Val Pusteria cycle track: San Candido - Brunico - Fortezza

The cycle track “Pusterbike” connects San Candido with Brunico and stretches across the green Val Pusteria.

Those who love cycling might be familiar with San Candido (1,175 m): from this place the famous cycle track to Lienz in East Tyrol starts (A), along the Drava river. However, also towards west, there is a beautiful cycle track, called “Pusterbike“, rising to Dobbiaco (1,240 m) (station/Grand Hotel) and proceeds towards Villabassa, Monguelfo, Valdaora and Perca to Brunico. This section (San Candido-Brunico) is 35 km long and is a pleasant track stretching from 1,240 to 840 m. It stretches across fields, meadows and forests of the Alta Val Pusteria, past the artificial lake of Valdaora and the wild-romantic Rienza canyon close to Brunico, also a tunnel is traversed by the cycle track.

Leaving behind the city of Brunico, the cycle track stretches via S. Lorenzo, Casteldarne/Chienes and Vandoies to Rio di Pusteria, always along the Rienza. In the west of Rio di Pusteria, the river and the cycle path split: near Sciaves the village road branches off to Aica and Fortezza, where you can continue your tour on the Isarco cycling path or the Alta Val d’Isarco bike lane.

Name of the track: Radweg Pustertal, Pusterbike (Val Pusteria cycling track)
Start: San Candido (1,175 m)
End: Fortezza (748 m)
Length: about 70.5 km
Estimated cycling time: about 4 hours
Drop in altitude: from east to west about 530 m descent, some little ascents
Characteristics: Mainly asphalted roads, sections with loose chippings, galleries (illuminated, no motorized traffic)
Train & bicycle: regional trains with limited bicycle transport run parallel (stops in San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa, Valdaora, Perca, Brunico, Casteldarne, Vandoies, Rio di Pusteria, Fortezza)
Connection to further cycling tracks in the South Tyrolean cycling path network:
1. At San Candido: cycle track Drautal to Lienz/Marburg
2. At Dobbiaco: mtb route to Cortina d’Ampezzo
3. At Valdaora: Valle d’Anterselva cycle track to Anterselva di Sotto
4. At Brunico: Valle Aurina cycle track to Campo Tures
5. At Fortezza: Valle Isarco cycle track to Bressanone/Bolzano
6. At Fortezza: Alta Valle Isarco cycle track to Passo del Brennero

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Alpenheim
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    Hotel Alpenheim

  2. Hotel Pfösl
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    Hotel Pfösl

  3. Design Hotel Tyrol
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    Design Hotel Tyrol

  4. Hotel Alpenblick
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    Hotel Alpenblick

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