Keschtnweg, The Chestnut Path in Valle Isarco

The chestnut path in Valle Isarco, Keschtnweg in German, runs along the 60 kilometres from Bozen to Bressanone, across beautiful sunny slopes.

The chestnut pathway is on of the most interesting routes in South Tyrol in autumn, no matter if done in one or more days. It is something that will charm both children and grown-ups. The chestnut path in Valle Isarco, in German Keschtnweg, is always a great opportunity to spend a great day hiking and enjoying the local food and wine, especially at Törggelen, the traditional feast between September and November.

The chestnut path from Bozen to Bressanone can also be divided in four single pathways.

For instance, afirst pathway of the chestnut path in Valle Isarco goes from the castle of Roncolo to Auna di Sotto, a 12 kilometre pathway across broad-leaf woods, vineyards and breathtaking views over Bozen and it surrounds. After reaching Auna di Sotto it is possible to come back to Bozen by bus.

A second path of the chestnut path in Valle Isarco goes from Auna di Sotto to Sant’Ingenuino, a 17-kilometre pathway, maybe the best part of the entire walk. From the centre of Auna di Sotto, easily reachable using public transportations from Bozen and Renon, the path leads to the narrow gully of the Steger River and, after passing the ruins of Castel Pietra, will reach the sunny village of Siffiano.

Moving forward to Longostagno, enchanting beauties like Mount Sciliar, one of South Tyrol’s pearls, will lead the way to Sant’Ingenuino. For those wanting to get back to Bozen, there is a bus to Ponte Gardena and, from there, a train to Bozen.

For the intrepid ones, the third part of the chestnut path of Valle Isarco, from Sant’Ingenuino to Chiusa, will pass through the traditional Törggelen villages of Villandro and Barbiano. In Villandro, the church of Saint Stephan is surely worth a visit. From Villandro, north bound, travellers will see the Monastery of Sabiona, the enchanting Tinne Valleyand, finally, the mediaeval centre of Chiusa, final destination of this third leg.

Ketschtnweg in Südtirol, il sentiero delle castagne in Alto Adige

The fourth and last part of the chestnut path in Valle Isarco, in German Keschtnweg, will finally take the traveler to Bressanone. This beautiful 60-kilometer pathway takes the traveler across a landscape of rare beauty, from the castle of Roncolo, near Bozen, toVarna, close to Bressanone, exploring a beautiful and varied landscape with a wonderful view of the Dolomites, while enjoy the local cuisine and the excellent wines. A pathway that, especially in autumn, will leave tourists open-mouthed.