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 If you cannot find your preferred date in the calendar, please contact me for further options. As well, you might want to have a look at my other tour options to Wachau Valley, Grand Canyon of Austria, Myra Waterfalls and many more.
I'm the founder of Das Leben spüren - Embrace Life, a company organizing guided hiking tours and excursions for travellers, expats and locals. Already before that, I was organizing similar trips on a voluntary basis for a global expat network. I am also a professional hiking guide. I love meeting people from all over the world as much as I love nature. Combining both and showing foreigners the natural beauties of my home country is what I enjoy most.
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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.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
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.
Hiking and River Bathing
$165 / person
$165 / person