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An adventure in the parks of Abruzzo

18 July 2022

Have you ever done Tarzaning or Arboring with your children? It means going from tree to tree between the vines, Tibetan bridges, tunnels, zip lines, nets and footbridges. And the good news is that you can do this in adventure parks, which have become major landmarks throughout Italy in recent years for family fun and beyond.

There are also  three parks in Abruzzo where you can climb trees safely with harnesses and helmets and with the help of friendly, professional people. Don't worry, there are various difficulty levels, and from baby trails to more challenging adult-only trails, you can safely enjoy a tailor-made experience.

1. Mountain biking and a picnic in nature

Other activities such as hiking, mountain biking and e-biking can also be done in the parks, and there are also refreshment or picnic areas for relaxing moments in the company of friends, surrounded by the natural wonders of Abruzzo such as the Majella National Park and the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.

How to choose the right adventure park for you? We will tell you!

2. Majella Natural Park, the largest in Italy

Abruzzo is home to Italy's largest adventure park, the Majella Natural Park at Piana delle Mele in Guardiagrele, in the province of Chieti. More than 250 suspended games are waiting for you in the trees, with walkways, Tibetan bridges, tunnels and breathtaking zip lines, all of course to be enjoyed in complete safety and with the assistance of the park's qualified staff.

The Majella Nature Park is divided into areas according to level of difficulty and trail access is regulated by age and stature. Boys and girls over the age of 13 and adults can access all courses, while the youngest can access Park B and Park 1, 2 and 3 depending on their age.

3. Watching is free of charge

Anyone not up to the challenge of going from tree to tree can enjoy the view at no cost. Access to the Piana delle Mele areas is free of charge, you only pay for the activities you want to do with tickets lasting up to 3 hours.

The Majella Adventure Park is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm in July and August, while from April to June it can be visited on weekends and holidays from 10 am to 7 pm. Weather permitting, the park can also be accessed between September and December, with limited hours on weekends and public holidays.

Before travelling to the park, we suggest you check the official website to make sure it is open and to make a reservation for the time slots you are interested in to make sure you can access the adventure park.

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4. Majagreen Adventure Park

The Majagreen Adventure Park is located in the Il Pisciarello Green Area, a short walk from the town centre of Caramanico Terme, in the province of Pescara. It is a family-friendly adventure park, with routes of varying difficulty depending on the age of the participants.

Visitors young and old can navigate suspended paths through the trees in complete safety, wearing safety equipment under the careful guidance and supervision of the operators.

In the Adventure Park, there are three trails for children from 2 to 4 years old, four trails for children from 4 to 8 years old, and a further five trails for children and adults. But that's not all: you can test your skills here with a small climbing wall suitable for everyone.

Access to the Il Pisciarello Green Area is free, payment is only required for those who want to carry out the activities.

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5. Gran Sasso Adventure Park

The Gran Sasso Adventure Park is an adventure park in the green surroundings of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. A place designed for the whole family with suspended trails through the trees, a refreshment point, a large picnic area and the opportunity to hire e-bikes.

The adventure park is divided into two parts: a gnome area offering suspended courses suitable for children from 107 cm in height and a junior/adult area suitable for boys and girls from 140 cm in height and adults.

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