Explore South Tyrol ...

... with the handy BRIXENCARD

Free, but priceless!

The BrixenCard is your personal guest card, offering reductions or free entry to the following attractions:

Services included in the BrixenCard

  • Free use of all public transport within the South Tyrol public transport network – regional trains to Trento, buses, city buses, Plose ski bus and public cable cars
  • One free return trip per day on the Plose cable car 
  • Access to all cultural events and walks organised by the Brixen Tourist Board
  • Free daily entrance to Acquarena, South Tyrol’s largest water fun centre (excluding Sundays and bank holidays)
  • Free entry to Brixen ice rink (closed during summer).
  • Access to all cultural events organised by the Brixen Tourist Board, with guided tours and various special events.
  • The BrixenCard offers free entry to nearly 90 museums in South Tyrol. These include the Diocesan Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, Neustift Monastery, the Museum of Archaeology (featuring Ötzi!), Schneeberg Mining Museum, the Messner Mountain Museums in Firmian or Ripa, and many more.
  • The card also offers discounts on purchases made at numerous  BrixenCard partner shops

South Tyrol, a walker’s paradise

... on Plose mountain in Brixen

In summer, the nearby South Tyrolean Dolomites offer walkers countless trails and opportunities for hikes. The hiking region around Brixen’s “home” mountain, Plose, and the “Alm region” (mountain pastures) around Gitschberg-Jochtal offer hikes in all difficulty grades, from easy to challenging. The views over the Dolomite summits hold the promise of breath-taking panoramas, whilst rustic Alpine taverns beckon you in to rest and take refreshment.


Brixen ridgeway, starting on Plose Mountain
The ridgeway begins at the mountain station of the Plose cable car, and leads on to the panorama table and the Ochsenalm pastures. Savour the unforgettable views over the valley with Brixen and neighbouring villages.

Start: Plose mountain station
Duration: 4 hrs
Distance: 10.7km
Altitude gain: 550m


Family tour – Woody Walk on Plose Mountain
Take the cable car up to the mountain station – and then let nature be your playground! This panorama trail, which is suitable for pushchairs, features numerous pieces of educational play equipment, made of wood, to provide an unforgettable holiday experience. From the “Plose lightning” to a “Don’t-touch-the-ground path” to a forest telephone and climbing tree, there are lots of exciting attractions for little ones on this family trail.

Start: Plose mountain station
Duration: 1.3 hrs
Distance: 5km
Altitude gain: 100m


Medicinal herb panorama trail in Spiluck
Here in Spiluck, there’s a herbal remedy for just about every complaint. Follow this themed trail to learn all about herbs and how they can be used for medicinal purposes. The trail leads past an old corn mill and an ancient oven, and Spiluck plateau offers fantastic views over the valley around Brixen and the surrounding mountains.

Start: Fire station in the centre of Spiluck
Duration: 52 mins
Distance: 2.6km
Altitude gain: 173m

Racing bike, mountain bike or city bike ...

... we’ve got the right tour for everyone

Enjoy an action-packed holiday or a leisurely cycle tour. An idyllic cycle path runs straight past the hotel along Eisack River. The path leads east to Pustertal Valley and south to Bolzano.
Enjoy leisurely cycle tours through orchards and vineyards, and combine bike & train & bus for your convenience.

There are countless cycle paths and trails in and around Brixen. They lead from Feldthurns to Barbian, to Villanderer Alm and over passes such as Würzjoch Pass. Fancy a thrill-packed ride?! Then plummet into the valley along the downhill trails on Brixen’s Plose Mountain for a pure adrenalin rush!


Brixen ridgeway
Challenging mountain bike tour on Brixen’s Plose Mountain, starting by the Telegraph summit and leading to Ochsenalm and on along the Brixen ridgeway.

Duration: 3.3 hrs
Distance: 16.4km
Altitude: 540m
Max. altitude: 2490m


Eisack Valley cycle path
Suitable for families and amateurs. Choose your own speed and distance! If you don’t want to cycle all the way back, simply take the train back to your starting point.

The Eisack Valley cycle path starts in Bolzano and ends at Brenner Pass. The path is 100km long in total.


Single Trail Flow Plose
Featuring numerous steep curves, this downhill trail is challenging not only for newcomers, but also offers a real kick for experienced bikers. Downhill bikes and protective gear are available for hire from the mountain station. And if you ask, staff will also be happy to give you some insider tips!

Start: Plose mountain station
End: Valley station
Altitude: 1000 m
Cable car and bicycle transport: Free with the BrixenCard

Experience life from a vertical perspective...

… Climbing in South Tyrol/Eisack Valley

Conquer steep climbing walls in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site! Prepare to be impressed by the South Tyrolean mountain world, with its many via ferrata and fixed-rope routes. You’re new to the game? No problem – join a guided climbing tour and discover the most beautiful corners of South Tyrol together with a trained mountain guide.


Mahr Climbing Park
These rock faces are located south of Brixen. The “Glory Days” line, which leads along an overhanging ridge, is one of the most impressive climbing routes in the region. Test your climbing skills and have a go!


Indoor climbing
In the Vertikale Climbing Centre in Brixen, you can pursue your favourite hobby even when the weather conditions are unfavourable.


  • 150 different routes
  • Boulder room
  • Spacious outdoor area
  • High tower in the centre of the hall, with views over the historic centre of Brixen


Hohe Festung Climbing Park, next to the fortress in Franzensfeste
This climbing park is particularly popular amongst families and beginners.
Here you’ll also find a well where you can cool down, and a sun-bathing lawn where you can relax.

South Tyrol

… the true Eldorado for all avid motorbikers

Enchanting passes and curvaceous mountain roads through the South Tyrolean mountains have an irresistible appeal for motorbikers.
The round trip of the Dolomites is particularly worthwhile, as is also the two-pass tour over Gampen Pass and Mendel Pass.

Motorbike tour

Drei Zinnen Dolomite Tour
Route: Start in Brixen, continue in the direction of Bruneck and on to Toblach. Here, turn right to Cortina d’Ampezzo and continue to Arabba. After approx. 6 km, in Pocol, turn onto the Passo Giau towards Caprile and right onto Fedaia Pass towards Canazei via Sellajoch Pass into Gardena Valley in the direction of Klausen and back to Brixen.

Duration: 8 hrs
Distance: 230 km
Ascent: 1000 m

Motorbike tour

Gampen Pass - Mendel Pass
Route: Start in Brixen, continue in the direction of Bolzano and on to Lana. Then continue over Gampen Pass and turn left onto Mendel Pass back to Kaltern, Eppan and Bolzano. Now turn left through Ritten to Klobenstein, Barbian, Villanders, Klausen and on to Feldthurns in the direction of Tschötsch and back to Brixen.

Duration: 8 hrs
Distance: 210 km
End: Gampen Pass 1518 m

Motorbike tour

Drei Zinnen Dolomite Tour
Route: Start in Brixen, continue in the direction of Bruneck and on to Toblach. Here, turn right towards Cortina d’Ampezzo, continue on to Arabba and turn after 6km by Pocol onto the Passo Giau to Caprile. Cross Fedaia Pass on the right after Canazei via Sellajoch Pass into Gardena Valley and then continue in the direction of Klausen to return to the starting point in Brixen.

Duration: 8 hrs
Distance: 230 km
Ascent: 1000 m