Cottage gardens and scent competitions
Aromatic substances, bitter constituents, vitamins, and essential oils are what make herbs so valuable for cooking, cosmetics and alternative healing methods. It is very exciting to explore the different varieties through their scent and appearance: aromatic marjoram is waiting for the next goulash to be stirred up, fruity mint longs for cocktails, and fragrant rosemary looks to be partnered with roasts – and all compete for the best sunny spots, trying to outdo each other with their scents.
The different herb stations that the cycling routes pass through are all unique and diverse – from the Trumer herb garden by the Gasthof Sigl inn, and the creative garden in Mattsee, to the Seelenbräu garden in Köstendorf, and the cottage garden in Seeham. There are a variety of bike routes that cross these communities with their aromatic herbal treasures.
A hunger for cycling and culinary pleasures
It’s not surprising that cycling and exploring the world of herbs gives one a proper appetite for regional delicacies. What do these lucky local cooks do with all the herbs? Find out by sampling the fare in one of the area’s many traditional inns. Tip: try the fish, fresh from the waters of the Salzburg Lake District!
Finally, everyone who wants to retain their newfound joy and inspiration for a bit longer now knows – after such a wonderfully aromatic day of cycling and studying herbs – that lavender improves one’s mood, basil stimulates one’s mental sharpness, and chives are effective against fatigue. The latter is important because the next cycling tour is just around the corner!