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Via Claudia Augusta

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  • Bei Nassereith
    / Bei Nassereith
    Photo: CC BY-ND, Tirol Werbung/Franz Bauer
  • / Via Claudia Augusta in der Naturparkregion Reutte (c) Naturparkregion Reutte Anton Vorauer
    Photo: (c) Naturparkregion Reutte Anton Vorauer, CC BY-ND, (c) Naturparkregion Reutte
  • / Auffahrt zum Fernpass
    Photo: Stefan Tichter, Community
  • / Abfahrt vom Fernpass
    Photo: Stefan Tichter, Community
  • / Ausblick ins Fersental nach dem Anstieg aus Trient
    Photo: Stefan Tichter, Community
  • / Der Kalterer See
    Photo: Stefan Tichter, Community
  • / Meilenstein an der Via Claudia Augusta (c) Auerbergland Anton Vorauer
    Photo: (c) Auerbergland Anton Vorauer, CC BY-ND, (c) Auerbergland
  • / An der Via Claudia Augusta in Verona (c) Via Claudia Augusta Christoph Tschaikner
    Photo: (c) Via Claudia Augusta Christoph Tschaikner, CC BY-ND, (c) Via Claudia Augusta
  • / In der Provinz Belluno Feltre (c) Via Claudia Augusta Christoph Tschaikner
    Photo: (c) Via Claudia Augusta Christoph Tschaikner, CC BY-ND, (c) Via Claudia Augusta
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Where once the Romans traveled
Distance 753.4 km
58:00 h
6,821 m
7,221 m
The Via Claudia Augusta began once upon a time in the port of Altinum near Venice and led across the Reschenpass, Landeck , Imst and the Fernpass and further along the Danube to Donauwörth .

Author’s recommendation

VIA CLAUDIA HUCKEPACK : Via the Fernpass ( 1,215 m) and Reschenpass ( 1,450 m ) from around 1,000 meters optional shuttle transport ( the lightest alpine crossing for cyclists ) . From Reschenpass steady decent.
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Update: June 18, 2021
Highest point
1,513 m
Lowest point
-1 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Route: on asphalt or gravel bike paths and quiet side streets. From the Danube to Schongau quite flat, through Allgäu gently undulating. In Tyrol - with slight inclines and descents - through Zwischentoren, the Gurgl- and the Inntal. From the Reschenpass to Trento largely downhill. After Antino by Venice there's still a small hill and 3 passes, but much more varied and interesting . After Verona or Ostiglia, apart from a hill, even.

Tips and hints

6521 Fliess, Dorf 89
Tel.: +43(0)664/27 63 555
Fax: +43(0)664/5449/5224-15


Donauwörth (Bavaria) (401 m)
2'845'308E 1'401'337N
48.714700, 10.771470
48°42'52.9"N 10°46'17.3"E
32U 630305 5397255


Altino (Venice) / Ostiglia along the Po

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She was even after the Romans, one of the most important north-south connections. The resulting income opportunities, trade and encounters with travelers from many countries shaped the people along this route. Different regions and cultures meet each other here today and take a bike ride on this Roman trail.

Numerous attractions are lined up togeteher, like glittering pearls on a chain: Starting with the scenic Danube Wörth at the starting point of the tour, with its Romanesque Augsburg and the romantic Neuschwanstein Castle. In the mountains, at the entrance to Tirol, in Reutte, the European Ehrenberg Castle and the picturesque Fern Pass await us. In the wild, romantic valleys follow the House of Fasnacht in Imst, the Tyrolean waterworld in Zams and the Archaeological Museum Fliess, ... before the route goes up onto the Finstermünz and to the Reschenpass. Over this centuries old pass road, the path continues on to South Tyrol, past the idyllic Reschensee and onto the south side of the Alps down to Merano and Bolzano. From the historic city of Trento you finally go either to the former Roman port in Altino near Venice (varied, but with a few hills, for which there will be hopefully soon a shuttle) or Ostiglia on the Po .. A bike ride on a route which the Romans once visited.


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Public transport

Getting there

Getting there: As it is relatively complicated and time consuming to get the train to the starting point of the tour, there is for cyclists in the summer months a return-bus from Altino / Venice or Ostiglia / Verona , which currenlty runs primarily on the weekends, but will in future drive daily and can be used in the opposite direction as luggage service ( Current info and registration on )


2'845'308E 1'401'337N
48.714700, 10.771470
48°42'52.9"N 10°46'17.3"E
32U 630305 5397255
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rad-Route Via Claudia Augusta "Alinate" Leitfaden und Rad-Route Via Claudia Augusta "Padana" Leitfaden für eine gelungene Rad-Reise: maßgeschneiderter GPS-Track, detaillierte Beschreibungen, Karten 1:50.000

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Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Jan D · February 05, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Wilfried Wader · February 05, 2020 · Community
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Hermann Viehweger
June 26, 2019 · Community
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Reschenpass ist noch das harmloseste
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Ötzi ist ein Besuch wert. 10 h da sein!
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Marcel Schweizer
October 05, 2017 · Community
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Reben in Valdobbiadene
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Richtung Fastro
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Viel Verkehr
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Fernpass- nur Schotter😄und steil
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Marcel Schweizer
September 29, 2017 · Community
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Freitag, 29. September 2017, 22:07 Uhr
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Reschenpass ist noch das harmloseste
Ötzi ist ein Besuch wert. 10 h da sein!
Reben in Valdobbiadene
Richtung Fastro
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753.4 km
58:00 h
6,821 m
7,221 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Cultural/historical interest


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