Puez-Odle Nature Park

The nature park, named after the Odle and the Puez mountain groups, extends from the Val Gardena valley to the Val di Funes valley and the Alta Badia area.

Right at the heart of the Dolomites you will find the Puez-Odle Nature Park around the famous - and name-giving - Odle Group and Puez Group. It boasts all those kinds of stones, sediments and weatherings that are oh-so typical for the Dolomites. Among them there are the Val Gardena sandstone, the Bellerophon strata and the Werfen strata which dates back to the time when the primordial ocean covered this area.

On an surface of 10,722 hectares, the nature park - “Naturpark Puez-Geisler” in German, “Parco Naturale Puez-Odle” in Italian - extends to the municipalities of Badia, Corvara, San Martino in Badia, Funes, Santa Cristina, Ortisei and Selva in the Val Gardena valley. The nature reserve reaches an average height of 2,500 m a.s.l. and features an outstanding natural scenery.

The Zannes Nature Trail in the Val di Funes valley is South Tyrol’s first wheelchair accessible nature path. The 14 interactive stations make you discover the beautiful natural and cultural landscape - the circular path leads also past the Piuswiese meadow and a game reserve.

Founded in: 1978
Surface: 10,722 hectares
Altitude difference: 1,499 m
Area: Val Gardena valley, Val di Funes valley, Alta Badia
Visitor centre: in Santa Maddalena in the Val di Funes valley

  1. Puez-Odle visitor centre

    Puez-Odle visitor centre

    A very particular building in the centre of Santa Maddalena in the Val di Funes…
  2. Flora and fauna

    Flora and fauna

    Beautiful mountain pastures and dense spruce forests characterise the high-altitude…

Suggested accommodations

  1. Alpenheim


  2. Vitalpina Hotel Dosses

    Vitalpina Hotel Dosses

  3. Hotel Albion

    Hotel Albion

  4. Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

    Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

  5. Hotel Post - Tolderhof

    Hotel Post - Tolderhof

  6. Hotel Tratterhof

    Hotel Tratterhof

  7. Hotel Grien

    Hotel Grien

  8. Cavallino Bianco

    Cavallino Bianco

  9. Hotel Sambergerhof

    Hotel Sambergerhof

  10. Hotel Lüsnerhof

    Hotel Lüsnerhof

  11. Hotel Dolomiti

    Hotel Dolomiti

  12. Chalets Graziani

    Chalets Graziani

  13. Hotel Hubertus

    Hotel Hubertus

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