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HOCHSCHWAB CROSS-OVER
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ALL THIS IN 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

□ Breathtaking mountain sceneries: discover a well preserved wildlife & flora and learn about mountain environment
□ All within 1 ½ hour of Vienna
□ One of the most classic hut trekking in the Eastern Alps
□ Discover the charm of the Austrian mountain culture. Lodging in mountain huts
□ Great opportunity to meet local and foreign hiking enthusiasts. Manageable backpacks!

PROGRAMM

Day 1: Meeting in Bruck/Mur train station. Train and bus to Präbichl Pass-Sonnschienhütte (1526 m.)
Walking time: 5 hours
Distance: 15 km
Elevation gain/loss: +850 m / -575 m

Day 2: Sonnschienhütte (1526 m.) - Hochschwab (2227 m.) - Voisthalerhütte (1654 m.)
Walking time: 6,5 hours
Distance: 15 km
Elevation gain/loss: +1050 m / -950 m

Day 3: Voisthalerhütte (1654 m.) - Bürgeralm ( 1500 m.) - Aflenz (765 m.) - Vienna
Bus/taxi from Aflenz to Bruck an der Mur train station.
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 14 km
Elevation gain/loss: +470 m / -1220 m

Changes to the itinerary are at the discretion of the guide. These changes may be made due to weather conditions, conditions on the mountains, changes in accommodation, or fitness of the group.


DETAILS

Physical requirements: suites those that are physically active. Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good balance, sure footing, and concentration required.

Lodging: dormitory or 2-6 beds room in traditional alpine huts.

Food: breakfasts and dinners (typical austrian cuisine - vegetarian option usually available) in the huts. Food in the huts is nourishing and plentiful. However, bring along your own pack lunch and your favorite snack foods and energy bars.

Meeting & arriving location: Bruck an der Mur train station

Guide: Certified hiking & trekking guide

Are dogs permitted? No

What’s included:
• English speaking, experienced & knowledgeable guide
• Walking poles

Price does not include: 
• Bus and train transfers: about 20€
• Food, drinks, overnight stays in mountain huts (dormitory): add about 135€/person for 3 days and 2 nights. Discounts granted for members of European Alpine Clubs.
Mountain rescue insurance
• Additional charges incurred as a result of delays or due to itinerary changes beyond our control

 

Registration cut off: 21 days prior to departure

 

• Check distance, pace and terrain of the hike to ensure it is within your fitness level. Call us before the hike if you have any questions or concerns.
• If you have any health problems that could affect your hiking performance please inform us.
• If you have any known asthma, allergies or hay fever, carry antihistamines. Asthma sufferers should carry their asthma medications or inhalers. Allergy suffers should carry an EpiPen(s) and ensure someone on the hike knows where you carry these. Diabetics should carry their medication.

PACKING LIST

 

During the tour you will be staying all nights in mountain huts and you will need to carry all the equipment and clothing you require for the duration of the tour. The huts are comfortable but basic with limited facilities – running cold water, European-style toilets, dormitory-style accommodation. All the huts provide ‘hut slippers’  and so you will not need to carry additional footwear.

 

Clothing
□ Hat
□ Warm gloves
□ Wool, part wool or synthetic T-shirt
□ Sweater/jacket, wool or fleece
□ Mountain trouser
□ Rain jacket
□ Mountain boots covering your ankles. Your boots must be well broken in before the trip! Please do not let the enjoyment of your trip be severely compromised by blisters. NO SNEAKERS.

In the backpack (medium size - 60 liters. max.)

□ Sunglasses
□ Thermos or water bottle
□ Sunblock and lip balm
□ Money
□ Lunch packet, emergency rations (chocolate, candy bars, etc.), personal snack food
□ Headlamp
□ Personal medications
□ ID or passport, alpine club membership card, mobile phone, camera
□ Blister treatment. Compeed patches are the best.
□ Plastic bags to store gear inside your and for the waste
□ Light sleeping bag liner
□ Toiletry kit & small towel
□ Pocket knife

Extras
□ Rain trouser (to keep the trouser dry)
□ Toilet paper
□ Ear plugs

• In case you have forgotten parts of your equipment at home, please be so kind as to let us know about it before starting the tour.
• We bring along a comprehensive first aid kit on each trip.
• Pack light and don't take too much (max. 10 kg)!

 

 For any question, feel free to contact us


 
» Terms and conditions

OVERVIEW


Days: 3
Start: Präbichl pass
Finish: Aflenz
Difficulty: moderate (
trip rating)
Walking time: 5-7 hours/day
Up/down: 800-1300 m/day
Dates: May – Oct

TRIP DATES

GUIDING PRICE
- Public hike: 180€/person
- Custom rates:
1-5 people: 1020€/group
6-8 people: 180€/person

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