Adige cycle routes along the Via Claudia Augusta
Along the Adige river to the sea
Via Claudia Augusta is a historic Roman road that was built 2000 years ago for military purposes and that soon became the most important trading route between the South German region and Northern Italy. The road runs from Donauwörth in Bavaria to Venice, to the Adriatic Sea and the plains of the river Po. Today the old Roman road is a popular long distance bike route across the Alps.
The Adige cycle route is a section of the Via Claudia Augusta and ideal for pleasure cyclists and families. The 300 km long bike trail runs alongside the Adige river from Val Venosta via Merano, Bolzano, Laives, Ora, Egna and Salorno as well as Verona to Lake Garda and then on to the sea. A popular alternative route runs from Bolzano into Oltradige with the wine growing villages of Appiano and Caldaro. Via Lago di Caldaro, Termeno, Cortaccia and Magré the cycle path takes you back to Salorno.
The Adige valley cycle route is easily accessible from all villages in the holiday region Bolzano and environs and offers many interesting tips for adventures. Individual sections and the return journey can easily be accomplished by train.