(Adlerweg East) Mountain views on the descent from the Lamsenjochh�tte
ADLERWEG EAST (GUIDED)   6 stages . 7 nights . Austrian Tyrol   Booking

Adlerweg East
Guided trekking holiday

+ Cross the Austrian Tyrol to Maurach
+ A mix of forest tracks and mountain trails
+ Our leaders show the way

Latest news November 2019
Our 2020 dates and prices are up! Availability is great at this early point. Please ask us about a trip - thank you.

We offer this Eastern week on the Adlerweg, a trek from St. Johann to Maurach in 6 stages. 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. From Kufstein we take the train along the valley to start the next 3-day section with a long day to Pinegg. Lastly we take to the hills again, staying at a hut on route to the resort of Maurach.

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. Days can be long on the Adlwerweg due to the distances between villages, making it more demanding a trek than the landscape would suggest.

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 2 nights in the mountains, at huts, we have some options to avoid dormitories and can advise.


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


Alpine Exploratory
ADEg Adlerweg East (Guided)
5 July to 18 September 2020
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Scheduled guided trips
6 stages
(7 nights)

Private guided only 1,520
Singles 125
Main ADE
Private guided only
Private guided trips
6 stages
(7 nights)

Please ask
Singles 125
Please ask
11 stages
(12 nights)

Please ask
Singles 225
Please ask
Baggage transfer
All stops except huts
Baggage transfer

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 2 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 5 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

Continuing the Adlerweg

After these 6 stages, carry on self-guided to complete the Adlerweg: please ask us about adding the rest of the trail, which would mean 13 more stages at our normal pace. We would suggest 1 rest day in Innsbruck. If you'd like to go guided the whole way, please ask about a private guided Adlerweg.

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 Maurach, the first part of the Adlerweg. 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

The route

Our approach to the Adlerweg East
Our trip gives a complete journey on foot from St. Johann-in-Tirol, along the Adlerweg to Maurach. On the trek itself, no transport is taken except for (optionally) the train to skip the short valley section between Kufstein and Langkampfen. The Adlerweg is a well-defined route.

The Adlerweg�s terrain comprises wide tracks through forests, tarmac country lanes, zig-zagging hillside paths and steep, rocky mountain paths. In some places on optional variant paths the paths are more steep and loose. The Adlerweg has no via ferrata or climbing sections and is a trek throughout.

How to get there

Your holiday starts in the small town of St. Johann-in-Tirol and ends in the resort of Maurach. The most convenient airports are Munich and Innsbruck (limited flights) with several transfer options available by train.

Fly to
Munich (MUC)
Or fly to Innsbruck (INN) or Vienna (VIE)

Transfer by
3h train

Adlerweg East Start
St. Johann-in-Tyrol

Adlerweg East End

Transfer by
45m bus then and 1h 45m train

Fly from
Munich (MUC)
Or fly from Innsbruck (INN)

Travel to and from the trip is not included in the holiday price. We take care to give the most useful notes possible about all the travel options. We supply these both on booking and in your info pack, and we offer personalised tips at any point. The aim is that our trekkers arrange their travel by the simplest and most scenic means as suits their plan.

Key information Summer 2020

Trip name: Adlerweg East
Guided or self-guided? Guided
Trip code: ADEg
Route: The Adlerweg (Walking guide)
(Prefer Self-guided or the full route?)
Group size: 4 to 8 people
Length: 6 days' trekking
Start: St Johann-in-Tyrol in Austria
End: Maurach in Austria
Typical walk: 18.5km, 760m ascent
Total distance: 110km or 69 miles
Highest altitude: 2,002m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

A note on grading
The Adlerweg East (Guided) is notable for wide differences in stage lengths, due to the spacing of villages and huts. The two longest stages are 26.5km to Langkampfen and 27km to Pinegg. Of these, the stage to Langkampfen can be curtailed at Kufstein to keep it to 17.5km but the stage to Pinegg cannot be reduced. Full details come in your info pack and we can advise any time.

Dates Summer 2020

Scheduled trips 2020
Please join our guided trip:

ADEg1 4 to 11 July 2020
Guided by Keith Miller
Book (Spaces)
Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

Private trips 2020
Please join us any time in our season from
5 July to 18 September 2020

Research Summer 2020

Keith Miller at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2019 research on the Adlerweg was led by:
Keith Miller in July

Recces 2020

Breakfast Austrian style
Breakfast Austrian style (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

7 nights, staying in:
3-star hotels (3)
Auberges (2)
Mountain huts (2)

Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts and 2 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

About our walking holidays Our FAQs page covering equipment, weather, insurance and more about how our trips work

Walking guides Our Adlerweg page

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