La Valle in Alta Badia, the 1st European hiking village in South Tyrol, is situated in the nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies and is therefore also a part of the Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage.

Nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies
The nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies covers an area of over 25 hectares and includes the Braies Dolomites, the Fanes group, Lago di Braies and Lago di Dobbiaco, and stretches across the municipalities of Badia, Marebbe, Valdaora, Braies, Dobbiaco and La Valle. The landscape in the nature park is characterised by extensive pastures and high plateaus, among them the pastures of Fanes and Senes that gave the park its name, and the Prato Piazza. The plateaus are framed by numerous mountain peaks. The highest mountain in the park is Croda Rossa (3146 m). A special geological feature of the nature park are the typical karst forms such as ravines and crevices, cleaves and sinkholes which can be found on the high plateaus of Fanes and Senes. At lower levels there are pine forests comprising largely spruces, and higher areas populated by larches and Swiss pine.

Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage
In 2009 the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage. The majestic peaks are counted among the most beautiful mountains in the world and visitors travel from all over the world to marvel at them, hike up them and climb them. A particularly spectacular phenomenon is the alpenglow. At sunset the pale mountains shimmer in many different shades of red, from pink and orange to carmine. The beautiful colours of the Sasso della Croce near La Valle are particularly well known.
Would you like to discover more about the Dolomites? We recommend a holiday with our 4-5 guided hikes per week.