Interpretive nature trails
Interpretive nature trail "Lärchensteig / Sentiero dei Larici"
This interpretive nature trail, which is known simply as "Lärchensteig / Sentiero dei Larici” and extends from Höfen Rüdeferia to Rü farmhouses above San Ciascian/S. Cassiano in Abtei / Badia, also forms one of the boundaries of Fanes-Sennes-Prags / Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and features interactive stations containing information, pictures and games for visitors’ edification and entertainment. The trail can be walked in either direction, depending on which of the aforesaid farmhouses you start from. As the trail is only about one kilometer long, it is not very demanding and thus particularly suitable for families with kids. The trail has two stations offering general information and seven stations featuring more specific information.
The trail’s main theme comprises the various types of landscapes such as Larch fields/meadows that have been created through human intervention, as well as the forests and watercourses and their natural and man-made characteristics.
The trail’s main attraction is a working mill known as "mill of the farmhouse Rüdeferia", whose restoration was funded by the local tourist office, the town of Abtei / Badia and the provincial office for nature parks (today office for nature). The mill, which is now a protected landmark, works perfectly and is open to the public during the summer via the weekly guided interpretive nature trail tours that are conducted by the tourist office.
Interpretive nature trail "Toblacher See / Lago di Dobbiaco"
The interpretive nature trail "Toblacher See / Lago di Dobbiaco" comprises 11 stations and affords both young and old an excellent opportunity to discover the wonders of nature. The trail provides visitors with detailed information concerning the flora, fauna and geomorphology of the area. Some of the stations afford visitors the opportunity to test their skills. For example, at station 4 visitors are asked to identify the pillars that are camouflaged via colors, in the manner of animal camouflage. And at station 9, visitors can find out whether their broad-jumping abilities match those of the forest denizens.
As one of the last remaining wetlands in our province, lake Toblach / Dobbiaco is much frequented by birds. During the bird breeding seasons in spring and fall, some rare species are also observed at the lake. The trail is around 2.5 kilometers long and can be hiked in just under an hour.
Interpretive nature trail "Maitequellen / Sorgente Maite"
This around 1.5 kilometer long educational trail takes you through one of our province’s most beautiful underground-spring sites – a large, flat area containing countless springs that form small streams that become pools here and there. These springs are collectively referred to as Maite-spring.
On the educational trail on hiking trail 37 you will find nine information stations that touch upon various water related topics.
Naturerlebnisweg "Tru dal'ega"
„Tru dal’ega“, ladinisch für „Wasserweg“, ist ein erfrischender Wanderweg und führt immer schön am Bach entlang vom Naturparkhaus in St. Vigil bis zu den etwa 40 Quellen „Les Fontanes", die beim Lé dla Crëda/Kreidesee, aus dem grünen Waldboden sprudeln, zu den Wasserfällen von Ciastlins und zur geheimnisvollen Quelle „Ega de San Vi“. Auf liebevoll gestalteten Schautafeln wird kleinen und großen Wanderern die Vielfalt des Elements Wasser nähergebracht. Man erfährt viel über die Tier- und Pflanzenwelt im Bach und an dessen Ufern.