The central wine trail
The circular bike trail is 23.24 km long and leads you across some of the most well-known and beautiful historic wine villages on the South Tyrolean Wine Path, Cornaiano, Appiano, and Kaltern, known for their Pinot blanc and the local Kalterersee.
The shortest of the three wine trails starts in Kaltern in the square in front of the large Wine Cellar Cooperatives, the Kaltern Wine Cellar and the Erste + Neue. The trail will lead across a stretch of forest to the Monticcolo lakes. Continue to Cornaiano, a historical wine village, whose underground cellar takes up more space than the village itself. The next stops will be San Paolo, as well as San Michele, the actual centre of Appiano, the medieval village. For those wanting to take a short detour to the castle of Hocheppan, dating back to the 12th century, they’ll be rewarded by a beautiful view across the Val d’Adige and the Dolomites. The wine trail will lead you back to Kaltern which isn’t only one of most well-known wine villages in the area because of its wine variety named after the location. We recommend you visit the contemporary refurbished Punkt wine cellar on the market square or the South Tyrolean Wine Museum.