A Roadtrip Through the Austrian Mountains

A Roadtrip Through the Austrian Mountains

I’ve talked a lot about the epic roadtrip through the Austrian mountains Vivi and I went on in July these past few weeks. In order to wrap it all up, though, I decided to summarize the entire week and provide you with a quick summary of where we’ve been, talk you through the roadtrip per se and tell you a bit about the fabulous Opel Mokka X * we got to drive during the week.

Everything you need to know about doing a roadtrip through the austrian mountains summed up in one big travel guide including infos on where to go and the perfect roadtrip companion car. Click through and read all about my little adventure in the austrian mountains.

Coming up with a roadtrip route – our Destinations

The most difficult thing about planning our roadtrip most definitely was to come up with a roadmap including destinations we both want to visit and places we’d like to spend the night at. We started this process with a huge list of places to see in Austria and then tried to condense it down to those that would enable us to drive as little as possible without having to step back on adventure. And I think we did that quiet well. So here’s what we visited during our one-week roadtrip through the Austrian mountains.

Rax | Lower Austria

Our first stop after getting the car in Vienna was Lower Austria, more specifically Kirchberg am Wechsel. We booked two nights at the Molzbachhof and departed to our first adventures from there. Particularly we decided to hike up the Rax and have a look at the beautiful, picturesque village of Reichenau at the foot of the mountains.

Gesäuse National Park | Styria

From Lower Austria we departed towards Styria to explore the Gesäuse national park. I’ve been living in Graz for four years now and funnily enough have never heard of that place. After a scenic drive through the national park we hiked up to the Mödlingerhütte and enjoyed the evening up there, watching the sun set behind the mountains. The Gesäuse is absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth a visit – next time I desperately want to check out the stunning library in Admont!

Hochkönig | Salzburg

Having seen that gem of a destination in Styria, we decided to head towards Salzburg for some more hiking. Salzburg is gorgeous and provided us with plenty of opportunities for hiking and adventure. We opted for the Hochkönig with its hundreds of outdoor activities first and didn’t regret it at all. After that, we made a quick pit stop in Zell am See – a city that is remarkable on its own.

Asitz | Salzburg

Last but not least, we stopped in Leogang at the Salzburgerhof directly at the foot of the Asitz. There we went for a bike ride to Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer (a gorgeous town amidst the mountains) and drove up the Asitz for one last hike.

Everything you need to know about doing a roadtrip through the austrian mountains summed up in one big travel guide including infos on where to go and the perfect roadtrip companion car. Click through and read all about my little adventure in the austrian mountains.

Everything you need to know about doing a roadtrip through the austrian mountains summed up in one big travel guide including infos on where to go and the perfect roadtrip companion car. Click through and read all about my little adventure in the austrian mountains. The Opel Mokka X aka the perfect Roadtrip Companion

Opel kindly provided us with the perfect roadtrip companion for our week of adventure – the Mokka X. I already drove that car in Scotland at its presentation last year and was positive it’d be the ideal car for a trip like this. And right I was. The spacious car offered enough place to put our suitcases, hiking gear and everything else we needed. Its seats were so comfortable we didn’t even mind the long drives. I’m not a very practiced driver (as I do not own a car myself) – however, the automatic Opel Mokka X made driving such a treat. I enjoyed speeding through the countryside and stopping wherever we felt like. Due to its 4×4 drive, hill-start technology, and descent control system, going up and down the mountains was no problem at all and we felt super comfortable driving any road.

Let’s go on a roadtrip, baby!

Furthermore, we found the Opel OnStar to be such a cool widget. The on board wifi was a super cool gimmick and actually very helpful for us bloggers. Also, the fact that whenever something should happen, we’d only have to push a button reassured us and made us feel way safer. Another thing that we loved about the car was how fuel-efficient it actually is. When traveling such long distances gas is always an issue and we managed to get along with as little fuelling up as possible. Thumbs up! As we didn’t sleep that much during the nights, we took shifts napping in the passenger seat, which was surprisingly comfortable. All in all, it’s a really great car for exactly these purposes.

I have to admit, I’d be way too anxious to drive the huge Opel Mokka X in the city myself. Luckily, Vivi took up that part ;)

Everything you need to know about doing a roadtrip through the austrian mountains summed up in one big travel guide including infos on where to go and the perfect roadtrip companion car. Click through and read all about my little adventure in the austrian mountains.

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+ Click here to read about Vivi’s thoughts on the roadtrip

Everything you need to know about doing a roadtrip through the austrian mountains summed up in one big travel guide including infos on where to go and the perfect roadtrip companion car. Click through and read all about my little adventure in the austrian mountains.

Have you ever been on a roadtrip through the Austrian mountains? And what do you think the perfect roadtrip car must be like? Let’s chat in the comments below J

*Big thank you goes out to Opel for partnering up with Miss Getaway and Vanillaholica on this trip and supplying us with the Opel Mokka X for the week. We absolutely adored the car and always appreciate working with you.

25 Comments

  1. 9th August 2017 / 10:31 am

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!
    Austria isn’t really somewhere I’ve even thought about visiting but you’ve definitely made me want to go :D
    Love the colour of the car!

