Section A1 - From Sterzing/Vipiteno to Bruneck/Brunico
The 1st section of option A goes from the old merchant town of Sterzing/Vipiteno via the marshland of Sterzinger Moos, winds around Mittewald and goes down through Valle Isarco, before finally turning into the Pustertal Valley near the impressive Franzensfeste fortress. Follow the Pustertal Cycle Path past the ruins of Mühlbacher Klause, along the Rienz river. Shortly after the village of St. Lorenzen at the start of the Gadertal Valley, you reach the medieval town of Bruneck/Brunico.
The old merchant town of Sterzing/Vipiteno is the most northerly town in South Tyrol and has an impressive Alpine charm. The Zwölferturm tower, stretching up to the sky in the centre of the town, is its landmark monument and is well known further afield, too.
Bruneck/Brunico is a lively town with a range of bars and restaurants and the mood there is cheerful and easy-going. The local landmark mountain is Kronplatz, the best-known ski resort in South Tyrol.
Section A2 - From Bruneck/Brunico to Brixen/BressanoneIt's time to say goodbye to Pustertal Valley, following the peaceful splashing of the Rienz river, back past Schloss Ehrenburg castle and the ruins of Mühlbacher Klause fortress in order to embark on the route to Brixen/Bressanone,... more
Section A3 - From Brixen/Bressanone to Bozen/BolzanoWe leave the historical town of Brixen/Bressanone on this section in order to approach the artists's town of Klausen/Chiusa following the Eisack River. Under the protection of the secular fortress of Branzoll and the Christian cloister of... more
Section A4 - From Bozen/Bolzano to Meran/MeranoThis section leaves the province capital of Bozen/Bolzano behind following the Isarco River and then the Adige River towards Kalterer See lake. Then onwards from idyllic Kalterer See lake past Schloss Sigmundskron castle in the direction of Lana.... more
Section A5 - From Meran/Merano to Glurns/GlorenzaThe final section of the South Tyrol Cycle Path goes from the spa town and former capital of Tirol, Meran-Merano, past Lagundo, steeply upwards to Tell and through the Venosta Valley to Naturno. The cycle path runs along the Adige River, past... more
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