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HIKING 2018-11-16T09:27:04+00:00

Project Description

Day Hikes

I offer day hikes in my backyard, the Schneeberg/Rax/Hohe Wand region which are a part of the northern Alps of Austria. The activity of a day hike is a great way to get away from the city and offer different approaches to the mountains.
Shorter tours are a great way for observing nature, photography or just relax in a beautiful place. Longer Tours require a higher level of endurance and are a good way to get in shape for multi day ventures or endurance sports events like trail races and are therefore a perfect way to challenge yourself in every days life.
Just let me know what you are up to and I come up with suggestions!

Date: year round (with snowshoes in winter)

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 7 days in advance)

Trip style: hiking (6-10 hours)

Length/elevation gain: from 10 – 30 km / 500 – 1500 m+

Group size: 1-10 people

Price: 120 € individual / 280 € group

Meeting point: Train Station Puchberg am Schneeberg

What is included?
The guiding fee and rental gear if needed. (backpacks, hiking poles, etc..)

Multi Day Hikes Austrian Alps

Description:

We mainly hike on the Nordalpenweg 01 and traverse the highest peaks in Lower Austria, Schneeberg, Rax, Schneealpe, Veitsch and the Hochschwab range in Styria.

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 6 days

Length: 120 km / 8500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-6 people

Price: 450 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list + 6 week training plan.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, flights taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Description: This mountain range is the southern most part of the Hohe Tauern region, a bit more secluded with very sparse infrastructure and just a few smaller huts connected by a wonderful mountain trail. Almost all of it is above treeline and 360° views over glaciers to the north and the Dolomites to the south are given.

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 6 days (4-5 days hiking)

Length: 55 km / 3500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts

Walking Time: 4-6 hours per day

Level: Moderate, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-6 people

Price: 450 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Description: The Schladminger Tauern, a part of the main divide of the Austrian Alps, are a truly unique mountain range which offer everything from green larch forests over high passes, ridge lines, peaks, lakes, waterfalls and creeks. On this strenuous trek  from Hochwurzen to St. Nikolai  we have the possibility to hike up Hochgolling (2860m) from Gollingscharte and traverse the Klafferkessel area, which locates hundrets of small lakes and tarns above treeline.

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 8 days (6-7 days hiking)

Length: 75 km / 6500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-6 people

Price: 650 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Description: The Skyline Trail links various mountain ranges such as the Schober- and Venedigergruppe and runs along the central parts of the Austrian Alps. The region is home to over 300 peaks in the 3000 meter range and about 14 glaciers and is therefore a truly magnificent, wild and rugged mountain environment. Views of the Grossglockner, the highest peak in  Austria are common from various points along the route.

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 8 days (6-7 days hiking)

Length: 80 km / 7500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-6 people

Price: 650 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Multi Day Hikes Italian Alps

Description: Between the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites there is another beautiful, kind of lesser known mountain range. The Pfunderer Berge! This Highroute combines everything a multi day trip through the alps can offer. Stunning landscape from forests, lakes, meadows and high passes combined with local specialities and hospitalty. One of my personal top spots in the alps.

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 6 days (4-5 days hiking)

Length: 75 km / 5500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek. There is one short but vertical down climb on a via feratta cable. You have to be free from fear of heights!

Group Size: 1-6 people

Price: 450 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Multi Day Hikes French Alps

Description:
This multi day hike circum navigates the Monte Rosa massif with its 10 peaks over 4000 meters, glaciers, high alpine terrain and small valleys along the Swiss – Italian border. Views of the iconic Matterhorn are common as we hike thru the stunningly diverse landscape rich in history and culture.

Date: July to mid September

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 14 days in advance)

Duration: 10 days (8-9 days hiking)

Length: 160 km / 13000 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-4 people

Price: 950 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Long Distance Hikes Europe

Description:
This is a continuous hike thru the central Pyrenees, a best of so to speak!

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 4 weeks in advance)

Duration: 10 days

Length: 120 km / 8500 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-4 people

Price: 850 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list + 6 week training plan.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, flights taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Description:
I offer a full guided thru hike of the Pyrenees, one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. The route starts at the beach and follows trail systems thru the Basque Country where we come across small villages and towns and later reach the high alpine zone of the Central Pyrenees with their high passes, scree fields, mountain lakes and forests. A journey of a lifetime!

Date: July to mid October

Booking: info@happytrails.at (about 6 months in advance)

Duration: 40 days

Length: 800 km / 45000 m + ascent

Accomodation: Mountain Huts / Bivy

Walking Time: 6 – 8 hours per day

Level: Difficult, rocky uneven mountain trails with steep and long ascents and descents. Crossing of  snowfields possible. Sure footing  good balance and a strong endurance are a must on this trek.

Group Size: 1-4 people

Price: 7500 € per person / group discounts possible.

Included is the guiding fee and possible rental gear/packing list + 6 week training plan.
Not included are transports (To and from the location, flights taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks. A night in a hut is typically between 40-50 € incl. dinner/breakfast.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Start and end point can be reached per public transportation.

Custom Hikes

Other Ideas? Let us talk about it!

Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Change Policy

Deposit & Payment:

The deposit for every trip longer than one day is: € 400,- (non refundable) and should be paid in a period of 10 days after you receive a pdf invoice from me.

The prefered payment method is bank transfer via Iban (international).
I also accept paypal as long as there is no fee I have to pay. Make sure you select „Send money to family or friends“ or „Send a gift“.
You can find the payment details on the Contact page.

Cancelation & Refunds:

Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to trip’s starting date receive a full refund, less the deposit.
Cancellations made 14-29 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 25% refund, less the deposit.
Cancellations made 0-13 days prior to trip’s starting date, or after the trip has begun, will not receive a refund but get a 35% credit for future trips or other services.
If you wish to change an allready booked trip to a different one, no fees will be charged. If the other trip is not available and you can not go on the booked one the cancellation policies will occur.

Refunds will be issued promptly via bank transfer or your prefered method.

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