The Frignano Park is a vast protected area of the Apennines that ranges from 500 m to over 2000 m of Mount Cimone, the highest peak in the area.
About 15,000 hectares large, the park is a natural reserve of incredible environmental value. The territory is indeed extremely varied in its environments and full of life both animal and vegetable. As you climb to the tops of the mountains you’ll meet extensive undergrowth glades, forests of beech and conifers, bogs and glaciers.
The protected area aimes to protect the natural biodiversity of the park, promote the growth and conservation of the species that inhabit it and promote this area for tourism. The park is open to the public for guided tours and excursions along the route marked on the map of the local trail network.
By following the trails, either on foot or by mountain bike, you can reach some of the most fascinating places in the park: the Nymph Lake, the Doccione Falls, the ancient medieval bridge of Fola, the stream Scoltenna, the beech wood to Passo del Lupo, the Alpine Botanical Garden.
Not to be missed are even the small town of the territory as Montecreto and Riolunato, but also Fanano and Fiumalbo where are located the information centers for visitors of the Frignano Park.
During the excursions can also happen to come across the traces of wolves, deer, porcupines, wild sheep or spotting eagles and owls.