Walks

Parco delle Orobie

The Parco delle Orobie extends for about 60 kilometers and contains 14 valleys. It’s the perfect point of departure for enjoying many nature excursions, being an exceptional environment with unique fauna. The territory is extraordinarily diverse, with several distinct ecosystems: crags, rock screes and snow-filled bowls at the top, alpine meadows that slope down into coniferous forest, then deciduous as well, crossed by streams and graced by small lakes and bogs. It contains a good number of valleys, and peaks that reach over 3000 m; the main trail through the park is called the “Gran Via delle Orobie”, and there is a dense network of paths that tourists and excursionists can follow, immersed in a lush and uncontaminated natural environment.

The protected area features trails for people of every level, even for families with small children, and there are longer and more challenging routes for those with more experience. A few kilometers from Sondrio, inside the park, it is possible to visit the Osservatorio Eco Faunistico Alpino [Alpine Eco-Faunistic Observatory], in Aprica. This didactic-naturalistic open-air laboratory extends over a surface area of 25 hectares, which can easily be explored by the whole family, with residents including chamois, birds of prey and a brown bear.

Characteristics
  • Suitable for families with children

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Accessibility

The Parco delle Orobie has a JoŽlette, a special off-road wheelchair that makes it possible for people with motor difficulties to participate in excursions. To reserve it, just fill in the corresponding form and indicate the date you will need it.
For further information: 0342-211236

Contacts

Osservatorio Eco Faunistico
0342-746113
info@apricaonline.com
Parco delle Orobie valtellinesi
0342-211236
info@parcorobievalt.com

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Osservatorio Eco Faunistico

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