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The Chestnut Trail in South Tyrol


The Keschtnweg (chestnut trail) on the orographically right side of the Eisack Valley, leads from the Neustift Monastery in the vicinity of Brixen via the chestnut village Feldthurns through light-flooded chestnut forests, cultivated fields and spectacular natural landscapes to Runkelstein Castle in Bozen. From there, the Chestnut Trail leads through the beautiful vineyards on the slopes of the Guntschnaberge mountain via Glaning to the Etsch Valley, to Terlan and Vilpian.
The path shows its most beautiful side in autumn and many farms open their cuisine and cellar during the "Törggele"-Season . But also in spring and early summer, the wide rage of vegetation and the everyday rural culture along the way offer an incomparable scenic charm.

The Keschtnweg is a easy, long-distance hiking trail of more than 90 km, which can be divided into individual sections that are also worthwhile as day hikes. The multi-day hiking route across the low mountain terraces, at 700-800 m above sea level, runs along hiking trails, mule tracks and roads with little traffic. The entire route is marked with the designation Keschtnweg.
The 90 km long chestnut trail leads from Neustift via Feldthurns to Terlan/Vilpian
The daily stages can be arranged individually. However, you should plan enough time for sightseeing and for the numerous worthwhile places to stop for refreshments. It is advisable to book accommodation in advance, as this region is very popular with many guests, especially in autumn during the Törggele season, from the end of September to the beginning of November.

The trail is varied and peppered with spectacular views. It leads through mixed forests, meadows and fields. In some places, direct marketers offer regional products. Art and nature monuments along the trail bear witness to a centuries-old culture, legendary places tell of witches, fairies and spirits.
along the Chestnut Trail
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Chestnut trees