51 – (ITA STAGE 3) – Bressanone– Chiusa / Brixen – Klausen



Place of Departure


Place of Arrival


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Trentino Alto Adige

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The Stage

The city of Brixen is located in the heart of South Tyrol, nestled in the vast Bressian basin, surrounded by vineyards and orchards that grow thanks to the mild climate of the Eisack Valley. Brixen offers a lot of cultural as well as walks through the chestnut woods on the sunny slopes of Monteponente (1). The bishop city of Brixen combines a medieval atmosphere with today’s modern lifestyle, surrounded by a fascinating mountain landscape.

Sights: The Cathedral of Brixen, the baptistery, the old cloister, the Madonna church, St. Mary in the cloister, rectory of St. Michael, white tower, bishop’s palace, Hofburg, town hall, Säbener gate, St. Michael’s gate, Sonnen gate.

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In this stage we leave the Isarco Valley to climb on the Kastanienweg / Keschtnweg in the air. This leads us through St. Cyrillus, Pinzagen to Feldthurns. Always in a landscape that is crossed by meadows, forests and chestnut forests, always downstream to Klausen. We always have the view of the Puez-Odle Dolomites Group on our left side.

We start this hike at Domplatz take the Domgasse and then the Kreuzgasse. Cross the Dantestrasse and continue on the Burgfriedenstrasse which leads us over the railway line and highway. Immediately afterwards, turn left then right, walk 200m straight ahead to Untereben and after another 250m we cross the creek on the left side, then follow the trail no. 8 towards St. Cyrillus (small chapels dedicated to various European saints) , After 600m we are at the height where a small path branches off to the left and leads us to St. Cyrillus Chapel (reference point for pilgrims). On the right side the Kastanienweg / Keschtnweg begins and after 100m we are at a house with a fountain and turn left into a narrow path that leads past a farm downhill to the valley which leads us on a paved road to Pinzagen. We pass the crossroads in the center of the village and turn right uphill. After 200m we are on a dirt road, which soon leads us uphill through various agricultural areas. In less than 1km we arrive in the hamlet Rittner. We are now at 900m above sea level and to our left we can see now the Dolomites standing out. Before the paved road we go past the chapel of St. Ulrich continue to climb between beautiful chestnut trees until we reach another road. There we turn left and after 200m we cross a creek in the middle of the forest. Continuing on the path we return to the fields and on our left there is a small church dedicated and consecrated to St. Nicklaus (another pilgrim reference point). After another 200m we reach the Gfaderhof. Here we leave the asphalt and continue to the right according to trail marking 11A uphill through fields and connect through the forest to 960m above sea level cross again a creel and begin the descent. After 700m we reach a crossroad, continue to the right according to path no. 11 to Feldthurns. 500m in the middle of wonderful chestnut trees we arrive at different intersections, but we always stay on the waymarking no. 11. First a descent then turn right, after another torrent crossing uphill to a country path which leads us after 500m back to asphalt road. After 350m we turn left and arrive at the first houses of Feldthurns, after another 150m we are in front of the castle (worth a visit because of the frescoes and the furniture). After the visit to the castle and a fresh water supply at the fountain we turn right, cross the inhabited center and continue straight on for another 400m, turn into the Säbenerweg and after 300m we cross a creek. On our right you can see an elderberry cultivation and then the small hamlet Pedratz. After the last house on our left we turn right and go steeply uphill the to road where we turn left and follow the directions to Pardell. We follow the country road that leads through fields and chestnut trees to a farm where we pass on the left hand side and walk for another 600m through the forest. At the exit we cross a meadow for 350m until we reach the paved road. We turn left towards the farm and stop at the small chapel to admire the beautiful panorama. At the farm between the first and third building, we take the path that leads us first through a small forest that then descends quickly. We cross a creek and arrive in Pardel, from here you can see the Säben. We go further 400m on the road downhill to the valley, leave it on the right and go on the path 100m to then get back on the road. Now we follow the path for another 500m and come on a steep climb to the abbey Säben. After the abbey you go for 1.5km on a paved path down the steep downhill to Klausen in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

For the description of the route see the Guide of Simone Frignani
From airport (BOLOGNA, VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Verona FS Railway Station TRAIN – (www.trenitalia.com) Verona FS Railway Station-  Bressanone FS Railway Station BUS/LOCAL TRAIN (www.ritten.com/out.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sii.bz.it%2Fit&l=it) Bolzano FS Railway Station – Bressanone FS Railway Station
Conad Via Brennero,7 – 39045 FORTEZZA
Eurospin Via Brennero, 81 – 39040 VARNA
Restaurant Al Cervo piazza Tinne, 7 – 39043 CHIUSA 0472-847559 info@gasthofhirschen.net www.gasthofhirschen.net
Gasthof Wöhrmaurer via Giovagnano, 21 – 39041 VELTURNO 0472-855301 info@woehrmaurer.com www.woehrmaurer.com
Hotel Walther von der Vogelweide Oberstadt,66 – 39043 CHIUSA 0472-847369 info@vogelweide.it www.vogelweide.it
Residence Pizzeria Schmuckhof Torggelkeller piazza Tinne, 7 – 39043 CHIUSA 0472-847026 info@schmuckhof.it www.schmuckhof.it
Spitalerhof Via Coste,46 – 39043 CHIUSA-BZ 0472-847612 info@spitalerhof.it www.spitalerhof.it CONVENZIONE
Gasthof Wöhrmaurer via Giovignano, 21 – 39041 VELTURNO-BZ 0472-855301 info@woehrmaurer.com www.woehrmaurer.com
Hotel Walther von der Vogelweide Oberstadt,66 – 39043 CHIUSA-BZ 0472-847369 info@vogelweide.it www.vogelweide.it
Residence Pizzeria Schmuckhof Torgglkeller via Tinne, 7 – 39043 CHIUSA-BZ 0472-847026 info@schmuckhof.it www.schmuckhof.it
Klostersepp Via S.Giuseppe,30 – 39043 CHIUSA-BZ 0472-847550 info@klostersepp.com www.klostersepp.com
Hotel Camping Ansitz Gamp Via Gries 10, 39043 CHIUSA-BZ 0472-847425 info@camping-gamp.com www.camping-gamp.com/it/
Bike Rental – Chiusa Stazione Ferroviaria -39043 CHIUSA BZ 0473-201500
Bike World Via Lagrain,5 – 39043 CHIUSA BZ 0472-845137
Bikeplus Via Coste,16  – 39043 CHIUSA BZ 0472-847576
Associazione Turistica Chiusa Piazza Mercato, 1, 39043 CHIUSA BZ 0472 847424 info@klausen.it www.klausen.it
Associazione Turistica Velturno Simon-Rieder-Platz 2, 39040 VELTURNO BZ 0472-855290 info@feldthurns.info www.feldthurns.info
Portale Turismo Alto Adige 0471 402 144 info@suedtirol.info www.suedtirol.info
CAI Alto Adige Viale Europa 53/F 39100 BOLZANO 0471 402 144 segreteria@caialtoadige.it www.caialtoadige.it

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In some places it is difficult to find accommodation only for one night: we suggest you to take accommodation for more nights, using, for your movements, the comfortable and cheap local trains, route Brenner-Trento-Bassano del Grappa.