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North Alpine Trail 01 Variant: Stages 1 to 5 (Burgenland Route)

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North Alpine Trail 01 Variant: Stages 1 to 5 (Burgenland Route)

Hiking Collection by Valerie

6-12

days

3-6 h

/ day

73.8 mi

13,300 ft

7,775 ft

Since its conception in 1975, the North Alpine Long-distance Trail 01 has led passionate hikers across Austria, from lake to lake through almost all provinces. To be more precise, the route runs for almost 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) from Lake Neusiedl or the Vienna Woods in the east, through the northern limestone peaks of the Eastern Alps to Lake Constance in the west. This is an adventure that brings together the most beautiful alpine scenes in Austria, and it’s one you won’t forget in a hurry.

In this Collection, I show you how to tackle the first Austrian high-altitude transversal through the Alps, from Lake Neusiedl rather than the classic start point in the Vienna Woods. Once you’ve conquered the lake, you head through the provinces of Lower Austria, Styria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg, before finishing at the spectacular Lake Constance.

Starting in the city of Rust, you experience the many wonderful facets of the rather underrated province of Burgenland, making your way past castles and other historic buildings, through the Bucklige Welt known as the ‘land of 1000 hills’ and over the Semmering Pass to the Karl Ludwig House, where the route meets the classic trail from Vienna.

You can lengthen or shorten the stages as you wish, depending on your fitness level. You should reserve your accommodation at the respective stage destinations in advance to ensure you have a warm bed at night. This Collection shows you exactly what the rest of the long-distance hiking trail looks like: komoot.de/collection/1140546.

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    Difficult
    07:51
    18.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,150 ft
    775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    One possibility to start the Nordalpenweg 01 properly is to swim in the Neusiedlersee. From Rust, a town on its banks that is known above all for its beautiful old …

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  • Difficult
    05:31
    12.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,850 ft
    600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Phenomenal views, a bit of history and orchards as far as the eye can see await you on stage 2 of the Nordalpenweg-Burgenland-Route. Starting from Marz, you stroll through colorful …

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  • Difficult
    09:37
    20.6 mi
    2.1 mph
    3,025 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Another long route awaits you in the course of stage 3 of the Nordalpenweg-Burgenland route: 33 kilometers are waiting to be hiked. They lead you right into the Hunchback World, …

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  • Difficult
    05:37
    10.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,975 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Today is stage 4 of the Burgenland route. On it you hike from the hills of the Bucklige Welt without significant gradients to the Semmering area. On the total of …

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  • Difficult
    07:33
    12.0 mi
    1.6 mph
    4,325 ft
    2,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Starting from the Pinkenkogel refuge or the Semmering Pass summit, you hike today towards Rax. To do this, you march up and down from the summit of the Pinkenkogel over …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    73.8 mi
  • Duration
    36:08 h
  • Elevation
    13,300 ft7,775 ft
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North Alpine Trail 01 Variant: Stages 1 to 5 (Burgenland Route)