The stunning landscapes of the Resia Pass holiday area testify to the fact that nature and culture in this area have always been inextricably intertwined. The amazing icy landscapes are linked to the pastures where men tend the green fields and their livestock. In the areas around the Resia and St. Valentino Lakes/Reschen- und Haidersee there is a large diversity of indigenous fauna and flora while the Via Claudia Augusta, the ancient Imperial Roman road, has been revived as a bike trail winding its way around the old, still inhabited settlements scattered amidst this pristine environment.