Our Valley

The Valtaro offers tourists sports and outdoor activities for all tastes and athletic preparations. The Parma Apennines, which are part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the nature reserves, the numerous landscapes with paths and waterfalls are the ideal location for different types of excursions into nature, in all seasons of the year.
We offer an escort service for Mountain Bike excursions, both with muscle bikes and with pedal assistance. You can spend wonderful days among the many paths of our mountains: Pelpi, Penna, Molinatico, Zuccone, Barigazzo, etc. Upon the arrival of the participants, a short briefing will be carried out where they will be analyzed and verified: level of experience, preparation and bikes in order to offer a tailor-made excursion, both in terms of difficulty and duration. Minors under the age of 16 are not allowed unless accompanied by a parent who will follow the minor (s) even during the trips.
During the period of coexistence with the virus, a minimum of 1 participant up to a maximum of 4 is accepted for each excursion. A self-certification regarding the state of health may be required. We recommend that you make an appointment with a minimum of 1 day's notice.
Cell. 335-5939936
Pricing: For individuals or groups up to 4 participants max: 1/2 day tours: € 35.00 = each / person or 1 day tours: € 50.00 = each / person.

Experiences on horseback, in Valtaro and Valceno

Some of the equestrian activities that can be practiced in Valtaro and Valceno, thanks to the collaborations put in place with our specialized partners, have a playful-amateur character. The recreational aspects and the total discovery / immersion in the territory, accompanied by these fantastic creatures that are horses, prevail over haste, performance stress, etc.
Playful activities, equestrian traditions, countryside and work disciplines will be known or rediscovered; some experiences even with a hint of holistic approach.
It is advisable to book each activity at least 7/10 days in advance after checking availability at the chosen facility.
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wwf oasis of ghirardi

The Reserve organizes (free or paid) guided tours, assisted photographic excursions, pruning courses, vegetables and laboratories for children over the year. The WWF Oasis of the Ghirardi occupies six hundred hectares of meadows, woods and streams in the Alta Val Taro, on the Apennines Parma. It is the house of innumerable species of animals, plants and fungi; It houses very rare habitats and a lovely landscape. And it continually expects the seasons.
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checking the calendar you will find all the events scheduled in the territory of the Reserve open to the public, both those organized by WWF Parma or the Parks of the Duchy, and those organized by third parties that have been communicated to us. You can click on each event to read the program. Most events are by reservation, in case of cancellation due to bad weather or other causes, participants will be promptly notified. For free participation events, it is advisable to check the Oasis page before taking place and for any last minute communications. VISIT THE OASIS OF THE GHIRARDI The Visitor Center (with the Botanical Nature Trail) of Pradelle di Porcigatone is open every Sunday from 2 p.m. to sunset, in solar time, and from 10:00 to 18:30 in legal time.

The coordinates to reach the Visitor Center with the navigator are: 9 ° 44'37 "E / 44 ° 30'34" N

Every day the Oasis can be freely visited on foot by accessing from the Costa dei Rossi (Albareto) or Porcigatone (Borgotaro)
Information and reservations: cell. 349-7736093
e-mail: [email protected]

Trekking, excursions and snowshoeing

The group was created with the aim of coordinating and promoting the activities of mountain guides of the west of Parma area, officially authorized by the Emilia-Romagna Region and belonging to a register drawn up by the Parma Provincial Administration, thanks to the admission, attendance and passing of the final exams of specific courses, with insurance coverage as per the provisions of the Emilia Romagna Regional Law
They are very close-knit and used to working both individually and in synergy with each other. They meet periodically to plan calendars and activities, as well as to exchange information, compare and update themselves.
Each of them has specific themes and very detailed knowledge of particular areas of the Taro and Ceno valleys, even if they all have wide transversal knowledge on the popularization disciplines typical of environmental excursion guides (naturalistic, geological, historical, anthropological, etc ...) and on larger territories.
To learn about the Guides and plan an excursion with them

Motorbike Tourism and Motorcycling

The valleys of the Taro and Ceno rivers are also destinations for those who practice motorbike tourism, thanks to the presence of several mountain passes with great charm for two wheels: the Brattello pass (Borgotaro-border with Tuscany) Santa Donna pass (Borgotaro-confine) Bardi) Cento Croci pass (Tornolo-Albareto-Liguria border) Bocco pass (Bedonia-Liguria border) Passo del Tomarlo pass (Bedonia-Val d'Aveto).

Territories that can be traveled with Enduro motorbikes