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Photograph of the crowds of citizens moving, both on foot and by bike, around Piazza Walther on a sunny day.

Guided excursions

Guided excursions

Hundreds of kilometres of promenades wind in and around the city; walks, hikes and trips lasting several hours intertwine with the urban architecture and form a jagged network of communications.

The Tourist Board, in cooperation with experienced mountain guides, offers a wide range of excursions for guests and fellow citizens. Bolzano wants to play an increasingly important role as an "alpine city" and to emphasize its geographical advantage, which places it at the center of a spectacular network of enchanting routes, all the more so since the Dolomites have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a specific task to safeguard them.

The detailed programme of our mountain tours and excursions can be found in the brochure "Guided tours and excursions" which is available from our Information Office in Via Alto Adige 60.

Bolzano between myths and legends

Handed down from generation to generation, the many legends about the city of Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites, and its castles are as curious as each other. Discover them with us on one of Bolzano's beautiful walks. It won't be easy to stay focused with such a spectacular view of the city!

  • Every Tuesday in April, May, September and October 2021
  • Starts at 2.30 p.m. from the Information Office, Via Alto Adige 60.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Price: € 8 adults, children up to 14 years free. € 4 with Winepass.
  • Distance: 6-7 km - difference in altitude 150m. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Reservations required by 6 p.m. on the previous day.

Hiking in the Dolomites

Crossing the Sciliar

The Alpe di Siusi with its 56 km2 is the largest high plateau in Europe. From Compaccio we hike across the meadows and pastures to the Sattler Hut, from where we start the one-and-a-half-hour ascent to the Schlern plateau. The Schlern summit (2,500 m) offers a spectacular panorama. Lunch and break at the Bolzano hut. Return along the Bear Trail to Lavina Bianca in Tires. A particularly beautiful route passing between rocks bridges and gorges.

  • When: 11 July 2021
  • Departure: 8 am from the bus station in Via Renon, bus stop 170
  • Return: 5 pm by bus from Tires
  • Difficulty level: medium with good physical condition, stability on the trails, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
  • 700 m ascent, 1,200 m descent
  • Cost contribution: € 18.00
  • Extras: bus tickets (free with Guestcard) and Alpe di Siusi cable car, lunch at the refuge or packed lunch.
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
  • Reservation required within 12 p.m. on the previous day.

Circular hike through the rocky landscape of the Latemar to the Torre di Pisa refuge

From Obereggen we take the Oberholz chairlift up to trail no. 18 and wind our way up the steep mountainside through the rocky Latemar paradise. A unique environment with many bizarre rock formations leads us to a fantastic plateau where we take a break and eat our sandwiches. With new energy we continue to the Torre di Pisa refuge where we stop for a coffee and a piece of cake. We descend over the Pampeago Pass, past the Laner Alm and down to Obereggen.

  • When: 25 July 2021
  • Departure: 8.00 a.m. from the bus station in Via Renon, bus stop 180
  • Return: 5 pm by bus
  • Difficulty level: medium with good physical condition, stability on the trails, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
  • 600 m ascent, 1,100 m descent
  • Cost contribution: € 18,00
  • Extras: bus tickets (free with Guestcard) and Oberholz cable car, lunch in the hut or packed lunch
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
  • Reservation required within 12 p.m. on the previous day.

Excursion to Seceda in Val Gardena

From Ortisei we go up to the Resciesa plateau with the new cableway. Crossing meadows and woods we pass near the Brogles hut under the Odle mountains. From here we start the steep climb up to Seceda where we can admire the famous and spectacular view. Lunch in a mountain hut. After a break we descend along the spectacular alpine pastures with a view of Sasso Lungo and Sasso Piatto to the Regensburger Hut and back into the valley to Santa Cristina.

  • When: 8 August 2021
  • Start: 7.50 am at the entrance of the train station
  • Return: 5.50 p.m. by bus from Santa Cristina
  • Difficulty level: medium with good physical condition, stability on paths, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
  • 700 m ascent, 800 m descent
  • Cost contribution: € 18,00
  • Extras: train/bus tickets (free with Guestcard) and cable cars, lunch in refuge or packed lunch
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
  • Reservation required within 12 p.m. on the previous day.

Vajolon circular hike

From Carezza we take the chairlift up to the Paolina Hut (2,125m) and we are already below the rocks of the Catinaccio. We walk along a flat rocky path that becomes steeper and steeper up to the Vajolon pass with a spectacular view from an altitude of 2,600m. On the way down we choose a refuge where we can have lunch and after a break we return to Carezza.

  • When: 22 August 2021
  • Departure: 8.00 a.m. from the bus station in Via Renon, bus stop 180
  • Return: 5 pm by bus from Carezza
  • Difficulty level: medium with good physical condition, stability on paths, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
  • 600 m ascent, 900 m descent
  • Cost contribution: € 18,00
  • Extras: bus tickets (free with Guestcard) and Paolina chairlift, lunch at the refuge or packed lunch
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
  • Reservation required within 12 p.m. on the previous day.

Hike to Colle, the terrace above Bolzano

Il Colle means tranquility and nature. Large forests and a beautiful mountain landscape with many opportunities of walking; all this just a few minutes from the city. The ride in the world's oldest cable car, the wooden viewing tower and the mountain air will make this a memorable experience. And to end on a high note, a slice of cake at Albergo Colle!

  • When: Thursday, 29 July and 30 September
  • Start: 2.30 p.m. at the valley station of the Colle cable car
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Fee: € 12.00 + cable car ticket; € 6.00 children 6-14 years; free for children up to 6 years
  • Route: approx. 4 km-1.5 hrs. Difficulty: easy
  • Reservation required within 12 p.m. on the same day.

Guided bike tour along the Wine Road

Guided bike tour along the Wine Road through enchanting vineyards, castles and romantic villages to Lake Kaltern/Caldaro. From Bolzano/Bozen along the Isarco and Adige rivers and slightly uphill along the old railway line to Eppan/Appiano. From here it's downhill to Lake Kaltern, lunch, a break at the lake and then back to Bolzano on the cycle path along the Adige and through the apple orchards of southern South Tyrol.

  • When: every Saturday from May to October
  • Start: 10:00 a.m. from the information office
  • Route: 49 km | hi 200 m. Difficulty: easy-medium (also suitable for well-trained children from 12 years)
  • Return: approx. 16:00 hrs.
  • Cost contribution (excluding bike): € 25.00 adults, seniors and children
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
  • Lunch choice: restaurant by the lake or packed lunch.
  • Depending on weather conditions, the itinerary may vary
  • Reservation until 12 noon of the previous day.
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