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.

Eagle Walk Stage 16

Planning a Trip on The Eagle Walk

The Eagle Walk is Tirol’s premier long distance trail and travels through the spectacular Alps amongst peaks with lakes, creeks and glaciers. Stunning scenery is the rule.

Eagle Walk - Stage 13: Zirbenweg Trail at Tulfes

The Eagle Walk at Tux Alps

Following the demanding Eagle Walk stages across Karwendel, stage 13 follows scenic Zirbenweg Trail as it gently meanders into the Tux Alps.

Eagle Walk – Stage 20: Steinsee Hut – A Perfect Rest Stop for Hikers

The Eagle Walk at Lechtal Alps

On eight demanding sections, the Eagle Walk follows a 100-kilometre route along the backbone of the Lechtal Alps, where trail users will climb 7,500 metres.

Eagle Walk East Tirol – Stage O9: Stunning Views of Hohe Tauern

The Eagle Walk in East Tirol

In East Tirol, avid hikers can take up the challenge of a shorter Eagle Walk, overshadowed by the lofty peaks of Großglockner and Großvenediger.

Eagle Walk – Stage 24: From Kaiserjochhaus Lodge to St. Christoph am Arlberg

Trail Signage & Marking

Eagle Walk trail signage is ready to guide your next adventure: The entire trail is well marked and easy to follow—with the Eagle Walk logo eagle inviting you to take a walk along its wings.

Eagle Walk Stage 4: Eagle View Telescope

Get an Eagle's Eye View

Special sightseeing telescope viewers are installed in scenic overlooks of the Eagle Walk, allowing uninterrupted panoramic views of Tirol’s stunning mountain scenery.

The Eagle Walk Start Up Kit

The Eagle Walk Start Up Kit

The Eagle Walk Start Up Kit is a great asset for any hiker wanting to explore what is arguably the most beautiful long-distance trail in Austria.