Penser Joch / Passo di Pennes- Jaufen Pass / Passo del Monte Giovo
This little excursion in and around South Tyrol includes a refreshment stop in Bozen/Bolzano or Meran/Merano.
Start from the Hotel Haller and proceed to Sterzing/Vipiteno (approx. 8 min away). Before the highway bridge, take a right turn and you're already on your way to the Penser Joch / Passo di Pennes (2,215 meters above sea-level). When you've reached this destination, you'll find refreshment stops where you can have a bite to eat or a warm drink. Continuing downhill, you drive into the primeval Sarn Valley / Val Sarentino and end up in Bozen/Bolzano. In Bozen/Bolzano, there are numerous museums (e.g. the Ötzi "Iceman" Museum), a lot of pleasant cafes, and a romantic street full of shops and stores. On the Staatstrasse / Route Nationale, you can proceed to Meran/Merano, continuing on to the Passeier Valley / Val Passiria until you come to St. Leonhard. There, take a turn to the Jaufen Pass / Passo del Monte Giovo and enjoy the curves, the speed, etc. At the Jaufen Pass / Passo del Monte Giovo (2,099 meters above sea-level), you can take a few snapshots and then return via Gasteig/Casateia and Mareit/Mareta back to the Hotel Haller.