Cicerone The Adlerweg

The Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol
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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.

Cicerone says:

The Adlerweg or Eagle’s Way is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west.

The Adlerweg is a summer walk with a season from mid-June to early October, although after heavy winter snowfall significant snow may remain at higher altitudes until mid-July.

It is possible to walk the entire route in 15 days, but this requires an average of seven hours walking every day, covering 20km, mostly above 1000m. If you wish to take it more gently, five hours walking, covering 14km per day will enable you to complete the trek in three weeks.

This guidebook describes six easier variant stages that avoid the more airy parts, and eight more difficult ‘Alpine’ Stages that provide an alternative high-level trek through the Lechtaler Alps.

  • the first English-language guide to the route
  • variants make it as easy or challenging as desired
  • fit walkers could complete the route in two weeks


For nearly 50 years Cicerone have been producing guidebooks on recognised treks, regions, areas and general tips for hikers.

We have used them countless times and they've always provided excellent insight and knowledge that you only get through experience, giving you the edge to make your trip a success and more enjoyable too.

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from late June to mid September; the best time is August, but popular mountain refuges can be busy


from St Johann in Tirol near Kitzbuhel to St Johann am Arlberg, passing through Kufstein, Pertisau/Maurach on Achensee, Innsbruck and Ehrwald


All 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 See

crosses 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


  • Edition: First
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Size: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
  • Weighs 290g


The Adlerweg
National parks and protected areas
Getting there
Food and drink
Amenities and services
The natural environment
What to take
Safe walking
About this guide
SECTION 1 Kaisergebirge
Stage 1 St Johann in Tirol to Gaudeamushutte
Stage 2 Gaudeamushutte to Hintersteinersee
Stage 3 Hintersteinersee to Kufstein
SECTION 2 Brandenberger Alpen and Rofangebirge
Stage 4 Langkampfen to Buchackeralm
Stage 5 Buchackeralm to Kaiserhaus
Stage 6 Kaiserhaus to Steinberg am Rofan
Stage 7 Steinberg am Rofan to Mauritzalm
Stage U6 Kaiserhaus to Bayreutherhutte
Stage U7 Bayreutherhutte to Mauritzalm
SECTION 3 Karwendelgebirge
Stage 8 Maurach to Lamsenjochhutte
Stage 9 Lamsenjochhutte to Falkenhutte
Stage 10 Falkenhutte to Karwendelhaus
Stage 11 Karwendelhaus to Hallerangerhaus
Stage 12 Hallerangerhaus to Hafelekarhaus
Stage U9 Lamsenjochhutte to Vomperberg
Stage U10 Vomperberg to Absam
Stage U11 Absam to Pfeishutte
SECTION 4 Innsbruck and Patscherkofel
Stage 12a Innsbruck city tour
Stage 13 Patscherkofelhaus to Tulfeinalm
Stage 14 Hochzirl to Solsteinhaus
SECTION 5 Wettersteingebirge and Miemingergebirge
Stage 15 Solsteinhaus to Leutasch
Stage 16 Leutasch to Ehrwald
Stage 17 Ehrwald to Schloss Fernstein castle
SECTION 6 Lechtal and Valluga
Stage 18 Schloss Fernstein castle to Anhalterhutte
Stage 19 Anhalterhutte to Haselgehr
Stage 20 Haselgehr to Steeg
Stage 21 Steeg to Stuttgarterhutte
Stage 22 Stuttgarterhutte to Ulmerhutte
Stage 23 Ulmerhutte to St Anton am Arlberg
Stage U22 Steeg to Leutkircherhutte
SECTION 7 Lechtaler Alpen Hohenweg
Stage A17 Schloss Fernstein castle to Loreahutte
Stage A18 Loreahutte to Anhalterhutte
Stage A19 Anhalterhutte to Hanauerhutte
Stage A20 Hanauerhutte to Wurttembergerhaus
Stage A21 Wurttembergerhaus to Memmingerhutte
Stage A22 Memmingerhutte to Ansbacherhutte
Stage A23 Ansbacherhutte to Kaiserjochhaus
Stage A24 Kaiserjochhaus to St Anton am Arlberg

Appendix A Distances and timings
Appendix B Suggested 15-day and 21-day schedules
Appendix C Tourist offices
Appendix D AUseful contacts
Appendix E Glossary of German geographic terms


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