Now motivated by the Olympics in Rio, Cédric and I (and a few other friends – Bob, Marssie & Mike) are leaving Augsburg tomorrow and biking to Venice.
The plan is a 600km (370 mile) trip, which should hopefully only take 7 days to complete. Our days will be spent crossing the Alps , including three mountain passes, with our bikes and luggage and then biking through the northern Italian countryside. Our route is an ancient Roman road, the Via Claudia Augusta, which is traversed by many cyclists each year.
When all goes as planned, this is our route:
Day 1: Augsburg -> Füssen, Germany
Day 2: Füssen -> Imst, Austria
Day 3: Imst -> Rechen / Reszia, Italy
Day 4: Reschen -> Bozen / Bolzano, Italy
Day 5: Bozen -> Borgo Valsugana
Day 6: Borgo -> Montebelluna
Day 7: Montebelluna -> Venice
Day 8: Sightseeing and lobster risotto
We’ll probably write a post next week detailing our trip.
Cassie & Cédric