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South Tyrolean Cycling Track – Stage A1: Vipiteno/Sterzing – Brunico/Bruneck

Bicycle Ride · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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  • In Sterzing am Beginn der 1. Etappe des Südtirol Radweg nach Bruneck
    / In Sterzing am Beginn der 1. Etappe des Südtirol Radweg nach Bruneck
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  • / Ankunft im Stadtzentrum von Bruneck.
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  • / Faszinierender Ausgangspunkt des Südtirol Radwegs, die Altstadt von Sterzing.
    Photo: Hannes Riegler
  • / Der Radweg führt unterhalb der mächtigen Burg Reifenstein vorbei
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  • / Bei der Festung Franzensfeste dreht der Weg Richtung Pustertal
    Photo: Hannes Riegler
  • / Bei der Mühlbacher Klause beginnt das Pustertal
    Photo: Hannes Riegler
  • / In Sichtweite des Radwegs, Schloss Ehrenburg im gleichnamigen Ort
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To the south.
Starting point of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track is the fascinating town center of Vipiteno/Sterzing.
difficult
Distance 58.7 km
4:40 h
356 m
489 m

The first stage leads from Vipiteno through the beginning of the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, descending to Fortezza/Franzensfeste and subsequently turning left and cycling through the Val Pusteria/Pustertal until reaching Brunico/Bruneck.

Directions
Starting point of the South Tyrolan Cycling Track is the city of Vipiteno/Sterzing. The track proceeds through the marvelous town and the “Sterzinger Moos” in southern direction, along fields and woods towards the majestic fortress of Fortezza/Franzensfeste. After passing the fortress turn east on the first road and follow the signposting of the cycling track in direction of the Val Pusteria/Pustertal. The route leads along the river Rienza/Rienz in eastern direction to the city center of Brunico/Bruneck.

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Michael Mair 
Update: October 27, 2021
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Highest point
978 m
Lowest point
709 m
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Start

Valley station of the cable car Monte Cavallo located in the north of Vipiteno/Sterzing (957 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.903613, 11.430147
DMS
46°54'13.0"N 11°25'48.5"E
UTM
32T 685081 5197320
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Destination

Brunico/Bruneck

Turn-by-turn directions

On the Brennero highway until you reach the exit “Vipiteno/Sterzing”, then follow the main road in direction of the Brennero. The valley station of the cable car is located next to the main road.

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Public transport

You can reach Vipiteno/Sterzing by train or bus. From the train station you take the “Citybus Vipiteno”, which will take you to the valley station of the cable car.

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Valley station of the cable car Monte Cavallo at Vipiteno/Sterzing

Coordinates

DD
46.903613, 11.430147
DMS
46°54'13.0"N 11°25'48.5"E
UTM
32T 685081 5197320
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Blatt 038/030/033

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
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Distance
58.7 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
356 m
Descent
489 m

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