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Brennero-Bolzano Bicycle Route

Bicycle Rides · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Gitschberg - Jochtal
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    Photo: IDM Südtirol - Alex Filz, Gitschberg - Jochtal
Map / Brennero-Bolzano Bicycle Route
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moderate
Distance 96.2 km
6:28 h
327 m
1,435 m
1,373 m
262 m
This bike route through the Isarco Valley is a pleasure tour that offers idyllic scenery. Rolling hills, small towns and cultural treasures line this well-marked bike route, which leads from Brennero to South Tyrol’s capital city of Bolzano. The Brennero/Brenner–Bolzano/Bozen Bike Route starts at the Brenner Pass and runs along the former railway line, which is at a slight downhill grade, to Vipiteno/Sterzing. The marked bike path then continues, partly flat and with a light ascent, through picturesque villages and small hamlets up to Franzensfeste Fortress, past Lake Vahrn, and along the Kastanienweg (Chestnut) Trail towards Novacella/Neustift Abbey and then continuing on towards Bressanone/Brixen. The section from Bressanone to Bolzano is again a brisk ride through the narrow Isarco Valley, with a stopover in the little artists’ town of Chiusa/Klausen, known for its imposing hilltop Säben Abbey. From there, the route continues to the capital city of Bolzano. The Brennero/Brenner–Bolzano/Bozen Bike Route runs a total length of 96 kilometers from Brennero to Bolzano.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,373 m
Lowest point
262 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
47.000083, 11.503215
DMS
47°00'00.3"N 11°30'11.6"E
UTM
32T 690304 5208214
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Turn-by-turn directions

Leg 1: Brennero/Brenner Pass to Bressanone/Brixen Stops: Brennero border crossing – Colle Isarco/Gossensass – Vipiteno/Sterzing – Thumburg – Castel Tasso/Burg Reifenstein – Stilves/Stilfes – Mezzaselva/Mittewald – Fortezza/Franzensfeste – Lago di Varna/Vahrner See – Varna/Vahrn – Bressanone/Brixen - Distance: 54 km Leg 2: Bressanone/Brixen to Bolzano/Bozen - Stops: Bressanone/Brixen – Albes/Albeins – Chiusa/Klausen – Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck – Colma/Kollmann – Campodazzo/Atzwang – Prato all’Isarco/Blumau – Cardano/Kardaun – Bolzano/Bozen. Distance: 42 km

 

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Coordinates

DD
47.000083, 11.503215
DMS
47°00'00.3"N 11°30'11.6"E
UTM
32T 690304 5208214
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
96.2 km
Duration
6:28 h
Ascent
327 m
Descent
1,435 m
Highest point
1,373 m
Lowest point
262 m

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