Mountain tea culture, alpine lake swimming and an awesome flying fox! - Nordic Walking Tour, Day 4

After a descent Nordic Walk yesterday we decided to mix it up today and experience some of the other local offerings in the valley of Grosses Walsertal.

It started off with a visit to Patrick's home in the village of Fontanella to meet and learn from his mother about her famed 'Berg Tee' (Mountain Tea). Our group of intrepid Nordic Walkers were led to high pastures and shown what and how to pick the pristine local flowers and herbs which are used for the making of the tea. The group gathered a good collection of flowers, buds, grasses and stalks and took them back to the hotel to make their own mountain tea for the rest of their stay.

Feeling a bit warm and hungry we grabbed our poles and back packs, then Nordic Walked to Europe's warmest high mountain lake for a swim and some lunch. The lake is stunning, but despite its claim, the water (being the start of Summer) was still quite... let's say, invigorating!

It was then time for some adventure with a visit to the most impressive 'Waldseilgarten'. Set in a beautiful forest was five different high ropes courses and a superb flying fox. A number of the more daring members of our group were up for a thrill so gave the 130 metre flying fox spanning a deep ravine a go. What a ride!

Tomorrow we're heading up into the high mountains again for some spectacular Nordic Walking on the famous Arlberg massif.

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