Time period

Since 2018

Responsibility

Development of an organizational model, online bookable linear product and further development of the core component “alpine mountain farms” into bookable services and their responsible management.
Official Höfe Trail Information & Booking Center from 2021.

Project partner

Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft; Tourismusverband Osttirol
Profile
Nothing illustrates the identity of the Tyrolean Gailtal as much as the culture of the mountain farmers. Many beautiful, traditionally operated mountain farms are seaming the valley and are a symbol for the fact that the Tyrolean Gailtal together with the neighbouring valley Lesachtal is considered as one of the most pristine inhabited valleys of the Alps. The Höfe Trail leads in 3 short and not very demanding stages through this beautiful valley landscape. Together with the created “farm experiences” (mountain farmers let you participate in their working life) the hiker gets a deep insight into the life of mountain farmers. It is not the locals who adapt to the tourists but the hikers who associate themselves with the culture of the mountain farmers – this is how the Höfe Trail manages to make a great contribution to the responsible tourism development of the Tyrolean Gailtal.

Link

www.hoefetrail.at

What can I expect at the Höfe Trail Osttirol? A Cultural Hike in the best sense of the word ©Dapra/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
A rock in the raging stream of time: The hike at Höfe Trail Osttirol ©Dapra/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
Shaped land and yet nature: Breathtaking cultural landscapes around the village of Obertilliach ©Dapra/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
Close to life: The farm experiences at Höfe Trail Osttirol! In the picture: Anja Ebner from the Niescherhof during butter production ©Michael Meyer/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
Close to life: The farm experiences at Höfe Trail Osttirol! In the picture: Maria Mitterdorfer at the traditional “tillga” goat hike. ©Michael Meyer/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
Close to life: The farm experiences at Höfe Trail Osttirol! In the picture: Josef Schmidhofer with his beehive ©Michael Meyer/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
Close to life: The farm experiences at Höfe Trail Osttirol! In the picture: Iris Meyer in her wild herb garden ©Michael Meyer/Landesumweltanwaltschaft
What remains is the wish to return! Cultural landscape idyll at Höfe Trail Osttirol ©Dapra/Landesumweltanwaltschaft

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