First stage: From Novacella/Neustift to Velturno/Feldthurns
Abbazia di Novacella, an important centre for history and one of the best wine cellars in the Valle Isarco is the starting point for the first stage.
Second stage: From Velturno/Feldthurns to Barbiano – with descent to Chiusa/Klausen
Over the sunny low mountain range plateau of Velturno – the Castel Velthurns, the Sabiona Monastery and original wine taverns invite you to have a break.
Third stage: From Barbiano to Leitach on the Renon/Ritten high plateau
High above the valley floor the Chestnut Trail winds its way through spruce man-made countryside, small hamlets and colourful mixed woodland.
Fourth stage: From Leitach on the Renon high plateau to Runkelstein Castle near Bolzano/Bozen
On this last section, the Renon high plateau shows some of its attractions, such as the Feuersalamander valley and the Ruine (ruins) Stein. The earth pyramids of Unterinn are no less impressive.