The Wine and Apple Trail connects the Bressanone Vineyard Trail with the Apple Trail on the Naz-Sciaves High Plateau
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Italy's northernmost apple and wine-growing regions are linked by a themed trail that leads from the small town of Bressanone (Brixen) to the apple plateau of Naz-Sciaves: the Valle Isarco Wine and Apple Trail - "Eisacktaler Wein- & Apfelweg" in German, "Sentiero del Vino e delle Mele Valle Isarco" in Italian. Here, the vineyards and orchards are relatively small, but they produce high-quality South Tyrolean apples and the best white wines in this unique climate with many hours of sunshine and alpine influences. Actually, there are three sections that are connected: the Valle Isarco Wine Trail, the Valle Isarco Apple Trail, and the Bressanone Archaeological Trail.
The 18.6 km long trail starts as the Valle Isarco Wine Trail or Bressanone Vineyard Trail at the Eagle Bridge in the town centre, and then leads to the Novacella Monastery. Its museum and the beautiful abbey garden can be visited - the monastery also produces its own wines. Afterwards, the hike leads as the Valle Isarco Apple Trail on the high plateau of Naz-Sciaves to the highest point at 905 m a.s.l. There, two nature biotopes invite you to take a break. The return journey is on the same path to the junction with another recommended theme path: the Bressanone Archaeological Trail, which then takes you back to Stufles, the oldest part of the town. Especially beautiful in spring at the time of the apple blossom! Walking time: approx. 6 hours.