After a short ride from Vienna we reach the starting point of our pleasant 3-hour hike to the summit of Reisalpe (1.383 m), the highest mountain of the Gutenstein Alps. The highlight of this tour is that one can reach the top of the mountain within a short time (1,5 h). It is especially magical in spring and autumn. In the beginning, the trail runs even along a forest road, after a while it gets pretty steep (450 metres of height have to be mastered), which makes reaching the peak even more rewarding. It is a very lovely and diversified tour with real countryside feeling in the Pre-Alps. Depending on the season, rare alpine wild flowers can be discovered along the trail. We pass by charming mountain huts, pastures, mighty old trees and cows. The highlight of this tour is an amazing 360 degree angle view on the summit, where we will make a well-deserved break at the mountain hut before heading back to the starting point. I recommend this tour to anyone who would like to try an easy mountain hike in the Austrian Pre-Alps. Duration: 2,5-3 h. Length: 9 km. Highest point: 1.383 m. Elevation gain/loss: 421 m. 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.
Hi I'm Karin, 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 and have a master in tourism and leisure management. 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.
We provide a guided hiking tour with a licensed guide.
This hike leads us to the summit of the highest mountain of the Gutensteiner Alps, the Reisalpe (1.399 m). From the plateau where we will start, it is only 2 hours to reach the summit. On top of the mountain, we will enjoy a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view. After a well-deserved break at the hut, we will make our way back to the starting point. The landscape is very beautiful with regional wild flowers, butterflies and mighty old trees.
Please be prepared that there will be some steep uphill and downhill hiking. I don't consider it a difficult hike, but you should be used to and feel comfortable with uphill and downhill hiking. Thank you for being on time!