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Private bike - Third stage from Algund to Glurns

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  • Der schlanke Turm der modernen Algunder Pfarrkirche wurde zum Wahrzeichen.
    Der schlanke Turm der modernen Algunder Pfarrkirche wurde zum Wahrzeichen.
    Photo: Tappeiner AG
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Distance 56.1 km
4:10 h
653 m
62 m
924 m
319 m
On Roman tracks.
The Romans were not known to be enthusiastic cyclists, but they were all the better road builders. The Via Claudia Augusta was one of the most important connections of the empire.

Today, the name Via Claudia Augusta is often used to describe the cycle route from Italy to Bavaria via Reschen. One of the most beautiful, and also most comfortable, sections is the third stage of „Rad Privat“ from Algund to the medieval town of Glurns. This stage is very popular in reverse, i.e. from Mals, the terminus of the Vinschgerbahn, in the direction of Süden. The idea behind this is clear: it tends to go downhill. However, especially on sunny afternoons in spring and summer, there is often a strong breeze blowing northwards, which makes the ride slightly upwards faster than the fight against the wind towards the south. The stage itself is quickly described. After the first and only real obstacle has been overcome, namely the winding ride on the cycle path from Algund up to the Till, the narrow valley that separates the Merano Basin from the Vinschgau Valley, the cycle path runs mostly level and sometimes with a slight incline along the valley floor of the Vinschgau Valley.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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