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Augsburg Out of the city and into nature! The cycle path leads from the local

GERMANY recreation area of the Augsburg forest along the river through Landsberg botanical treasures and the Lech heathlands and passes on the lead by Schongau to the gentle hills of the Pfaffenwinkel nature region all the way to Forggensee, the Füssen bathtub. After a short intermezzo with Schongau King Ludwig’s visions in his castle of Neuschwanstein your cycle trip Füssen proceeds past the Füssener Lechfall, then the cycle path continues along river Lech into the Tyrolean Alps. From an organised shuttle- Reutte transfer takes you to Fernsteinsee Castle and the cycle path takes you through the picturesque Gurgltal (Gurgl Valley) and into the Upper Valley. Another shuttle-transfer takes you from to on Landeck the . From in South you take the Cycle Path, along the playful river, through the lush fruit growing Reschen Pass landscapes of the sun-drenched valley, via the spa town of Merano and on to the pulsating trading town of Bolzano. Burgusio Malles Bolzano CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROUTE

Mostly paved / asphalted bike paths, farm roads, quiet side roads and local thoroughfares. Shuttle transfers across Fern Pass (Reutte – Fern- self-guided tour from 2 persons steinsee lake) and Reschen Pass (Landeck – Nauders). From Reschen- stausee water reservoir to Merano are some longer descents. bicycle holiday The tour is suitable for families with children over 12 years.

DIFFICULTY: easy – medium

DURATION: 9 days / 8 nights

DISTANCE: approx. 355 km

Alps 2 Touristik OG Bahnhofplatz 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee • Carinthia, Austria • +43 677 62642760 • [email protected] • www.alps2adria.info VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA Page 2 of 4

A DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT OF THE ROUTE

Day 1: Arrival Individual arrival at the starting hotel in Augsburg.

Day 2: Augsburg – Landsberg (approx. 50 km) The place name Augsburg derives from the Roman name of the town “Augusta Vindelicorum”, which was founded in 15 B. C. under the rule of Emperor Augustus. Augsburg’s popularity however, was established with its role as a Fugger town. Therefore, a visit of the Fuggerei, which is the world’s oldest project for social housing still in use today, is almost a must. The stage to Landsberg is thought to be a comfy “run in” on almost flat terrain.

Day 3: Landsberg – Schongau region (approx. 45 km) On the horizon you can already see the Alps but you get to enjoy the beauty of the region Pfaffenwinkel first. Schongau features a picturesque old town and almost completely preserved town walls.

Day 4: Schongau region – Füssen / Schwangau (approx. 40 km) Having left the old town of Schongau the cycling path along River Lech takes you into the Tyrol. Before heading over the border from to Austria the beautiful fairy tale-like Neuschwanstein castle awaits you.

Day 5: Füssen / Schwangau – Imst (approx. 40 km or approx. 70 km without transfer) Today the tour takes us from Füssen to Reutte. From there our transfer brings you across Fern Pass in a comfortable way. From Fernstein castle you cycle past and through the picturesque Gurgltal Valley to Imst. A “beery” adventure awaits you at the microbrewery at Starkenberg castle.

Day 6: Imst – St. Valentin / Burgusio / Malles (approx. 55 km or approx. 105 km without transfer) After a hearty breakfast you cycle from Imst to Landeck. From there we take the shuttle up to Nauders. Soon afterwards you cross the border to Italy at Reschen Pass and with it the main Alpine ridge. You cycle downwards towards Malles past Reschenstausee reservoir with the sunken church tower of Altgraun, one of the most famous photo motifs of Italy. Enjoy the first evening on South Tyrolean soil and enjoy strolling through the old alleyways of the town.

Day 7: St. Valentin / Burgusio / Malles – Merano (approx. 65 km) Today you cross the entire Val Venosta. The route leads from an altitude of more than 1,000 m down to the town of Merano that is located at an altitude of 350 m. Most of the route follows the course of River Adige. From your starting place this pleasant cycling stretch leads down to the smallest town of the Alps, the town of Glorenza. Past the marble town of Laas you get to Naturns and even- tually – past the impressive Kastellbell castle – to the spa town of Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the “” promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.

Day 8: Merano – Bolzano (approx. 40 km) There is plenty to see along this route: Niederlana’s famous Schnatterpeckaltar, the largest Gothic wing altar in the Alpine area, the highest church tower of the in and a great number of fortresses and ruins on both valley slopes. The region also offers plenty of culinary delights: asparagus in Terlan, tasty chestnuts in and last but not least excellent regional wines. As you reach the pedestrian zone of Bolzano you’ll soon realise the southern flair of the city.

Day 9: Departure Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

Alps 2 Adria Touristik OG Bahnhofplatz 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee • Carinthia, Austria • +43 677 62642760 • [email protected] • www.alps2adria.info VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA Page 3 of 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Classification of the cycle tour: self-guided tour Duration: 9 days / 8 nights Distance: approx. 355 km Starting point: Augsburg

ARRIVAL By car: Augsburg is excellently connected from all directions via the A8 -Stuttgart motorway and the federal roads 2, 17 and 300. By train: Augsburg train station. Timetabels: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com By plane: Airports Augsburg or Munich. We organize transfers from the airport to the starting point of the cycle tour on request.

ACCOMMODATION Hotels in 3-star-category // Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

PARKING The hotel Bayerischer Wirt has its own car park, which is available for the duration of your cycling tour for € 28.00 if you book in advance. // The hotel Am Rathaus has its own underground car park where you can park your car for about € 65.00 per week.

TRANSFER Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: Return transfer from Bolzano to Augsburg by shuttle bus – € 135.00 per person (bicycle included). Reservation required, payment upon booking.

RENTAL BIKES 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle // E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery; range up to 100 km)

INCLUDED SERVICES NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

• Accommodation in hotels in 3-star-category • Arrival to the starting point of the tour • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast • Departure at the end of the tour • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel • Drinks, tourist tax and all extras • Transfers according to programme (Reutte – Fernsteinsee • Lunch, Dinner and Landeck – Nauders) • Not mentioned entries • Well planned routes • Rental bikes and travel insurance • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, • All not expressly mentioned under the item “Included services” important telephone numbers, GPS data available on request) • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

STARTING DATES 2021

ARRIVAL Every Saturday: 01/05/2021 (first available date) to 11/09/2021 (last available date)

NON SCHEDULE ARRIVAL DATES Minimum of 5 persons upon request!

Alps 2 Adria Touristik OG Bahnhofplatz 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee • Carinthia, Austria • +43 677 62642760 • [email protected] • www.alps2adria.info VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA Page 4 of 4

PRICES 2021

SELF-GUIDED TOUR Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast - season 1* € 948.00 Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast - season 2** € 994.00 Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast - season 3*** € 1,020.00 Single room surcharge, per person € 221.00 Half board surcharge, per person € 220.00 ADDITIONAL SERVICES Rental Bike € 80.00 E-bike € 170.00 EXTRA NIGHTS IN Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 72.00 Single room surcharge, per person € 26.00 EXTRA NIGHTS IN VILLACH Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 78.00 Single room surcharge, per person € 34.00

* season 1: arrival days from 01/05/2021 up to and including 08/05/2021 ** season 2: arrival days from 15/05/2021 up to and including 31/07/2021 *** season 3: arrival days from 07/08/2021 up to and including 11/09/2021 We suggest travel insurance. Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved!

Alps 2 Adria Touristik OG Bahnhofplatz 2, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee • Carinthia, Austria • +43 677 62642760 • [email protected] • www.alps2adria.info