Via Claudia Augusta long-distance hiking route

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This page introduces the Via Claudia Augusta hiking route with a  profile and a selection of pictures. Experience the route once used by the Etruscans, Rhaetians, Celts and Romans during your trip. Alternatively, go on a long-distance hike along the Via Claudia Augusta. It takes several days, but most people can manage. Hikers from all continents and of all ages between 5 and 93 have jumped at the opportunity to embark on this unique adventure. 

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Profile of the Via Claudia Augusta hiking route

When Emperor Claudius ordered that the Via Claudia Augusta be expanded, he created the first real road connecting the Adriatic seaport of Altinum with the Danube. Most Romans traveled on foot. To offer them room and board along the way, road stations sprang up at intervals equivalent to a day’s walking. Most road stations also had a small spa and a sacred site. We have developed a long-distance hiking route based on the original Roman road. It takes you through a wide range of natural and cultural landscapes which the Via Claudia Augusta shaped over the centuries. Discover hundreds of historical monuments and the cultures connected to them. Plenty of culinary delicacies and refreshments will keep your batteries charged. The recommended accommodation facilities divide the route into stages, one for each day. For a list of accommodation providers that cater to long-distance hikers, see Enjoy countless unique experiences, discover our roots and find yourself as you hike along the Via Claudia Augusta.

Distance: most long-distance hikers spend several days on the Via Claudia Augusta. The hiking route covers about 30 one-day stages of 4–6 hours each and spans 600 kilometers from Landsberg am Lech to the Alps and the Renaissance castle of Castelbrando on the picturesque Prosecco hills to the north of the Venetian Plain (Italy).
Transportation: the railway stations of Donauwörth, Augsburg, Landeck, Bolzano/Bozen, Trento, Venice-Mestre, Rovereto, Verona and Ostiglia are perfectly connected to the international train network; public transport runs parallel to the majority of the route; the route may be combined with other long-distance hiking trails.
Profile: hike along forest trails, dedicated hiking trails and quiet secondary roads, mostly following the foot of the sunny mountain slopes just like the historical road did.
Signage: Unfortunately, not all sections of the hiking trail are signposted; take a guidebook and/or a GPS device to stay on track.
Travel resources: guidebooks. An interactive map for your individual travel planning needs is available on this page, as are apps helping you navigate your individually planned route and offering information on all towns and accommodation facilities
Awards: Long-distance hikers from all continents aged 7–95

Übersichtskarte Bayern

Pictures of the Bavarian section of the long-distance hiking route

  • Sections 01 - 09

Landscapes: Nördlinger Ries Crater and the Danube > Donauwörth (town) > Lechtal valley and Lech floodplains > Augsburg (city) > Lechfeld > Landsberg am Lech (town) > Fuchstal valley and Lechrain region > Schongau (town) > Pfaffenwinkel region > Aubergland municipalities > Ostallgäu district > Forggensee lake > Füssen > castles of the Allgäu

Luftbild von Goldberg in Donau Ries
Reichsstraße, Donauwörth
Donauspitz, Mündung, Wörnitz, in die Donau, Donauwörth, Via Claudia Augusta, Bayern, Foto Donauwörth
Ehemaliger Standort Submuntorium Burghöfe Druisheim Mertingen Lechtal, Foto Deininger
Augsburg bei Nacht, Maxstraße, Foto Regio Augsburg
Augsburg Rathausplatz, Foto Regio Augsburg, Christine Pemsl
Augsburg Goldener Saal im Rathaus, Foto Regio Augsburg
Landsberg Am Lech, Foto Landsberg
Lorenzberg, Epfach, Denklingen, Foto Tschaikner
Luftbild Altstadt Schongau, Foto Schongau
Bernbeuren Haslacher See Auerbergland, Foto Tschaikner
Der Lech und die berge bei Nacht in Füssen
History of the Bavarian sections

Culture of the Bavarian sections

Spending time in the Bavarian regions en route

Videos of the Bavarian sections

Literature on the Bavarian sections

Übersichtskarte Tirol

Pictures of the Tyrolean section of the long-distance hiking route

  • Sections 10 - 20

Tiroler Lech Nature Park > Vils (small town) > Reutte (market town) > Burgenwelt Ehrenberg (castles) > Plansee and Heiterwanger See lakes > Zwischentoren > Mähberg > Tiroler Zugspitz Arena > Natura 2000 Area: the Fernpass landslide landscape with seven lakes > Gurgltal valley >  Imst (town) > Oberinntal valley > Landeck (town) > Tyrolean Oberland > Kaunertal valley > Graubünden/Grisons (CH) > Nauders on the Reschenpass

