Via Claudia Augusta 2 Walking Holidays
Start: Reschen

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Via Claudia Augusta II (Tyrol) Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | From £619 per person

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Walking Tour Highlights
• Follow the walking trail Via Claudia Augusta
• Walk along the first true across the Alps to connect the Adriatic with the Danube
• See stunning mountain panoramas
• Explore famous wine areas
• A moderate tour with some tougher stages

Walking Route Features
You walk mainly on good walking paths, often on the so called ‘Waal paths’, ancient water systems as well as on paved sections.

The paths are easy to walk, the route is undulating through lovely countryside, dotted with orchards and vineyards. Longer ascents only occur on two of the days. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours. Shortcuts of daily sections are possible by train or coach.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to Reschen

2nd Day: From Reschen to Burgeis

First along Reschensee reservoir and over to Graun, where you will find the best known camera motive of the Vinschau, the flooded spire of Gaun.

The route runs past lake Haidersee and along the largest alluvial fan of the Alps and leads up to the idyllic mountain village Planeil. Downhill you walk through forest and later through flowering meadows to Burgeis, with view to the impressive monastery of Marienberg.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 22 km | Up 180 m / Down 490 m.

3rd Day: From Burgeis to Schluderns

Walk along the Sonnensteig path, a newly created theme path with fantastic views of the snowy mountain peaks. High above the town Mals, with its many towers, onwards and over the Tartscher Bichl past ‚Ganglegg’, a historic archaeological site from the Bronze and Iron Age on to Schluderns, with the most impressive and best-preserved castles in South Tyrol.

Details: approx. 4 hours | 10 km | Up 140 m / Down 420 m.

4th Day: From Schluderns to Schlanders

From the foot of Sonnberg your walk starts and continues crossing through dense forests. Above Laas, well known for the white marble, you later reach the orchards of Vinschgau – apple trees as far as the eyes can see.

Details: approx. 4,5 to 5,5 hours | 18 km | Up 560 m / Down 770 m.

5th Day: From Schlanders to Naturns

Today you pass through the orchard of the Vinschgau. Along the Latschander Waal path you walk through regions of the best South Tyrolean wines.

Continue on the archaeological path which almost takes you to Messners castle ‘Juval’, high above the valley. On a meandering trail downhill you reach Naturns.

Details: approx. 6 to 6,5 hours | 17 km | Up 350 m / Down 560 m.

6th Day: From Naturns to Meran

High up you continue following the Rablander Waal path through forests, past Alpine mountain farms forever accompanied by stunning views of the Vinschgau valley.

Follow Partschinser and Algunder Waal path down into the Meraner basin. Tired muscles get a chance to relax in the thermal spa.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 18 km | Up 290 m / Down 520 m.

7th Day: From Meran to Nals

Individual departure or extra days from Meran for the 7-day tour.
On Marlinger Waal path, the longest Waal of South Tyrol you walk into the apple centre Lana. On your way enjoy lovely views on Meran and the Adige valley to Bolzano.

Pass through light forests up to Tisens, well known for the sweet chestnuts. During the second half of this path many ancient fortresses are passed: Nals with Stachelburg, Schwanburg and Payrsberg castle.

Details: approx. 5,5 to 6,5 hours | 18 km | Up 540 m / Down 550 m.

8th Day: From Nals to Region Lake Kalterer See

Walk past castles, raised stands and fortresses with great views of the Etschtal Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. A section of the path takes you along the ‘Three-Fortress-Route’ and continue via St. Michael through extensive vineyards until you reach the beautiful lake Kalterer See. In this beautiful valley you should taste a glass of “Kalterer See”.

Details: approx. 5,5 to 6,5 hours | 19 km | Up 520 m / Down 580 m.

9th Day: Individual departure or extra days.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile

Walking ▲▲
You walk mainly on good walking paths, often on the so called ‘Waal paths’, ancient water systems. The paths are easy to walk, the route is undulating through lovely countryside, dotted with orchards and vineyards.

Longer ascents only occur on two of the days. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours. Shortcuts of daily sections are possible by train or coach.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Via Claudia Augusta II tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- 8 overnight stays, incl. breakfast
– Half board: min. 3 course dinner (Supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer
– Welcome meeting
– Carefully elaborated route
– Detailed route instructions
– Service hotline

Not included

- Visitor taxes

Difficulty

Walking ▲▲
You walk mainly on good walking paths, often on the so called ‘Waal paths’, ancient water systems. The paths are easy to walk, the route is undulating through lovely countryside, dotted with orchards and vineyards.

Longer ascents only occur on two of the days. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours. Shortcuts of daily sections are possible by train or coach.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Innsbruck or Verona.For more information, please visit Trenitalia.

By train to Landeck (North Tyrol) and by bus approx. 1 hr to Reschen. Or by train via Bolzano and Meran to Mals (South Tyrol) and by bus to Reschen in approx. 30 minutes.

Parking: Free parking at the hotel. No reservation required.

Return transfer from Meran by Vinschgau train in approx. 1.5 hrs. to Mals and from there approx. 30 min. to Reschen. From Lake Kalterer by bus/train in approx. 1 hr. to Merano then continue as described.

Organized return transfer to Reschen from Lake Kaltern EUR 50, from Merano EUR 45 and from Lake Kaltern to Merano EUR 30 per person (transfers only Sat/Sun) Reservation requested, payable on-site.

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Your Prices

Via Claudia Augusta II (Tyrol), 9 days, 8 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.

2017 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 28.04. – 21.05.2017 | 11.09. – 08.10.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 2: 22.05. – 25.06.2017 | 21.08. – 10.09.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Season 3: 26.06. – 20.08.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

9 days: Prices per person
Season 1: £809 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £849 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £869 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Half Board Supplement: £229

7 days: Prices per person
Season 1: £619 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £639 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £669 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Half Board Supplement: £169

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Holiday Price: £619
Single Supplement: £139

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