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The Chestnut footpath - Isarc Valley

Bressanone (Brixen)
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Informationen zur Tour The Chestnut footpath - Isarc Valley

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  • Duration
    20:45 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    2070 m
  • Altitude
    2330 m
  • Max. height
    999 m
The chestnut footpath crosses the Isarc Valley leading to Novacella near Bressanone. This route, surrounded by secular chestnuts is particularly spectacular in the autumn or at any time of the year.


Lines of chestnuts cover the hillsides of the Valle Isarco from the Abbey of Novacella near Bressanone to the hillside of Renon and downhill to Roncolo Castle to the north of Bolzano. The chestnut footpath, "Keschtnweg", is exceptionally scenic in the Autumn as at any other time of the year. This signposted route takes through colourful woods of latifoglie, green meadows and lush chestnut forests – a unique natural landscape.  Authentic products are offered for sale by the local farmers along the footpath .

The chestnut footpath in the Isarc Valley:
Stage 1: from Novacella toVeltruno – 5:00 hours
Stage 2: from Velturno to Barbaino – 5:45 hours
Stage 3: from Barbiano to Leitach – 5:00 hours
Stage 4: from Novacella to Roncolo Castle – 5:00 hours

Starting point

Novacella near Bressanone

Target point

Bolzano, Roncolo Castle


At Novacella

Public transportation

By train to Bressanone and bus to Novacella.


On the A 22 to Bressanone (North).  Exit and continue towards Novacella.

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