One thing is certain: 'San Vigilio Dolomites’, the central part of Val Badia that includes the Puez-Odle Nature Park to the west and the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park to the east, based in the municipalities of San Martino in Badia and Marebbe, for a long time has always dedicated its attention and pride to the environment, natural landscape as well as flora and fauna, which are in many ways unique. What follows is our intention to put nature at the centre of our guests' days and holiday activities. With Wildlife Watching we offer you an exciting and comprehensive experience to observe nature in its thousands of nuances: panoramas, lakes, mountains, streams, flora, and fauna. Our naturalist guides will accompany you on excursions to discover nature. This will allow you to discover not only the beauty of the area but also how these environments perform. In fact, they are as rich in biodiversity as they are sensitive and delicate. Thanks to our partnership with Swarovski Optik (world leader of optical devices), we have turned San Vigilio - Dolomites into a "Nature destination", giving you the chance to try out state-of-the-art range optical equipment offering the most advanced technology in the sector. Visit us at the tourist office or on our social networks: we will show you our "Experience Nature" programme with its trekking and wildlife watching routes. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the public geolocated wildlife observation programme, which is useful for contributing to the regular wildlife census carried out by the Nature Park office staff. You can also use the powerful Swarovski high-tech telescope, recently installed near the Fanes hut.
The successful collaboration between the Cooperativa Turistica San Vigilio San Martin and Swarovski Optik (the world leader in the field of long-range optic devices), is now able to offer all guests and visitors a unique but very useful, not to mention valuable, service, allowing everyone to enjoy every detail of an excursion or a simple walk aimed at observing nature, flora, and fauna. The Fanes-Senes-Braies and Puez Odle nature parks are the two most precious gems in terms of natural beauty that surrounds San Vigilio - Dolomites. In order to allow you to enjoy them to the fullest, or start to know them, we have identified 18 points of view - which are both known and less known - with varying degrees of accessibility, but all highly spectacular. The complete list with description and level of difficulty can be found here (link). Our recommendation is to go to the BinoRent locations where you can rent the "CL Companion" binoculars and set off towards our Vista Points. Furthermore, together with the binoculars, you can also request a special adapter to connect to your mobile phone. This will allow you to take beautiful pictures of what you are observing thanks to the powerful Swarovski Optik binoculars. This is a unique new way of saving the memories of a special holiday in San Vigilio and San Martino!