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Up and down along the Alta Via dei Parchi

by /// February 8, 2022
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes



Natural protected areas in Emilia-Romagna cover 16% of the regional territory, with no less than 48 parks, according to the ”Official List of the Natural Protected Areas“.

Today we will talk about the “Alta Via dei Parchi“, a long journey (approximately 500 km) that connects two national parks, five regional Parks and one inter-regional park which starts in the province of Parma and goes all the way to the Sasso Simone e Simoncello Park.

Alta Via dei Parchi


Along the way, you will be able to see an extremely varied landscape: glaciers, torrents and waterfalls, beautiful lakes located in high altitude meadows, volcanic cliffs and forests.
Divided into 27 stages, it is the perfect experience for mountain lovers. The main routes are easily accessible, and it is an excellent opportunity to spend some time in close contact with nature.Alta Via dei Parchi

The “Alta Via dei Parchi” is ideal for hiking lovers and now for mountain bike fans as well. The path has become accessible by mountain bike thanks to the work of the Italian Alpine Club (C.A.I.) from Parma, Reggio Emilia, Castelnuovo Monti, Castelfranco Emilia, Bologna, Lugo, Faenza, Forlì, Cesena and Gemini.

The “Alta Via dei Parchi Mountain bike trails”, promote the conservation and preservation of the entire regional system of the protected green areas by developing sustainable tourism.

Alta Via dei Parchi

For MTB fans we suggest the “Alta Via dei Parchi Mountain Bike Trail“: a route of 28 stages, 670 km and over 23,600 meters in altitude. It’s still possible to register for the tours conducted by guides of bike scouting of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club – Emilia-Romagna Group) and Gemini.
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