Day 1: Augsburg
Visit of the Roman provincial capital „Augusta Vindelicorum“
Day 2: Augsburg – Landsberg, approx. 50 km
The place name Augsburg derives from the Roman name of the town „Augusta Vindelicorum“, which was founded in 15 B.C. under the rule of Emperor Augustus. Augsburg’s popularity however, was established with its role as a Fugger town. Therefore, a visit of the Fuggerei, which is the world’s oldest project for social housing still in use today, is almost a must. The stage to Landsberg is thought to be a comfy „run in“ on almost flat terrain.
Day 3: Landsberg – Region Schongau, approx. 45 km
On the horizon you can already see the Alps but you get to enjoy the beauty of the region Pfaffenwinkel first. Schongau features a picturesque old town and almost completely preserved town walls.
Day 4: Region Schongau – Füssen/Schwangau, approx. 40 km
Having left the old town of Schongau the cycling path along River Lech takes you into the Tyrol. Before heading over the border from Germany to Austria the beautiful fairy tale-like Neuschwanstein castle awaits you.
Day 5: Füssen/Schwangau – Imst, approx. 40 km (without Transfer approx. 70 km)
Today the tour takes us from Füssen to Reutte. From there our transfer brings you across Fern Pass in a comfortable way. From Fernstein castle you cycle past Nassereith and through the picturesque Gurgltal Valley to Imst. A “beery” adventure awaits you at the microbrewery at Starkenberg castle.
Day 6: Imst – Reschensee & Obervinschgau Region, approx. 55 km (without Transfer approx. 105 km)
After a hearty breakfast you cycle from Imst to Landeck. From there we take the shuttle up to Nauders. Soon afterwards you cross the border to Italy at Reschen pass and with it the main Alpine ridge. You cycle downwards towards Malles past Reschenstausee reservoir with the sunken church tower of Altgraun, one of the most famous photo motifs of Italy. Enjoy the first evening on South Tyrolean soil and enjoy strolling through the old alleyways of the town.
Day 7: Reschensee & Obervinschgau Region – Merano, approx. 65 km
Today you cross the entire Val Venosta. The route leads from an altitude of more than 1,000 m down to the town of Merano that is located at an altitude of 350 m. Most of the route follows the course of River Adige. From your starting place this pleasant cycling stretch leads down to the smallest town of the Alps, the town of Glorenza. Past the marble town of Laas you get to Naturns and eventually – past the impressive Kastellbell castle – to the spa town of Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the “Passer” promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.
Day 8: Merano
Individual departure or extended stay.