Views like paradise: Peak enjoyment on a tour of the Vienna Alps

In spring, views like paradise burst into bloom. This is the loveliest time to explore the region of a thousand hills around Bad Schönau and Krumbach on foot or by mountain bike.

Sleep above the clouds or right along the mountain biking route. Enjoy gourmet fare or hearty home cooking and tasty regional delicacies in between. Keep reading to find out about the stops on our peak enjoyment tour.

Paradise at your feet
Stay overnight in the great outdoors looking out on the world below. This dream comes true at the romantic bed in the Vienna Alps at the Machreich family's Gasthaus Triad in Bad Schönau. These are sleeping units made of wood with two double beds and huge windows affording stunning views of the Bucklige Welt hill country. And as if that weren’t enjoyment enough, visitors can look forward to delicious food at the award-winning restaurant.

Pure delight
If you’re keen on fully enjoying the Vienna Alps, you might want to go on a relaxed outing with Segways and e-bikes or try your hand playing at the Golf Ranch not far from Gasthaus Triad. For a faster pace, we recommend the popular mountain biking routes – and Herr Otter from Krumbacherhof. He is not only an excellent chef who brews his own beer, he also knows the tours like the back of his hand and has great inside tips for visitors, naturally while they sip on a refreshing draft beer.

Apropos, we have three other specialties you really should check out: First, the delicious wine bread and baked goods from Denise Pölzlbauer, Austria’s youngest female master baker; second, the Blochberger Eisgreisslerei, where there is a real risk – we are speaking from experience – of becoming wonderfully addicted to their organic ice-cream; and third, Bauernmarkt Bad Schönau.