In 2009 the Dolomites and the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park were declared UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The Nature Park is a vast high alpine plateau with green pastures, rough Dolomite peaks, alpine lakes, hiking paths, flowers, animals, traditional refuges and many legends of dwarfs, princesses and magicians from ancient days.
The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park can only be accessed by foot or mountain-bike and provides a true paradise for hikers and cyclists. However, you can also find numerous climbing routes and fixed-aid climbs. The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park provides the living space for rare animals, for golden eagles, deer, Ibex, marmots and chamois as well as amphibians and reptiles.
The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park in the heart of the Dolomites also hosts a Visitor's Centre in S. Vigilio. The building at the end of the village with its marking and modern architecture provides vast information on the genesis of the nature park, the geology, the rules, the archaeology and the hikes.