The nature park covers an area of 25,397 hectares and stretches from Valle di Braies to Dobbiaco and throughout Alta Badia.
The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park is one of the biggest protected areas in South Tyrol and includes the municipalities of Badia, Marebbe, La Val, Valdaora, Dobbiaco and Braies. A large part of the woods is made up of spruces and serves thus as the habitat for such animals as the heather cock, the European pine marten and the red fox. On upland and alpine pastures there’s a big variety of plants and flowers, such as the mountain arnica and the Gentiana. At altitudes higher than 2,000 m, you will find mountain hares and snow grouse and plants such as edelweiss, Rampion, Horminum pyrenaicum and yarrow.
And the rocky area surrounding the waters of Lake Braies are ideal for watching Alpine ibexes and chamois. The lake, part of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, is known as “Pearl of the Dolomite lakes” and famous for the Italian TV series “Un passo dal cielo”. Explore the area surrounding Lake Braies while walking along its sunny shores or on a relaxing boat trip… when dreams seem coming true!
There are also two nature adventure paths in the nature park. The “Larch Trail” connecting the Rüdeferia and Rü farms above San Cassiano in Val Badia forms the border of the nature park. Main topics are the different landscape types such as the larch meadows and forests. The “Lake Dobbiaco” Trail, however, takes along the shore of the homonymous lake in Dobbiaco in Alta Val Pusteria and offers 11 interactive stations. Here you will find detailed information on the flora, fauna and geomorphology of the area.
Founded in: 1980
Surface: 25,453 hectares
Altitude difference: 1,929 m
Area: Alta Val Pusteria to Alta Badia
Visitor centre: in San Vigilio di Marebbe