Informationen zur Tour South Tyrolean Cycling Track – Stage B1: From Glorenza/Glurns to Merano/Meran to
- 16:30 h
- 1510 m
- 1470 m
- Max. height
- 979 m
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.
Parking at Glorenza/Glurns next to the church
With the train until Malles/Mals and continuing with the bus until you reach Glorenza/Glurns
Drive through the Val Venosta/Vinschgau until you reach Glorenza/Glurns
Accommodation tips near the tour
Bruneck Municipal MuseumBrunico (Bruneck)
Messner Mountain Museum FirmianBolzano (Bozen)
Franzensfeste FortressFortezza (Franzensfeste)
Jewish MuseumMerano (Meran)
Museum Mansio SebatumS. Lorenzo di Sebato (St. Lorenzen)
Lodenwelt (World of Loden)Vandoies (Vintl)
Diocesan Museum Hofburg BrixenBressanone (Brixen)
Mercantile MuseumBolzano (Bozen)
Firmiano Sigmundskron CastleAppiano (Eppan)
Brunico CastleBrunico (Bruneck)
Castel Badìa - SonnenburgS. Lorenzo di Sebato (St. Lorenzen)
Franzensfeste fortressFortezza (Franzensfeste)
The arcades in BolzanoBolzano (Bozen)
St Veit on Tartscher BühelMalles (Mals)
Castelbello - Schloss KastelbellCastelbello-Ciardes (Kastelbell-Tschars)