Via Julia

Cycling tour

On the route of the former important long-distance connection Via Julia you cycle from Günzburg to Salzburg and experience Roman history. Visible testimonies from Roman times such as settlement remains, altars and milestones accompany you.

  • Starting point tourist info
  • Location Guenzburg
  • distance 302.6 kilometres
  • duration 25:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 652 meters
  • minimum altitude 417 meters
  • altitude difference 909 ascending
  • altitude difference 2000 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Günzburg - Augsburg - Rosenheim - Seeon-Seebruck (Chiemsee) - Chieming (Chiemsee) - Traunstein - Salzburg

The consistently signposted 300 km route can easily be driven in 5-6 daily stages and runs along one of the most famous Roman roads in southern Germany . 15 miles pillars (stone pillars taller than a man) document the course and importance of the road since the time of Emperor Septimius Severus. The milestones are set up as replicas at selected points.

The Romans bathed at the Chiemsee

In the last third of the long-distance cycle path , in the ADFC RadReiseRegion Chiemsee-Chiemgau, the Chiemsee awaits cyclists as a special highlight . In the former bathing resort of the Romans , in Seebruck , you can visit the Roman museum Bedaium and the taverna. The lively port, the lake promenade and the lido with probably the best view of the Bavarian Sea and the Alps invite you to take a break and stroll.

Ships sail from Seebruck and Chieming to Herreninsel and Fraueninsel . You should definitely treat yourself to a detour to the famous royal palace of Ludwig II and to the former artist colony on the Fraueninsel!

From Traunstein through the Rupertiwinkel to Salzburg

After the typical Upper Bavarian town of Traunstein, you will experience the rural side of the picturesque foothills of the Alps again in the Rupertiwinkel and then continue to the Mozart city of Salzburg .

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