Via Claudia Augusta
Europe’s cultural hub - the highly popular long-distance cycling route of Via Claudia Augusta from Donauwörth (Germany) to Venice (Italy) goes through the Tyrolean Oberland.
Over the last few years, all the existing gaps along the historic Roman road between Prutz and the Altfinstermünz border fortress in the Tyrolean Oberland region have been closed. As a labour-saving alternative, there is a shuttle bus up to Nauders. This makes the cycling route suitable even for families and sprightly pensioners.
The Roman road, which leads from the Adriatic Sea and the Po River valley over the Alps to the Danube has become popular again over the last few years thanks to the EU project Interreg III B – Alpine Space. After 2,000 years, it is flourishing again with cyclists and long-distance hikers. Alongside the Danube cycling route, the Via Claudia Augusta is the easiest Alps crossing for cyclists, thanks in part to the shuttle, and is one of the two most popular cycling routes for Germans abroad.
Distance: approx. 700km
Course: Donauwörth – Augsburg – Füssen – Imst – Zams - Landeck- Prutz - Ried - Pfunds – Nauders – Reschen Pass – Merano – Bolzano – Trient – Verona – Ostiglia
Profile: On asphalt or gravel cycling routes and quiet side roads .
Bike support: The special bike transport “Via Claudia piggyback” from Landeck train station gives you the option of covering the most demanding section over the Reschen Pass in the comfort of a bus. Download the bus timetable for the Via Claudia piggyback service here.
All information, route profiles, descriptions, events, images, package tours and much more can be found at www.viaclaudia.org.