The southern wine trail
The southernmost and longest of the three bike circular trails along the South Tyrolean Wine Path takes you from Cortaccia and Magrè on the Wine Path to Cortina and Salorno. Return via Egna and Ora until Termeno. The Salorno-Ora stretch can also be done by train.
The southern wine trail kicks off in the centre of the historic wine village of Cortaccia. The southbound trail will take you by the ‘original vineyard’ that was planted in 1601 in Magrè. From here, continue to Cortina, also known locally as ‘Little Venice’ due to its numerous floods it suffered in the past.
In Salorno, the southernmost municipality of the region, a small detour will take you to Salorno Castle, that was built in the 11th century as a castle with the purpose of besieging an enemy’s castle, on a steep rocky outcrop. You can find centuries-old archways further north in Egna, which are well worth a visit, as well as the picturesque village of Ora at the bottom of the Castelfeder hill.
Towards the end of the circular trail, you’ll come across the historic wine village of Termeno. The local Gewürztraminer is named after this village, which is grown to the utmost quality here.