The Valle Isarco runs for 80 kilometres through the eastern heart of South Tyrol, bounded by the Brenner Pass to the north and the regional capital Bozen/Bolzano to the south. In the west the Sarntal Alps form a barrier to the environs of Bolzano, while the Dolomites extend to the east. This valley, the valley of the trails, is ideal for walking: through apple orchards, vineyards, chestnut groves and over hill and dale up to the mountain summits. Sometimes it is wide and open, sometimes narrow and delimited by rocks and sometimes it offers magnificent panoramas. Whether with kids, grandmother or fellow mountain climbers, anyone can enjoy walking in the Valle Isarco!

With its church walks, circular tours and panoramic trails, this holiday region was made for walkers: picturesque side valleys, such as the Pflerscher Tal or Villnösstal valleys, are excellent for hiking. The mild climate soothes the spirit and the cultivated landscape is a delight for the eye. This valley boasts not fewer than 33 circular tours and, with cultural and natural monuments, visitor attractions and viewpoints, not to mention traditional mountain huts, there are plenty of interesting places to stop for a break. The Valle Isarco is also home to two of the most beautiful high pastures in the Alps: the Villanderer Alm and the Lüsner Alm. Walkers in the Valle Isarco should also be sure to sample the adventure trails, which are an absolute highlight.

Walking in the Valle Isarco
Walking in the Valle Isarco

Walking highlights in the Valle Isarco:

  • wonderful walks from March to Octobers
  • ramblers can enjoy traditional törggelen in autumn
  • 33 circular tours
  • unique themed trails
  • the Valle Isarco – the valley of trails
  • monasteries, natural monuments and many other cultural attractions