• Travelcode: 176

    VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA II

    Augsburg/Füssen - Lake Garda (Riva)

    • Cycling in Southern Tyrol (northern part of Italy)

      About 2000 years ago the adopted son of imperator Augustus, General Drusus realized over his military career the significance of well- maintained and quickly passable transport routes from the northern Roman provinces to the Mediterranean. For that reason it was more than necessary to build a pass road to link the northern and southern parts of the empire divided by the Alps. The Via Claudia Augusta, completed within 60 years, is an exemplary sample of Roman construction and a masterpiece of antique engineering. With this road, the Romans had built the first proper mountain road across the Fernpass and the Reschenpass.

      Tour profile / Level 2

      Mostly paved cycle paths and streets with less traffic. Partly on a gravelled surfaces. Comfortable use of the Via Claudia Augusta shuttle transfer over the 2 passes. The tour is suggested for children from 12 years on. (Enthusiastic and condition is required)

      From Augsburg to Riva del Garda

      Day 1: Augsburg

      Individual arrival.

      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 a must. Schongau features a picturesque old town and almost completely preserved town wall. The stage to Landsberg is thought to be a comfy "run in" on almost flat terrain.

      Day 3: Landsberg - Region Schongau, approx. 40 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 - Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza, 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: Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza - Merano, approx. 65 km 

      From the starting point of this enjoyable ride you ride down to the smallest city of the Alps, to Glorenza. 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, you pass by the marble town of Laas, then Naturns and then past the prominent castle of Kastelbell you reach the spa town of Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the "Passer" promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.

      Day 8: Merano - Lake Caldaro Region/Ora, approx. 50 km

      There is plenty to see along this route: Niederlana’s famous Schnatterpeckaltar, the largest Gothic wing altar in the Alpine area, the highest church tower of the South Tyrol in Terlan and a great number of fortresses and ruins on both valley slopes. And - after the optional visit of Bolzano - you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to refresh your legs at Lake Caldaro.

      Day 9: Lake Caldaro Region/Ora - Trento, approx. 50 km

      Today you cycle along River Adige that is lined by orchards until you get to Salorno. The German-speaking part of the South Tyrol ends here. The stage finishes in the town of Trento which features an old town worth seeing with historic buildings.

      Day 10: Tento - Riva del Garda, approx. 50 km 

      The last stage leads past Rovereto and Mori to Lake Garda. After a brief ascent up Passo S. Giovanni (150 m) you can enjoy a fantastic view while riding downhill to the lake and Riva/Torbole.

      Day 11: Riva del Garda

      Individual departure or extended stay.

       

      From Füssen to Riva del Garda

      Day 1: Füssen

      Individual arrival.

      Day 2: Füssen - 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 3: Imst - Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza, 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 4: Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza - Merano, approx. 65 km 

      From the starting point of this enjoyable ride you ride down to the smallest city of the Alps, to Glorenza. 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, you pass by the marble town of Laas, then Naturns and then past the prominent castle of Kastelbell you reach the spa town of Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the "Passer" promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.

      Day 5: Merano - Lake Caldaro Region/Ora, approx. 50 km

      There is plenty to see along this route: Niederlana’s famous Schnatterpeckaltar, the largest Gothic wing altar in the Alpine area, the highest church tower of the South Tyrol in Terlan and a great number of fortresses and ruins on both valley slopes. And - after the optional visit of Bolzano - you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to refresh your legs at Lake Caldaro.

      Day 6: Lake Caldaro Region/Ora - Trento, approx. 50 km

      Today you cycle along River Adige that is lined by orchards until you get to Salorno. The German-speaking part of the South Tyrol ends here. The stage finishes in the town of Trento which features an old town worth seeing with historic buildings.

      Day 7: Tento - Riva del Garda, approx. 50 km 

      The last stage leads past Rovereto and Mori to Lake Garda. After a brief ascent up Passo S. Giovanni (150 m) you can enjoy a fantastic view while riding downhill to the lake and Riva/Torbole.

      Day 8: Riva del Garda

      Individual departure or extended stay.

