Along the Via Claudia Augusta
Austria, Italy

Along the Via Claudia Augusta

from $3,250

Facts

Start / End
Innsbruck / Verona
Next Airport
Innsbruck / Verona
Tour duration
9 Days vacation, 7 Riding days
Accommodations
charming and carefully selected hotels
Route
safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Further info
Luggage transport iconTour Support Van iconOne-way trip icon
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
8
Tour Grading

Highlights

Mieming PlateauMieming Plateau
Gurgl ValleyGurgl Valley
Lago di Resia (Lake Reschen)Lago di Resia (Lake Reschen)
Glorenza (Glurns)Glorenza (Glurns)
Merano (Meran)Merano (Meran)
Laas marble quarriesLaas marble quarries
labyrinth garden in Tschermslabyrinth garden in Tscherms
San Romedio (Sanctuary of San Romedio)San Romedio (Sanctuary of San Romedio)
Monte BaldoMonte Baldo
Giardino di PojegaGiardino di Pojega

A tour of contrasts: mountains, rivers, lovely vineyards...

...and the Mediterranean flair of Lake Garda are combined with historical sites along the 2000 year old Roman road.

We start our journey in Innsbruck, the pearl of Tyrol, and follow an old pilgrimage route over the Mieminger Sonnenplateau. From here, we will cross the main Alpine ridge (by bike or by shuttle) via the Via Claudia, a historic trade route. We can now enjoy a ride downhill to the Vinschgau valley, savouring the scents of juicy apple orchards. In the background we
can see the glaciers of the Ortler and the dramatic summits of the Dolomites – a valley which couldn’t be more beautiful. Further South, we can see that viticulture has defined the life of the the people living in this area for centuries. Ancient castles and historic cities such as Trento enchant us and gently introduce us to the Mediterranean flair with sunshine, palm
trees and gelato at Lake Garda which already awaits us. The view from Monte Baldo over the huge lake is incredibly breath-taking and the glass of Amarone from the Valpolicella so enticing, one wishes for time to stop.

Travel schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck
Your adventure begins with our Welcome Briefing in the hotel at 4 pm where you can meet the group.

Day 2: Innsbruck - Zams
Crossing the Mieminger Sonnenplateau we cycle down into the Inn valley and follow an old pilgrimage path to the monastery Kronburg.

Day 3: Zams - Glorenza (Glurns)
Today we will cross the main Alpine ridge via bike or shuttle bus. We will pass by Reschensee with its bizarre church tower which rises from the middle of the lake. From there we ride downhill to Vinschgau valley and the village Glurns, the smallest village of Italy.

Day 4: Glorenza (Glurns) - Bolzano (Bozen)
The Vinschgau welcomes us with endless apple orchards, framed by the glaciers of the Ortler. A stone quarry strikes us featuring the finest white Italian marble. The labyrinth garden in Merano is a true treasure, and offers the perfect place to enjoy a tasty lunch beside a romantic brook and mill wheel.

Day 5: Bolzano (Bozen) - Trento
From here you will see vineyards as far as your eyes can reach, century-old cultures. Via an old mule track we will pass by San Remedio, where the mountain valley opens up and we reach Trentino.

Day 6: Trento - Riva del Garda
We will leave the Dolomites behind us and dive right into the Mediterranean flair of Garda lake. Enjoy the Italian sun and the pristine waters of the lake. Breathe in the sweet smells of lavender and rosemary and relax.

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Prices

from $3,250
per rider in double room (2024)
Single room supplement
$600

Dates

202420252026
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Great tour!

The E Bike tour is immersive and relaxing, you get the opportunity to better take in your surroundings. All the hotels were enjoyed, each had a personality appropiate tot he location. Our tour guides could not have been better, knowledgable and resourceful. The routes were fantastic!

– James Duncan / USA