Doing an extensive 1-day hike close to the Pragser Wildsee (Austria) was beautiful – so although the lake itself is flooded by tourists on all days of the week, the paths get quickly silent as soon as you leave the main tourist routes. Let me show you how we did it in summer 2019.
The upper Salzach river in Austria is an easy one for packrafting – in August 2019 I went there with a friend who is new to packrafting, so this was an excellent exercise to get a little bit familiar with navigating a river in a packraft.
In August 2019, we spent 3 days in the Austrian National Park “Hohe Tauern” and did, besides Packrafting the Salzach, also a short 2-day hike from the town of Krimml, up to the Warnsdorfer Hütte (day 1). On day 2 we had a long hike from Warnsdorfer Hütte via Richter Hütte down to the Tauernhaus.
The Grossglockner mountain (Austria) was hiding in fog on this day – this didn’t prevent us from hiking in this region while we crossed the Grossglockner High Alpine Road by car.
The Viamala Hike we did some weeks ago was amazing – delivering exactly what various reports have promised. It’s definitely recommended – and not crowded at all except for the main part where you need to pay an entry fee (4 CHF / person).
Romania has been an adventure roughly 15 years ago – we did several weeks of hiking and backpacking in the country starting in Hungary and then traveling slowly towards East until we reached the Black Sea.
I heard various stories about the Val Grande throughout the last years but never found the time to go there on my own – until July 2019 where I finally found time to hike the Val Grande on my own and verify whether all these amazing stories are true. Indeed they are.