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The Hapsburg fortification in Fortezza and lake Varna. The great antique Novacella Abbey complex. The old city of Bressanone and the cathedral convent.

Type of excursion: private with tour guide
Leaving from and arriving at: Bolzano
Period: from April to October
Duration in total: approx 9 hours
Mode of travel: train and bicycle
at restaurant at Varna lake

Route length:
12 or 25 km
Gain/loss in height: ↑↓200 m
Level 1: for everyone
Difficulty: none (route with some ascent and descent)

Leaving from and arriving at: Bolzano

With our bikes we take the train to Fortezza. After a few minutes along the cycle path we find ourselves at the impressive Hapsburg fortress. Tour around the fortress, which occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions. We continue with our bikes along the moderate descent until we get to a restaurant with a beautiful view of lake Varna. In the afternoon, we go down a little until we come to the baroque and rococo style Novacella Abbey. Possibility of going on a guided tour of the gothic convent and extraordinary library. Continuing on our excursion, we stop in Bressanone for a short guided tour of the old part of the city. From here we either go back to Bolzano by train or travel another 10 km to get to Chiusa.

Note: The programme may be change due to circumstances beyond our control, such as the weather conditions, festive or seasonal closures of roads, museums, cable car etc. In these cases, alternative solutions will be provided.

Services included:
Transport by train, bicycle hire, guided tour of Bressanone, tour guide who speaks English and Italian.

Services excluded:
Air travel costs and transport to the starting point of the tour (unless specifically requested). The price does not include entrance fees and guided tour at Hapsburg fortress and Novacella Abbey and meals, drinks, insurance, personal expenses or any other expenses not specifically mentioned in “The price includes”

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