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Chestnut and Wine Route in Tyrol


Itinerary for Chestnut and Wine Route in Tyrol



Sample Itinerary: 7-day program  - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Individual arrival at the hotel in Brixen/Bressanone.
Meals included: none (if half board supplement booked, dinner is included)
Overnight in Brixen/Bressanone


Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Klausen/Chiusa
From Bressanone you hike up to the Pfeffersberg. You pass small hamlets and mountain farms on your way along the plateau. To the south you have a wonderful view on the Dolomite summits. You reach Velturno and carry on to Cloister Säben, the Acropolis of South Tyrol, before arriving in the small town of Chiusa. Brief tour information will be held in the evening in Chiusa.
Ascent: approx. 580 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 620 m / approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Klausen/Chiusa


Day 3: Klausen/Chiusa – Ritten/Renon – Bozen/Bolzano
After a short transfer by bus to Barbiano, you reach Renon, a wonderful plateau above the Eisacktal with impressive view of the Dolomites and the Schlern. After passing the Earth Pyramids, you can enjoy an afternoon trip with the Renon’s cable car which brings you from Soprabolzano back down to Bolzano. In the evening, you can discover this European city, a place where the Italian and South Tyrolean cultures are closely entwined.
To shorten the route you can take Renon’s cable car from Collalbo to Soprabolzano.
Ascent: approx. 670 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 280 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Bozen/Bolzano


Day 4: Bozen/Bolzano – Kalterer See/Dorf
The sunny south of South Tyrol is awaiting you! Today you will discover the area around South Tyrol’s most famous lake, Kalterer See, a renowned wine growing region. But here, it is not only the vineyards that impress, but also the numerous castles, manor houses, churches and farms. A must for every wine lover is a visit to the South Tyrolean wine museum in Caldaro, which gives an insight into the history of South Tyrolean wines.
The way from the lake Kalterer See to the village can be shortened by using the bus.
Ascent: approx. 340 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 360 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Kaltern


Day 5: Kalterer See/Dorf – Tramin/Termeno – Kalterer See/Dorf
The South Tyrolean wine route: a tip for every wine lover and connoisseur. Picturesque vineyards and fascinating landscapes are accompanying you on your way. Enjoy the wonderful view from “Altenburg” over all the vineyards. The most famous wineries of the region and many of the well-known wine producers are found in this area. The way from the lake Kalterer See to the village can be shortened by using the bus.
Ascent: approx. 800 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 800 m / approx. 5.5-6 hours
Variant: ascent approx. 480 m / descent approx. 480 m / approx. 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Kaltern


Day 6: Kalterer See/Dorf - Lana – Meran/Merano
After breakfast transfer to Lana. Shortly after Lana the hiking route continues along the famous Marlinger Waale – the longest irrigation ditch in South Tyrol. These irrigation ditches known as ‘Waale’ were constructed hundreds of years ago to supply dry corridors with water. These ditches nowadays are used for hiking and walking. The route continues below Schloss Tyrol along the famous Tappeiner Weg towards Merano. The Empress Sissi knew how to appreciate the mild climate. Inviting centuries old Arbours and superb parks add to the completion of a perfect day.
Ascent: approx. 220 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 240 m / approx. 6-7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Meran/Merano


Day 7: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary
: 8-day program
 - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Individual arrival at the hotel in Bressanone. Have a look around the fascinating lanes of the town; see the cathedral and the Bishop’s Castle Residence.
Meals included: none (if half board supplement booked, dinner is included)
Overnight in Brixen/Bressanone


Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Neustift/Novacella – Vahrner See – Brixen/Bressanone
From Bressanone you hike along the river Eisack to the Abbey of Novacella. The order of St. Augustine invites you for a visit. Further your hiking day will take you to the lake Vahrner See – great place to enjoy a swim. The chestnut walk will lead you back to Bressanone.
Ascent: approx. 380 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 380 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Brixen/Bressanone


Day 3: Brixen/Bressanone – Klausen/Chiusa
From Bressanone you hike up to the Pfeffersberg. You pass small hamlets and mountain farms on your way along the plateau. To the south you have a wonderful view on the Dolomite summits. You reach Velturno and carry on to Cloister Säben, the Acropolis of South Tyrol, before arriving in the small town of Chiusa. Brief tour information will be held in the evening in Chiusa.
Ascent: approx. 625 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 700 m / approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Klausen/Chiusa


Day 4: Klausen/Chiusa – Ritten/Renon – Bozen/Bolzano
After a short transfer by bus to Barbiano, you reach Renon, a wonderful plateau above the Eisacktal with impressive view of the Dolomites and the Schlern. After passing the Earth Pyramids, you can enjoy an afternoon trip with the Renon’s cable car which brings you from Soprabolzano back down to Bolzano. In the evening, you can discover this European city, a place where the Italian and South Tyrolean cultures are closely entwined.
To shorten the route you can take Renon’s cable car from Collalbo to Soprabolzano.
Ascent: approx. 675 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 275 m / approx. 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Bozen/Bolzano


Day 5: Bozen/Bolzano – Kalterer See/Dorf
The sunny south of South Tyrol is awaiting you! Today you will discover the area around South Tyrol’s most famous lake, Kalterer See, a renowned wine growing region. But here, it is not only the vineyards that impress, but also the numerous castles, manor houses, churches and farms. A must for every wine lover is a visit to the South Tyrolean wine museum in Caldaro, which gives an insight into the history of South Tyrolean wines.
The way from the lake Kalterer See to the village can be shortened by using the bus.
Ascent: approx. 550 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 350 m / approx. 6-7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Kaltern


Day 6: Kalterer See/Dorf – Tramin/Termeno – Kalterer See/Dorf
The South Tyrolean wine route: a tip for every wine lover and connoisseur. Picturesque vineyards and fascinating landscapes are accompanying you on your way. Enjoy the wonderful view from “Altenburg” over all the vineyards. The most famous wineries of the region and many of the well-known wine producers are found in this area. The way from the lake Kalterer See to the village can be shortened by using the bus.
Ascent: approx. 800 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 800 m / approx. 6-7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Kaltern


Day 7: Kalterer See/Dorf - Lana – Meran/Merano
After breakfast transfer to Lana. Shortly after Lana the hiking route continues along the famous Marlinger Waale – the longest irrigation ditch in South Tyrol. These irrigation ditches known as ‘Waale’ were constructed hundreds of years ago to supply dry corridors with water. These ditches nowadays are used for hiking and walking. The route continues below Schloss Tyrol along the famous Tappeiner Weg towards Merano. The Empress Sissi knew how to appreciate the mild climate. Inviting centuries old Arbours and superb parks add to the completion of a perfect day.
Ascent: approx. 325 m difference of altitude / descent: approx. 325 m / approx. 6-7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast (if half board supplement booked, dinner is also included)
Overnight in Meran/Merano


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Chestnut and Wine Route in Tyrol
Tour Code: ZZ-HKITFA02
7 days / 6 nights ~$0.00
Dates: April-October

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Bozen, Innsbruck (Austria)
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