Roman Cycle Trail
Travel back to Roman times on your bike
Bavaria and Upper Austria have many historical, traditional and cultural bonds – but one unique feature is without doubt the family-friendly Roman Cycle Trail, which recollects the time of Julius Caesar. The trail passes a number of excavation sites and interesting information boards, which tell of Roman times. It passes through Passau and the Innviertel, to the waters of the Attersee and Wels to Enns along the River Danube.
Passau, where three rivers converge, is the historic starting point of the Roman Cycle Trail. From here the trail leads along the Bavarian side of the River Inn upstream to Ering-Frauenstein power station.
While in the Innviertel region of Upper Austria, it is worth visiting the Roman Museum in Altheim. It’s a great place to find out more about the empire. Health also plays an important role on this cycle trail: there are a number of Kneipp hydrotherapy areas along the route, where you can cool off and invigorate yourself. The trail then leads through the rolling Alpine foothills via Waldzell to Vöcklabruck, Schwanenstadt and Lambach.
Then comes the historic little town of Wels, which during Roman times was known as Ovilava and was the main civilian town in the area that is now modern Austria. The trail then continues along the Traun via Nettingsdorf and St. Florian and finishes in Enns, Austria’s oldest town. The Romans have also left their mark here: the town was once a legion garrison and known as Lauriacum.
Level of difficulty:Intermediate
Asphalt and well-surfaced cycle trails and minor roads
Ideal time to travelMay - October
Mobility & Return transfer:
By train (Note: Start and finish are on the River Danube Cycle Trail)dweg)
Further information:T: +43 732 221022
Suitable apps:App for IOS
App for Android
Cycling accommodation providers in Austria Roman Cycle Trail
You will find bicycle-friendly accommodation establishments with the ADFC bett+bike seal of quality all along the best cycle trails in Austria. They range from small inns to 4-star hotels. If you’re looking for accommodation on particular cycle trails or in particular Austrian states, you can use the filters options.
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