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Italy - La Via Claudia - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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Holiday Highlights

  • Waking up to beautiful views of the snow-capped Alps
  • Cycling beside the vivid blue waters of the River Etsch
  • Absorbing the history of an ancient trade route, all by bike
  • Exploring Merano – The Jewel of South Tyrol
  • Wine tasting in Caldaro, part of the Strade del Vino
  • Enjoying an apperitivo in Piazza Arena in Verona

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An easy paced cycling holiday in Italy, ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the Alps and Italy in style. 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.
Your journey begins in Austria, on the border with Italy, and takes in some of the most beautiful Tyrolean landscapes imaginable. From your first night's stay in Nauders, your journey has a stunning start, crossing the border into Italy via the Reschen Pass - the panoramic views will open up as you roll gently down into the Vinschgau Valley and South Tyrol. The descent will take you past Lake Resia, famous for the submerged church, showing only the church tower.
Your ride continues via apple plantations, vineyards and historic castles, with plenty of time during the week to sample the food and wines for which the region is famous! Riding South, you'll enter the Etsch Valley which will lead you straight into the bustling city of Trento, where you can spend an afternoon soaking up the trendy Italian atmosphere in the numerous gelaterias and capuccino bars. Two more days cycling and you leave the Alps to enter the lower hills of the Valpolicella and on to Verona, your destination for the week. Verona has always been the centre of the trading routes since Roman times and, like in old times, an ideal stop to enjoy the delights that the city of Romeo and Juliet has to offer.
The Via Claudia was 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 cycling route, along secondary roads, narrow country lanes and cycle paths. You will be provided with route notes, maps and GPS, so navigating the day's rides couldn't be easier! 

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Departure Dates:
Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050
Prices From:

£1,295 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,295
Estimated flight price
£200

Optional

Bike Hire
£155
Electric Bike Hire
£240
Single Room
£205
Hotel Upgrade:
£175
Hotel Upgrade:
£175
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£405
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£405
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£44
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£44

Holiday Details

Season 1: 01/05 – 30/06 – £1295 per person

Season 2: 01/07 – 31/08 – £1435 per person

Season 1: 01/09 – 31/10 – £1295 per person

Place to place

7 nights hotel / guesthouse accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast and 2 evening meals included

Self-guided

Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

Daily departures

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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 what all the fuss is about, take a peek at this great video from our ... 

Last Updated: 30/11/2017



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