The Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol
By Mike Wells
Comprehensive guidebook to walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km (186 mile) waymarked trekking route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary.
Seasonsfrom late June to mid September; the best time is August, but popular mountain refuges can be busy
Centresfrom St Johann in Tirol near Kitzbuhel to St Johann am Arlberg, passing through Kufstein, Pertisau/Maurach on Achensee, Innsbruck and Ehrwald
DifficultyAll stages of the path are graded white (easy), red (medium) or black (challenging); most are red and require a reasonable level of fitness, surefootedness and some experience of mountain walking; the 4 black stages can be avoided using signposted variants; no special equipment is required
Must Seecrosses Austria’s Tyrol from east to west through a series of mountain ranges, Wilder Kaiser, Rofan and Karwendel, passing beneath Zugspitze and through Lechtaler Alpen; also drops into the Inn Valley, Leutasch and Lechtal
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Mike Wells is an author of both walking and cycling guides. He has been walking long-distance footpaths for 25 years, after a holiday in New Zealand gave him the long-distance walking bug. Mike has also been a keen cyclist for over 20 years. After completing various UK Sustrans routes, such as Lon Las Cymru in Wales and the C2C route across northern England, he then moved on to cycling long-distance routes in continental Europe and beyond. These include cycling both the Camino and Ruta de la Plata to Santiago de la Compostela, a traverse of Cuba from end to end, a circumnavigation of Iceland and a trip across Lapland to the North Cape. He has written a series of cycling guides for Cicerone following the great rivers of Europe.View author profile
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