Friuli Venezia Giulia: at the Trieste adventure park, holidays are high up (in a tree)
18 July 2022
The numbers of an experience suitable for everyone, exciting and in total safety
Eight courses, fitted out with 72 games, 8 zip lines, 63 platforms, distributed over different degrees of difficulty, so that everyone is in a position to measure their own abilities; two ropes and one 100-metre zip line to allow you to launch yourself into the void like Tarzan and challenge your limits in complete safety; 750 metres of suspended on branches at a height of between 1.2 and 8 metres from the ground, based on the age of the participants: these are the numbers of the Trieste adventure park.
It is one of the first adventure parks in Italy, in Ceroglie, a small karstic locality in the municipality of Duino, at the foot of Mount Ermada, 20 kilometres from Trieste and very close to the border with Slovenia.
Equipped with helmet, carabiners and... a lot of courage
Open to anyone over the age of 3, but children must always be accompanied by an adult and suitable sportswear, tackling the challenges of the Trieste adventure park is an experience that tests muscles and brains, sharpens senses, instincts and courage.
Accompanying you on this adventure are the technicians of the amateur sports club Gravity Zero, who will provide you with all the necessary information during an initial briefing, where you will be equipped with helmets, harnesses and carabiners, and will be there to assist you at every point along the route.
You will train your “self-perception” here
The park facilities are designed in particular to train “self-perception”, a very important human function that sedentary city life is slowly weakening: the ability to perceive and recognise the position and movements of one's body in space and the state of contraction of muscles, without the support of sight.
There is also evidence that the experience of a relationship with nature positively influences learning ability, social relationships and the formation of a sense of ethics.
Learning teamwork and self-esteem while having fun
Training balance, reflexes and concentration through extreme situations, where only skill and courage can help you, in a safe context, is great fuel for self-confidence. In fact, there are several companies and coaching companies that include the park experience in their team building projects, using the obstacles and difficulties of the various routes as a metaphor for everyday work experience.
The park's gradual difficulty trails are also an original opportunity to nurture confidence and self-esteem in dealing with cognitive and sensory disabilities. With astonishing results, which can also be achieved with the highly trained park staff, which includes sports technicians and educators with extensive experience in social work. The only precaution here is to communicate your arrival in good time so that the team can make the necessary arrangements.
Parties, classy outings and adrenaline-fuelled nights
The park's adventurous habitat, with its many challenges, is also the perfect setting for birthday parties for adults and children, hen and stag parties and high-class outings. For the daredevils, the challenge gets even more exciting with park nights: how about really challenging your fears by taking on the adrenaline-pumping experience of a leap in the dark?
Discovering the territory, in the footsteps of Rilke
The Trieste adventure park is also an excellent starting point for exploring the area. Among the many destinations, we recommend a visit to the 14th-century Duino Castle, which dominates the entire gulf of Trieste from a rocky spur surrounded by Mediterranean scrub. If you feel like walking, you can take the Rilke path, a scenic route that starts in Sistiana and is named after the poet R.M. Rilke who, like Dante, was a guest at Duino Castle. The two-kilometre-long trail winds its way through the Falesie nature reserve. It will take you about 40 minutes to reach your destination, but you will be so enraptured by the panorama that unfolds before your eyes that you will forget all about fatigue and time.