+ Cross the Austrian Tirol to Innsbruck
+ A mix of forest tracks and mountain trails
+ Our leaders show the way
Latest news September 2018
Please ask us about 2019: booking opens on 1st October (2018 now closed). Thank you.
We offer this Eastern half of the Adlerweg, a trek from St. Johann to Innsbruck in 10 stages plus 1 day to explore the paths high above Innsbruck. The full Adlerweg is the magnificent crossing of the Tyrol as far as St. Anton.
The first 3 stages of the Adlerweg are almost a trek by themselves, as far as Kufstein. We traverse the Wilder Kaiser massif in some wooded settings. Valley stages come in between two higher, more open, crossings involving huts. Then we take a lower routing to avoid some awkward terrain, making the last 3 stages into Innsbruck a sequence of two historic valley towns - Schwaz and Hall - and finally a descent from Hungerburg to Innsbruck. The next day we traverse the Zirbenweg above Innsbruck, and there is time to see the town as well as staying in our central hotel.
The difficulty of the Adlerweg comes in a small number of higher paths, rocky underfoot; these are interspersed with long sections on wide forest tracks. There is a good deal of local farming and village life to see, and of course the old capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. This is the biggest town actually on the route of any of our treks.
Where we stay
Your accommodation is based on the friendly hotels that typify the Austrian Alps; wood panelling and carefully presented breakfasts are common. For the 3 nights in the mountains, at huts, we have some options to avoid dormitories and can advise in full.
ADEg Adlerweg East (Guided)
8 July to 16 September 2018
Prices in GBP
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1 rest day
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This option takes your bag to each hotel, so that you can pack extra kit but not carry it on each walk. On the 3 hut nights, your bag goes ahead to the next hotel. There isn't much to carry on the Adlerweg, whether hotels or huts, and we advise on what to bring.
If you join us as a private group instead of joining our scheduled treks, then we can adjust your Adlerweg East in various ways.
+ Shorten the trek to 8, 9 or 10 stages, or add rest days
+ Trek 5 stages covering the highest sections either side of Maurach
+ Stay in more huts or entirely in hotels (with buses off-route)
Of course, on a private trip you can come on the dates that suit you. Except for the composition of the group and the dates, everything else is the same as on our scheduled trips.
Adlerweg East (Self-guided) - look here for all the options
Why Alpine Exploratory for your guided trek?
We trek the full route, missing nothing
Our plan is to walk every step from St Johann to Innsbruck. This is a fine trek by itself, and clients can carry on self-guided - please ask us - or even take a private guided trip. We start with the aim to trek continuously, though events, weather and the preferences of the group as a whole can mean transport is used on occasion.
Expert knowledge of the route
The same careful research that goes into our self-guided Adlerwegs informs our guided treks too. We keep on top of changes to the route and we place a lot of emphasis on good knowledge of the hotel options.
Flexible, personal planning
As per our general ethos, even on our scheduled guided trips we like to be flexible. Single rooms are no problem, except at huts and some auberges where they're unavailable. (The single supplement takes this into account.) If you'd like extra nights in Kitzbuhel (near St Johann) or in Innsbruck, please ask us.
Small groups expertly led
Alpine Exploratory follows best practice in the mountains. Our leaders are all International Mountain Leaders and we keep to a maximum group size of 8 clients. The aim is a small, tightly knit group with an engaging leader, trekking the Adlerweg with safety, proficiency and fun.
About us - more about what makes us tick
Key information Summer 2018
Trip name: Adlerweg East
Dates Summer 2018
Scheduled dates 2018
Season for private groups
8 July to 16 September 2018
Please join us on your ideal dates
2019 (Provisional, TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Departures: 6 July
Season: 7 July to 15 September 2019
Research Summer 2018
The Karwendel range (Photo gallery)
Alpine Exploratory's service
The Adlerweg in the Alps
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