Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park

Interpretive nature trails

Interpretive nature trail "Antholzer See / Lago d’Anterselva"

Interpretive nature trail "Antholzer See / Lago d’Anterselva"
Interpretive nature trail "Antholzer See / Lago d’Anterselva"

In the summer of 2003 the hiking trail around Antholz lake was converted into a nature trail containing 16 stations that provide information concerning the natural beauty of, and other information of interest about, South Tyrol’s third largest lake.

Right at the beginning of the trail, the legend of the origin of Antholzer See is recounted. At the adjoining small wetlands, visitors will be amazed to learn that among the lake’s flora species are carnivorous plants. Hopping over rivulet rocks tests the visitor’s balance and is particularly popular among kids. The two listening tubes are intended to arouse visitors’ curiosity concerning the denizens of the forest, who are particularly vocal in spring.
The remaining stations concern the regions’ fish, tree roots, and rocks such as Rieserfern / Vedrette di Ries tonalite, which was formed some 30 million years ago, making it the “youngest” rock in Antholz / Valle Anterselva valley.
The bird station offers information of interest concerning selected bird species that inhabit the area around the lake.

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The various tree species are described on the south side of the lake in such a way that the visitor gains an understanding them. Old rivulet names are referenced and a panoramic image enables the visitor to learn the names of the various mountain peaks from Hochgall to Ohrenspitze. The final station features a cone-throwing game that involves throwing accuracy that adults will undoubtedly also enjoy.

The loop trail is around three kilometers long and can be hiked in around 90 minutes.

Interpretive nature trail "Mühlbacher Talele / Valle di Rio Mollino"

Interpretive nature trail "Mühlbacher Talele / Valle di Rio Mollino"
Interpretive nature trail "Mühlbacher Talele / Valle di Rio Mollino"

In search of traces of the past. Interpretive nature trail "Mühlbacher Talele / Valle di Rio Mollino" in Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park is closely related to the history of the village of Mühlbach / Rio Mollino above Gais. The trail aims to evoke the past with the goal of helping to preserve the relevant existing elements.