Nothing is better than spending a day in the mountains: wonderful air, panoramic views, and fantastic hiking trails, not forgetting a hard-earned rest in a mountain hut. In Tyrol, the varied Tyrolean cuisine offers hits just the right spot for hungry hikers in the mountains. Taste of Place Tours combine the very best of hiking in the Tyrolean mountains: stunning landscapes and delicious food. These hikes take you to the prettiest alpine pastures, mountain huts and mountain inns in the Tyrolean mountains, where you will be spoiled with world-class regional dishes in an idyllic Alpine setting.
We have selected ten different routes to give you a taste of the varied huts and alpine pastures in Tyrol. We lead you on beautiful paths across the region to your well-deserved hut retreat; from the Tyrolean Oberland in the west, the Karwendel and the Wilder Kaiser in the north, the Kitzbüheler Alps in the east and, of course, the Ötztal, Zillertal and Stubaital in the south. You can reach most of the destinations on comfortable and well-maintained paths, which are also perfect for families and leisure hikers. Others, on the other hand, are more of a challenge to particularly remote mountain landscapes.
No matter which of our routes you choose, one thing is for sure: you will rarely have had such a tasty meal during a mountain hike.
A trip to Seealm Hög in the Tyrolean Oberland is the perfect day out for you and your children. You comfortably float with the gondola of the Alpkopfbahn to the middle station and explore here the Six Senses way and the adventure playgrounds around the Högsee. As a conclusion, you then enter the stylish Seealm and let yourself be pampered. Above all, the menu includes first-class fish dishes, supplemented with vegetarian and vegan dishes. And if your kids want to play in the playground, watch them having a cup of coffee from the terrace.From Serfaus you can take the Alpkopfbahn to the middle station, the starting point of your tour. From here you can take the broad, pram-friendly trail around the lake. Always with you: the magnificent view of the mountains of the Tyrolean Oberland. A small round through the light mountain forest will take you past the romantically located "Familien Lichter Kapelle" and back to the lakeshore. Another tour by pedal boat or a jump into the water, before it goes to the Seealm? No problem, the adventure park Hög offers variety for children of all ages - and the parents may of course lunch. After your retreat, you will float happily and happily down the gondola into the valley.
Is mountain cooking only spartan? Not at all huts: Because in the Wedelhütte high above the Zillertal, you are also culinary high. Exquisite 4-course menus are served here in a wildly romantic mountain setting. Chef Christian Siegele surprises you with sophisticated creations - and excellent wines are available to accompany. If you want to end the evening with a dinner in the mountains, no problem: you can also spend the night comfortably at the Wedelhütte.Before the meal, of course, the hike awaits you first and it is no less dreamy. Your tour begins at the Hirschbichlalm in the mountain village of Zellberg, which is located directly on the Zillertaler Höhenstraße. After you have parked your car in the hiking car park, follow the road for a few meters until the signposted path to the Wedelhütte soon branches off. Now you hike across wide alpine pastures and with a wonderful mountain panorama steadily uphill to the hut. After the excellent meal, you go back to the starting point in the same way.
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Extensive mountain forests, fantastic views of the Inn Valley and the Karwendel, as well as a comfortable ascent with gondola lift and, not to forget, cozy mountain huts - the Zirbenweg is a popular classic of Tyrolean pleasure trails. The cozy panoramic trail leads you from the Patscherkofel through the wildly romantic Zirbenwald to the Tulfeinalm. After the stop, the Glugenzerbahn brings you back down to the valley.From Igls you can take the gondola up to Patscherkofel with a marvelous view. If you like, you can make a detour to the summit of the Innsbrucker Hausberg, otherwise you can start with the Zirbenweg. Passing the Patscherkofel-Schutzhaus, you first wander over mountain meadows until you reach the eponymous stone pine forest. Up here you can admire one of the oldest stone pine forests in Europe - some of the pine trees are almost 700 years old. The signposted hiking trail leads you past the Boscheben hut and spoils you again and again with great views of the Inn Valley, Innsbruck and the Karwendel-Nordkette. At the end of the tour, it's worth making a stop in the romantic Tulfeinalm before taking the Glugenzerbahn I + II down to Tulfes. From here a bus takes you back to the valley station of the Patscherkofelbahn.
A leisurely mountain hike, a wonderful view, excellent food and excellent wines - all this is offered by our tour to the Angerer Alm. Up here in the Kitzbüheler Alpen you will find one of the highest - and most praised - wine cellars in the Alps. Hut manager Annemarie Foidl is not only a wine connoisseur, but also president of the Austrian Sommelier Association. You see, only the finest drops are served here. Since the Angerer Alm is only a few meters away from the middle station of the Harschbichl cable car, you can also treat yourself to a second glass. A cozy evening at sunset is of course even nicer - thanks to the cozy rooms on the Angerer Alm also an option.Your hike to the Angerer Alm begins at the valley station of the Harschbichl cable car. The tour takes you steadily uphill on broad, comfortable hiking trails, sometimes across meadows and through light mountain forests. Thanks to the moderate incline and good trails, the tour is also suitable for leisurely hikers and families. From the Hochfeldalm you will also be accompanied by a wonderful view of the rugged peaks of the Wilder Kaiser. When you arrive at the alp, you can enjoy the panorama and, of course, Tyrolean specialties with a glass of wine. After your stop, you go down the same way back to the starting point of the hike.
