Cycling on the Via Claudia Augusta
As early as 15 BC, the Roman general Drusus, adopted son of Augustus, started to build the first real road to cross the Alps. About 60 years later the construction was finished by Claudius, Drusus' son. Augustus and Claudius served as namesakes for the Via Claudia Augusta. The Roman road served as the main trade route until it was replaced by the Via Raetia when the road over the Brenner Pass was extended.
Documentary Via Claudia Augusta
Within the framework of the cross-border Interreg project Hereditas, Virtual Via Claudia Augusta a great documentary film about the popular Roman road has been produced. You can get a small taste in the trailer below, the complete film can be found on the Via Claudia Augusta website.