Seon was keen on some river time and we had a look around to see what could work well for all of us and is close enough for a quick afternoon expedition. The Koppentraun river has a hiking and cycling trail next to it, in a beautiful setting without roads closeby, but the train runs right next to it which makes it perfect for kayaking since there is a train station both next to the put in & pull out… AND kayaks are allowed on the train!
So we left the car next to the Obertraun station / pull out and I cycled up along the Traun river while Seon took the train, equipped with his pack raft. On the way back down, I could watch him and other kayakers and take photos. It’s a narrow canyon for most of the way and in winter the trail is actually closed due to avalanche risk! Near the pull out is the Koppenbrüller Höhle, a massive limestone cave system. Great area for an afternoon exploring!