    Rachel | Starlight & Stitches

    • 9th August 2017 / 11:40 am

      Oh you definitely have to put it on your list. Austria is beautiful! x

  2. 9th August 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Wunderschöne Bilder von euch! Danke für die tollen Tipps und Eindrücke!
    Hach, Österreich ist so schön. Mich zieht es immer ans Meer und auf andere Kontinente.. doch, ich sollte mich wirklich einmal daran setzen öfters Urlaub in meinem schönen Heimatsland zu machen. Und der ökologische Fußabdruck wird dadurch auch nicht zu groß! :D
    Liebste Grüße, Natascha von sjmb.at ♡

  3. Freya
    9th August 2017 / 9:31 pm

    This road trip sounds amazing, I am really jealous haha. I used to live in Salzburg and this makes me miss the area and Austria generally so much! x
    Freya’s Chapter

    • 10th August 2017 / 8:11 am

      Oh thank you. Salzburg is beautiful x

  4. 9th August 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Ich liebe deine Bilder! <3

    • 10th August 2017 / 8:11 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank. Das freut mich :)

  5. 10th August 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Hallo Kerstin,

    das klingt nach soo einem tollen Abenteuer, da bin ich echt neidisch (:

    Die Fotos sind super schön geworden und machen direkt Lust darauf mal wieder Wandern zu gehen. Sollte ich demnächst auch mal wieder machen.

    Natürlich ist das perfekt wenn man so ein Auto zur Verfügung gestellt bekommt. Sicherlich super geeignet für einen Urlaub wie diesen und dann muss man das auch wirklich ausnutzen.

    Liebe Grüße,
    Nina

    • 11th August 2017 / 8:30 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank für das tolle Kompliment Nina. <3

  6. 10th August 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Mah Kerstin, ich hab euren Roadtrip so gerne verfolgt. War echt spannend zu sehen, was ihr alles erlebt habt und das Gesäuse ist wirklich wunder-, wunderschön und wirklich ein tolles Fleckchen Erde in Österreich :)

    Die Bilder sind so superschön, da wäre ich am liebsten gerne mit dabei gewesen. Schön, dass ihr so einen tollen Roadtrip gemacht habt und euch die Planung gut gelungen ist :).

    OnStar finde ich bei Opel auch richtig cool. Nicht zuletzt wegen dem Wifi :) Schaut wirklich nach einem perfekten Auto für einen Roadtrip aus. Der Adam wäre dazu definitiv zu klein gewesen, aber dafür ist der ja ein toller Cityflitzer :)

    xx
    Bussi Lisa

    http://www.mycafeaulait.at

    • 11th August 2017 / 8:29 am

      Danke Lisa. Wir zwei machen auch noch eine super tolle Reise und dann werden auch super schöne Bilder entstehen.
      Du hast Recht, der Adam ist perfekt für die Stadt aber wir waren super froh dass wir den Mokka X fahren durften – es war auch super lustig und hat bei mir irgendwie den Spaß am Autofahren geweckt :)

    • 11th August 2017 / 8:28 am

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked the coverage :) Have a fab summer x

  7. 11th August 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Ich liebe deine Posts. Auch dieser ist wieder so schön geschrieben.:)
    Da bekommt man sofort Lust auf einen Roadtrip.
    Liebe Grüße
    Christin Sophie

    • 12th August 2017 / 10:40 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank für das grandiose Feedback x

    • 12th August 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much darling x

  8. 13th August 2017 / 9:41 am

    Viiiele machen Roadtrips durch Amerika oder komplett Europa, aber ich finde es meeeega gut und toll, (und GENAU SO würd ichs auch machen), dass ihr in Österreich geblieben seid! Ich sag ja immer, dass man niiiie vergessen soll, das Land zu entdecken in dem man lebt, aufgewachsen ist. Es gibt in der nahen Umgebung soso viele schöne Orte, und es wäre viel zu schade, wenn man sich nur auf andere Metropolen fixiert, welche natürlich auch sehr schön sind!
    Die Fotos sind alle unglaublich gut geworden, und du hast mir richtig Lust auf einen Roadtrip durch Österreich bzw die Berge zu machen :)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Tamara | brunettemanners.at

    • 13th August 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Vielen lieben Dank für dein wundervolles Kompliment Tamara x

    • 16th August 2017 / 11:33 am

      Oh it’s a really nice car x

  9. 18th August 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Hallo Kerstin,
    super Beitrag den du da geschrieben hast.
    Ich bin selbst erst gestern von einem Roadtrip durch Österreich und Südtirol nach Hause gekommen bei dem wir wandern waren und die Natur genossen haben – und ich fand es super. Hab einen Roadtrip vorher eigentlich noch nie gemacht, aber es war echt toll! Nachdem ich jetzt deine Bilder gesehen habe, überlege ich schon wegen dem nächsten :D haha
    Vielleicht dann auch in Richtung Niederösterreich und Salzburg. Diesmal waren wir ja eher im Grenzgebiet zu Italien unterwegs.
    Lg Betty von http://www.everydaybetty.at

    • 19th August 2017 / 9:26 am

      Oh Grenzgebiet zu Italien klingt aber wundervoll! Hast du darüber auch geschrieben – muss ich mir mal ansehen. Salzburg ist so toll – beim nächsten Mal möchte ich unbedingt auch Tirol noch dazu machen :)

  10. 31st August 2017 / 6:41 am

    this looks like the most perfect little trip. what stunning locations!

    i can only imagine how hand a car with wi-fi is, especially in some of the locations you visited – lifesaver!!

    i woud freakin’ LOVE to visit austria, it’s been on my list for ages i’ve just never got round to it…why does life get in the way so much?!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • 31st August 2017 / 8:28 am

      Oh you definitely must come visit Austria. I’m sure you’ll love it :)

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