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(Adlerweg East) At Kaiser Hochalm (Adlerweg East) A boat on Achensee (Adlerweg East) At the Lamsenjochhuette (Adlerweg East) Walderalm above Hall-in-Tirol (Adlerweg East) The Zirbenweg above Innsbruck

Adlerweg East
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ The Austrian Tirol from valley agriculture to mountain tarns
+ Sound mountain paths and generally clear forest tracks
+ A choice of paces, and a mix of hotels and huts

Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

The Adlerweg is a newly-established trekking route across the Tirol region of the Austrian Alps, perhaps alongside the Swiss Valais one of the most characteristically 'Alpine' of areas. Our full Adlerweg takes 19 days from St. Johann-in-Tirol to St. Anton; we offer this East half from St. Johann to Innsbruck in 10 stages plus 1 day to explore the paths high above Innsbruck.

Perhaps more than our other Alpine treks, the Adlerweg spends much time in the pastoral scenery of rural Austria. This is a landscape of many small villages, most with a church in the centre and surrounded by surprisingly neat farmland. The Adlerweg itself begins with a 3-day traverse of forested and open slopes on the side of the Wilder Kaiser massif, to the sweet town of Kufstein with its castle. Stages on high ground are roughly interspersed with valley stages.

We take a lower routing to avoid some awkward terrain, making the last 3 stages a sequence of two historic valley towns - Schwaz and Hall - and finally a descent from Hungerburg (or taking the Hungerburgbahn funicular railway) to Innsbruck. This leaves an afternoon to get to know Innsbruck - and this lively and manageable town surrounded by mountain ranges certainly merits it – before a day with options to traverse the hills South of town using cable cars to two points. On the map, this is the ‘head of the eagle’!

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 those nights in the mountains, the huts are at a good standard and relatively accessible.

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


We can adjust your Adlerweg in various ways, as follows:

Faster treks
The Adlerweg can be broken up in several different ways, thanks to regular villages and huts along the route. A feature of the Austrian Alps that even Switzerland can't always match, is the dense and clear network of buses and trains. Many stages can be reached part-way by the local bus routes, and this helps us offer our quicker 8-stage trek, and a few other options either faster or slower than the modestly-paced 10-stager.

Make two short trips
The Adlerweg East can be broken into 2 treks of ideally 4 and 6 stages, and this combined with a day in Innsbruck or Munich can make a wonderful week's holiday. Please ask us about these and other variants, depending on your time available.

The Adlerweg is a trek with varied options which lets us adjust the mix of hotels and huts from our normal schedule. While dormitories are difficult to avoid entirely, we can reduce their number. Please ask about these and other adjustments to your accommodation.

Key information Summer 2018


11 stages (12 nights)
£980pp (£225 single supplement)
Adlerweg (self-guided)

We take 11 stages (12 nights) as the norm and can also book other lengths of trip:

8 stages for a quick dash (9 nights)
£830pp (£150 single supplement)
Adlerweg (self-guided)

11 days' trekking
Austrian Tirol
 Grade (Explained)
Starting in St. Johann-in-Tirol
Ending in Innsbruck
Typical walk 16km, 760m ascent
Highest altitude 2,002m

Research 2017
July 2017 (Simon

Apfelstrudel at the Bayreuther Hutte
Apfelstrudel (Photo gallery)

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
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards, maps, local info
Emergency card, language card

Season for self-guided treks
8 July to 16 September 2018
8 July to 15 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates

Ascent to the Lamsenjochhuette
To the Lamsenjochhuette (Photo gallery)

The Adlerweg in the Alps

Map of the Adlerweg within the Alps

Find out more

Holiday Notes - our full trip dossier (PDF)
A guide to the trek - our Adlerweg page
About our walking holidays - general FAQs
Contact us - please ask us any questions

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