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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.

Connections to other cycle routes:

  • 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)
suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Fortezza Fortress (730 m a.s.l.)
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    33,9 km
  • Altitude:
    from 716 m to 862 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +257 m | -155 m
  • Signposts:
    Ciclabile Val Pusteria, Pusterbike
  • Destination:
    Brunico (835 m a.s.l.)
  • Track surface:
    mostly asphalted cycle path, sections along byroads
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Pusterbike Cycle Path from Fortezza to Brunico

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