Pusterbike Cycle Path from Fortezza to Brunico

The Val Pusteria Cycle Route, Pusterbike, follows the course of the Rienza river, here on the section from Fortezza to Brunico.

At the Fortezza Fortress the Val Pusteria Cycle Route branches from the Valle Isarco Cycle Route towards east. For the first kilometres the path follows the village road through Aica and - after a subway - the E66 along farm lanes until the junction to Sciaves. Shortly before the village we drive leftwards across the bridge which crosses the E66 again and then rightwards further along the cycle path towards Rio di Pusteria.

Here the cycle path mostly runs parallel to the road, past the Lanz rest area and then through meadows and fields until the beautiful village centre of Rio di Pusteria. We carry on towards the Rio Pusteria Fortress, after the reservoir we underpass again the road and cycle along the south bank of the Rienza River to Brunico.

From the cycle path the villages of Vandoies di Sotto and Sopra, San Sigismondo and Chienes can be seen, in Casteldarne we reach again a village centre. The cycle path proceeds further along byroads through Floronzo and San Lorenzo di Sebato until the village centre of Brunico. The main village of the Val Pusteria is really worth a stop!

Please note: from here the cycle path proceeds further towards east, to Dobbiaco and San Candido. Another route leads towards north to the Tures and Aurina valleys. For the way back it is possible to take the local train of the Val Pusteria (limited places for bikes) or a bike shuttle.

Important: if you want to do this cycle tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Route: Val Pusteria Cycle Route, Pusterbike
Starting point: Fortezza Fortress (730 m asl)
Destination: Brunico (835 m asl)
Distance: approx. 31 km
Cycling time: approx. 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 250 m (several times short ascents and descents)
Characteristics: mostly asphalted cycle path, sections along byroads
Connections to other cycle routes: three possibilities
* Valle Isarco Cycle Path (Fortezza Fortress towards Bressanone and Brennero)
* Valli di Tures e Aurina Cycle Path (Brunico towards Campo Tures)
* Pusterbike Cycle Path (continuation, Brunico towards San Candido and Lienz)
Further information: Brunico Plan de Corones tourist board, phone: +39 0474 555722

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