Flora - Altitudinal Zones – Habitats

Get an early start hiking up through the forest, then enjoy a short break at tree line, and finally climb through successively scarcer vegetation to the highest peaks of the Nature Park.

As you climb to such elevations in just a few hours, you will traverse myriad climatic vegetation zones. Otherwise, you would have to travel from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean (over 3000 km) to experience such significant changes. The climate is therefore a decisive factor for the communities of plant and animal species living together. Generally speaking, the elevation for the various altitudinal zones fluctuates; however, the number of species as well as the number of individuals tends to diminish with elevation. Global warming, also known as global climate change has reportedly been the cause for the increased appearance of some species at higher altitudes.