17 pleasure routes from over 40 applications have been chosen by the ‘Kulinarium Tirol’ working group. The delicacies mountain lamb and Danube salmon represent East Tyrol at the reconnaissance of local specialities and are guaranteed to provide delicious culinary treats for visitors.
Pleasure routes are hikes based around the theme of the food which is on offer throughout Tyrol. From the over 40 projects submitted, a panel of specialist judges selected a total of 17 pleasure routes. Members of the panel comprised representatives from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber/ Tourism section, Agrarmarketing Tirol, Tiroler Wirtshauskultur, Tiroler Köcheverband, the Slow Food movement and Tirol Werbung. Those interested can head out either on guided or unguided forays through the local ‘pleasure’ landscape. East Tyrol has particularly tasty speciality – East Tyrolean wild herbage.
The idea behind the pleasure routes is an enhanced involvement with local specialities. It is not just the tasting and pleasure which are to the fore, the origins, production and processing of regional produce are ostensibly presented on Tyrol’s pleasure routes. On the routes you head out predominantly on foot, by bike, cable car or on public transport, to follow the whole manufacturing process in a tranquil way, in harmony with the natural surroundings.
The East Tyrolean wild herb enjoyment route allows you to experience the National Park Hohe Tauern so close up you can get your teeth into it. On the route through the Zedlacher Paradise trail, you walk under nature-protected gnarled larches, some of which are over 500 years old. After you can enjoy a herb menu at the Strumerhof.
East Tyrolean schnapps route
In the footsteps of culinary tradition
Take a trip on the Tyrolean schnapps route and enjoy a culinary journey of discovery as you experience the diversity of Tyrolean fruit spirits. Find out more about the long tradition and art of schnapps distilling, which is continually being further refined and newly interpreted.
Schnapps distilling – a long tradition
From 2014 you can take the East Tyrolean schnapps route and get to know, from the experts, how fruit is turned into a finely distilled drink. As part of the tours, you will find out how the particular clarity, fruitiness and purity of the local spirit comes about. You can then enjoy the high quality of the art for yourself by tasting it for a small fee to cover expenses.