kastanienweg herbst kastanienbaum
kastanienweg herbst kastanienbaum

Chestnut Trails

There where chestnuts grow and the Törggelen has a fine tradition, you can usually also find parts of the South Tyrolean Chestnut Trail – so to speak as a hiking suggestion.

Two Chestnut Trails are well-known in South Tyrol: the “Keschtnweg” trail in the Val d’Isarco valley or the “Kastanienweg” path in Foiana, in the area of Merano, offer the possibility to stroll through woods of chestnut trees.

The “Keschtnweg” path starts in the Val d’Isarco valley and leads via Barbiano to the Renon and further to Bolzano, where the first day ends. From here on, the path becomes interesting for the Wine Route. The next day you start either on foot or by public transfer towards the Oltradige area (Überetsch) to Caldaro with its famous lake. You can walk around the lake and hike further towards the lakes of Monticolo through the forest, which is a nice place also for kids.

Those who want to extend the walking tour, can visit then Firmiano Castle, one of the mountain museums of Reinhold Messner (MMM) which is open from March until November. From here the “Keschtnweg” path leaves again the villages along the Wine Route towards Fiè allo Sciliar and the Alpe di Siusi. From there you continue to the Val Gardena valley, to Chiusa and finally to Bressanone, where the hiking fun started.

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