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Austria and Italy - La Via Claudia - Guided 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 and all by bike
  • Exploring Merano – The Jewel of the South Tyrol
  • Winding your way through the lovely Vinschgau Valley
  • A post ride tasty gelato on reaching Lake Garda

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Munich Airport - Transfer to Lermoos     D  
2 Fernpass to Landeck 37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx. 740m/2427ft. B L  
3 Landeck to Nauders 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. 1,200m/3937ft. B L  
4 Nauders to Lagundo 53 Miles / 90 Kms approx. 260m/853ft. B D  
5 Lagundo to Adige Valley 40 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 600m/1968ft. B L  
6 Adige Valley to Trento 25 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 250m/820ft. B  
7 Trento to Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) 40 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 1,200m/3937ft. 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

An easy paced cycling holiday in Austria also visiting Italy, is ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the Alps in style. The riding is concentrated along 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, olive oil from Spain, and 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 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 Rescen Pass, the panoramic views open up as we roll gently down into the Vinschgau Valley and the South Tyrol. The ride continues via apple plantations, vineyards and historic castles and of course taking time during our meals to sample the food and wines for which the region is famous. 
As the week draws to a conclusion we 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 Details

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7 nights hotel / guesthouse accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast, some lunches and 2 evening meals

Guided with vehicle support

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Customer Story: La Via Claudia

Having recently returned from yet another Skeddadle holiday, repeat offender and Customer Competition winner, David Cartmell, shares his experience cycling in Italy and Austria on our La Via Claudia leisure holiday. Read on to learn more about his trip jam packed with stunning scenery,…

The post Customer Story: La Via Claudia appeared first on Skedaddle Blog.

Last Updated: 30/07/2019

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