|The Peat Bog Through the Senses|
Accessible Nature Trail
|The Trail of the Country Hamlets||On foot|
|The Trail of the Wetlands||On foot|
The Cycling Route of Cento Laghi Park consists of 150 km of cycle paths for mountain-bikes, all well-marked.
Besides representing a connection between the mountain areas of Reggio-Emilia and Tuscany, the Cycling Route crosses the Park from the east to the west, becoming a confluence for the trekking routes from the ridge and for the three ring-routes developing on the northern slope of the Park, joining then the cycle ways climbing from the hills of Parma towards the Apennines. The paths forming the Cycling Route are four, a main linear path and three ring-routes. The main path (light green signs) crosses the Park from the east to the west, and precisely from Lagastrello Pass to Cirone Pass, for a length of about 40 km.
A ring-route, called delle Corti dei Monti, develops around Monchio delle Corti country hamlets for a total length of 34 km (light blue). Percorso del Ticchiano (orange) is 41 km long and develops along a very interesting area of the Park, Val Bratica. The third ring-route, called Percorso dei Lagoni, is more than 40 km long and allows cyclists to visit the interesting natural points of Upper Val Parma, in the Municipality of Corniglio. In order to use the cycle paths safely, it is advisable to ask for information in the Park Head Offices, to be updated about the condition of the paths and their general accessibility, and to organize and book guided tours with the instructors of "Scuola Italiana di MountainBike" (S.I.M.B) coordinating the tourist activities by bike in the Park. To look at the map of the paths online, please visit the web site of A.S. Torrechiara.
It is available (4.00 Euros) the precious Cartoguida della Ciclopista with a detailed cartography, scale 1:25.000, and the technical card of each suggested Route.
The three itineraries develop in one of the least known and most charming areas of the Park, Val Bratica, a narrow and wild valley between the Municipalities of Monchio delle Corti and Corniglio.
The different difficulty levels, the richness in themes, and the variety of environments are features meet the needs of all our potential visitors: hikers, groups of students, literature-loving people...
The itinerary dedicated to "agriculture" is not very long, and represents the ideal route for school trips and outdoor environmental education activities through which young people will have the opportunity to know and draw themselves nearer to the disappeared "agricultural world" which was based on the products obtained by the chestnut tree and by its precious fruit.
The second itinerary, dedicated to "culture", will be extremely short and will enable visitors to "read" the landscape and the territory through the works of Attilio Bertolucci, one of the most important Italian contemporary poets: he was born in these places and spent here a period of his life, writing part of his literary production.
The longest itinerary (dedicated to hikers) focuses on "nature", and will give visitors the opportunity to know more about the features of the local natural environment (flora, fauna, geology...).
Along the itineraries there are descriptive and informative panels and notice boards, trail markers, and recreational areas equipped with tables and benches.
|Agriculture Itinerary||On foot|
|Culture Itinerary||On foot|
|Nature Itinerary||On foot|
A useful brochure with the map of the itineraries and some detail cards has been edited and is for sale at the price of 1.00 Euro.
In the Park there is a thick and widespread network of trails marked by Club Alpino Italiano (CAI) – Section of Parma leading to the discovery of all the main naturalistic and landscape features of the territory.
The great effort of CAI has been transformed into dozens of kilometers of well-marked and maintained trails connecting with the Tuscan trails on the southern slope of the ridge and eastwards with the trails of the area of Reggio.
Trail 00 crosses the whole Park from the east to the west, along the main ridge of the Apennines separating Emilia-Romagna from Tuscany.
CAI suggests some interesting hiking itineraries prepared by Stefano Mordazzi (in charge of the Trails Commission), to discover the geomorphological traces of the ancient glaciers covering these valleys in the past.
For further information on CAI hiking trails, please visit the web site of the CAI Section of Parma, in particular the pages dedicated to the Itineraries in the area of Parma (Itinerari nel Parmense).
Also Regione Emilia-Romagna has prepared an interactive web site dedicated to the regional trails.
You will find all CAI trails in detail, with difficulty level and walking time, in the new Hiking Map 1:25000 "Le Valli del Cedra e del Parma".
For Cento Laghi Park, water represents an identity feature and an important naturalistic and tourist resource: for this reason, the Park has invested resources to safeguard and enhance its water heritage, promoting, at the same time, a correct sport fishing practice.
In the Park, you will not only enjoy fishing in an area of great environmental and landscape beauty, but you will also fill your "basket" with top-quality fish, thanks to the work and projects carried out during these years by the Park in association with the Provincial Administration and the important voluntary collaboration of the Sport Fishing Clubs "FARIO" and "I CANNISTI VAL PARMA".
As a result, the Park has marked 22 sport fishing itineraries (14 streams and creeks and 8 lakes) for all sport fishing lovers, touching streams like Cedra, Parma, Enza, and the minor streams, as well as the most significant Park lakes for sport fishing.
To receive information on the fishing practice in the Park and the relative Regulations, call the numbers 0521/896618 and 0521/880363 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to carry out guided fishing tours in the Park, you can require the services offered by Valcedra Fishing Adventures Via Monchio Basso, 5/2 - Monchio delle Corti - Parma - mobile 347/4645094
|Lago Santo Parmense - Pratospilla|
The long stage runs along the entire “Ridge of the Lakes”, a charming succession of glacial depressions, rocky ridges, polished slabs and grasslands.
Departure: Lago Santo Parmense
2 Lap of: Alta Via dei Parchi
8 h 30 m