(Adlerweg East) At the Lamsenjochhutte
ADLERWEG EAST (GUIDED)   11 stages . 12 nights . Austrian Tyrol   Booking

Adlerweg East
Guided trekking holiday

+ 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.


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's Adlerweg East guided walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
ADEg Adlerweg East (Guided)
8 July to 16 September 2018
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Options on the scheduled guided trips
11 stages
(12 nights)

Please ask us 1,550
Singles 225
Our main ADE
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Options on a private guided trip
9 stages
1 rest day
(11 nights)
Please ask us 1,440
Singles 200

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Baggage transfer 150

Baggage transfer

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
Guided or self-guided? Guided
Trip code: ADEg
Route: ADL Adlerweg
(See our background page on the Adlerweg)
(Prefer Self-guided or the full route?)
Group size: 4 to 8 people
Length: 11 days' trekking
Start: St Johann-in-Tyrol in Austria
End: Innsbruck in Austria
Typical walk: 16km, 760m ascent
Highest altitude: 2,002m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

Dates Summer 2018

Scheduled dates 2018
Please join our 2 guided trips:

ADEg4 22 July to 3 August 2018
Guided by Allan Gibbs
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Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

ADEg10 2 to 14 September 2018
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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

Allan Gibbs at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2018 research on the Adlerweg will be led by:
Allan Gibbs in July

Recces 2018

The Karwendel range in the distance
The Karwendel range (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

12 nights, staying in:
4-star hotels (2)
3-star hotels (5)
Auberges (2)
Mountain huts (3)

Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts and 5 evening meals
Guided trekking with your IML

The UIMLA logo An IML leads your trek

The IML is the award needed to lead treks on the Adlerweg

The IML award

River near Pinegg
River near Pinegg (Photo gallery)

The Adlerweg in the Alps

Map of the Adlerweg East within the Alps

Our city information included in your info pack:
Munich, Innsbruck, Vienna

City breaks after trekking

Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our Adlerweg page

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