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Adige Cycle Route Along the Via Claudia Augusta

An especially popular route for leisure cyclists is the 80-km Adige Cycle Route which runs slightly downhill along the ancient Roman road known as the Via Claudia Augusta.

The route runs for the most part on flat terrain or gently downhill. The Venosta Valley’s outstanding cycling route network allows for a relaxing ride on ideal surfaces, i.e. either paved or rolled gravel. The Adige Cycle Route is especially popular with leisure cyclists. One can rent bicycles at a number of local train stations and return them at others, so that bringing a bicycle along on holiday is not necessary, and tours can be shortened or simplified at any time using the Venosta Valley Railway. The bike path starts at Resia Lake, passing the church tower in the lake, continues along the shores of the Malga S. Valentino Lake, over Burgusio/Burgeis with a view of Malles/Mals with its seven Romanesque churches, and through the medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns. From there it’s a flat ride to Prad, the gateway to Stelvio National Park, through the marble village of Lasa/Laas, then downhill to Covelano/Göflan and through apple orchards to Laces/Latsch. From Laces the route runs by Kastelbell Castle and the early Christian St. Prokulus Church in Naturno/Naturns, and ends in Merano/Meran.

Due to the danger and works the following sections are closed until cacelled:
- Clusio - Laudes (until further notice); sign-posted detour


Altitude uphill 476 hm
Length 89 km
Bike rental
A total of seven railway stations located along the Venosta Valley Adige Cycle Route form part of the "Südtirol Rad" network, with cycle rental services for both adults and children. Cycles can be collected and returned to any of the seven stations.
bikemobil Card
The bikemobil Card provides a relaxed cycling holiday. This combination ticket allows the easy use of all public transport across all of South Tyrol along with the rental of a bicycle at one of many participating stations.
The Venosta Valley Bikeshuttle Service
Take advantage of the Venosta Valley Bikeshuttle service, which also includes bicycle transport. It brings cyclists to the requested starting point of a biking tour and then picks them up again at the requested destination. With the VenostaCard (available free of charge at partaking hotels), you can also make use of the service at reduced rates.
Cycling in Venosta Valley
With the period from March to late November offering ideal conditions for bike trips and excursions, the Vinschgau valley boasts the longest bike season in the Alpine region.
Dedicated bike points also provide specialised cycling services, including bike shuttles across the entire valley, guided tours and professional advice. The Vinschgau also
features a wonderfully effective bike hire network, with combined tickets enabling visitors to use public transport, hike bikes and even return them to different locations at no
extra charge. And of course, dedicated bike hotels provide ideal accommodation for cycling enthusiasts.