Hiking The Eagle Walk
Enjoy an eagle's perspective of Tirol’s most beautiful Alpine scenery. As the eagle flies, the Eagle Walk runs through Tirol – the whole length of the country, from east to west. Viewing the map you will realize that the walk symbolizes a proud eagle spreading its wings all over Tirol.
The Eagle Walk is steep in some places, gentle in others, and rugged in most. Novice and expert hikers alike will enjoy the varied terrain of the trail as it passes through the Heart of the Alps; however, many segments should only be attempted by those who are sure footed and comfortable on unstable ground. The 320-kilometer trail runs from the Kaiser Mountain Range to Arlberg, comprised of 24 segments with a total elevation gain of 23,000 meters and a total elevation loss of 20,000 meters. In East Tirol, avid hikers can take up the challenge of a shorter Eagle Walk, overshadowed by the lofty peaks of Großglockner and Großvenediger: With its 93-kilometer footpath, nine segments, and an elevation gain and loss of some 8,000 meters each, it offers endless hiking opportunities and stunning views!
Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
Tirol’s mountains are full of stirring tales and intriguing characters – accounts of great intrepidity, fellowship, and a spirit of adventure. Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst of knowledge and pursuit of glory, each stage of the Eagle Walk tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of Tirol. The Eagle Alpine History is marked by visionary early summiteers and the work of countless passionate individuals who cut trails and built shelters for people to experience the beauty the mountains have to offer. History continues to be made with each hiker who travels the trails.
Take it Easy: Baggage Transfer Services
For walkers following the Eagle Walk through Karwendel Range, Tirol*Hiker’s Hotels provide a baggage transfer service between accommodations. While you walk the beautiful routes, on your own or escorted by experienced mountain guides, they'll deliver your luggage from your overnight accommodation to the next stop. On Eagle Walk stages across Tirol Oberland Region (14-24) you can benefit from the services of Schmid Taxi & Bus Company to ensure a comfortable walk, unencumbered by heavy baggage.