What to expect from an adventure park
If swinging through the tree tops, balancing on a trunk, silently sliding through the air on a zip line or anticipating the excitement of a jump into empty space is what makes you happy, you’ve come to the right place!
Enjoy your wildest outdoor adventures in total safety and in a manner that is respectful to the environment… You’ll find all this and more at adventure park Il Gigante!
Our adventure park promotes mindful, character-building contact with nature that is suitable for large and small groups of users. It appeals to enthusiasts of sports and nature, tourists in search of an intriguing alternative to the classic tour of monuments and museums, students and teachers looking for an outdoor laboratory to experience through educational environmental projects, and to anyone looking for a gym for learning about Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) and how to use it with heights.
Parco Avventura Il Gigante opened its gates in 2009 in Tuscany, in the wild countryside of Mugelloshire, 10 km from Florence and 8 km from Fiesole (respectively: 6 and 5 miles).
The project was set up within the fresh oak woods of Poggio la Garena by the team Alberovivo, a local group of young passionate and professional tree climbers, arboriculturists with more than 20 years of experience. They created two parks, both in Tuscany: Parco Avventura Il Gigante in Firenze and its ‘twin’ Cielo Verde, on the seaside of Tuscany (Grosseto area).
Today Il Gigante is among the widest adventure parks in Italy, the widest in Tuscany, with a choice of over 10 high rope courses, suitable for all ages (from 3 to 100) and levels. It is one of the most and best reviewed parks of Tuscany on Tripadvisor (Certificate of Excellence 2014; Bravo certificate 2014). The staff of Alberovivo is glad to offer its service of counseling to companies worldwide which are planning to open an Adventure Park or need an experienced group to set it up from A to Z. Contact them!
Our first commitment. We provide our guests:
Equipment: adjustable climbing harness, light and easily adaptable + safety helmet + 2 lounges.
Briefing (compulsory, 15 mins) – This mini-course by our security trainer will ensure you know what to do/not to do on the ropeways, how to use the safety equipment and how to negotiate elements.
Panels – In case of any doubt, the panels attached nearby the starting points will be a further help.
Life Line – You will see a red safety cable above all rope courses, you will be permanently hooked to it.
Trained and helpful English speaking staff: arboriculturists for more than 20 years, we are specialised the most advanced tree climbing techniques.
At Parco Avventura Il Gigante our staff constantly supervise the courses. In “case of need“ we advise or encourage climbers, or rather help them to get down, in case they should find the course to be more difficult than expected.