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VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA I

Augsburg - Merano/Bolzano/Verona

Map

Route

Tour profile / level 2

Mostly paved cycling paths and rural roads as well as less travelled back roads and village roads -  Shuttle transfer to conveniently manage two challenging mountain passes as of Reutte and Landeck; also for children from the age of 12. (high amount of cycling enthusiasm required)

Route Augsburg – Merano (7 nights)

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.

Route Augsburg – Bolzano (8 nights)

Day 1 - 7: Route Augsburg – Merano

Day 8: Merano - Bolzano, approx. 40 km
A handful sights can be seen along this road like the highest peak of a chapel of Southern Tyrol in Terlan and lots of ruins and old castles. As soon as you visit Bolzano you will already get to know Italian Flair in the pedestrian street of the city.

Day 9: Bolzano
Individual departure or extended stay.

Route Augsburg – Verona (11 nights)

Day 1 - 7:  see route Augsburg – Merano

Day 8: Merano – Castelfeder Region, 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: Castelfeder Region – 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 like the cathedral and Buonconsiglio castle.

Day 10: Trento – Region Belluno Veronese, approx. 55 km
Along the River Adige you’ll pass Rovereto, Pilcante and Avio until you get to Belluno Veronese. They say that this is where the best wine is made since the 15th century. Even though Veronese is only 10 km away from Lake Garda there is a lot less touristic ado. Enjoy the rural ambience over a glass of local wine.

Day 11: Region Belluno Veronese – Verona, approx. 55 km
Before you’ll reach the city of Romeo & Juliet you’ll have to overcome one more little ascent up to Rivoli Veronese. Have a good time relaxing or strolling or discovering the arena of Verona...

Day 12:  Verona
Individual return journey or extension.

Services

  • 7/8/11 nights

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel

  • Transfers across Fernpass and Reschenpass

  • Map material per room

  • Local Tax for all accomodation

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.05. - 14.05.24
    Augsburg - Verona / 12 days
    every SAT
    S2   15.05. - 14.07.24
    Augsburg - Verona / 12 days
    every SAT
    S3   15.07. - 25.09.24
    Augsburg - Verona / 12 days
    every SAT

    Extras

    Discounts 3rd bed (in room with 2 full payers)
    Children until 13,99 yrs -25%
    This tour is bookable from 12 years (bike enthusiasm and condition required)
       
    Bikes and equipment Merano Bolzano Verona
    21-speed 110 105 110
    E-Bike 240 230 260
           
    Additional nights
    Augsburg 3* (dbl/sgl) 80/108
    Bolzano 3* (dbl/sgl) 99/139
    Merano 3* (dbl/sgl) 105/139
    Verona 3* (dbl/sgl) 85/125
       
    Transfers
    from Merano (min. 2 pax) Sundays 210
    from Bolzano (min. 2 pax) Tuesdays, Thurdays, Sundays 195
    from Verona (min. 2 pax) Thurdays 270

    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Typical Hotels at the 3-star-category

    Augsburg: Biohotel Bayerischer Wirt***
    Landsberg am Lech: Hotel Goggl
    Peiting: Alpenhof Pfaffenwinkel
    Füssen: Hotel zum Hechten Schloßgasthof
    Imst: Hotel Hirschen
    Mals: hotel das Moriggl
    Merano: Hotel Flora
    Auer: Biohotel Kaufmann
    Tento: Grandhotel Trento
    Belluno Veronese: Agritur Ca´Scudiera    
    Verona: Hotel San Marco


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle incl. pannier

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

    • 21-speed-touringbike (men- or womenframe)
    • E-Bike

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


    E-Bike | Electrical bikes | Pedelecs

    The electro bike 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.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Munich (MUC)
    Munich Airport - Augsburg main station; duration approx. 1h40; approx. € 35,- p.p.


    Arrival by car

    Parking:  Direct parking at the hotel Bayerischer Wirt (Hotel example), € 5,- per day. 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)

    Munich Airport - Augsburg main station; duration approx. 1h40; approx. € 30,- p.p.

    A taxi from Augsburg main station to the hotel Bayrischer Wirt will take you approx. 15 Minutes and will cost approx. € 20-25,-


    Transfers

    Return transfers from Merano to Augsburg each Sunday. Min. amount of participants for the transfer are 2 persons, reservation and payment at booking time.

    Return transfers from Bolzano to Augsburg each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Min. amount of participants for the transfer are 2 persons, reservation and payment at booking time.

    Return trasnfer from Verona to Augsburg each Thursday. Min. amount of participants for the transfer are 2 persons, reservation and payment at booking time.


    Additional Information

    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.

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    Travel stories

    5,5 of 6 Stars | 19
    The Via Claudia Augusta took us gently into the Alps and then down to Verona. The cycle paths were excellent and allowed stress free cycling...A.R. 09/18
    5.8 11.07.2023 | Eitan N. VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA I

    Via Claudia 2023

    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.9 08.08.2022 | Christine A. VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA I
    We found Inn Tours information very good, and their bikes and panniers excellent.. overall the Hotels selected were good, and breakfasts very good. I found Urban to be very responsive to my needs, we had booked this tour 2 years ago and had to cancel ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
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    5.4 22.10.2019 | Robert R. VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA I

    Via Claudia Augusta 2019

    Overall we enjoyed Via Claudia Augusta. The countryside was beautiful, the routes well selected. The accommodation was generally good but a bit inconsistent. I wouldn?t recommend Hotel Endhart in Landsberg. The host was unwelcoming. There was no where ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 4
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
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    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    5.3 22.09.2018 | Ann R. VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA I

    Romance to tragedy: from the romantic road to the setting of the tragedy Romeo and Juliet

    The Via Claudia Augusta took us gently into the Alps and then down to Verona. The cycle paths were excellent and allowed stress free cycling, in the main. We chose not to use the bus transfers, but still found some excellent routes, though the off road ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 4
    • Luggage transport 6
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
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