A SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMME
Development in favour of nature:
According to the World Organisation for Tourism "development of sustainable tourism serves the needs of the tourist and the host region while at the same time protecting and improving the chances for the future. It involves a form of economic, social and aesthetic development maintaining however cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and basic conditions for life".
These are the guidelines inspiring the developers of the Pradel Plateau project: the tendancy towards virtue where growth is an active process and the "environmental" element is basic throughout. A first step in this direction has been made in the making of an adventure park that we wanted to call, not by chance, "Forest Park".
The forest: an essential element:
Essential to the "Forest Park" are the trees: fine specimens of spruce and beech.
For this reason, respect of the forest environment is a real priority, as is the safety of its users. From the moment everything is set in place the tree climbing techniques adopted are approved by the international Tree Climbing school and allow for the aerial work without damaging the plant. The steel cords are all anchored in such a way as to completely protect the bark with a border in wood in order to avoid restriction of the trunk. No engine, no structure which is damaging to nature and not a hint of cement
The obstacle courses:
The adventure park "Forest Park" has five aerial circuits, graded according to their level of difficulty.
A series of brief descriptions accompanies each course and each explanation is illustrated with a photograph in order to highlight the progression made: