Regional Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites

The Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites is located in the heart of the Eastern Dolomites and is one of five Regional Parks of Veneto.

This protected area was established by the Region in 1990 and entrusted the management to the Comunanza of the Regole d'Ampezzo, also called Family Mountain Communions, representing an ancient institution founded in the days when the Ampezzo valley was settled by Celts and Romans. They were formed by the original families of Ampezzano and functioned as consortia for a collective use of pastures and forests; it is thanks to their management if the natural heritage of these areas is so well preserved to this day.
The park has an area of over 11.200 hectares and extends from the North of Cortina d'Ampezzo to the border between Veneto and Alto Adige. It also borders on the Natural Fanes - Senes – Braies Park with which form a homogeneous area from the environmental point of view.
The area includes Mount Cristallo, Tofane, Cima Fanes, Col Bechei and Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo, imposing mountain ranges, whose highest peaks also exceed 3.200 meters. Inside it was identified nine integral reserves and eleven-oriented, so that the European Community has recognized it as a site of Community importance for its value and its integrity.

The Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites is rich in water sources of great interest. Indeed, many high-altitude springs, mountain lakes and streams over time have carved deep gorges in the dolomite rock. Moreover, one can not but mention the waterfalls formed by the Rio Fanes near Fiames; a sight formed by three jump height of 50 meters each.
From the geological point of view this environment is particularly important too. It is possible to observe different rock formations that correspond to the various stages of Dolomia erosion. There are also several fossil evidences.
The florist-vegetational and fauna heritage is very rich too. You can find, among others, ibex, deer, roe-deer, eagles and marmots.

The park is accessible from Passo Falzarego, Passo Tre Croci and Cimabanche, but also from Great Munt de Fanes, from Capanna Alpina, from Lake Braies and Pederu. Then there are the ski lifts of Lagazuoi, Tofana and Cristallo, which also opened in Summer, allow some good approaches at high altitude. Finally, on the access road to Malga Ra Stua, in the Croda Rossa group, a public shuttle service is active.

Inside the park it is possible to try out a number of trekking trails, eight climbing routes and six equipped paths. There are also eleven mountain huts where you can rest and find refreshment.


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