© Archiv TVB TirolWest/Rupert Gapp
© Archiv TVB TirolWest/Rupert Gapp

One Day Trek: Landeck – Via Claudia Augusta – Fliess

This easy and delightful day hike is perfectly suitable for families. The 6-kilometer long route from Landeck to Fliess takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Along the way you will find numerous inns and restaurants where you can gather new strength over hearty delicacies. Walk in the steps of the Romans: The route runs along the historic Roman Road “Via Claudia Augusta” which was traced out as a connection between Italy and the foothills of the Alps in 15 B.C. The well maintained trails traverse the sunny slopes of Fliess at Kaunergrat Nature Park, an area of awesome natural beauty and rich in wildlife and fauna. This biodiversity is the result of the low precipitation in the Upper Inntal Valley.

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Starting point  

Landeck

Finishing point

Fliess

Length

6 km

Approximate hiking time

2 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

1,073m

Elevation uphill 300m
Vertical metres downhill 50m

Trail description

This day hike runs along the historic Roman Road "Via Claudia Augusta", which was traced out as a connection between Italy and the foothills of the Alps in 15 B.C. From the town center of Landeck walk atop the hill where the mighty Castle of Landeck towers. Ascend from Landeck Castle on a paved road/forest road through the woods heading towards “Fließ”. Whenever there is a way-marked short cut available, take it (sometimes on rather steep singletrack trails). Thereafter, the route gently ascends high above Inntal Valley. Later, it weaves out of the forest and through meadows and sections with broadleaf trees and bushes to the destination end. After the sections leading through the woods, you first continue above the hamlet of Hinterstrengen. Soon after, a trail branches off to the left next to a chapel. At this point, continue on the footpath/dirt road, which now gently descends. The path turns onto a paved road on which you further ascend. After a short distance, switch onto a footpath/dirt road again on the right hand side. Later, walk on the relatively level paved village road in the same direction until you reach the village center of Fliess. Catch a bus back to Landeck; the ride lasts about 15 minutes.

Strongly Recommended: Trailhead of this enjoyable tour is mighty Landeck Castle, towering above the small town of the same name. Visit the Castle Museum and marvel at the unique blend of culture, mysticism and spirituality.

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