Blick Vom Vogelbeobachtungsturm in Lechau, Foto Tschaikner
Burgruine Ehrenberg Morgennebel
Radweg Heiterwang Bichlbach Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, Foto Anton Vorauer
Tiroler Zugspitz Arena Panorama
Fernpass Blindsee, Foto Anton Vorauer
Fernsteinsee Schloss Fernpass
Dormitz Nassereith Richtung Fernstein
Kramergasse Imst
Kornburg Imst Schönwies
Schloss Landeck, Foto Albin Niederstrasser
Altfinstermünz Pfunds Nauders Reschenpass, Foto Lammerhuber
Nauders am Reschenpass von Oben, Foto Manuel Baldauf
Übersichtskarte Etschtal, Reschenpass bis Trento

The Etschtal valley between the Reschenpass and Trento (South Tyrol, Trentino):

  • Sections 20 - 31

Reschenpass, Reschensee and Haidersee lakes > Mals/Malles heath > Upper Vinschgau valley > Sonnenberg mountain > Lower Vinschgau valley > Töll/Tel > Meraner Land > Burggrafenamt > the provincial capital of Bolzano/Bozen > South Tyrolean Wine Road > Kalterer See lake > Castelfeder > Salurner Klause > Piana Rotaliana > Val di Cembra and the Pinè plateau > Trento, Monte Bondone and Valle dei Laghi

Vinschgau Malser Haide
Vinschgau Schluderns Churburg
Vinschgau Abend Fußgängerzone Schlanders
Vinschgau Kastelbell Radfahrer
Sonnenhang Zwischen Naturns Und Partschins
Marling Berge Äpfel
Burg Lana
Bozen Laubengasse, Foto: Tourismusverein Bozen
Bozen Museion Fassade Brücke
Kaltern Wein See
Mezzolombardo historisches Zentrum aus der Luft
Piana Rotalina von oben
Unterirdisches Tridentum Zotta
Übersichtskarte Altinate Trento Feltre Altino

The ‘Altinate’ version of the Via Claudia Augusta from Trento to Feltre and Altino near Venice

  • Sections 31a(ltinate)–41a(ltinate)

Ecomuseo Argentario > Val di Cembra and Pinè > Upper Valsugana > Media Valsugana > Val di Sella > Bassa Valsugana  > Tesino Plateau > Senaiga Valley > Lamon and Sovramonte  at the gateway to the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park > Feltrino > Feltre (town) > Valbelluna > Praderadego Pass > Strada del Prosecco > Alta Marca > Montello and the hills of Asolo > the right shore of the Piave river > the provincial capital of Treviso > Sile Nature Park > Venice Lagoon > Jesolo (spa town) > the regional capital of Venice and Mestre

Alta Valsugana, Laghi Seen
Castello Tesino Via Claudia Augusta
Ponte Romano Lamon
Lamon Chiesa Kirche San Pietro
Vor den Dolomiten Parcon Nazionale Dolomiti
Feltre vor den Alpen
Piazza Maggiore
Feltre Area Archeologica Citta Romana
Cesiomaggiore Dal Ovest
Piave Regenstimmung Pieno Di Acqua
Prosecco Weinstraße Veneto Altamarca
Villa Veneta Villorba Veneto
Chiostro Seminario Vescovile Treviso
Castello Di Roncade
Laguna Di Venezia
Canal Grande Chiesa Della Salute E Dogana Dal Ponte Dell Accademiay
Übersichtskarte Padana Trento Verona Ostiglia Po

The ‘Padana’ version of the Via Claudia Augusta from Trento to Feltre and Ostiglia on the Po river

  • Sections 31p(adana)–39p(adana)

Northern Vallagarina > Rovereto > southern Vallagarina > Monte Bondone > Lago di Garda > Valpolicella > the provincial capital of Verona > Pianura Padana > Ostiglia > Po > Padovano > Oltre Po

 Castello Beseno Vallagarina Etschtal Valle Del Adige Trentino
Castello di Castellano Vallagarina Etschtal Valle del Adige Trentino
Panorama Rovereto
Rovereto Foto Trentino
Castello Avio Vallagarina Trentino
Dino Spuren Wand
Rivoli Veronese Verona Monte Bald
Rivoli Veronese Forte Wohlgemuth
Fumane Villa Della Torre Cazzola
Olivi In Valpolicella
Pieve San Giorgio Grande
Ponte Pietra Romana Verona
Sonnenuntergang über Arena
Isola Della Scala
Villafranca Castello Poebene Pianura
Po Ostiglia Lombardia Mantova
Ostiglia Stadt Lombardia Mantova

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