THE HEART OF SOUTH TYROL

CHESTNUT WALK AND WINE ROUTE

HIKING IN THE HEART OF SOUTHTIROLOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the 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:

The first part of the walk goes along the Chestnut Path (Keschtnweg) before presenting you a vista of the beautiful plateau south of the Dolomites above Bolzano. You pass close to the village of Renon, 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 Kalterer See, 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:

This hike runs along well-marked paths around meadows and through 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)

To the south you have a wonderful view on the Dolomite summits; the cloister Säben;

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 – Lake Kalterer See/Village (ascent approx. 550 m, descent approx. 350 m / approx. 6-7 hours)

The sunny south of South Tyrol is awaiting you; South Tyrol’s most famous
lake, Kalterer See;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: Lake Kalterer See/Village – Tramin /Termeno – Lake Kalterer See/Village (ascent approx. 500 m, descent approx. 500 m / approx. 6-7 hours)

Wonderful view from“Altenburg“ over all the vineyards;

Alberobello - Ostuni

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

The hiking route continues along the famous Marlinger Waale – the longest irrigation ditch in South Tyrol;

Meran

Day 7: Departure

The Spa town of Meran with its Mediterranean flair;

VARIANT 8 DAYS / 7 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. The chestnut walk will lead you back to Bressanone.

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

 

Prices 2020

 
Self-guided tour - 7 Days / 6 nights
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival date on 19/04/2020 € 559,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 669,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 125,00
Half board surcharge, per person € 139,00
High season surcharge, per person* € 59,00
Self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast – arrival date on 18/04/2020 € 619,00
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 729,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 139,00
Half board surcharge, per person € 149,00
High season surcharge, per person* € 69,00
extra nights in Brixen/Bressanone
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 15,00
extra nights in MEran/Merano
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 20,00
High season surcharge Meran/Merano, per person and night** € 10,00

*High season: arrival dates from 18/07/2020 to 11/10/2020 (incl.)
**High season: extra nights in Meran from 18/07/2020 to 11/10/2020 (incl.)
We suggest travel insurance.
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Starting dates 2020:

  • ARRIVALS: every Sunday, from 19/04/2020 (first available date) to 11/10/2020 (last available date)

  • VARIANT 8 days / 7 nights - ARRIVALS: every Saturday, from 18/04/2020 (first available date) to 10/10/2020 (last available date)

  • NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

General information:

  • Classification of the tour:
    Self-guided tour
     
  • Duration:
    7 days / 6 nights or variant 8 days / 7 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 further on 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 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. € 35.00/week; Reservation not possible; to be paid directly in the hotel.
     
  • Alternativ:
    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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