Apples, Bees, Sheep: Franconian Must Road

Orchard meadows characterise the Central Franconian region around the Hesseberg. Flowers, herbs and grasses provide food for bees and sheep on the natural fields. These in turn ensure that the apple blossoms are pollinated and keep the meadows free of undergrowth.
How this ecosystem works and still provides natural fruit for juices, brandies and sparkling wine can be experienced on hikes along the Franconian Must Road. The path, which was laid out in 2004, leads past distilleries and cider houses, which are happy to invite you for tastings. But also beekeepers and sheep stables, Kneipp facilities and teaching gardens, country inns and cosy hotels.

Artists, chefs, cellar masters: The wine route of La Cote

Lake Geneva, the Alps and Montblanc: the vineyards of La Côte cover an area of around 2000 hectares and lead through a magical landscape that can be discovered along the 50 kilometre long wine route of the same name.
Along the   network of paths between Morges and Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva, hikers and cyclists can get to know wine growers, cheese makers and butchers, bakers, farmers and fruit growers. Artists - painters, ceramists and sculptors  - also invite visitors and allow them to share in their work.

Red and white like raspberry drops: Radiccho di Treviso

As colourful as candy: The route of the Radichio di Treviso

It looks like a raspberry drop or artfully blown Murano glass: the red-and-white striped Radichio de Treviso. This winter vegetable with EU-protected origin has been cultivated in the province near Venice for centuries and enjoys cult status among gourmets. Even a festival is dedicated to it in Treviso.
Along the Strada del Radicchio tourist theme road, travellers can visit farms and learn about the production of Radichio di Treviso. There are also historical country villas to visit, such as Villa Cornero, built in 1552, or the Badoere Colonnade, built in 1566.