Via Claudia Augusta

Across the Alps from AUGSBURG to BOLZANO – classic

Out of the city and into nature!
The cycle path leads from the local recreation area of the Augsburg forest along the Lech river through botanical treasures and the Lech heathlands and passes on the lead by Schongau to the gentle hills of the Pfaffenwinkel nature region all the way to Forggensee, the Füssen bathtub. After a short intermezzo with King Ludwig’s visions in his castle of Neuschwanstein your cycle trip proceeds past the Füssener Lechfall, then the cycle path continues along river Lech into the Tyrolean Alps. From Reutte an organised shuttle-transfer takes you to Fernsteinsee Castle and the cycle path takes you through the picturesque Gurgltal (Gurgl Valley) and into the Upper Inn Valley. Another shuttle-transfer takes you from Landeck to Nauders on the Reschenpass. From Reschensee in South Tyrol you take the Adige Cycle Path, along the playful river, through the lush fruit growing landscapes of the sun-drenched Vinschgau valley, via the spa town of Merano and on to the pulsating trading town of Bolzano.

Highlights
  • Roman museum in the Augsburg armoury
  • Augsburg dome with the oldest glass window cycle
  • Historic Augsburg water management (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Füssen/Schwangau
  • Sunken church tower of Altgraun (14th century), Reschenstausee water reservoir
  • Botanical gardens of castle Trauttmansdorff, Merano
  • Original milestone of Rabland, city museum of Bolzano
  • Walther square, fruit market, „Ötzi-museum“, Bolzano
Itinerary
Day 1: Individual journey to Augsburg

Visit of the Roman provincial capital „Augusta Vindelicorum“

Included Services | Price per Person | Extras

Included services

  • Accommodation in carefully selected 3-star hotels *
  • 8 Overnight stays including large breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Transfer across Fern Pass and Reschen Pass
  • Extensive travel papers | GPS-data available on demand
  • Local tax in all places of accommodation
  • Phone service daily from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

* Restaurant recommendations for dinner in all stage towns can be found in the travel information after booking

Price per person

Accommodation in a double room    EUR   1.109,00
Accommodation in a double room (from May 15th)   EUR   1.139,00
Accommodation in a double room (from July 15th)   EUR   1.179,00
Single room surcharge   EUR   264,00

Extras

Rental of 21-gear touring bicycle   EUR 95,00
Rental of Pedelec/E-Bike   EUR 205,00
Extra night in Augsburg in DR/B&B   EUR 75,00
Extra night in Augsburg in SR/B&B   EUR 104,00
Extra night in Bolzano in DR/B&B   EUR 91,00
Extra night in Bolzano in SR/B&B   EUR 116,00
Transfer Bolzano-Augsburg (Tues, Thurs, Sun)   EUR 170,00
Vehicle transfer Augsburg-Bolzano   on request

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