Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park

The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, stretching between the Valle Aurina valley, Lake Anterselva and the Passo Stalle, borders the famous High Tauern National Park in East Tyrol.

This nature park - “Naturpark Rieserferner-Ahrn” in German, “Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries-Aurina” in Italian - has more glaciers than any other nature park in South Tyrol. Together with the protected area Zillertaler Hauptkamm (Zillertal Main Crest, 372 sqkm) the two reserves cover an area of 2,741 sqkm and form thus the biggest nature sanctuary in Europe.

The of 31,320 hectares big area of the nature park includes the municipalities of Campo Tures, Gais, Perca, Rasun-Anterselva, Valle Aurina and Predoi. In the east the nature park is bounded by the Passo Stalle mountain pass and the Austrian border, in the south-east by the Valle di Anterselva valley and in the south by the Val Pusteria valley.

Two interpretive nature trails snake their way through this wonderful landscape: at the end of the Valle di Anterselva valley you will find Lake Anterselva, a real natural treasure. The trail around the lake is a nature adventure path with 16 interesting stations. Furthermore, the “Valle di Rio Mollino” nature trail above the village of Gais takes you on a journey through time.

Founded in: 1988
Surface: 31,320 hectares
Altitude difference: 2,610 m
Area: Val Pusteria valley and tributary valleys
Visitor centre: in Campo Tures, further information point in Casere

  1. Vedrette di Ries-Aurina visitor centre

    Vedrette di Ries-Aurina visitor centre

    At Campo Tures in the Valle Aurina valley the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina visitor…
  2. Flora and fauna

    Flora and fauna

    The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park is characterised by its abundance of water,…

Hiking Hotels: Holiday package vitrine

  1. Hotel Stephanshof: Mountain Flavour

    Mountain Flavour

    Mountain Flavour

    from 06/29/19 to 09/28/19
    7 nights from 700 € per person
  2. Hotel Lüsnerhof:

    from 07/28/19 to 08/04/19
    4 nights from 641 € per person
  3. Hotel Golserhof: Gourmet-Special for 3 / 5 / 7 days

    Gourmet-Special for 3 / 5 / 7 days

    Gourmet-Special for 3 / 5 / 7 days

    Tirolo - Tirolo village
    from 03/14/19 to 07/13/19
    7 nights from 769 € per person

Suggested accommodations

  1. Rubner’s Hotel Rudolf

    Rubner’s Hotel Rudolf

  2. Hotel Terentnerhof

    Hotel Terentnerhof

  3. Hotel Blitzburg

    Hotel Blitzburg

  4. Amonti & Lunaris

    Amonti & Lunaris

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