Fresh mountain air, lots of exercise and fantastic alpine landscapes will make you hungry. But, of course, every hike includes plenty of delicious food stops. After hundreds of meters climbing, food tastes twice as good. You’ve probably secretly been thinking about what you want to eat for several miles already: homemade mountain cheese, fluffy Kaiserschmarrn, hearty dumplings or maybe something more refined menu? In this Collection, we have selected nine hikes in Tyrol, where foodies can enjoy an abundance of delicacies and magnificent views of the impressive mountains.
The routes offer varied culinary highlights: three hikes focus on traditional pastures with their own production, three routes are perfect for family adventures, whilst three will lead
you to restaurants with a high level of culinary artistry.
The Tyrolean mountains await you with plenty of culinary highlights from the Angerer Alm to the Zillertal. And, best of all, since you do not need to carry your own food on the mountain, you have enough space in your backpack to take home some mountain cheese.
You like cheese? Then this tour is perfect for you. The short hike takes you to the Außermelang-Alm in the Wattener Tal, which is known for its first-class cheese production. Starting point of the good seven-kilometer hike is at the parking lot of the military training area Walchen. Much of the route takes you through the Bundesheerlager - which is an important piece of information regarding shooting times. But do not worry, if you follow the advice below, nothing stands in the way of your hiking pleasure.From the parking lot you turn off onto a dirt road, the Wattentaler Zirbenweg. Relaxed you run uphill, a total of 440 vertical meters are in front of you. On economic routes you walk past the Stieralm and into the forest. On hot summer days the trees offer you a shady ascent.Soon you have reached the Außermelang-Alm and can look forward to a pleasurable break. Every summer, around 100,000 liters of milk are processed in the traditional mountain village with its 20 huts in the traditional way to make excellent alpine cheese. In the snack bar you can convince yourself of the pure quality - and pack your backpack for home with even more cheese. The way back is on the same way as the way out.Important: Before you plan to do this tour, be sure to check in advance the firing times of the training area. During military exercises, the hiking trails must not be used, then there is danger to their lives. All necessary information can be found here: wattenberg.tirol.gv.at/Truppenuebungsplatz.
Fans of James Bond know it, all are impressed: The gourmet restaurant "ice Q" at 3,048 meters is unique. But before you treat yourself to a vodka martini in the futuristic glass building - shaken, not stirred - of course, this little hike from the Gaislachkogel to the Gaislacher See, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the rear Ötztal valley, is worthwhile.From Sölden you take the cable car to the Gaislachkogel, the actual starting point of the hike at 3,056 meters. From the summit cross you can already enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks.The path leads you over a gently sloping mountain ridge past the "ice Q". The downhill route gets steeper and takes you quickly to the Gaislacher See on a rocky, uncultivated surface. Sit on the shore and enjoy the fabulous view of the royal blue water and the beautiful mountain landscape.Return to the "ice Q" on the same route - now uphill. After 300 meters you have made it. Now you can indulge in the world-class restaurant and enjoy the mesmerizing views, just like James Bond did in "Specter" back then.
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Dinos in the mountains? On the Kammerköralm in the Pillerseetal you can actually discover some of the extinct lizards, if only as a replica. The Triassic Trail, the adventure trail of the Triassic Park, not only takes you to the tops of the stone slab, but also into the ancient Triassic with its prehistoric sea Tethys. Fun for the whole family.Start of the hike is at the mountain station Steinplatte on the Kammerköralm. Once you pass the neighboring restaurant, the culinary reward comes after the more than four kilometers long circuit. You enter the prehistoric Triassic Trail. On always well-paved roads, you first pass by the Speichersee and then south to the summit of the Steinplatte. Here you can expect a great view of the surrounding peaks.The way back leads you past the "red wall" and on the north side of the mountain. You walk back to the mountain station and the Kammerköralm. At the end of your tour, treat yourself to a refreshing snack in the panoramic restaurant at 1,666 meters altitude.
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.
In mountain huts is cooked only Spartan? Not at all huts: Because in the Wedelhütte high above the Zillertal you also go up in culinary delights. In the wildly romantic mountain scenery, you will be served exquisite 4-course menus in the only 5-star alpine hut in the Alps. Chef Christian Siegele will surprise you with sophisticated creations - and accompanied by excellent wines. And if you want to end the evening with a dinner in the mountains, no problem: On the Wedelhütte, it can also spend a cozy night.Of course, the hike awaits you before you eat, which is no less fantastic. At the Hirschbichlalm in the mountain village of Zellberg, which lies directly on the Zillertaler Höhenstraße, your tour begins. After parking your car in the trail parking lot, follow the road for a few meters until the signposted path to the Wedelhütte branches off soon after. Now you hike across wide mountain pastures and in a magnificent mountain panorama steadily uphill to the hut. After the exquisite meal, it's the same way back to the starting point.
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.
The Muttereralm lies on the broad slopes of the Nockspitze not far from Innsbruck and attracts climbers, families and pleasure hikers alike with the easy hiking trails, the wonderful view of the Inn Valley and, of course, the Tyrolean delicacies. While more sporty hikers ascend before stopping to the Pfriemeswand and the Nockspitze, the others stroll on our easy tour across open alpine meadows and through sparse 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 starting point of the tour is the mountain station of the Muttereralmbahn. From here you follow our route through beautiful forests and on wide paths over promising mountain meadows. After you have circled the small reservoir lake, the tour ends where it started: at the Muttereralm. Here you can take a seat on the sun terrace and let yourself be pampered with Tyrolean specialties in a magnificent panorama.
A leisurely mountain hike, a wonderful view, excellent food and excellent wines - all this is what our tour to the Angerer Alm offers. Up here in the Kitzbühel Alps you will find one of the highest - and most highly praised - wine cellars in the Alps. Hut manager Annemarie Foidl is not just a wine connoisseur, but also president of the Austrian Somelierverband. 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-Bahn, you may also treat yourself to a second glass. Of course, even more beautiful is a cozy evening at sunset - thanks to the cozy rooms on the Angerer Alm also an option.Your hike to the Angerer Alm begins at the parking lot of the Harschbichl cable car station. The tour takes you on wide, comfortable hiking trails through meadows and through mountain forests and uphill. Thanks to the moderate slope and the good trails, the tour is also suitable for leisurely hikers and families. From the Hochfeldalm you will also be accompanied by a magnificent view of the rugged peaks of the Wilder Kaiser. Once on the mountain pasture, you can enjoy the panorama and of course Tyrolean specialties with a glass of wine. After your stop, it goes the same way down to the starting point of the 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.