    • ARRIVAL - PARKING – DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Munich (MUC)

      MUC airport - Augsburg main station; duration approx.. 1h40; approx. € 30,- p.p.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: Direct parking at the hotel Bayerischer Wirt (Hotel sample), reservation required. If you will be booked in a different hotel we kindly ask you to contact us for a parking alternative. 

      Arrival from Germany via highway A8 or via A3, A7 and B2.
      Arrival from Austria via highway A1 and A8, or via A1 and A92.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Augsburg

      Train connections from Munich/Munich airport via: www.db.de (Federal German Railway)

      Taxi from the train station to the hotel: approx. € 17,-


      TRANSFERS

      From Riva del Garda to Augsburg (possible on Thuesday, Thursday  and Sunday) - See "Price".

      From Riva del Garda to Füssen (possible on Thuesday, Thursday and Sunday) - See "Price".

      Transfer from Riva to RoveretoTrain Station (min. 2 Peolpe) - See "Price".


      EXTRAS

      Please inform us about your mobile phone number at booking that we can contact you during the tour in case of a change in the schedule.

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:

      • 8 / 10 nights incl. breakfast
      • Hotel taxes

      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • Transfer across Fernpass
      • Transfer across Reschenpass
      • Map material per room
    • Extras

      Discount* From Augsburg From Füssen
      Children until the age of 13,99** -25%
      *in a DZZ with 2 full paying people    
      **for children from the age of 12 / sporty tour for children from the age of 12 (high amount of cycling enthusiasm required)    
           
      Bikes & Equipment    
      21-speed-bike / 7-speed bike (back pedal brake) 95 80
      E-bike 180 170
           
      Extra nights    
      Augsburg 3* (dbl/sgl) 69 / 94  
      Füssen 3* (dbl/sgl)   78 / 112
      Riva del Garda 3* (dbl/sgl) double room 79 / 117
           
       Transfer    
      Transfer Riva del Garda - Augsburg (min. 2 persons) TU, TH, SU 155  
      Transfer Riva del Garda - Füssen (min. 2 persons) TU, TH, SU   120
      Transfer Riva del Garda - Rovereto train station (min. 2 persons) 30  

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Typical Hotels at the 3-star-category:

      Hotel example:

      Augsburg: Biohotel Bayerischer Wirt***

      This family-run hotel offers soundproofed rooms with free internet. All rooms at the 3-star BIO Hotel Bayerischer Wirt Augsburg feature a desk and a bathroom with hairdryer. A free bottle of mineral water is provided on arrival.Guests have free use of the hotel’s spa. This includes 2 saunas and a spa shower. A massage service and relaxing salt grotto are also available. The BIO Hotel Bayerischer Wirt Augsburg’s restaurant serves Bavarian and Swabian food made with organic produce. Guests can also enjoy the sun in the garden or have fun in the hotel’s skittle alley.

      Landsberg am Lech: Hotel Goggl

      Peiting: Alpenhof Pfaffenwinkel

      Füssen: Hotel zum Hechten Schloßgasthof

      Imst: Hotel Hirschen

      Mals: hotel das Moriggl

      Meran: Hotel Flora

      Auer: Biohotel Kaufmann

      Tento: Grandhotel Trento

      Belluno Veronese: Agritur Ca´Scudiera    

      Verona: Hotel San Marco

      Please be informed that these are hotel samples. You will get informed about the definitive accomodations by a hotellist at booking/before arrival.

    • Bicycle incl. pannier:

      You have the possiblity to chose between the following bike types:

      21-speed-touringbike

      (men- or womenframe)

      7-speed-touringbike with back pedal brake (up on request)

      (men- or womenframe)

      All bikes are equipped with a Shimo Alvia - derailleur gear, Shimano-V-brake, 28 zoll rim and a comfortable touringsaddle.


      E-BIKE

      The electrobike is equipped with a Shimano 8-speed system. You will use a 10 ampere battery for total enjoyment.

      With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    • 5,6 30.06.2017 | Maureen C. VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA / Augsburg - Lake Garda (Riva)

      Cycling Via Claudia Augusta

      We were enchanted with the forests, lakes and mountains all along the route from Augsburg in Germany to Lake Garda in Italy. There were so many experiences which we will never forget including a religious procession through the fields in Austria; riding ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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