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ATIRA - The bark beetle: a tree-devouring insect

When and where01.07.2024 - 23.09.2024
  • 09:30 AM-12:30 PM

How is the bark beetle influencing the forest ecosystem?
What are the consequences of the Vaia storm on our woods?
Are the effects of the bark beetle solely negative?
How can we contribute to the health and recovery of our forests?

Face to face with Roland, an expert forest guide who has closely followed the aftermath of the Vaia storm that struck our woods in 2018. We are in the 'Bosch de Ciaulunch', near the Campolongo pass. Walking through the forest with Roland, guests have the chance to witness the storm's impact on the forests and learn how the proliferation of the bark beetle is affecting the woodland ecosystem, finding ideal conditions for development within the habitat of the fallen trees.

Roland's passion for nature is highly infectious, and it is in this way that the guest, armed with the information provided, gains a comprehensive understanding of the entire forest ecosystem, including the different types of trees present and their significance for biodiversity and forest health. Knowledge, as it is well known, is the most effective tool for the protection of any territory.

This experience is part of ATIRA: a series of weekly meetings and excursions designed to raise awareness about crucial issues for maintaining sustainable territorial development. With ATIRA, you become a guardian of the Dolomites: you will not only learn fascinating facts about the mountains but also how to actively contribute to the protection of our territory. It's an opportunity to connect with the Dolomite nature, which is everyone's heritage and thus requires everyone's respect.

Itinerary: Circular tour through the “Bosch de Ciaulunch” forest
Difficulty: easy/medium
Meeting: 9.30 a.m. Corvara - Planac, parking area
Return: approx. 12.30 p.m.
Altitude diff.: approx. 250 m
Distance: approx. 4,5 km
Walking: approx. 2 hours

The guide speaks Italian and German.

Domestic animals and strollers are not allowed.

Information and reservation at the tourist offices or online within the day before (limited places).

During the event photos or video footage may be taken for the purpose of documentation and promotion of the event and the region. The footage may be used and published on websites, on social networks and on media in compliance with the data protection regulations.

Useful informations / what to bring

Bring the confirmation of the reservation (also in digital format). For a safe mountain hike, it is necessary that you wear appropriate hiking shoes as well as sportswear suitable for the weather conditions and take mountain sticks with you. Remember to pack a backpack with your essentials: a water bottle, sunscreen, a cap, a wind and rain jacket and energy snacks to recharge your batteries along the way.

Refund information

The refund will be made with a medical certificate or if the event is cancelled by the Alta Badia Tourism Cooperative.

Service description

Guided excursion.


Follow the SS244 Val Badia road towards Corvara.

In order to encourage sustainable mobility, choose environmentally friendly means of transportation, such as public transport.
Reach the meeting point by bus: bus stop Corvara in Badia, Autostazione – line 472.

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