The deep blue Achensee is the largest lake in Tyrol - and of course you have the most beautiful view of this natural jewel on a hike in the surrounding mountains. If you also have a cabin stop on your tours then we have the right hike for you. From Eben, on the eastern edge of the lake, we lead you on beautiful forest paths up to the Buchauer Alm. On the way there are always wonderful views of the sparkling Achensee and at your stop you can finally spoil yourself with Tyrolean delicacies.The starting point of your tour is the tolled hiking car park at the Notburgakirche in Eben. From here, you briefly cross the main road and then follow the Notburgasteig into romantic mountain forest. After a while, the signposted hiking trail branches off to the Buchauer Alm. The wide trail climbs moderately and leads you past several viewpoints overlooking the Achensee. On the last meters of altitude, the path meanders in several hairpin bends until you reach the wide meadows around the Buchauer Alm. Here you have earned a long break before it goes back to the starting point on the same way.
The Burgeralm is the perfect hiking destination for lovers of excellent cheese. Because up here in the Chiemgau Alps, first-class cheese made from fresh hay milk is processed directly on site. The cows are grazing all around the pasture, and you can watch them on the hut terrace while having a snack. And for this tour, leave a little more space in your backpack, because you can not only try the different cheeses here, but also buy them in the farm shop.The hike to the Burgeralm starts at the hiking car park Feistenau. From here you can hike very comfortably on a wide farm road up to Burgeralm. The trail over wide alpine meadows is signposted throughout and rises only gently - perfect for a real pleasure hike. After a long rest on the Burgeralm it goes the same way back to the starting point.
A stop at the Falbesoner Ochsenalm is something for all the senses: after a steep ascent you really feel your legs, look at the mighty mountain panorama of the Stubai Alps, listen to the rippling of the Falbesoner Bach, enjoy the spicy smell of the homemade gray cheese and let yours Enjoy a hearty snack - that's what a mountain hike should be like. No wonder if these prospects don't just stick to a snack, because Sennerin Maridl Schmid naturally has other Tyrolean specialties to offer.Your ascent to the Falbesoner Ochsenalm begins at the hiking car park next to the Hotel Waldcafé. On a root path you climb up through dense, rustic mountain forest in numerous hairpin bends. After about an hour the forest clears and you meet a wide gravel path. Stop here briefly to enjoy the view of the picturesque mountains. The only ascending path finally leads you to the Falbesoner Ochsenalm and thus to your well-deserved snack. Freshly strengthened, you then go back to the starting point in the same way.
No question, the Ötztal mountains around Sölden have much more to offer than ski slopes - for example, excellent cuisine on the Gampe Thaya. On a short but quite steep hike, you can climb from Sölden through the forest to the alpine pasture and look forward to the food all along the way. In addition to Tyrolean classics such as cheese dumplings and Kaiserschmarrn you get in the quaint parlor or on the sun terrace, some special delicacies: lukewarm stripes of beef are served to the colorful salad and who pre-orders, enjoys the great cheese fondue - of course, only with regional cheese. Speaking of cheese: In the summer, master carpenter Jakob Prantl still produces his own Gampe Kaas from Tyrolean gray milk. You can then buy the same then in the Almladen.At the towering church in Sölden begins your hike to Gampe Thaya. First it goes steeply up to the district of Plöden and then past a small lake into the forest. Here you will meet a little later on the wild and romantic ladder mountain trail. You follow this steadily uphill, crosses the Hochsöldenstraße and reach the Gampe Thaya a little later. Here is princely geschaust, before it goes on the same way back down to Sölden.
A stop on the Mösl-Alm you have to earn properly, because 22 kilometers route for round-trip is a small challenge. But you will be spoiled right on the mountain pasture and not only with the excellent gray cheese, but also with the secluded location in the midst of the wild mountains of the Karwendel. Add to that the wild and romantic Gleirschklamm, which you can admire on the way to the Alm. If the route is too long for you, you can call the Karwendelt Taxi (Taxi Mair, Tel .: 05213/5363 or Taxi Ramona, Tel .: 05213/5541) from June to October for the return journey.From the trail parking lot in Scharnitz you start your hike to Mösl-Alm. First, it goes flat along the banks of the Isar, where you already enjoy a first magnificent view of the Karwendelgebirge. The trail soon climbs until you reach the Gleirschhöhe for a fantastic view of the gorges of Isar and Gleirschbach, which merge together at this point. Here you leave the Isar and walk on a beautiful hiking trail above the Gleirschklamm in the direction of Mösl-Alm - if you like, you can of course take the exciting trail through the middle of the gorge. The route takes you up the romantic valley of the stream uphill until you reach the Mösl-Alm amidst wide mountain meadows. Strengthened and rested, it's the same way back to the starting point later.
The Muttereralm lies on the wide slopes of the Nockspitze not far from Innsbruck and attracts mountaineers, families and leisurely hikers alike with the easy hiking trails, the wonderful view of the Inn Valley and of course the Tyrolean delicacies. While sporty hikers ascend to the Pfriemeswand and the Nockspitze before a stop, the others stroll on our leisurely tour across open alpine meadows and through light mountain forests. At the end everyone meets again on the terrace of the Muttereralm, before finally taking the cable car down to the valley.The tour starts at the top station of the Muttereralmbahn. From here you follow our route through beautiful forests and on wide paths across promising mountain meadows. After you have circled the small reservoir, the tour ends where it started: at the Muttereralm. Here you take a seat on the sun terrace and let yourself be spoiled with Tyrolean specialties with a magnificent panorama.If you still want a little more action, you can rent one of the cool mountain carts on the mountain pasture and wind your way around the five kilometers from the mountain station down to the valley.