Isarco Valley (Eisacktal in German) is one of the main valleys in South Tyrol, running from the source of the Isarco river near Brennero down to Bolzano. There are few valleys in South Tyrol as diverse as the Isarco Valley, with its multitude of different natural landscapes. Here you'll find chestnut, plum and apple trees as well as vineyards surrounded by narrow softwood forests, rich green Alpine pastures and rugged, rocky terrain to the north.
The medieval castles and buildings of the Isarco Valley bear majestic witness to past times. Situated high on a hill, the Sabiona Monastery near Bressanone ranks as one of the most popular and well known points of interest.
The ancient diocesan town of Bressanone, with its significant historical buildings, is near the medieval Chiusa, the most well known destination in the Isarco Valley. Apart from cultural highlights, there are many attractions for nature lovers in the mountains around the city. The best way to explore the varied surroundings of numerous side valleys is to take a hiking tour on the paths around Bressanone in the valley, on the hills, or up to the rich, green Alpine pastures. For more experienced hikers, there are also challenging mountaineering routes.