Section A3 - From Brixen/Bressanone to Bozen/Bolzano
We 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 Säben, we cross the picturesque little town and enjoy its unique atmosphere. The route continues along the valley basin, past Waidbruck and Trostburg fortress until, under the watchful eye of Burg Karneid fortress, we reach the province capital of Bozen/Bolzano.
The cathedral town of Brixen/Bressanone dates back to 901 and is one of the most ancient towns in Tyrol. There are lots of interesting sights, such as the 'Weisser Turm' (White Tower), the cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, which was the episcopal see of the diocese of Brixen/Bressanone until 1973.
A laid-back splashing of streams and a lively, vivacious mix of the German and Italian languages as well as Tyrolean and Italian culture is what sets the wonderful capital of South Tyrol apart from other places.
Section A1 - From Sterzing/Vipiteno to Bruneck/BrunicoThe 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... more
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 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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