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HIKE IN THE HEART OF SOUTH TYROL

CHESTNUT WALK AND WINE ROUTE

HIKING IN THE HEART OF SOUTHTIROLOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the hiking tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights or variant 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 559,- €

Hiking South Tyrol

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

South of the Alps and in the shadow of the Dolomites you will hike through some of the prettiest parts of South Tyrol, the main part of the tour is between the cultural capital of Tyrol, Brixen, and the provincial capital of Bozen, linking the northern Tyrolean and Southern Italian cultures. The first part of the walk goes down the Chestnut Path (Keschtnweg) before presenting you a vista of the beautiful plateau south of the Dolomites above Bozen. You pass close to the village of Ritten, the “in” summer place for the rich from the Capital city’s residents.
Vineyards and orchards line the way on the hike through one of the most beautiful areas located in the centre of the South Tyrolean wine region.
Lake Kaltern, the most famous lake in South Tyrol, is a further highlight on this route. Castles, palaces and manor houses emboss the landscape of the South Tyrolean Wine Route where numerous wineries avail a tasting of superb wines. The excellent cuisine and the amazing panorama create an unforgettable experience.

  
Characteristics of the route:

Well marked paths are mainly signposted around the meadows and throughout the forests. The Dolomites are always in view and the paths offer no element of danger. You can use public transport on some of the routes to shorten the journey.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 12.

A day by day account of the route:

Anreise nach Alberobello

Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone

See the cathedral and the Bishop‘s Castle Residence;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Klausen/ Chiusa (ascent approx. 625 m, descent approx. 700 m / approx. 5 hours)

Feldthurns, convent Säben and the small town of Klausen;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 3: Klausen/Chiusa – Ritten/Renon – Bozen/Bolzano (ascent approx. 675 m, descent approx. 275 m / approx. 6 hours)

Ritten, a wonderful plateau above the Eisack Valley;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 4: Bozen/Bolzano – Kalterer See/Village (ascent approx. 550 m, descent approx. 350 m / approx. 6-7 hours)

The sunny south of South Tyrol is awaiting you;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: Kalterer See/Village – Tramin /Termeno – Kalterer See/Village (ascent approx. 800 m, descent approx. 800 m / approx. 6-7 hours)

Wonderful view from“Altenburg“ over all the vineyards;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 6: Kalterer See/Village- Lana – Meran/Merano (ascent approx. 325 m, descent approx. 325 m / approx. 6-7 hours)

„Marlinger Waals“, Tyrol Castle, „Tappeiner Weg/way“;

Meran

Day 7: Departure

The Spa town of Meran with its Mediterranean flair;

VARIANT 08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone
Individual arrival at the hotel in Bressanone. Have a look round the fascinating lanes of the town; see the cathedral and the Bishop’s Castle Residence.

Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Neustift/Novacella – Vahrner See – Brixen/Bressanone,ascent approx. 375 m, descent approx. 375 m / approx. 5-6 hours
From Bressanone you hike along the river Eisack to the Abbey of Novacella. The order of St. Augustine invites you for a visit. Further your hiking day will take you to the lake Vahrner See – great place to enjoy a swim. The chestnut walk will lead you back to Bressanone.

Day 3: Please follow the programme according 7 days / 6 nights, from Day 2.

 

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour 07/06
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival date on 21/04/2018 € 559,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 669,00
Surcharge single room, per person € 125,00
Surcharge half board, per person € 139,00
Surcharge high season*, per person € 55,00
Self-guided tour - variant 08/07
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival date on 21/04/2018 € 619,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 729,00
Surcharge single room, per person € 139,00
Surcharge half board, per person € 149,00
Surcharge high season*, per person € 69,00
Additional nights in Brixen/Bressanone (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Surcharge single room per night incl. breakfast € 15,00
Additional nights in MEran/Merano (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 61,00
Surcharge single room per night incl. breakfast € 20,00
Surcharge high season** Meran per person and night € 10,00
Additional nights in Meran/merano (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Single room surcharge per person and night, incl. breakfast € 20,00
Surcharge high season** Meran per person and night € 10,00

* High season: arrival date from 20/07/2019 to 13/10/2019 (incl.)

**High season: extra nights in Meran from 20/07/2019 to 13/10/2019 (incl.)


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVALS: Every Sunday from 21/04/2019 (first available date) until 13/10/2018 (last available date).

  • Option 08 days / 07 nights 
    ARRIVALS: Every Saturday from 27/04/2019 (first available date) to 12/10/2019 (last available date).

  • Individual starting dates are possible anytime with a minimum of 5 participants.

General information:

  • Classification of the hiking-tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    07 days / 06 nights or option 08 days / 07 nights
     
  • Starting Point:
    Brixen/Bressanone
     
  • Arrival:
    • By car: On the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone or over the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then on further through the valley Pustertal/Val Pusteria on the SS49 to Brixen/Bressanone.
    • By train: Take a train from Innsbruck to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from the south over Verona and Bozen/Bolzano to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from east over Lienz to Brixen/Bressanone. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
    • By plane: Nearest airports are Innsbruck airport (approx. 83 km), Verona Villafranca airport (approx. 191 km), Treviso airport (approx. 228 km), Venice Marco Polo airport (approx. 313 km).
       
  • Accommodation:
    Guesthouses or hotels - 3*** or a 4**** category:
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
     
  • Parking:
    Parking facilities at Brixen/Bressanone at the hotel of your arrival:
    Hotel garage: approx. € 55.00/week; € 10.50/day
    Parking place Residence Gasser: approx. € 18.00/week;
    Reservation not possible; to be paid directly in the hotel.
     
  • Transfer:
    Good train-connections on the main line Meran-Bozen-Brixen/Merano-Bolzano-Bressanone.
    Timetable on: www.trenitalia.com, www.sii.bz.it.
    Price per person: approx. € 10.00 – 12.00
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - English
 

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