Flora and fauna in Sout tyrol
Hiking break with chestnuts
Sweet chestnut walk with view to mountain Geislerspitzen
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Sweet Chestnut- & Vineyard Walk

The Heart of South Tyrol.

In the shade of mighty Dolomites you walk through the very heart of South Tyrol. At first you follow the “Kestnweg” (Sweet Chestnut Walk), presenting the Dolomites in the South. From famous recreational area of the people of Bolzano, Ritten, you walk along the Dolomites. Vineyards and orchards seam the path on the second part of this walking tour through the most beautiful part of South Tyrol. Famous Lake Kalterer See is a further highlights, as well as fortresses, castles and raised hides along the wine street between Bolzano and Merano. Many wine-cellars are tempting to stop and taste the best South Tyrolean wines. Follow the traces of Empress Elisabeth from Austria in Merano, a bath town with the charm of the Hapsburg Empire.

Walking
Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

Stroll through the arcades of Brixen, see the marvellous dome district and the Bishop’s castle.

From Brixen you walk on mountain Pfeffersberg. Following the terraces, you pass little hamlets and mountain farms. To the south you enjoy a panorama view of mighty Dolomite peaks. You reach Feldthurns and via the monastery Säben, the “Acropolis of South Tyrol“ you reach the Dürer town Klausen, where an welcome briefing is planned.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
630 m
700 m

After a short coach transfer to Barbian you walk on Ritten, a marvellous high plateau above Eisack valley with stunning views to the Dolomites and the Schlern Massif. In the afternoon you pass the famous earth pyramids before taking the cable car down to Bozen.

approx. 6 hours
18 km
680 m
280 m

Today you explore the famous vineyards around the most famous lake of South Tyrol, Lake Kalterer See. Fortresses, castles, monasteries and courtyards are dotted between the vineyards, characteristic for today’s walking stage. A must for wine-lovers is a visit of South Tyrols wine museum in Kaltern, giving a good introspection into the history of wine in South Tyrol.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
20 km
550 m
350 m

The South Tyrolean Wine Street: a hot tip for wine-lovers. Picturesque vineyards and fascinating country, the largest wine-cellars and many famous wine-producers can be found here. Enjoy the wonderful view from the Alteburg over the whole vineyard.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
11 km
500 m
500 m

Short transfer to Lana. Walk along well known Marlinger Waals – the longest of all South Tyrolean Waals. A Waal is an irrigation ditch, dug hundreds of years before to irrigate the dry country on the hills. Today they are beautiful walking paths. The famous Trappeiner path guides you to the bath town Merano. Empress Elisabeth of Austria used to be a regular visitor of the thermal spa, loveing the warm climate and picturesque flair.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
19 km
330 m
330 m

Tour character

You walk on marked walking paths, mainly through meadows and forests. The Dolomites remain in view but you will encounter no rocky paths during the way. A good basic fitness level for walking times up to 6 hrs is required. Some stages can be shortened by public transport.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 19, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Sunday
Season 2
Apr 26, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Sunday
Season 3
Jul 18, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Sunday
Sweet Chestnut- & Vineyard Walk 7 days, IT-SJWBM-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
559.00
169.00
139.00
669.00
169.00
139.00
728.00
169.00
139.00

Category: partly 4**** hotels, mostly lovely 3*** hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 19, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Season 2
Apr 26, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Season 3
Jul 18, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Brixen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Meran
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
84.00
79.00
99.00
69.00
84.00
79.00
99.00
69.00
84.00
89.00
109.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (DE, EN)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (6x)
  • Organised return transfer from Meran to Brixen available on request. Reservation is required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train via Innsbruck to Brixen and a few walking minutes to the hotel.
  • Parking: Hotel garage approx. EUR 55 per week or hotel car park approx. EUR 18 per week. No reservation possible, payable locally.
  • Return journey from Merano to Brixen by train in approx. 1.5 hrs. (www.trenitalia.it).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special arrangements for groups of min. 5 persons possible
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Theresa Badinger
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Gabriele Schlecht DE | 09.06.2017
Kastanien- und Weinwegwanderung
4 stars
Anne Emunds-Axer DE | 27.06.2016
Wunderschöne Landschaft
Eine sehr schöne Streckenführung durch Kastanienwälder und Weinberge. Sehr abwechslungsreich mit guten Hotels und gutem Essen. Diese Wanderung würde ich wieder machen.
Theresa Badinger
Theresa Badinger answered:
Liebe Frau Emunds-Axer, vielen herzlichen Dank für dieses tolle Reisefeedback! Es freut uns, dass Ihnen unsere Wanderreise in Südtirol rund um gut gefallen hat. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre nächste Buchung!

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