A natural paradise for nature, trekking and cycling enthusiasts
There are many panoramic viewpoints in northern Italy from which you can admire the majestic Dolomites, but one of the most striking places is undoubtedly the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, which is a fantastic destination to explore at any time of year. The expansive park spans over 31,000 hectares in the province of Belluno and includes the Feltrine Alps, the Monti del Sole, the Schiara Group, Mount Talvéna and Piz di Mezzodì.
Among high-altitude karst areas, cliffs, springs, swamps and streams, as you explore this area, which has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, you will find a pristine territory that boasts a rich flora and numerous animals that enjoy the perfect habitat there, including chamois, roe deer and the friendly Alpine marmots.
Trekking enthusiasts can enjoy more than 200 kilometres of trails that are well signposted thanks to the CAI-Club Alpino Italiano, who manages the routes. Meanwhile, visitors who want to challenge themselves by climbing the rock faces of the Belluno Dolomites can find rock climbs and via ferratas that will put even the most experienced athletes to the test. The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park is also a paradise for cycling tourism, with no fewer than 11 routes designed specifically for mountain bikes.