Bicycle tour Renon – Villandro – Chiusa

The 67 km long tour leads us from Renon via Barbiano to Villandro and Chiusa and from there back to Bolzano along the Valle Isarco bike path.

Our starting point is the village of Soprabolzano on the Renon. To reach it we take the Renon cable car in Bolzano up to Soprabolzano. From here we start our tour towards Collalbo, past the beautiful Lago di Costalovara lake. Along this first section of our trip there is a bit more traffic. We proceed via Longomoso down to Longostagno, past the church of Maria Saal and Monte di Mezzo, and take a short look on the earth pillars. Longostagno is the last village on the Renon, the road becomes narrower here. Due to the descent it’s really fun to cycle this section and the view on the Dolomites with the impressive Sciliar mountain is gorgeous. The road runs past a few farms and the small S. Verena church. The next village is Sant’Ingenuo which is already a part of the municipality of Barbiano what is our next village on our tour.

Now a noticeable ascent leads us until Villandro. And the following downhill run through vineyards to Chiusa is a real treat after this effort. We enjoy a short rest in the beautiful old town of Chiusa before we start to cycle back to Bolzano on the bike path. This path partly runs through tunnels and across bridges along the old rail route, on the last section to Prato artworks are shown. This cycle tour is suited well for bikers with a bit of training and gives also time to enjoy nature, on condition that you also take the cable car up to the Renon to avoid the really hard ascent at the beginning.

Sunny autumnal days are ideal for this bicycle tour, when the guest houses and farm inns along the chestnut path – which crosses the route – offer traditional “Törggelen” specialities.

Author: AT

Notice: If you want to do this bicycle tour please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Renon, mountain station of the cable car in Soprabolzano
Route: Soprabolzano - Collalbo - Longostagno - Barbiano - Villandro - Chiusa - Bolzano
Cycle time: approx. 3.5 – 4.5 h
Distance: approx. 67 km (incl. return on the Valle Isarco bike path)
Altitude difference: 420 m up, 1,190 m down
Level of difficulty: easy to moderate
Road surface: asphalt
Experienced in: September 2009
Further information: Tourist association Renon, phone: +39 0471 356100

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Schneeberg
    Hotel

    Hotel Schneeberg

  2. Hotel Weingut Pacherhof
    Hotel

    Hotel Weingut Pacherhof

  3. Hotel Feldthurnerhof
    Hotel

    Hotel Feldthurnerhof

  4. Taubers Unterwirt
    Hotel

    Taubers Unterwirt

  5. Kirchwieserhof
    Farm

    Kirchwieserhof

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