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South Tyrolean Cycling Track – Stage B1: From Glorenza/Glurns to Merano/Meran to

Glorenza (Glurns)
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Informationen zur Tour South Tyrolean Cycling Track – Stage B1: From Glorenza/Glurns to Merano/Meran to

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  • Duration
    16:30 h
  • Distance
    270km
  • Altitude
    1360 m
  • Altitude
    1300 m
  • Max. height
    975 m
On the cycling track through the region from Glorenza/Glurns to the main city Bolzano/Bozen and continuing to Vipiteno/Sterzing.

Directions

The 1st stage of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track starts from the city of Glorenza/Glurns. Passing the locality Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch, the Ontaneto di Cengles/Tschenglser Au and Ontaneto di Oris/Eyrser Au you reach Lasa/Laas, famous for its white marble, Laces/Latsch and Castelbello/Kastelbell and its castle. Cycling along the river Adige/Etsch you reach Naturno/Naturns, at which point you have left the Val Venosta/Vinschgau and descending to Tel and Lagundo/Lagund you finally reach the city of Merano/Meran and its majestic Kurhaus.

The starting point of the 2nd stage of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track is the spa town of Merano/Meran. The track leads in southern direction passing Lana and Sinigo/Sinich. After cycling through apple trees you follow the track along the river Adige/Etsch towards Vilpian and castle Firmiano/Firmian. From here the tour continues along the mountain “Mitterberg”, through Appiano/Eppan and Caldaro/Kaltern until you reach the lake Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See. Leading through the Bassa Atesina/Südtiroler Unterland, passing Ora/Auer and Laives/Laifers, you continue in direction of Bolzano/Bozen, which you reach after having passed the river outfall of the Adige/Etsch.

The 3rd stage of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track leads from the main city of Bolzano/Bozen, passing castle Cornedo/Karneid towards Prato all’Isarco/Blumau, after which the valley starts to become more narrow and the track, leading also through tunnels, passes Colma/Kolman and Campodazzo/Atzwang. At the gates of the Val Gardena/Gröden at 627m you will find the castle Trostburg. After passing the medieval town of Chiusa/Klausen and following the track along the river Isarco/Eisack you reach Stufles/Stufels, the antique district of Bressanone/Brixen.

The 4th stage of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track leads from the diocesan town of Bressanone/Brixen passing Varna/Vahrn towards the lake Lago di Varna/Vahrner See. From here you continue to the fortress of Fortezza/Franzensfeste, where you turn right in direction of the Val Pusteria/Pustertal and upwards towards the town Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach. Descending to Chiusa di Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbacher Klause you continue on the track along the river Rienza/Rienz, passing the towns of Vandoies di Sotto/Niedervintl, San Sigismundo/St. Sigmund and Chienes/Kiens. After the “Pflaurenzer Kopf” the track leads towards San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen and further, on the main road, to Brunico/Bruneck.

The starting point of the last stage of the South Tyrolan Cycling Track is the city center of Brunico/Bruneck. On the track, which follows the river Rienza/Rienz, you arrive at the town San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen. At the gates of Val Gardena/Grödnertal you turn left and cycle along the Rienza/Rienz admiring the breathtaking cultural landscape. Passing the locality Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach you leave the Val Pusteria/Pustertal and continue in northern direction towards the Wipptal. From here the track leads through the fortress of Fortezza/Franzensfeste and its town and further, after a narrowing of the track at Mules/Mauls, you reach the “Sterzinger Moos” and Vipiteno/Sterzing, where the track, after passing the lovely town, ends.

Starting point

Glorenza/Glurns

Target point

Vipiteno/Sterzing

Parking

Parking at Glorenza/Glurns next to the church

Public transportation

With the train until Malles/Mals and continuing with the bus until you reach Glorenza/Glurns

Directions

Drive through the Val Venosta/Vinschgau until you reach Glorenza/Glurns

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