Brenner Pass: by motorbike between Italy and Austria

Motorbike itinerary along the Brenner Pass and through the historic villages of South Tyrol, such as Chiusa, Bressanone and Vipiteno.

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Brenner Pass - Ph. Shutterstock

The Brenner Pass, the historic pass between Austria and Italy. Motorbike itinerary through the valleys and the history of Tyrol.

The proposed itinerary also includes toll roads, but the scenery offered, with its lush valleys, absolutely repays the small investment.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 1.347
Length 56 Km
connection Closed (Italy) / Innsbruck (Austria)
Number of hairpin bends 10
What to see in the surroundings Brenner Baths
Typical dishes of the area dumplings, dumplings, sauerkraut, cheeses, speck
Winter closure No.
Road conditions and notes good conditions

Content index

  1. Historical notes
  2. Itinerary
  3. What to see in the surroundings
  4. Data Room

Historical notes

The history of Brenner Pass it is very ancient. First as a mountain path, then as a military route and now the site of a modern tunnel, the pass is the geographical union between north and south Europe. The transition from a simple commercial network to a military garrison is due to the Romans. In fact the road deviated from Via Claudia Augusta and allowed to reach the colonies beyond the Alps.

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Sabiona Ph. Florian Andergassen Monastery


We start from Chiusa or Bressanone, from which you can also deviate to Herb Pass, and we look for the Via Statale 12. We take the junction for Pustertal (Val Pusteria) and continue on Highway 49 della Pusteria / E66 and keep to the latter until you keep right at the crossroads towards Brennero / Brenner and then enter the A22 / E45. We aim for the E45 in order to enter Austria. Continuing on the A13 / E45 we take the A12 and exit at Innsbruck-Ost. Let's drive now on Amraser-See-Straße / B174 and we go out towards Schwaz / Rum / Hall i.Tirol/Amras. We take Andechsstrasse, we turn left on Reichenauer Str. And continue on Dreiheiligenstraße; we turn in the direction of Jahnstraße.

What to do in the surroundings

La Isarco Valley it also offers moments of well-being and relaxation. The Thermal Spa di Brennero offer the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of mineral waters containing sulfur, calcium and bicarbonate.

Closed, is an excellent starting point for holidays and tours in the area and on the numerous passivated Alpine of the Trentino Alto Adige.

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Passo delle Erbe - Ph. Shutterstock

Bressanone, in the heart of the Isarco Valley, is an international center that certainly deserves a stop to visit the Duomo and Hofburg Bishop's Palace. Do not miss theNovacella abbey, Varna, just outside Bressanone: one of the most prestigious abbeys in northern Italy, with almost nine hundred years of history.

A few kilometers from the border with Austria, Sterzing is one of the most beautiful historical centers in Italy and one of the pearls of South Tyrol. A medieval city center, famous for Tower of the Twelve which divides the historic side of the center from the more recent one.

From here you can also stretch instead towards the South West, towards Giovo Pass e Timmelsjoch.

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