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Austria and Italy - La Via Claudia - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Waking up to beautiful views of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak
  • Cycling beside the vivid blue waters of the River Inn
  • Absorbing the history of an ancient trade route by bike
  • Exploring Merano – The Jewel of South Tyrol
  • Winding your way through the lovely Vinschgau Valley
  • A post ride, tasty gelato on the shores of Lake Garda

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Munich Airport - Transfer to Lermoos     D  
2 Fernpass to Zams 36 Miles / 58 Kms Approx. 740m B L  
3 Zams to Nauders 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx. 1,200m B L  
4 Nauders to Lagundo 53 Miles / 86 Kms Approx. 260m B L D  
5 Lagundo to Adige Valley 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. 600m B L  
6 Adige Valley to Trento 25 Miles / 41 Kms Approx. 250m B L  
7 Trento to Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx. 1,200m B L  
8 Departure from Lake Garda - Transfer to Verona Airport     B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This cycling holiday in Austria and Italy, is ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the Alps in style. At times somewhat challenging, the riding is concentrated along the Via Claudia Augusta, a 2000 year old Roman built road which was for many centuries the main commercial route across the Alps. Originally used for the transportation of wine and olive oil from Spain, oysters from the Mediterranean and even spices from Asia, it now serves as the perfect biking route through an area of stunning views and historic sites.
 
The journey begins in Austria on the slopes of the mighty Zugspitze (2692m) and takes in some of the most beautiful Tyrolean landscapes imaginable. From our first night's stay in Lermoos our journey heads off on a series of rolling forest trails and across undulating countryside trails, before heading upstream alongside the icy waters of the River Inn, the most important in the Tyrol region.
 
Crossing the border into Italy via the Reschen Pass, the panoramic views open up as we roll gently down into the Vinschgau Valley and South Tyrol. The ride continues via apple plantations, vineyards and historic castles and of course we'll take time during our meals to sample the food and wines for which the region is famous.
 
As the week draws to a close we'll enter the Etsch valley which leads us straight into the bustling city of Trento, where we can spend an afternoon soaking up the trendy Italian atmosphere in the numerous gelaterias and capuccino bars. Of course, we don’t want to overdo it in Trento, as we need to reserve a little energy for the last day of riding through the Sarca Valley and onward to our final destination, Lake Garda, a grand finale to our Via Claudia adventure. 

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,595
Estimated flight price
£250

Optional

Bike Hire:
£185
Bike Hire:
£185
Electric Bike Hire:
£320
Electric Bike Hire:
£320
Single Room:
£205
Single Room:
£205
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel / guesthouse accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast, lunch and 2 evening meals

Guided with vehicle support

Airport transfers

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Customer Story: La Via Claudia in motion

Our La Via Claudia cycling holiday in Northern Italy is a great opportunity to explore beautiful cycle paths, accompanied by stunning views of the Alps – a trip that really immerses you in breath taking natural beauty. For your chance to see…

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Last Updated: 30/11/2017