Val Gardena

Nature Reserve

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Puez-Odle Nature Reserve
The Puez-Odle Nature Reserve occupies a total area of over 23,000 acres comprising mainly rocky uplands (average altitude 2,500 m) in the northwestern Dolomites. It is a region of exceptional beauty and a wealth of natural treasures. Above all it is a region of contrasts, with jagged rocky crests, the bizarre products of erosion and interesting karst formations on the one hand, and wide open uplands and woods on the other.
The park was established for reasons of environmental protection, research, education in the field of ecology, and also recreation.
The Nature Reserve has a number of core areas, where no man-made structures or infrastructure are permitted. Visitors also have to accept a number of restrictions. Above all private transport is not allowed, and visitors are not permitted to pick flowers or mushrooms, or to collect minerals or fossils. Care must be taken not to damage the biotopes. Such regulations are essential if the Nature Reserve is to be preserved in all its variety for future generations.

Sciliar Nature Reserve

The area around Monte Sciliar - one of the natural hallmarks of South Tyrol - and parts of Alpe di Siusi also form a Nature Reserve. Its spacious uplands and Dolomite faces, woods and mountain meadows, and pastures bright with flowers make it a paradise for nature-lovers today - and in the future.

At Val Gardena, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, mountain chalets, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.