"Keschtnweg" - Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Chestnut Trail
A line of chestnutgroves extends from the Abbey of Novacella/Neustift near Bressanone/Brixen all along the slopes of the Isarco Valley as far as the high plateau of the Rittner and down into the Bolzano/Bozen valley as far as Runkelstein castle with its fabled frescoes: the ideal route for the “Keschtnweg”. It should not only be thought of as an Autumn excursion though, because the landscape is extremely attractive all year round thanks to the diverse vegetation of the area.
The well marked route leads through mixed forests vibrant with colour, lush green meadows and imposing chestnut groves – a very special experience. Along the "Keschtnweg" Sellers of Local Produce offer regional products for sale.
Our hiking suggestion....
Drive into the direction of the village Velturno/Feldthurns. Parking possibilites at the entrance of the village. Hike through Velturno/Feldthurns and follow the directions for "Keschtnweg" - keep left at the Tonig bar. Hike along the marked path till you reach Pradello/Pardell. From there it is possible to hike to the Monastery of Sabiona/Säben. Mood-enhancing play of lights and colors can be expected!
Walking distance (one way): ca. 45 min