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Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, the valley of trails

Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal stands for impressive experiences

Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal is more varied than in almost any other holiday region in South Tyrol. Valle Isarco/Eisacktal does not have the name “the valley of trails” for nothing as thousands of walking and hiking trails wind through the impressive countryside here. Anyone setting off on a hike in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal is spoilt for choice: the valley in the heart of South Tyrol offers rugged peaks, gentle mountain pastures, interesting themed trails and very finest cultural hikes. Solitary trails, popular trails, easy trails, challenging trails ... take the path you want, we will be happy to advise you!

Löwenhof’s hiking service

We provide you with a special hiking service so that hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal is memorable fun.

Our hiking service includes:

  • Personal hiking advice
  • Hiking maps on loan or for sale
  • Detailed tour suggestions
  • A hiking tour with local guide once a week

Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal – the advantage for you

Why the Hotel Löwenhof should be your first choice is obvious. The top location for a holiday in South Tyrol is simply stunning – there are several hiking regions located in the vicinity that are all not short on appeal. Wonderful family hikes with a view of the Dolomites take you up our local Plose mountain, the peaks in Funes/Villnöss are overwhelmingly beautiful, anyone looking for tranquillity and solitude should head for Spelónca/Spiluck and the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm offers an impressive 360° panorama. The Chestnut Trail also should not be forgotten of course, which provides views of intensive colours in the autumn in particular and invites you to enjoy Törggelen in Bressanone/Brixen and the surrounding area. Hiking is only this beautiful, rich in variety and unforgettable in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal! By the way: With the Brixen Card you can use public transport and some of the lifts free of charge!

Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The legendary Dolomites, which UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in June 2009 as a result of their beauty and uniqueness, are just a stone’s throw away. The nature conservation areas of Monte Pelmo-Croda da Lago, the Mermolada/Marmolata, Pale di San Martino/San Lucano, Dolomiti Bellunesi/Belluneser Dolomiten, Vette Feltrine, Dolomiti Friulane/Friaulischen Dolomiten, the northern Dolomites with Fanes-Sennes-Braies/Fanes-Sennes-Prags nature park, the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites and the Ampezzo Dolomites, the Puez Odle/Puez-Geisler nature park, the region around the Sciliar/Schlern, Catinaccio/Rosengarten and Latemar, the Bletterbach gorge and peaks of Brenta are among these legendary natural landscapes and ensure unforgettable memories thanks to impressive panoramas, intact nature and magical rock formations. Discover the peaks of the Dolomites while hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal!

Bressanone/Brixen and surrounding

Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal - our tips

The Carl Toldt Trail in Varna/Vahrn

  • Walking time: approx. 1 ½ hours
  • Trail length: 3 km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Difference in altitude: 200 m

Valle Isarco/Eisacktal: Hike along the Carl Toldt Trail, which starts close to our Hotel Löwenhof in Bressanone/Brixen. It leads from the Lidlhof car park in Varna/Vahrn over the Voitsbergstraße road, then left into Bahnhofstraße to Carl Toldt’s summer residence. You now continue along the Spelónca/Spiluck stream, climbing up to the Gartenhof forest chapel and then carry on towards the Voitsberg ruins. From the Gartenhof bridge the trail leads to the Castel Salèrno/Salern ruins and climbs to the Bruggerviertel near the Scaleres/Schalderer stream natural monument where the famous Kneipp facility is located. The Georgspromenade now leads along the stream on the right back down to Varna/Vahrn town centre.

The Chestnut Trail on Monte Ponente/Pfeffersberg

  • Walking time: approx. 4 hours
  • Trail length: 12.5 km
  • Difficulty: easy to moderately difficult
  • Difference in altitude: Climb 521 m/descent 318 m

From Varna/Vahrn lake we follow hiking trail no. 1 (red/white) over the chestnut grown as far as Varna/Vahrn. You pass through the village, hike to the parish church and continue along Salernstraße road as far as the first hairpin bend. There you follow the signpost no. 2 (red/white) towards Bressanone/Brixen as far as the fork in the trail where you turn right onto the S. Cirillo/St. Cyrillus trail no. 2 (blue/white) (Caution, it is easy to overlook where the trail forks off). The slightly steeply climbing trail leads past the Burgerhof, onto the Oberebner Hof and then right there to the S. Cirillo/St. Cyrillus chapel. From S. Cirillo/St. Cyrillus continue to follow trail no. 2 (blue/white), which leads past behind the Zimmermandlhof, as far as Pinzago/Pinzagen. Pass through the village and after the Alpenrose hotel hike along the road on the right towards Teceligna/Tötschling as far as the wayside cross. You reach the Renon/Ritten farms above Payrdorf on paths through fields and pastures. There the trail climbs up to the Saderhof and over the tarmac road, following the red and white marking no. 10 you reach the Gfaderhof in Teceligna/Tötschling. Between the feed store and old farmhouse, the climbing trail no. 11, first marked blue/white and then red/white, leads you to the Wöhrgraben and then on as far as the Wöhrmann just outside Velturno/Feldthurns. The epitome of hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal!

To Lago di Varna/Vahrnersee

  • Walking time: approx. 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Difference in altitude: 120 m

Hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal for families: The valley hike leads along trail no. 1 from Varna/Vahrn over fields and through forests to the romantically situated Lago di Varna/Vahrnersee, which is nature conservation area. The way back leads over the Val Riga/Riggertal then via Novacella/Neustift through orchards and vineyards back to your hotel in Bressanone/Brixen. The route is suitable for all ages as there is little difference in altitude.

High-altitude trail to the Dolomitenblick

  • Walking time: approx. 4-5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Difference in altitude: 300 m

The high-altitude trail to the Dolomitenblick ideally illustrates what hiking in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal stands for. This hike offers scenes that are among the most beautiful in the whole of the Dolomites region! The first part of the high-altitude trail can also be completed with children (to the Malga del Cavallo/Rossalm and back 1.5 hours), the second valley is recommended for fit experienced hikers. Hike high above Bressanone/Brixen from the Valcroce/Kreuztal top station over mountain pastures to the Malga del Cavallo/Rossalm on the Plose mountain and then on to the Gampen Alp.

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