The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina nature park boasts the highest number of glaciers of all protected areas in South Tyrol and is characterised by its richness in waters.
The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina nature park extends along the Valle Aurina, includes an area of 31,505 hectares and spreads over the municipalities of Campo Tures, Gais, Perca, Rasun-Anterselva, Aurina and Predoi. Together with the Hohe Tauern national park and the protected area of the Zillertal Alps Main Ridge, this nature park represents the largest protected area of Europe.
This nature park does not only boast the highest number of glaciers of all nature parks in South Tyrol, but is is also particularly rich in waters spread at all altitudes. Mountain torrents, mountain lakes and impressive waterfalls characterise the natural landscape of this park. The waterfall in the Tobel gorge, the Poja waterfall, the waterfalls of Riva, the Lago di Gola, the three Maler lakes as well as the Koflerseen lakes are only some of the waters that are present in this protected area, of course all worth to be experienced in a tour.
Also Lake Anterselva, the third largest lakes in size of South Tyrol, is located within this protected area. It can be surrounded on a nature trail provided with 16 information panels, making you learn more about flora, fauna and stones in this area in a child-friendly manner.