VIC Hiking and Mountaineering Club

Welcome to the website of the Hiking and Mountaineering Club of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

The club was formed by a group of outdoors enthusiasts in 1971.

Our membership includes people of all ages from all over the world, who work for one of the international organisations based in Vienna. Come and join us to explore the beautiful Austrian countryside. Our activities range from walks in the Vienna Woods to hiking in the high mountains, cycling tours in summer to snow shoe hiking and cross country skiing in winter. In summer we also have mid-week evening hikes that invariably end in a Heurigen or Gasthaus. Why not take a look at our photo gallery?

Our programme also includes weekend and longer trips to remote mountain regions and even abroad. Recent trips have included Czech Republic, Italy, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia. In the past we have also been to French Alps, Japan, Peru, Scotland, the English Lake District, Lichtenstein, Germany, Norway, Australia, USA, Canada, Georgia, Italy and Spain.

Our hike leaders are volunteers from various countries with a broad range of interests and experience. We are always looking for new leaders, especially people who are willing to lead easy hikes in the vicinity of Vienna, and young people, who might be interested in more ambitious activities.

Hiking is fun, and a great way to meet people, get fit and see places that you would not otherwise venture to. We hope you will enjoy exploring the website.

If you are interested in joining, please click here. If you would like to contact us, please click here. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our activities soon!