Bike & Hike Gösing

Welcome  to our Tour!


 20.10.2017 thru 22.10.2017 

Participants:
Iris, tired and retired bicyclist
Heide,
Anne
You will recognize our new bike mate Margit (with a new e-powered bike), a lady,  I am still looking for an explanation for the "little cute girl" posing)



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Long term weather forecast was promising.
But nature is out of control...
Starting at misty roads South of St.Pölten heading for the sun at the Ötscherland area made our hearts sing.

1. day of tour: this was our ride day, distance only sweet 65 kilometers

By train from Vienna to St.Pölten, further by the Mariazellerbahn-train to the little town of Hofstetten.
From here on, we pedaled the Pielach-Radweg-trail until Loich.
Continued on nearly empty common country roads.
Passing cities Rabenstein, Kirchberg an der Pielach, Frankenfels, Winterbach, Puchenstuben.
Finally arrived at the 4-star Alpenhotel Gösing.
The day ended at the hotel indoor pool with wellness relax.

see pictures of our participants and the nice landscape

 two ladies - one is a Bub
 our poor tour guide
 starting with a good breakfast
 our train to Hofstetten
 train advertising
 
 misty morning trail
 bike trail bridge at Rabenstein
 still motivated ;-)
 no mercy here - their stay is denied ;-(
 just left Kirchberg behind us
 animal shelter at Schwerbach
 
 proud on her e-bike
 train without us... - still going...
 
 back on nearly empty roads
 castle ruin Weisenbach
 
 the sun has arrived
 
 
 clear waters
 town of Frankenfels advertises what's on...
 near the "Nix" cove
 
 see my friends
 short rest, just before Winterbach
 in the far the town of Winterbach
 stone in the shoe ?
 dressing off, it's getting warm
 
 Hallerstuben Inn - our lunch break inn
 
 
 
 
 it matters what's on the plate
 
 Puchenstuben church
 
 
 
 paved road was closed - detour on gravel road
 first time the Ötscher mountain came into sight
 demanding downhill on gravel roads
 
 
 too steep to ride...
 ...same...
 
 arrived
 our hotel
 now, the good times may come...
 
 soon we will will be there
 view from our room
 view from our room

2. day of tour: this was our hike day, round 17 kilometers

From the Alpenhotel Gösing, hiking down round three kilometers to Erlaufboden.
There a food stop.
The weather changed to spray rain - we changed to dress up in rain cloth.
Our mood has been still promising and we continued to the Treffling  water fall. Passing the "Vorderen Tormäuer". About six and a half kilometer. A very narrow valley at the river Erlauf.
Climbing up the Treffling water fall towards the Treffling house made some of us exhausted (Iris!).
Another food stop at the Treffling house. A hike of only three and a half kilometers.
But hiking up to the Puchenstuben train station hasn't been over.
Iris had the crazy idea to take the so called "Planetenweg" - a detour. Time and power consuming.
About four Kilometers but felt "never ending".
Not knowing the train departure times we entered the last train back to our hotel at Gösing.
The last road to the train station had a remarkable descending  and Iris... she made a sort of "pirouette fall". Throwing her walking sticks away and landed on her nose...
Our shouting "stop the train" was heard and luckily we entered the last train towards Gösing (18:11)

see pictures

 hike trail to Erlaufboden
 lonesome hiker
 ...more lonesome hikers...
 little houses...
 "here is the trail!"
 our "Indian summer"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The old school at Trübenbach
 see the fisherman - someone has to do it...
 it seems our Bub has found something...
 a wonderful hiking trail
 The Tormäuer trail
 Look...!
 Bridge over troubles waters
 Huh...
 
 
 
 
 "end of fishing area"
 
 
 
 Who's dog is that ?
 
 
 astonishing spectacle of nature
 
 look down to the hiker bridge
 rain shelter
 last rest at the Trefflingfall house
 
 
 arriving at Puchenstuben just at dusk
 Not knowing the train departure times we entered the last train back to our hotel at Gösing.
The last road to the train station had a remarkable descending  and Iris... she made a sort of "pirouette fall". Throwing her walking sticks away and landed on her nose...
Our shouting "stop the train" was heard and luckily we entered the last train towards Gösing (18:11)


3,day:  riding our bicycles -  round 40 kilometers

the rainy weather made us going back by train (Mariazellerbahn train) to St.Pölten.
But..., weather changed to scattered spray rain what make us reconsider to start bicycling again.
Riding the Traisental bike trail towards Traismauer.
There a food stop at the Donau-Restaurant.
Continuing at the Danube bike trail towards Tulln.
No way to reid further to Vienna.
The night has fallen on our tired group and we entered the train again.

see pictures

 Trail bridge over the river Traisen
 
 Pumpkin soup makes us strong ;-)
 Tulln to Vienna by train

That's what Wiki says about Gösing:

Gösing an der Mariazellerbahn ist ein Ort der Gemeinde Puchenstuben in Niederösterreich. Er liegt an der Mariazellerbahn und besteht im Wesentlichen aus den beiden Rotten  Ameiskogl und Schaflahn. Der Ortsname Gösing geht auf einen Beschluss des Niederösterreichischen Landtags  vom 3. März 1957 zurück.

Die beiden wesentlichsten Einrichtungen des Ortes sind einerseits der Bahnhof an der Mariazellerbahn auf einer Seehöhe 890 m.ü.A. und auch seit dem Beginn des Tourismus Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts das geschichtsträchtige Alpenhotel Gösing. Über die Straße ist der Ort über eine Stichstraße, die von der B28 abzweigt, erreichbar.

Interesting the number of inhabitants of Gösing: 21

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