort of "bridge" connecting the two big territorial sections of the protected area, Adamello-Presanella and Brenta. To cross it, leave from the first hairpin bend between Dimaro and Passo Campo Carlo Magno.>>>
Main western "gateway" to the fairy-like world of rock of Dolomiti di Brenta, Vallesinella leads from the worldly tourist places to the realm of the pale petrified castles. As a matter of fact, it is accessible both from Sant'Antonio di Mavignola and, along an easier path, from Madonna di Campiglio.>>>
Covered by large woods, the highest section of the valley, barred by a morainic threshold, forms Valàgola Lake (1,595m), one of the few stretches of water of Gruppo di Brenta. Along its quiet shores stands Malga Valàgola, housing the Park guest house. You can reach it from the town of S. Antonio di Mavignola, in Val Rendena, not far from Madonna di Campiglio.>>>
- Val Brenta
It opens on a big and exciting theater of cliffs, screes, and pinnacles bordered by small glaciers. It is one of the most precious "pearls" of the Park. Here, at the foot of harsh summits, there are mountain huts and a thick network of trails. You can reach Val Brenta from the town of S. Antonio di Mavignola.>>>
- Val Manéz
In the south-west of Dolomiti di Brenta, you can reach it from the Municipality of Montagne. It guards still intact alpine landscapes and environments, in which the centuries-old human activity has harmoniously integrated.
- Val d'Algone
You can reach it by taking the road leaving from the SP road between Stenico and Ragoli. Val d'Algone, developing for 15km, is one of the largest valleys of the Park. For the harshness of its landscape, despite the millenary presence of man, it still preserves wild and solitary places.
- Val d'Ambiez
Val d'Ambiez develops from San Lorenzo in Banale to the Mountain Hut Al Cacciatore (1,820m), you can reach it in two hours and a half. In front of the hiker reaching the Mountain Hut, the natural amphitheater of Gruppo di Brenta opens among the extraordinary walls of Cima Tosa massif.
- Val delle Seghe
It is the main and most direct eastern gateway to Gruppo di Brenta. In a few kilometers it leads from the shores of Molveno Lake to the heart of Dolomiti di Brenta.
- Valle dello Sporeggio and Gruppo della Campa
Accessible from Spormaggiore and Cavedago. A territory of great naturalistic value, it is characterized by the irregular calcareous and dolomitic pinnacles sloping down to the woody slopes of lower Val di Non.
- Val di Tovel
Val di Tovel, one of the most beautiful alpine valleys, is accessible from Tuenno. Spectacular and wild, it distinguishes itself for the big undisturbed forests, the silent grasslands, the dizzy cliffs, and the irregular summits. And a lake which is an authentic jewel.
Castles and Churches
The Park is made of ancient lands.Further information
They have been stepped on by the
legendary feet of emperors and sibyls, warriors and princesses, and
they bear the sings of a long story of raids, murders, attacks and
struggles between noble families. You can breathe their past made of
blood and power along the roads, which often follow ancient ways of
communication, in the bridges, in the watchtowers, and in the several
castles which, partly in ruins, scatter the valley bottoms and the
summits. Of the families which struggled for the most panoramic points
to watch over the territory, only gloomy ruins suffocated by the trees
remain together with the names which in the past terrorized the
farmers: Nanno, Flavon, Belasi, Sporo.
Baschenis from Averara
Baschenis from Averara are a dynasty of painters who used to work in
Trentino from mid-15th century to mid-16th century. Baschenis families
were divided into two lines: Lanfranco's dynasty and Cristoforo's
dynasty, coming from the ancient Averara Valley, in particular from
Villa di Colla, today Municipality of Santa Brigida. For one century
they have enriched with their frescoes the churches of Val Rendena,
Giudicarie Esteriori, and Val di Non.
Summer Mountain Pastures and Malghe
Summer mountain pastures and the so-called "malghe" are an essential feature of the cultural landscape of the mountains of Adamello Brenta Park. They represent the element in which man and nature meet and, in their
evolution, it is possible to read the story of this ancient union.Further information
the 1950s, summer grazing activities began to be
abandoned because of the change in the social and economic conditions
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