Augsburg-Venice Via Claudia Augusta 2020 - Get to know the Country and the People
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. Nowadays the Via Claudia Augusta enables cyclists to experience a unique and stunning crossing of the Alps and to get to know the most beautiful sides of the former Roman domain. And thanks to organized transfers across the two passes you can do so without too much effort. Of course, it's still your choice whether to use the transfers or to use your own muscle strength.
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Detailed information about this offer
- 13 nights in 3-star hotels along the Via Claudia Augusta cycle path
- daily buffet breakfast
- luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Venice
- transfer across Fern pass, Reschen pass and from Trento to Levico Terme
- train ticket from Quarto d'Altino to Venice and back
- visitor's tax in all hotels
- GPS-data on request available
- information material (cycle map with detailed English tour description) per room
- service hotline also at the weekend
Day 1 - Individual arrival in AugsburgAfter your arrival in Augsburg for your cycle holiday, visit the Roman provincial capital 'Augusta Vindelicorum“. Example of hotel: Hotel Bayerischer Wirt in Augsburg
Day 2 - Augsburg–Landsberg, approx. 50 kmThe city name of 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 comfortable 'run in' on almost flat terrain. Example of hotel: Landhotel Endhart in Landsberg
Day 3 - Landsberg–Schongau/surroundings, approx. 45 kmToday your cycle tour along the Via Claudia Augusta leads you from Landsberg to Schongau. 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. Example of hotel: Hotel Rössle in Schongau
Day 4 - Schongau/surroundings–Füssen/Schwangau, approx. 40 kmHaving left the beautiful 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 castle Neuschwanstein awaits you. Example of hotel: Hotel zum Hechten in Füssen/Schwangau
Day 5 - Füssen/Schwangau–Imst, approx. 40 kmToday the tour takes you 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. Example of hotel: Hotel Neuner in Imst
Day 6 - Imst–St. Valentin/Burgusio/Malles, approx. 55 kmAfter a hearty breakfast you cycle from Imst to Landeck. From there you 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 Reschen water 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. Example of hotel: Hotel Stocker in St. Valentin
Day 7 - St. Valentin/Burgusio/Malles–Merano, approx. 65 kmToday you cross the entire Val Venosta. The route leads from an altitude of more than 1.000m down to the town of Merano that is located at an altitude of 350m. 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 you reach Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through the town along the “Passer” promenade surrounded by subtropical flora. Example of hotel: Hotel Flora in Meran
Day 8 - Merano – Castelfeder Holiday Region, approx. 50 kmThere 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. Example of hotel: Hotel Amadeus am Kalterer See/Auer
Day 9 - Castelfeder Holiday Region – Trento, approx. 50 kmToday 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. Example of hotel: Grand Hotel Trento in Trient
Day 10 - Trento – Feltre, approx. 65 kmAn easy start by transfer to Valsugana is followed by a beautiful tour on a new cycle path from Levico Terme along river Brenta to Borgo Valsugana and Primolano. From here you have to take a regular road up to Arsie and Fonzaso in order to finish in Feltre, one of the most important historical cities. Example of hotel: Hotel Doriguzzi in Feltre
Day 11 - Feltre – Pieve di Soligo, approx. 50 or 60 kmToday you've got two options. Either you take the hilly but not too exhausting road through the Prosecco-vineyards or you take the sporty road and pass by Lentiai and the impressive Praderadego-Pass (approx. 900 Altitude difference). Pieve di Soligo is definitely perfect to relax after a 'harder' day. Example of hotel: Hotel Contà in Pieve di Soligo
Day 12 - Pieve di Soligo – Quarto d'Altino/Venice, approx. 65 kmYou have to hit the pedals just one more time in order to get to Venice. On the way you find some real highlights too. Right past Pieve di Soligo, still in the middle of the prosecco hills you see Castello San Salvatore throning. Soon after Ponte Priula you arrive at the art and radicchio-town of Treviso which is finally followed by Quarto d'Altino, a small town very close to the original start of Via Claudia Augusta. Example of hotel: Hotel Ambra in Quarto d´Altino
Day 13 - Excursion to Venice – overnight stay again in Quarto d'AltinoSet aside your bike and relax while you take the train in approx. 20 minutes to the train station Santa Lucia of Venice. This is the perfect initial point to explore the uncountable alleys and channels of Venice. Have a look at Piazza San Marco and maybe even treat yourself with a gondola ride. Example of hotel: Hotel Ambra in Quarto d´Altino
Day 14 - Individual departure or extra nights
Note for people with limited mobility
The cycle tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. However, in specific cases it is possible to accommodate individual customer requests (e.g. barrier-free room).
Passport and visa requirements
To check in to your hotel you will need a valid passport or ID card.
For citizens of countries outside the Schengen area other regulations may apply. You are responsible for obtaining any visa you may require in good time.
Terms and Conditions of Payment:
The deposit of 10% of the tour price is due at the latest 14 days after receipt of the booking confirmation. The balance must be paid 7 days before arrival.
The general travel conditions of 1992 apply with following cancellation conditions: Prior to arrival the customer can cancel in written form at any time the booked arrangement. In case of cancellation or no show we charge following fees:
20% of the tour price up to 28 days before arrival date
30% of the tour price from 27th to 14th day before arrival date
50% of the tour price from 13th to 8th day before arrival date
70% of the tour price from 7th to 4th day before arrival date
90% of the tour price from 3rd day before arrival date to the day of arrival or “no show”
In case the booking is changed from the customer himself (change of date, duration of the tour or participant) up to 28 days prior arrival, a handling fee of € 50,- per booking is charged.
Thereafter the previous cancellation conditions apply. Such a change of booking is only in individual cases a possibility customers do not have a claim on it.
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Rates and additional services to book
Arrival: 01.05.2020 - 15.09.2020
every 1st Saturday of the month
Minimum participants: 2 persons
Arrival: 01.05.2020 - 15.09.2020
Hired bike of OÖ Touristik GmbH - KTM Bikes
€ 150,00 per person & stay
7-speed ladies' bike:
€ 150,00 per person & stay
€ 260,00 per person & stay
Electrically powered bike: