When mountain love goes via the stomach
You love strolling along cobbled paths, with a fragrant sea of flowers to the left and right and in the wind you can hear the distant chime of cowbells. In between, you take a seat on a wooden bench, watch the blades of grass gently swaying in the breeze and let your thoughts wander. Then, there’s only a few steps left to the origin of that delicious scent wafting through the air. The chimney smokes, the door is open and the owner welcomes you with a warm smile. The blended aroma of traditional speck, seasoned mountain cheese and oven-warm bread makes your mouth water.
Indulgent moments like this make hiking tours particularly magical. When it’s time to take a break, rest your feet and indulge in delicious delicacies after the hard work of the hike, you’ve arrived in the realm of delights. Because mountain love goes via the stomach!
From vineyards and apricot orchards: the Wachau
Perhaps the most charming region in Lower Austria bears the name Wachau. Where ruins, wine culture, rustic taverns and delicious apricot dumplings with extra breadcrumbs meet, hikers are not far away. On the Wachau World Heritage Trail you hike for 8 days through enjoyable places along the beautiful blue Danube.
Surrounded by sunny vineyards and green forests you will make your way from stage to stage. Always featured: culinary stops with fine wines and Lower Austrian delicacies. The route leads over partly paved wine trails to the peaks of the Wachau, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of impressive landscapes. You will spend the night in charming hotels in Krems, Dürnstein, Weißkirchen or Melk.
Orchards, blooming mountain meadows and Italian flair
‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘Ciao bella!’ resound in the South Tyrolean vineyards. Romantic villages, historic castles and flourishing vineyards are all around: that is Italian flair to the highest level. On the hiking trip from Eurohike, you take a leisurely walk along the South Tyrolean Wine and Alpine Trail over seven days. You will get to know the spa town of Meran and the wine route, indulge in romantic views and taste plenty of Italian delights.
While you sit under apple trees and enjoy your glass of fragrant wine, your charming hosts prepare all sorts of antipasti and ciabatta for you. So you’ll be fortified for the next stage…and on you go, through the forests and paths of South Tyrol.