Hiking in the UNESCO World Nature Heritage of the Dolomites
Hiking in the Nature Heritage of the Dolomites means to be in close touch with the extraordinary world of the Dolomites.
Catinaccio, Latemar, the Alpe di Siusi, the Sciliar, the Bletterbach ravine, the Odle, Fanes-Sennes-Braies and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo: the Dolomites are fantastic in their appearance, unique in their geology. In short, the Dolomites are a dreamlike landscape for nature lovers and alpinists, and are the habitat for many wild animals and rare plants.
Now they have been introduced, together with other mountain areas, into the list of the UNESCO World Nature Heritage sites. The reason given by the UNESCO is the "unique monumental beauty" of the Dolomites.
In South Tyrol the following areas have been included into the UNESCO World Nature Heritage sites:
the Bletterbach ravine
the Nature Reserve Monte Corno
the Nature Reserve Puez-Odle
the Nature Reserve Sciliar-Catinaccio-Latemar
the Nature Reserve Fanes-Sennes-Braies
the Nature Reserve of Sesto with the Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Nature Heritage sites in Veneto, Trentino and Friuli
The area around the Monte Pelmo and the Croda da Lago in Veneto, between Cadore, Zoldano and Ampezzo
The Marmolada group with the highest peak of the Dolomites (3.343 m), including the whole glacier
The Pale di San Martino, Pale di San Lucano and the Dolomites of Belluno
The Dolomites of Friuli and the Oltre Piave as the eastern part in the Provinces of Pordenone and Udine
The northern Dolomites between South Tyrol and the Veneto with the Dolomites of Ampezzo
This inclusion of the Dolomites into the World Nature Heritage means for South Tyrol and other regions a worldwide appreciation. But this title World Nature Heritage means also to safeguard, to care for, and to keep this wonderful nature for our descendants.
Gladly we will help you planning your tours and hikes. A choice of hiking maps are at your disposal.