Culinary hiking break in Europe
Hiking is a particularly intense way to experience a destination with all its special features, such as the regional culinary treasures, the cultural sights, the tranquil natural landscapes and wonderful spots along your hiking path. Strolling through nature step by step on well-maintained hiking trails and taking hiking break as the mood takes you – that is real enjoyment. This wonderful hiking time-out is rounded off by the opportunities to stop for refreshments, inns and restaurants that cook with local ingredients and serve dishes typical for the region. Many of these gourmet addresses are located along the way on your hiking path and are just waiting to spoil you. We now present some of the most beautiful gourmet regions for a walking holiday in Europe.
Culinary Walking Holidays in the Salzkammergut region
The Salzkammergut is a truly heavenly region, made for hiking and enjoyment. This region with its fantastic hiking routes, high-altitude paths, peaks, lakes and special sights makes for a perfect active break. Then there are the wonderful traditional dishes and typical specialties served in the cozy inns, alpine huts or in fine gourmet restaurants. Be it a freshly caught Reinanke from Lake Wolfgangsee, a char from Lake Fuschlsee or a smoked trout with a slice of sourdough bread and horseradish. Or the delicious pastries like the popular Zaunerstollen in Bad Ischl, a lukewarm Pofese or a Kaiserschmarren with plum roast at one of the huts on the Postalm? In the Salzkammergut, every gourmet hiker gets his money's worth again, simply wonderful!
Culinary Walking Holidays in Bavaria
Decelerated hiking and enjoyment are particularly easy in this destination. Here in the south of Germany, picturesque natural landscapes and tranquil lake areas around the Alpine foothills of Bavaria provide wonderful moments in nature. Authentic, warm-hearted hosts and traditional inns, as well as breweries typical for the region round off the pleasurable hiking experience. Depending on the choice of the hiking route, there are plenty of delicacies to discover on the menus in Bavaria. Whether a veal sausage with pretzel and wheat beer in one of the lively beer gardens in the state capital Munich, or a beer in a traditional monastery brewery in the Altmühltal – it is guaranteed to taste good. A Bavarian snack with sourdough bread, Obazda, liver sausage and Radi also makes for an enjoyable hiking break. Real cheese gourmets can look forward to a wide variety of cheeses such as cream cheese, sheep's cheese, goat's cheese, hard cheese and much more from Bad Tölz.
Culinary Walking Holidays in South Tyrol
What more could the heart of a hiker desire: romantic villages, historically rich castles and palaces, a hilly landscape adorned with vineyards and fragrant apple trees—and the icing on the cake, South Tyrolean specialties on the plate and a fine drop in the glass. The favorable climate not only makes apples and fruits flourish and allows South Tyrolean winemakers to produce magnificent wines. It also promises countless hours of sunshine at pleasant temperatures—a delightful region perfect for a vacation. At the alpine huts or in the inns you should not miss the dumpling specialties, which are the perfect treat for meat fans as well as vegetarians or vegans. And: An Italian ice cream and a creamy cappuccino – preferably in combination – are always a good idea!
Culinary Walking Holidays in the Piedmont region
In Piedmont, time ticks a little differently; here, the conscious embrace of " taking it easy" is still a way of life. One simply takes ample time for what matters most for life, for enjoyment, and for everything that brings well-being. The scenic, culinary, and cultural virtues of this region make the hustle and bustle of home fade away within a few hours. Especially in culinary terms, Piedmont provides for the pleasurable hiking experience. Taste the delicious truffles directly from the region in Alba, visit the picturesque vineyards and taste the renowned wines such as Barolo or Barbaresco at one of the top vintners, or enjoy the hazelnuts and the sweet products made from them. You will see, while hiking and enjoying in Piedmont, your everyday life at home will become a distant memory in just a few hours.
Culinary Walking Holidays in Tuscany
Tuscany is a holiday destination straight out of a picture book. It is home to historical sights, picturesque landscapes and culinary delights that make an active vacation an unforgettable experience. The selected hiking routes take you to the most beautiful places such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Cecina Mare and as far as the island of Elba. Along the hiking trail – and depending on the area – typical regional specialties await you. These include the sweet almond pastry Cantuccini, excellent red wines such as Chianti, Schiacciata (similar to Focaccia), Pappardelle with wild boar ragout or freshly caught, grilled seafood on the coast. No matter which specialty you choose, or if you would like to try them all, nothing stands in the way of your enjoyable walking holiday in Tuscany.
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Therefore hiking holidays with Eurohike benefits that convince
Perfectly organized hiking tours
In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.
Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists
Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.
Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions
All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.
Accommodations with feel-good factor
After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.
Hiking without luggage
With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!
Personal on-site support
Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.
Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App
We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.