The Eisack Valley astonishes its visitors with a diverse landscape, beautiful views and a rural atmosphere. Therefore, the valley is one of the most popular travel destinations in South Tyrol. The region has something to offer for everybody, no matter if you are looking for an adventure trip or a relaxing wellness dwelling.
From the skiing paradise Gitschberg Jochtal to the Barbian
There is an enormous range of hiking trails within the cottage region of the Gitschberg Jochtal that is set to turn into a skiing paradise in the winter. Fitting to the amount of trails, this part of the region gets the most hours of sunshine: Ideal for any outdoor activity! Moreover, you will have a great view of the magnificent rock complexes where- or whenever you decide to rest. Also, there are numerous cottages beside the trails within the Dolomites where you can get a refreshing drink, all offering a great view. If you are looking for the untouched nature in your trip it is advisable to check out the area around the Barbian next to the Glitschberg Jochtal. You will find a peaceful commune located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Bolzano, that reminds of villages in earlier centuries. Next to old traditions, a warm hospitality is key here to the unique atmosphere Barbian continues to have. It won't take long to feel fully at home here.
Bishop town Brixen
Yet, if you are looking for the city hustle, Brixen and its hinterland areas will be the place for you to go. In Brixen you can enjoy all the benefits of a city whilst going shopping in the city center or enjoying the atmosphere in one of the local cafes in the little alleys of the oldest town in South Tyrol. Furthermore, many cultural highlights await you in Brixen. Amongst the most popular are the cathedral of Brixen or the diocese museum. The area around the city has many things to offer, too. The Neustift monastery is located here, which is known beyond the Eisack valley for its exceptional white wine. Additionally, you will see the impressive Franzensfeste from a distance. The village is famous for its large fort and the historic railway-station.
Hike through a very unique landscape
The area around Klausen promises a lot of outdoor fun for all its visitors. There are not only many more hiking trails here, but also a sheer mountain bike paradise for biking fanatics. If you are looking for cultural activities nonetheless, you are going to find something special with the artist city Klausen. Greats like Albrecht Dürer lived and worked in the sleepy town and shaped the flair of the region surrounding Klausen. Don't miss to be amazed by the beauty of nature itself in the Villnöss valley. The nature park Puez-Geisler lies at this very spot. The natural preserve should definitely not be left out on your journey on the numerous hiking trails: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of today with its breathtaking landscape within the Dolomites and picturesque woods. Last but not least, the thematic paths around the Lüsner and Rodenecker Alm are an absolute highlight of the region. You will find hiking fun in every difficulty here: The range goes from beginner and family tours to challenging expert hikes.