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Take a City Break - Group Hike to the Rax Mountain (Ottohaus)

Hosted by a member of the Vienna Great Outdoors Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 04 Aug 08:30 - 17:00

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Let´s escape the city heat this weekend together!

Wiener Alpen (Viennese Alps) offer a great variety of hiking trails, astonishing views and beautiful forests not so far from Vienna, easily reachable by car or train. This Saturday we would go stretch our lungs & legs with a hike to one of its scenic tops - Ottohaus on the Rax. The Rax mountain is a popular destination among the locals given its beautiful nature, scenic views, myriad of well - kept trails and cute mountain huts with local cuisine. Plus there´s a cable car going to the top! But we wont use it this time, instead, we will walk and do something good for our bodies and souls! And most of all, enjoy pure nature and each others company =)
This would be a whole day activity, startingProtected content It takes cca. 1.5 hours to get there by car after which we would start our hike up. It is a medium level hike with a mix of forest road, single forest trail, rock trail and
plateau walk before reaching the Ottohaus mountain hut. We can have lunch there, overlooking the amazing valley view, or eat from backpacks, sitting on grass =) Totally up to you!
Even though the trail is not difficult, it is not recommended for complete beginners into sport/physical activity as you might hurt yourself due to muscle tiredness on the descent.

Trail details:
Difficulty: medium
Distance: 4,40 km
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Duration (ascent): 2:15 h
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Highest point: 1.640 m
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Recommended gear:
Hiking or trail shoes
Wind jacket
Extra T-shirt to change
Backpack with 1 L water + snacks of your choice
Bandana or similar since it gets pretty windy at the top

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