Informationen zur Tour Great border ridge route
- 4:00 h
- 1270 m
- 1270 m
- Max. height
- 2199 m
The great border ridge route guides you mostly along old military routes and paths that were built mainly during 1938 and 1942 next to the main Alpine chain in order to allow for the building and supply of the new bunker called “Vallo Alpino Littorio”. The history of this construction is very closely linked to the tragic events that took place during the second world war. If you are interested and want more detailed information you can find it on Wikipedia.
The route starts at the Colle Isarco railway station. In direction of the Val di Fleres pass by the underpass and after ca. 1 km bear right in direction of mount Gigglberg then keep going uphill. After ca. 4 km bear left on the gravel road and keep on going uphill until the Santicolo pass. From the pass to the Brennero ridge, passing by the Giogo della Croce and Monte Sasso until the mount Sattelberg. Downhill on the gravel road until the Sasso alpine hut and carry on until Brennero. To get back to the starting point, you can use the new cycling path. You can take breaks at the Brennero and in Colle Isarco.
Bunker along the old military route
Old military route on the Brennero ridge
Fruit market in Brennero
Colle Isarco, railway station
By train until Colle Isarco.
Take the A22 until Vipiteno. Take the exit and carry on until Colle Isarco.