The Dolomiti D’Ampezzo Regional Nature Park is a protected area of over 11,200 hectares containing vertical walls and spectacular spires, high-altitude forests and clear streams, meadows and peat bogs, ponds, and waterfalls. A true paradise for climbing enthusiasts, some of the most famous dolomite groups can be found here.
Do you want to know their names? Tofana, Fanis, Col Bechei, Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo, and Cristallo, respectively divided by Val Travenanzes, Val di Fanes, Alta Valle del Boite, and Val Felizon.
In addition to the imposing Dolomites, whose highest peaks exceed 3,200 metres above sea level, the park presents diverse environments and landscapes characterized by a great variety of animals and plants.
To enjoy the beauty of the unspoiled nature of this protected area, try the many hiking trails or try your hand at the via ferrata and the equipped trails. Also in the park in the immediate vicinity are 11 mountain shelters where enjoying some very good local dishes can help you recoup your energy after a hike.
- The park is wedge-shaped with two side branches stretching northward into the South Tyrolean park of Fanes, Senes and Braies, with which it turns into one of the largest nature complexes in the heart of the Dolomites.
- The park was opened in 1990 and handed over to the Comunanza delle Regole d’Ampezzo, which has historically been responsible for the silvopasture management and maintenance of these places. This task of overseeing the park has allowed for a very low level of environmental impact
- There is a shuttle bus to the Park so that even the least trained hiker can come and spend some time at the Park