The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and the Puez-Odle Nature Park in Val Badia, South Tyrol
Fanes– Senes–Braies Nature Park
With 25,680 hectares the Fanes-Senes-Baries Nature Park is the third-biggest nature park in the province. The park reaches into the villages of Badia, Dobbiaco, Braies, Marebbe, La Valle and Valdaora. The typical Dolomite landscape is characterized by the presence of vast plateaus, which stretch much further than the tree line, forests and beautiful lakes.
Due to its complex geomorphology, the park is of great scientific interest. Like in no other area of the Dolomites, is the geomorphology of Fanes, Senes and Braies as strongly characterized by the carsism phenomenon with all its typical shapes, reed fields, leaks, wells and dolines, in which permanent, or even more often temporary lakes are formed.
Puez-Odle Nature Park
The Puez-Odle Nature Park covers an area of 10,196 hectares in the villages of Badia, Corvara in Badia, Funes, San Martino in Badia, Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena.
The area of the park stretches from the Passo alle Erbe mountain pass to the north all the way to the Gardena mountain pass to the south; from Val Badia (Longiarù and Antermoia) to the east and the Funes and Gardena valleys to the west.
In the Puez-Odle Nature Park you can find all types of rock formations, strata and erosional forms typical of the Dolomite region.