The Valle Isarco runs in all its splendid variety down from the Brenner Pass, through Bressanone/Brixen and Chiusa/Klausen to Bolzano/Bozen, with picturesque side valleys, vineyards and chestnut groves, lush mountain meadows, dense forests, rocky pinnacles and glaciated 3000-metre peaks. This variety is not confined to lovers of nature and culture, but is also a delight for holidaymakers on two wheels
. Motivation is provided not just by the sporting and scenic attractions, but also by the cultural treasures that are on the route of numerous bicycle tours: the fortress of Fortezza/Franzensfeste, the Villanderer Alm high pasture, the Vahrner See Lake, Trostburg Castle or the Cathedral of Bressanone/Brixen are just some of the many ways to take a cultural break.
This mixture of cycling fun and cultural treats can best be experienced on the Brenner cycle route
down to Bozen/Bolzano. Totalling 96 kilometres, it can be divided into two stages – from the Brenner Pass to Bressanone/Brixen and from Bressanone/Brixen to Bozen/Bolzano, leaving plenty of time for viewing the sights and visiting the towns and villages along the River Isarco/Eisack. There are demanding expeditions up into the mountains, flowing trails or relaxing rides through meadows, forests and sun-drenched pastures for mountain bikers
: road bike enthusiasts on the other hand can take on such challenges as the Penserjoch, Jaufenpass or Würzjoch passes – cycling fans who love nature will be in their element in the Isarco Valley!
Reasons for cycling in the Valle Isarco
- cycling season lasts from April to Octobers
- altitudes range from 471 to 3510 metres above sea level
- wonderful attractions along the cycle routes
- guided cycle tours
- nature in all its variety for every taste: family or leisure tours, mountain bike adventures or road bike fun