Holidays in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

Hiking, urban flair and Törggelen in the Valley of Trails
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Starting from Brennerpass and extending to a hint of the Mediterranean in Bolzano/Bozen, the high peeks, gentle hills and dazzling valleys of Bressanone/Brixen and environs unfold with their characteristic apples, wine and chestnuts. Southern flair, enchanting cities and authentic South Tyrolean traditions await you during your holiday in the Valley of Trails.

Trails connect. North and south, villages and small cities, mountains and valleys, and landscapes both cultural and natural. In the region Bressanone/Brixen and environs, everything revolves around the trails that call out to be followed and discovered during your holiday. The thematic diversity of hiking possibilities extend from simple, family-oriented hikes to challenging high-altitude ascents, and from educational walks to traditional trails. In the cities of Bressanone/Brixen, Chiusa/Klausen and Vipiteno/Sterzing, whispers of the Mediterranean and a hint of urbanity are well-worth the trip. Shining with rich history, beautiful attractions and a successful mix of customs and innovation. The origins of a characteristic South Tyrolean tradition come alive in Bressanone/Brixen and environs: Every year during fall as part of Törggelen, young wines are sampled along with a series of speciality dishes and chestnuts in small Buschenschänken farmhouse inns.

Areas in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

Summer in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

Walks through the vibrant valley are as much a part of summer as ascents to peaks of as high as 3,000 m or bike tours taking several days. Connoisseurs can hike the Chestnut Trail (Keschtnweg) or get up close and personal to local producers during a tasting of typical specialities. 

Culture & Attractions in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

The rich cultural heritage of Valle Isarco can be discovered during a comfortable stroll through the former mining town of Vipiteno/Sterzing, the bishop’s seat of Bressanone/Brixen, or the artist’s city of Chiusa/Klausen. Take a Valle Isarco culture hike to magnificent castles, fortresses or monasteries. 

Family Holidays in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

Our family-oriented offers in Valle Isarco are playful, exciting, instructive and lovingly prepared. Baking bread at a farm house, treasure hunting in a silver mine, medieval tournaments are just as fun for both young and old as hiking or horse riding in the great outdoors. 

Eating & Drinking in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

Valle Isarco’s best ingredients, such as chestnuts, apples or exquisite meats from Villnösser Brillenschaf sheep, can be sampled at farmer’s markets, during Törggelen, as street food, or in the award-winning restaurants. You can also try some excellent Valle Isarco white wines. They can be enjoyed as an aperitif under the famous arches or as an outstanding complement to a meal. 

Winter in Bressanone/Brixen and environs region

After the slopes of the sunny and family-friendly ski areas, it’s off to the wellness facilities for a relaxing treatment. And after a snowshoe hike, a cosy aperitif invites you to seek out one of the medieval cities. Ten winter hiking trails do the Valley of Trails true justice. Local delicacies at the many mountain huts along the way will sweeten your journey.