The Valle Isarco runs in all its splendid variety down from the Brenner Pass, through Bressanone/Brixen and Chiusa/Klausen to Bolzano/Bozen, with picturesque side valleys, vineyards and chestnut groves, lush mountain meadows, dense forests, rocky pinnacles and glaciated 3000-metre peaks. This variety is not confined to lovers of nature and culture, but is also a delight for holidaymakers on two wheels. Motivation is provided not just by the sporting and scenic attractions, but also by the cultural treasures that are on the route of numerous bicycle tours: the fortress of Fortezza/Franzensfeste, the Villanderer Alm high pasture, the Vahrner See Lake, Trostburg Castle or the Cathedral of Bressanone/Brixen are just some of the many ways to take a cultural break.

This mixture of cycling fun and cultural treats can best be experienced on the Brenner cycle route down to Bozen/Bolzano. Totalling 96 kilometres, it can be divided into two stages – from the Brenner Pass to Bressanone/Brixen and from Bressanone/Brixen to Bozen/Bolzano, leaving plenty of time for viewing the sights and visiting the towns and villages along the River Isarco/Eisack. There are demanding expeditions up into the mountains, flowing trails or relaxing rides through meadows, forests and sun-drenched pastures for mountain bikers: road bike enthusiasts on the other hand can take on such challenges as the Penserjoch, Jaufenpass or Würzjoch passes – cycling fans who love nature will be in their element in the Isarco Valley!

Cycling in the Valle Isarco
Cycling in the Valle Isarco

Reasons for cycling in the Valle Isarco

  • cycling season lasts from April to Octobers
  • altitudes range from 471 to 3510 metres above sea level
  • wonderful attractions along the cycle routes
  • guided cycle tours
  • nature in all its variety for every taste: family or leisure tours, mountain bike adventures or road bike fun