The Dolomites are everyone’s heritage, and making them accessible is an important goal for the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation. The mapping of the trails that can be accessed by everyone, even by people with reduced mobility or who use aids, continues; fifteen new trails have been identified along with thirteen observation points throughout the Dolomites which are easily accessible by the elderly, families with children, and people with motor disabilities. Two new videos were made available online a few days ago.
New videos available online
The new presentation videos of the Accessible Dolomites project are online and available here:
The new trails
The pandemic and the prolonged travel restrictions have certainly increased our need to inhabit open spaces and a healthy environment, even if only for a single day, so the offerings of the Accessible Dolomites project are an additional opportunity to be seized; visitors to visitdolomites.com can find accurate descriptions of the trails and the exceptional values recognised by UNESCO that can be admired nearby, and they can also view the trails on Google Street View.
The project has involved numerous associations that have contributed to making the presentation video and mapping and testing the trails: Assi Onlus, Independent Social Cooperative L., ODAR – La Gregoriana, Sportfund, Dolomiti Open, Cooperativa Mazarol, Guides of the Friulian Dolomites Park, and SportABILI. From Zoppè di Cadore to Val San Nicolò, from Valgrande to Val Fiscalina, from Val Canzoi to the Zannes Nature Trail, from the Tre Cime with Forcella Lavaredo to the Malga Pioda in Val di Zoldo, from the Città di Fiume mountain hut under the Pelmo to the Fuciade on the San Pellegrino pass; and then Baita Segantini under the Pale di San Martino, the Oclini pass with Malga Corandin, the Lavazè pass with Malga Costa, the Alleghe lakefront, Lake Tovel, Lake Carezza, the Giaf mountain hut in the Friulian Dolomites, Casera Prà di Toro and the Padova mountain hut, the Bosco Arte di Stenico, the Prato Piazza plateau and Baita Sanon on the Seiser Alm plateau. These are the enchanting settings of the Accessible Dolomites trails, which is part of the “Knowledge and use of the UNESCO Dolomites site by people with disabilities, through the planning of specific accessibility tools” project funded by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under Italian Law No. 77/2006 containing “Special measures for the protection and enjoyment of Italian sites of cultural, scenic and environmental interest, included on the ‘World Heritage List'” recognised by UNESCO.
Ph. Nicola Sauro