4. Via Augusta: a 9-day hike accessible through the Tyrol and Austria
> Environment: mountain
> Difficulty: easy
> Recommended season: May to October
> Average duration: 9 days
> Total distance: 150 km
> Total elevation gain: 2309 D+ and 2309 D-
The Via Augusta was once an important trade route that connected the Adriatic with the Danube. It was created by Emperor Augustus 2000 years ago.
Today, it’s a long-distance hiking trail that perfectly mixes immersion in nature, discovering architecture and a dive into local culture. It crosses the Tyrol for 150 kilometres, through the Alpine landscapes of Austria. You’ll have the opportunity to hike in the Lech Nature Park and explore the Heiterwanger See lake. You’ll continue through Fern Pass, before reaching Landbeck and the Inntal Valley. Then, once you arrive in the Tyrolean Oberland, you can take the Resia Pass to continue the adventure towards Italy!
The nine daily stages of this trek require good physical condition, but they present no major technical difficulties. You can also easily shorten the duration of the stretches and walk longer, at your own pace. If you want to travel the Via Augusta in its entirety, you should know that it stretches over 600 kilometres and crosses 3 countries, in around thirty stages.
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