The Adlerweg (or Eagle's Way) is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west. It follows established mountain and valley tracks to traverse the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from east to west. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included in this guidebook, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day trek. The six easier variant stages avoid the more airy parts, and eight more difficult Alpine Stages provide an alternative high-level trek through the Lechtaler Alps. Each stage is graded for difficulty but even the most difficult are accessible to most experienced walkers, and no special equipment is required. The route is also well served by good quality, well-positioned mountain accommodation and refreshment opportunities.
Since taking up walking 20 years ago, Mike Wells has walked most of the recognised long-distance paths in the UK as well as many paths throughout Europe. He first visited Tyrol as a tour group organiser in 1999 and has returned there every year since. This is his first guide for Cicerone.
Map key Overview map Introduction Background The Adlerweg National parks and protected areas Preparation Getting there Navigation Maps Accommodation Food and drink Amenities and services The natural environment What to take Safe walking About this guide The Route Section 1 Kaisergebirge Stage 1 St Johann in Tirol to Gaudeamushutte Stage 2 Gaudeamushutte to Hintersteinersee Stage 3 Hintersteinersee to Kufstein Section 2 Brandenberger Alpen and Rofangebirge Stage 4 Langkampfen to Buchackeralm Stage 5 Buchackeralm to Kaiserhaus Stage 6 Kaiserhaus to Steinberg am Rofan Stage 7 Steinberg am Rofan to Mauritzalm Stage U6 Kaiserhaus to Bayreutherhutte Stage U7 Bayreutherhutte to Mauritzalm Section 3 Karwendelgebirge Stage 8 Maurach to Lamsenjoch Stage 9 Lamsenjoch to Falkenhutte Stage 10 Falkenhutte to Karwendelhaus Stage 11 Karwendelhaus to Hallerangeralm Stage 12 Hallerangeralm to Hafelekar Stage U9 Lamsenjoch to Vomperberg Stage U10 Vomperberg to Absam Stage U11 Absam to Pfeishutte Section 4 Innsbruck and Patscherkofel Stage 12a Innsbruck city tour Stage 13 Patscherkofel to Tulfeinalm Stage 14 Hochzirl to Solsteinhaus Section 5 Wettersteingebirge and Miemingergebirge Stage 15 Solsteinhaus to Leutasch Stage 16 Leutasch to Ehrwald Stage 17 Ehrwald to Fernstein Section 6 Lechtal and Valluga Stage 18 Fernstein to Anhalterhutte Stage 19 Anhalterhutte to Haselgehr Stage 20 Haselgehr to Steeg Stage 21 Steeg to Stuttgarterhutte Stage 22 Stuttgarterhutte to Ulmerhutte Stage 23 Ulmerhutte to St Anton am Arlberg Stage U22 Steeg to Leutkircherhutte Section 7 Lechtaler Alpen Hohenweg Stage A17 Fernstein to Loreahutte Stage A18 Loreahutte to Anhalterhutte Stage A19 Anhalterhutte to Hanauerhutte Stage A20 Hanauerhutte to Wurttembergerhaus Stage A21 Wurttembergerhaus to Memmingerhutte Stage A22 Memmingerhutte to Ansbacherhutte Stage A23 Ansbacherhutte to Kaiserjochhaus Stage A24 Kaiserjochhaus to St Anton am Arlberg Appendix A Distances and timings Appendix B Suggested schedules to walk the Adlerweg in 15 and 21 days 223 Appendix C Tourist offices 226 Appendix D Useful contacts 228 Appendix E Glossary of German geographic terms 231