Val Pusteria cycle path

The cycle path through the Pustertal-Val Pusteria valley accompanies the Rienza-Rienz and the Drau River from Fortezza-Franzensfeste past Brunico-Bruneck as far as Lienz in Austria, thus connecting the Pustertal with a gradual and constant up and down with the Isarco-Eisack Valley. Along the approximately 110 km (70 mile) route, riders can admire the drama of nature, experience the traditions that are typical to the location, and discover cultural treasures.

Stages of Val Pusteria cycle path

Fortezza - Brunico

Starting point: Fortezza Fortress (730 m asl)
Destination: Brunico (835 m asl)
Distance: approx. 31 km
Cycling time: approx. 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 250 m (several times short ascents and descents)
Characteristics: mostly asphalted cycle path, sections along byroads

Brunico - San Candido

Starting point: Brunico, old town (835 m asl)
Destination: San Candido (1,180 m asl)
Distance: approx. 35 km
Cycling time: 2 - 3 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 450 m (several times short ascents and descents)
Characteristics: mostly asphalted cycle path, sections with gravel surface, farm roads and byroads

San Candido - Lienz

Starting point: San Candido, South Tyrol (1,242 m asl)
Destination: Lienz, East Tyrol (672 m asl)
Distance: approx. 44 km
Cycling time: 2 - 3 hours (downhill)
Altitude difference: approx. 590 m
Characteristics: mostly asphalted cycle path, short sections along byroads at the beginning

Features
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 110 km
Max Altitude: 1298
Duration: 08:00 hours
Difference in altitude: 473 m

Hotel: Fortezza and environs