Regional Shopping Tour in the Glemm Valley
Following the motto "support your local producer" on an E-Bike through the Home of Lässig. A tour which is combined with a rucksack full of Saalbach specialities and a Glemmtaler summer drink.
I have known Saalbach since my childhood. I learned to ski here, was a frequent guest here on holiday, and lived and worked here for a few years. In the meantime, I can't imagine my life without the Home of Lässig, and it has become my second home. After all these years in and around Saalbach, I find it to still discover new things. In this story, I give you an insight into my local delicacy discovery tour.
According to the motto "support your local producer", I grabbed my E-Bike and rode through the Glemmtal to the end of the valley in search of local food producers.
My tour starts in the centre of Saalbach. It takes me first along the promenade alongside the Saalach to the end of the valley. My culinary shopping tour begins at the Lindlingalm after a brisk round at the end of the valley.
Cranberry jam is the name of the game here. I already have one of my favourite summer refreshments in mind: "Granggnfizz". But more about that later.
From the end of the valley via Hinterglemm to Saalbach, a genuine mile of specialities awaits me. Before heading further out of the valley, I take some organic Alpine honey from the Grünwald apiary in Lengau. Then I cycle on to the Martenalm. Thanks to my E-Bike, I get swiftly uphill and am rewarded with a magnificent view and the sound of the cows ringing their bells. Hold on tight, I get something very special here: Alpine mozzarella directly from the farm! I'm really excited about this, so I immediately take two of them. After all, I need a few souvenirs for my crew back home in Upper Austria.
From the Martenalm, it's a leisurely descent and on to Hinterglemm. Here I make a quick stop to see if I can find something at the meat vending machine on the Pfefferweg because here I can get sausages, bacon and the like from the local Feiersinger butcher's shop. Then I roll on into the centre of town - to Hannes Feiersinger's small but fine shop - because here I have even more to choose from and am spoilt for choice between game specialities, sausages, bacon, cheese and everything that looks good on a barbecue. Suppose you are in Saalbach on Sundays or public holidays and are still looking for a regional souvenir. In that case, you are in luck because there is also a self-service machine in front of the shop.
My next stop is the Enn distillery in Hinterglemm. Here I charge my engine with Enn gin and sample some fine spirits in the show distillery.
A few metres further on, my next stop is at BergSepp's village shop. Thank goodness you're on the mountain with a rucksack because it's constantly filling up with numerous delicacies from the region.
Now it's time to grin. I stop at the warehouse. Here I find a refrigerated display case with mountain cheese and meat specialities. There's not much room left in my rucksack, but there's still enough for a break at the Gustaria in Saalbach and a few last delicacies.
If you would like to extend the tour, you can continue cycling along the Saalbach Promenade to Schönleiten. Halfway there, you will find excellent schnapps and liqueurs at the Scheyrer schnapps distillery.
Back home, I enjoy my regional treasures and also have a great souvenir for my family. It will be an excellent Saalbach-Feeling snack.
However, after the day on the bike, I am now more than ready for my "Granggnfizz". By the way, "Granggn" is the Pinzgau expression for cranberries. This drink is my top tip for the summer. All you need is 2 cl Enn gin, 1 tablespoon of my cranberry jam and iced soda. For kids, just leave out the gin, then the drink is also a refreshing lemonade.
Cheers and bon appétit!