long-distance cycle path
VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA:

Karte

Track length: 714 km
Start / Finish: Ingolstadt - Venice
(these stages do not run on the Via Claudia Augusta:
Ingolstadt - Gersthofen
San Vito in Valsugana - Venice)
Ascent:
7.169m
Descent: 7.825m
Best travel time: May-October
(in April, it weather ispermitting, on the river valleys to Füssen and from Merano)
Profil:
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    Via Claudia Augusta Profil
    Altitude min / max: -5m / 1.513m
    GPS Software: Locus Pro ((Available for Android in PlayStore)
    Maps: Freie Rad und Free Bike and Hiking Map for Android based on openstreetmap
    (free of charge - donations welcome)
    Character: The easiest crossing of the Alps for cyclists
    Route on paved or gravel bike paths or on minor roads. Just on the Danube and on the Lech, through the moraine landscape of the hilly land in front of the alps. In Austria in the Lechtal and Inntal with slight incline. Passes: Fernpass (off the road). Martinshöhe, downhill through the Vinschgau and along the Adige on paved bike paths to Trento, from Trento to Pergine by train, ascent in Valsugana, then downhill along the Brenta on paved bike paths, 20km before Bassano del Grappa to Castello the Godego on side roads, at River Muson 20km on bike paths, then again on small roads, from Mestre on bike paths
    with children suitable from 12 years
    Travel blog / travel diary of the stages: 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92,5km

    2 Augsburg - Schongau 82,4km

    3 Schongau - Füssen 49,3km

    4 Füssen - Zams 88,2km

    5 Zams - Nauders 57,6km

    6 Nauders - Gargazon 103km

    7 Gargazon - Trento 80,3km

    8 Pergine (Trento) - Bassano del Grappa 84,9km

    9 Bassano del Grappa - Venice 72,2km

    a total of 714km
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    History

    In 15 BC, the Romans began to build a fortified connection across the Alps to the borders of the Roman Empire on the Danube. Only 60 years later, under the Emperor Claudius, this huge work was completed. This created a rapid military supply and a new trade route between the Adriatic and the Danube. Today the Via Claudia Agusta is experiencing a new flowering cycle path. It is not just a piece of European history, but a fascinating, diverse nature experience.

    Wissenswertes für die Reise:

    Multi Vision Show: By bicycle across the alps

    Travel preparation :

    A recommended site for getting started:
    • viaclaudia.org - The clubs in Germany, Austria and Italy of the Via Claudia Augusta have put together an extensive and always up-to-date page. Whether by car, bike or on foot. With interactive route planner and booking possibility over the bike shuttle over the passes.
    Recommended sites on Via Claudia Augusta:
    • outdooractive.com - countless tour descriptions, GPS data, altitude profiles, pictures, comments
    Via Claudia Augusta, by bike at the cathedral square Trento Trento, Italy


    If you want to travel the Via Claudia Augusta by bike we recommend these guides :

    Highlights:

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Wieskirche at Steingaden

    • Wieskirche, Steinkirchen (Stage 3)
      Rococo in its most beautiful form adorns the church which today attracts about 1 million visitors every year.
      UNESCO World Heritage
       UNESCO World Heritage since 1983


    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Neuschwanstein Castle

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Ehrwald with a view of the Zugspitze

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, view of the Inn Valley

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, sunken church tower in Reschensee

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Merano, Trauttmannsdorff Castle

    • Meran (Stage 6)
      Meran with its arcades, the Tappeinerweg and Castle Trautmannsdorf




    Highlights (from Stage 7):

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Bolzano, Ötzi in South Tyrol
Archeology Museum

    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, Lago di Caldonazzo
    with children by bike over the Alps, Via Claudia Augusta, the last hills of the Alps
    Storm clouds, Canale Grande, Venice, Venice, Venecia, Veneto, Italy, Italia, Italy
    • Venice (Stage 9)
      The culmination and conclusion of our crossing of the Alps - a few days in Venice


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    Via Claudia Augusta, rest on Fernpass, Tyrol, Austria

    Storm clouds, Canale Grande, Venice, Venice, Venecia, Veneto, Italy, Italia, Italy

    Arrival and connections:

    From the north, the starting points of the Via Claudia Augusta are well connected to the German railway network. Donauwörth is an IC stop. Even with a break in the stages in Germany one is at home in Bavaria within a few hours at home again. When traveling with children, they travel free of charge with their parents until the age of 15. This also applies to the competing bike.

    The return from Italy is more complicated to organize.

    Flixbus has a few buses that drive the route from Verona - Munich with wheeled trailers. However, on a standard carrier for the towing hitch only max. 3 bikes are taken. Reserve early especially during the holidays.

    The local trains in Italy with a bike card to 3,50 € (also necessary for children) with enough bicycles.
    In Val Venosta, from May onwards, a private bike shuttle (with a truck) will transport the bicycles, while you can travel comfortably with the Vinschgau Railway. Train through the Valsugana (in July, August only 2 wheels per train are taken). From Venice, change at Bassano del Grappa to get back to Trento.
    IC / Euro City trains only have space for a few bicycles. Again, please reserve in good time. Unfortunately for bicycles (03/2018) no online reservation possible. (Last Update 2018/11) no online reservation possible.

    Bei If arriving by car:
    Vignette obligation in Austria, toll on Italian highways. The amount of of Italian motorway tolls, gas stations, fuel prices and construction sites can be found on the pages of autostrade.it.

    Overnight stay:

    •  Booking.com
      Numerous accommodations in all price categories. Often cancellable until shortly before departure. In Austria, the sports hotels often offer low prices in the summer - and are well-equipped with spa services.

    Last update 2018/11.

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    (GPS Exchance Format):
    1. Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92,5 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    2. Augsburg - Schongau 82,4 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    3. Schongau - Füssen 49,3 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    4. Füssen - Zams 88,2 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    5. Zams - Nauders 57,6 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    6. Nauders - Gargazon 103,0 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    7. Gargazon - Trento 80,3 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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    8. Pergine (Trento) - Bassano del Grappa 84,9 km
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    Via Claudia 8 Pergine (Trento) - Bassano del Grappa 85km
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    9. Bassano del Grappa - Venedig 72,2 km
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    Via Claudia 1 Ingolstadt - Augsburg 92km
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