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Pustertal Valley Bike Route Leg Brunico/Bruneck - Fortezza/Franzenfeste

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Map / Pustertal Valley Bike Route Leg Brunico/Bruneck - Fortezza/Franzenfeste
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moderate
Distance 34.7 km
2:27 h
369 m
426 m
840 m
682 m

The Brunico|Bruneck to Fortezza|Franzensfeste leg is rich in cultural and historical treasures that make the route unique. The settlements, fortresses, and historical monuments from Roman times through the Middle Ages line the bike path along the Rienza|Rienz, offering interesting insights into the history of the valley.

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moderate
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Highest point
840 m
Lowest point
682 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.795253, 11.929148
DMS
46°47'42.9"N 11°55'44.9"E
UTM
32T 723533 5186578
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Turn-by-turn directions

From downtown Brunico (elevation 835 m/2,740 ft.), the bicycle route follows the Rienza River through the city in the direction of S. Lorenzo|St. Lorenzen. This section runs for the most part over a gravel path, and only shortly before S. Lorenzo does it turn back into a paved road, which takes us directly into the village center of S. Lorenzo (elevation 810 m/2,657 ft.). After S. Lorenzo, the bike path briefly leaves the course of the river and leads past the district of S. Martino|St. Martin in the direction of the Val Badia|Gadertal. Running along the edge of the Pflaurenzer Köpfl hill in Floronzo, it then returns in the direction of the river and the road paralleling the railroad tracks. The section past Casteldarne|Ehrenburg (elevation 805 m/2,641 ft.) and Chienes|Kiens (elevation 784m/7,572 ft.) toward the west is characterized by alternating uphill and downhill sections. Meadows, fields, and forests are typical for the landscape views along the bike route from S. Sigismondo|St. Sigmund toward Vandoies di Sopra|Obervintl and Vandoies di Sotto|Niedervintl. From Vandoies di Sotto, the bicycle path then descends slightly past the Rio Molino|Mühlbach Gap to then steadily rise again as far as Rio Molino (elevation 777 m/2,549 ft.) Those who would like can board the train here for the return trip. As an alternative, there is also the possibility to ride over a small hill to the edge of the village of Sciaves|Schabs. After the underpass beneath the highway, the bicycle route follows a little-traveled side street past Aicha (elevation 730 m/2,395 m) to the fortress at Fortezza. Here, the Pustertal Bike Route leads to the Brennero Bicycle Route between Brennero and Bolzano. 

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Coordinates

DD
46.795253, 11.929148
DMS
46°47'42.9"N 11°55'44.9"E
UTM
32T 723533 5186578
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
34.7 km
Duration
2:27 h
Ascent
369 m
Descent
426 m
Highest point
840 m
Lowest point
682 m

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