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Pleasure hiking map for autumn

Where active connoisserus find their hiking hapiness
Traditional dumplings at the alp in Mölten

Do you love to roam the leaf-lined forest paths in autumn, breathe in the scent of the foliage, feel the warm autumn sun and enjoy a hearty hut snack in one of the beautiful alpine pastures? Or would you rather be drawn to more Mediterranean climes to extend the summer and welcome the culinary ambassadors of autumn? Either way, our autumnal hiking tours with culinary spots are just right for the golden season, as these tours for true connoisseurs pamper the senses all around.

In what is perhaps the most beautiful season for hiking, our pleasure hiking map will take you to fantastic places where it is particularly easy to enjoy and where it simply tastes good. We now reveal our top culinary tips for your hiking pleasure in autumn!

Traditional dumplings at the alp in Mölten

Culinary ambassadors in the Salzkammergut

If you want to enjoy hiking at home during fall, or after a short journey, the picturesque Salzkammergut is the place to be. The eight regions including the Attersee-Attergau, the Ausseerland, the imperial city of Bad Ischl, the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt - Dachstein, Lake Fuschl, the Mondsee-Irrsee region, the Traunsee-Almtal and Lake Wolfgangsee are truly a heavenly stretch of land in Austria. Here, not only dreamlike hiking paths, well-signposted tours between mountains and lakes, magnificent alpine landscapes and cultural sights await you – rather, it is the culinary delights that serve as authentic ambassadors of the region. Typical dishes and home cooked meals are served, offering something for every taste and the ingredients come directly from the surrounding area.

Hiking break in South Tyrol

Our tips for enjoyment during your hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut region

  • Freshly caught fish from Lake Fuschlsee or Lake Wolfgangsee
  • Organic sheep's milk specialties from Abersee at Lake Wolfgangsee
  • Sweet pastries like the popular Zaunerstollen in Bad Ischl
  • Kaiserschmarren with plum roast, for example, at the historic Postalmhütte or the Sausteigalm at the Zwölferhorn
Typical meal when hiking in the Salzkammergut

Hiking and enjoyment in Bavaria

If you are looking for a hiking experience close to nature and the authentic Bavarian cuisine, then the regions around the Bavarian Alps and lakes are the place to be. Welcomed by the warm hosts of Bavaria, and accompanied by wonderful hiking paths, as well as nature and pleasure places, no wish remains unfulfilled here in the south of Germany. For well-deserved hiking breaks, hearty snacks or a Bavarian beer or two, you can always find a nice spot at one of the many huts, in the traditional mountain inns or in one of the cozy beer gardens. On our walking holiday along the Altmühltal-Panorama-Path, wonderful regional specialties are waiting to be tasted by hungry hikers. We present a few examples here.

Our tips for hiking and enjoyment in Bavaria

  • Regional products of the Altmühltal shepherd culture: lamb meat, wool products and cheese specialties
  • Bavarian snack with sourdough bread and pretzels, farmer's liver sausage, venison salami, Obazda, goat cheese, herb cream cheese and radish in one of the inns and beer gardens along the Altmühltal-Panorama-Path or around the lake regions of Bavaria
  • Excellent beer from the tradition-steeped hop-growing region of the Altmühltal Nature Park, such as in the world's oldest still-existing monastery brewery, Weltenburg Monastery near Kelheim
  • ‘Munich veal sausage’ with pretzel and sweet mustard around Munich
Delicious hiking snack and Eurohike travel documents

Hiking, wine and dumplings in South Tyrol

A little further south, and still easy and uncomplicated to reach, lies the dreamlike hiking destination of South Tyrol. Historical sights, romantic villages, dreamlike hiking routes and a picturesque landscape full of vines and fragrant apple trees await you here. After a wonderful day in the fresh air, you can look forward to South Tyrolean specialties on your plate and a fine drop of South Tyrolean wine in your glass in the evening. The mild climate of South Tyrol ensures wonderful hiking temperatures, especially in autumn, and promises countless hours of sunshine that make the fruit just sprout. A region of pleasure, in which it can be exquisitely vacationed.

Typical culinary delights on a hiking holiday in Salzkammergut

Our tips for a pleasurable hiking break in South Tyrol

  • Excellent wine in the numerous wineries between Meran and Bolzano: Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Vernatsch, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and many more.
  • Dumpling specialties in the Vinschgau: bacon dumplings, spinach dumplings, beetroot dumplings, cheese dumplings and many more.
  • Delicious cappuccino at the Piazza Walther in Bolzano
South Tyrolean hiking snack

Be active and simply enjoy: Hiking break in Piedmont

Italy is not only easy to reach, but also the perfect destination in the golden autumn for all those hikers who long for a quiet time-out and wonderful moments of enjoyment. One region in particular teaches how to enjoy and slow down like no other – the Piedmont. Here the clocks tick a little differently and the conscious "slowness" may still be lived. Here you can take enough time for everything that is good for you. The scenic, culinary and cultural features of this region make the hustle and bustle of everyday life a distant memory within a few hours. It is not for nothing that the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato region has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014.

Italian culinary delights on a hiking holiday in the Piedmont region

Our tips for your enjoyment in the Piedmont region

  • Pasta specialties with truffles in the truffle capital Alba
  • Delicious hazelnuts from Cravanzana, the center of regional hazelnut production
  • Excellent red wines like Barolo or Barbaresco in the municipalities of the same name
Delicious ice cream while hiking in the Piedmont

Citrus, almonds and island wines on Majorca

When autumn moves into the country, it becomes a little quieter for guests on the popular Balearic Island of Majorca. A perfect time to peacefully explore the Mediterranean hiking routes and do something good for yourself. March through the "Valley of Oranges" of Sóller and enjoy the sweet scent of citrus fruits along the way or experience the beautiful mountain and coastal routes with the warm rays of the sun on your back. But the island enchants not only with a wonderful natural scenery. Also, culinary wonderful Majorcan treasures are waiting for you: olives, oranges, lemons, almonds or Majorcan wine. Enjoy yourself in one of the chic tapas bars in the capital city of Palma, in a cozy restaurant right by the sea, or in one of the typical fincas in the midst of the mountains – the unmistakable taste of the island will enchant you either way.

Typical citrus trees on Mallorca

Our tips for enjoyment on Majorca

  • Almond or orange ice cream in Port de Sóller
  • Ensaimadas, almond cake or the typical hearty empanadas in the island capital Palma de Mallorca
  • Delicious island wines from the regional bodegas near Binissalem
  • Multifaceted tapas creations in one of the tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca
  • Fresh fish specialties and seafood in the market hall Santa Catalina
  • Paella with freshly caught seafood in Sóller or Port d’Andratx
Typical paella on Mallorca
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