We made this two days' trip in July.
It is the fifth section of our long distance hiking tour through Austria.
We walked from Rabenstein/Pielach to Scheibbs/Erlauf, through a wonderful landscape called
"Alpenvorland", the Northern Pre-Alps,
with gently rolling hills, old oak and beech forests, farmland with endless meadows, and a lonely farmhouse now and then.
Please take your time to enlarge the pictures. It was such a beautiful summer day, the landscape is like paradise, so it is worth while!
Now our hiking trail follows an old Roman road.
It leads along ridges with little differences in altitude and with beautiful views over the country.
Here we enjoy a phantastic view over Alpenvorland, the Northern Pre-Alps,
towards the basin of the river Danube.
My father was here in Scheibbs on summer receation when he was a boy.
He was hosted by family Schwarz, the local photographer.
He asked me to find out if the shop still exists.
Voilà, here it is:
even the things inside our rucksacks...
Despite the bad weather on our second day, we covered a distance of 13 km!