After a one and a half hours ride from Vienna, we reach the base camp of the nature park. We pay a small entry fee and start our hike. The first part of the trail is leading mostly downhill, passing by several waterfalls. Depending on season and weather conditions, they may carry more or less water. In spring there are many alpine wildflowers to admire. Most of them are rare and protected. The rest of the path follows the river quite evenly on narrow wooden bars. Along the way, we find many stony and sandy beaches, perfect for a swim or a lunch break in the middle of nature. 1,5 hours later we reach the mountain hut, selling snacks such as sausages, sandwiches, beer and coffee. After visiting the last waterfall we make our way back through a pleasant shady forest road. We take a scenic train to reach our starting point at the base camp (10-minute ride), before heading back to Vienna. PLEASE NOTE: This is an alpine trail. You must be used to hiking alpine trails (rocky, stony, rooted terrain) and to steep ascents and descents. You should have a good fitness level to master this hike. If this does not apply to you, I strongly recommend choosing one of my other tour options. *The entry fee of EUR 6,-- is extra and has to be paid directly at the base camp. MEETING POINT is easily reachable by Vienna subway U4 (15-min ride from city centre Opera/Karlsplatz).
Hi, I'm Karin. I'm the founder of Das Leben Spüren - Embrace Life, an outdoor activity organiser, offering guided hiking tours and excursions for travellers, expats and locals. Already before that, I voluntarily organised similar trips for a global expat network. I am a professional hiking guide and have a master in tourism & leisure management. I love meeting people from all over the world as much as I love nature. Combining both and showing travellers the natural beauties of my home country is what I enjoy most. Besides my passion for nature and exploring new trails, I love yoga, photography, gardening, fashion and delicious food. On my tours, I invite participants to be present at the moment by finding joy and contentment in the sheer beauty of nature, rather than boring them with facts and figures.
This trip leads us to the stunningly beautiful Ötschergräben, also called the “Grand Canyon of Austria”. The river water dazzles and sparkles in all shades of green and the mountain scenery is just breathtaking. Not to mention the many waterfalls along the way. The best: it is possible to plunge into the river! The most formative element of the landscape is the Ötscher mountain with a height of 1.900 meters (6.200 ft).
最多可有2位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Attn: alpine climb! You must be free from vertigo and sure-footed. Wearing hiking boots is mandatory for participating. Please do not book this tour if you are not used to alpine trails that include steep ascents and descents. You…
Alpine climb! You must be free from vertigo and sure-footed. Entry fee EUR 6,-- (not included, to be paid directly on site) BE ON TIME. Guests who arrive later than 15 minutes after scheduled departure time are not entitled to any refund.