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

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Holiday Highlights

  • The sense of achievement after cycling from the Austrian border to Lake Garda
  • Winding your way through Val Venosta following the famous Etsch river
  • Taking a holiday snap of the family in front of the submerged Resia church tower
  • Stopping for Italian gelato in the medieval hamlet of Glorenza
  • Having an adventure with the kids on Lake Garda
  • Refueling with real Italian pizza after a day on the bike

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Following the ancient route of La Via Claudia from Lake Resia, on the Austrian border, to the northern shores of Lake Garda, this self-guided cycling holiday has been designed specifically with families in mind. Covering both the emblematic and the lesser visited, this trip offers the perfect balance of stunning views, tasty treats and family fun!
Whilst 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, 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, letting the kids join in too! 
The route winds along the River Esch with lots to see and do along the way for kids and adults alike: a visit to the Acquapad centre in Prato, some fun time in the adventure park in Lasa, the mystical Castelbello castle and the dominating Val Venosta. On the way, you have the option to stop off at several small lakes for a dip or try out some lake fishing.  For the adults, day 4 will see you riding “La Via del Vino” where the Gewurztraminer white and Kalterer See red wines originate from, indulging in a well deserved glass of wine in the evening! Day 7 will allow for some fun on the water at Lake Garda with an abundance of watersports, as well as Via Ferrata or canyoning specifically for families.
Accommodation during your journey will be in a selection of quality hotels and a warm welcome will be waiting for you on arrival at each accommodation. We'll book all your accommodation, transfer your luggage and provide you with routes, so all you have to think about is having fun!

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Is this holiday suitable for your family?

This trip is designed for families who cycle regularly and are looking to enjoy more on a family cycling holiday. The trip is place to place so your children must be comfortable cycling the distances stated on the trip notes, with some challenging sections and small climbs being inevitable in such rolling terrain. There are plenty of other activities to look out for and entertain during the day’s cycle, with lots of water sports available on Lake Garda as well as activities such as Canyoning and Via Ferrata specifically designed for families and children.

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Departure Dates:
Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050
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£1,325 p.p.

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8 days
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Holiday Details

Season 1 – 01/05 and 30/06: £1325 per adult

Season 2 – 01/07 and 31/08: £1455 per adult

Season 1 – 01/09 and 31/10: £1325 per adult.

Place to place

7 nights hotels/guesthouses

5 days riding

1 activity or rest day with options of Canyoning or Via Ferrata

Breakfast included


Route notes and maps provided

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Minimum 2 people

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Last Updated: 30/11/2017