From flat meadows to rugged, rocky valleys. From high altitude pastures to steep scree. From quiet streams to rushing waterfalls. From dense forests, to the peaks of the Dolomites.
Approximately 31,000 hectares are protected by the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, comprised between the valleys of the Cismon to the west and the Piave to the east, with offshoots to the north towards the Maè Basin (Val Prampèr) and in the lower Agordino area. Extremely varied, at times wild environments where nature shows itself in all its beauty.
Walk along the trails, tackle the most challenging hikes, and climb to the peaks of the Feltrine Alps, Pizzon-Feruc-Monti del Sole, Schiara-Pelf and Talvéna groups. Stop for a picnic in the various picnic areas. Get on your bike or a horse and observe the species of flora and fauna that thrive in these places. Cool down in the many streams, creeks and waterfalls that run through the Park. Stop at shelters and bivouacs and enjoy the local dishes of Belluno.
From its lowest elevation of 412 metres above sea level to its highest elevation of 2,565 metres above sea level, the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park will be a continuous discovery of landscapes, environments, and beauty.
- The territories included in the Park preserve valuable ancient evidence of human presence, such as the mining centre of Valle Imperina, the Carthusian monastery of Vedana, the small churches in the foothills, the ancient medieval hospices in Val Cordevole, roads and military works, mountain pastures for summer grazing, calchere (kilns for lime production) and pastoral enclosures of dry walls.
- There is a natural monument inside the park: Cadini del Brenton. They are pools of water joined to each other by beautiful waterfalls with marvellous reflections. It is the force of water that eroded the rock and created this spectacular sight. A magical place that can be reached by an easy walk of about 30 minutes.
- Included in the territory of the Park is the longest cave in the Veneto region, the Piani Eterni-Grotta Isabella complex, which is still being explored and studied, more than 35 kilometres long and -1,052 metres deep.
- There are many possible routes to take within the Park suitable for all levels and preferences.
- Do you want to know the names of all the plants in the Park? An app has been created with the University of Trieste that helps you identify the flora!