It is the biggest Park of the Region, as it covers an overall surface of around 37,000 hectares. The Park lies in a vast area of the Carnic Prealps among the Tagliamento, the Piave and the Cellina rivers, including eight Municipalities between the province of Pordenone and Udine: Andreis, Cimolais, Claut, Erto e Casso, Forni di Sopra, Forni di Sotto, Frisanco and Tramonti di Sopra.
The landscape is characterized by rough and uneven ranges, with gravel sediments at the foot of the rock face, and narrow valley where mountain streams have great erosive effect. As the area is quite varied, you can come across almost every habitat of the Alps and Prealps as well as typical and interesting geological formations. The vegetation presents several rare species as the rocky massifs acted as a shelter during the glaciations; The vastness of the area has allowed several rare species of birds to survive.
The isolated geographical position and the difficulty in exploring and in making excursions in this valleys have probably contributed to preserve up to the present day a pure naturalistic environment, and this represents the region’s real treasure.
The Park’s offices are located in Cimolais (PN), where it is possible to benefit from a range of equipments of the Park, Visitor’s centers, organized guides, paths and path system that best fits tourists in order to pursue the knowledge of this protected area.
There are several recommended routes with different levels of difficulty depending on whether you prefer short educational tours or more demanding nature paths.
Courtesy of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Official Tourist Board