Advantage number 1: a colourful natural backdrop
A clear advantage of the autumn is that every deciduous tree turns into a floral Vivienne Westwood creation. The further autumn advances, the more intense its colourful dress becomes. And towards the end of the third season, when leaves fall from the trees and cover the ground, hikers have, so to speak, their own personal ‘red carpet’.
Incidentally: While mosquitoes are annoying in summer as you sit by the campfire or on a mountain pasture, the autumn is completely free of such unwelcome beasts. Adieu, itchy red bites!
Advantage number 2: moderate temperatures
One of the absolute advantages and another clear plus for the autumn is the pleasant temperature. So hikers on tours are not desperately looking for the next shady spot and don’t have to put cool towels on their necks. In autumn, moderate temperatures and a gentle breeze ensure perfect hiking conditions.
Tip: If the weather changes too fast or gets colder quickly, the onion method helps. Simply put on several layers, preferably thin and breathable, over each other! So you can protect yourself from the cold as well as easily regulating the temperature. For more tips for finding the right hiking clothing for autumn click here!
Advantage number 3: entertaining hiking
Make your walks more entertaining! What does the Eurohike team mean exactly? Easy! In autumn, mushrooms sprout from the forest floor. These not only taste delicious, but a successful mushroom hunt can make for a tour highlight. For example, porcini mushrooms chanterelles etc like to grow in coniferous forests. Above all, damp soils and steaming fog ensure perfect conditions for growth. And if you notice a fly agaric on your trail, porcini mushrooms can’t be far away – according to old mushroom hunter wisdom.
Tour tip: Almwandern in the Salzkammergut
When the cow bells ring, the wooden huts lure you in for a rest and the delicious alpine snacks smell wonderful, you are hiking in the Salzkammergut. Are you a pastry fan or panorama lover? Then this hiking route is made for you! It goes from hut to hut through the beautiful and idyllic Salzkammergut. Whether apple strudel, Pofesen (French toast with jam), Kaiserschmarrn (pieces of pancake) or delicious fluffy Germknödel (yeast dumplings), you’ll get your money’s worth.
Would you like to know the details of the eight-day hike? Click here for the details of the alpine hike in the Salzkammergut!