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Hiking and River Bathing

1 reviewVienna, Austria

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Experience hosted by Karin

6.5 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is the perfect activity for a hot summer day! Combining an easy hike with a bath in the crystal clear mountain river!

The trail runs basically along the river in a valley, offering fantastic views to the surrounding mountain scenery. It is for sure one of the most magnificent gorges of the Eastern Alps. The water is crystal clear and we can hear its sound all the time, which has a very relaxing effect on body and soul.

The path is a mountain trail and narrow, rocky and rooted most of the time. Therefore, you should be sure-footed and wear sturdy shoes with a good grip. Hiking time is approx. 2,5 hours back and forth (8 km). If the weather allows it, we make a longer break on the river banks for sun- and river bathing.

On our way to the starting point, we pass by a famous pastry shop where you can buy fresh sweets or, alternatively, we stop at a very charming coffee shop in historical ambiance after our hike (optional, only possible if there was no swimming break on the river).

Length: 8 km. Elevation gain/loss: +131/-72 m. Difficulty: easy

MEETING POINT is easily reachable by subway U3, 10-min from city centre.

If you cannot find your preferred date in the calendar, please contact me for further options or have a look at my other tours.
This is the perfect activity for a hot summer day! Combining an easy hike with a bath in the crystal clear mountain river!

The trail runs basically along the river in a valley, offering fantastic views to the surrounding mountain scenery. It is for sure one of the most magnificent gorges of the Eastern Alps. The water is crystal clear and we can hear its sound all the time, which has a very relaxing effect on body and soul.

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Meet your host, Karin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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.
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…
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Where you'll be

On our way to the starting point, we pass by the famous historical towns of Payerbach and Reichenau. In former decades, aristocrats increasingly settled in the region and numerous villas were built. It was also the time of the popular "summer resort", meaning "the town dwellers relax in the countryside in summer time". The villages have this ancient historical charm and are surrounded by the fantastic panoramas of Rax and Schneeberg mountains.

1 review

Katharina
July 2019
The hike with Karin was great. We walked through a beautiful landscape and enjoyed the cold water of the river. The tour is really great for hot temperatures and Karin is really nice and communicative. I really loved it!

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

For this hike, you need to have an average fitness level. Please be aware that it is an alpine trail that is mostly rocky and rooted. Therefore, you need to be sure-footed and wear sturdy shoes with a good grip. Walking time: approx. 2 h 30 minutes back and forth (no circuit). Length: 8 km.

What to bring

Sturdy shoes with a good grip

Backpack (recommended)