Mountains and Alpine pastures have been a part of the cultivated landscape in Vorarlberg for hundreds of years.Today, Alpine agriculture is still practiced in three stages. Animals, such as cows, are driven to graze on higher lying meadows in early summer. In the height of summer, these animals populate the high Alpine meadows, while in autumn the animals return to the valley.Start your day of hiking in Vorarlberg on the right foot! Enjoy a mountain breakfast at a restaurant with a view or at a rustic Alpine farm or hut. Interested in hiking to a mountain hut or Alpine farm where cheese is produced and can be sampled? Our hiking-trail tips lead guests to one or numerous gourmet stations where local delicacies can be tried.Some stations are located at the beginning or end of the trail. Still others are located somewhere in between.
Did you know?
Alpine farms and meadows account for around 40 percent of the land in Vorarlberg and 530 such farms are in operation. At the nearly 130 cheese-making farms, the especially valuable milk is processed into “Vorarlberg Alp Cheese.” Every summer, nearly 450,000 kilos of Alpine cheese are produced.