High-altitude hiking on Tirol’s long distance trails

High altitude hiking is a multi-day trekking adventure in the midst of pristine Alpine landscapes. These hikes already begin at an elevated altitude, so walkers can explore Tirol’s mountain ranges from an eagle’s perspective as they trek through the Alps. Exploring the peaks on foot offers mountain trekking enthusiasts an intense experience of Tirol’s  incredible alpine landscapes. Fabulous views, satisfying physical exercise and welcome breaks with great food and drink at one of the many inviting mountain huts: Just some of the factors that will stick with you long after you return home from your long distance mountain trekking adventure. Depending on individual fitness and stamina levels, you can divide these long distance high altitude hiking trails into manageable stages and complete them over a number of days: At most mountain huts there is the opportunity to walk back down to the valley and/or access the high alpine trail from the valley.

An overview of Tirol’s long-distance hiking trails

The mountains of Tirol are home to countless opportunities for trekking in the Alps and a range of high altitude hiking trails entice intrepid mountain trekkers to multi-day tours. Here you will find an overview of Tirol’s long distance hiking trails.

Rofan Mountain Range

Eagle Walk

126 stages, 1,480 kilometres

Tirol’s most famous long distance trail traverses the entire country and takes hikers over a series of stages ranging from easy to high alpine challenges.
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Trans Alpine Crossing

7 stages, 110 kilometres

Explore the Alps on foot: along the new long distance hiking trail „The Trans Alpine Crossing”, which can be completed over easy to moderately challenging stages.
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The Way of St. James in Tirol

Way of St. James

The Way of St. James is one of the most internationally renowned Christian pilgrimages in the world. Traditionally, the Way of St. James begins at home and leads to the city of Santiago de Compostella in ...Spain, as well as to one’s inner self.
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Lasörling Trek

Lasörling Trek

5 stages, 57 kilometres

From hut to hut and valley to valley: the Lasörling Trek in East Tirol takes you through beautiful alpine landscapes and past 12 mountain refuge huts.
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Lech River Trail

Lech River Trail

15 stages, 125 kilometres

The Lech River Trail is an undemanding long distance hike through one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe.
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Ötztal Trek

Ötztal Trek

22 stages, 400 kilometres

The Ötztal Trek guides you from hut to hut across saddles, ridges and peaks through the entire Ötztal Valley.
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High Route Paznaun

Paznaun High Trail

9 stages, 120 kilometres

Seldom is one given the opportunity to discover Paznaun’s diverse alpine landscapes as on this high alpine tour. A circumnavigation of the Paznaun High Trail ...belongs on the bucket list of every true alpinist.
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Peter-Habeler-Route

6 stages, 56 kilometres

Named in honour of Austrian extreme mountaineer, the Peter Habelerer Route is a circumnavigation of the western Zillertal Alps.
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Wangenitzseehütte Hut

Schober Trek

4 stages, 37 kilometres

This challenging alpine trek leads hikers to the very best vantage points and three thousand metre high peaks.
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Starkenburger Hut on the Stubai High Trail

Stubai High Trail

7 stages, 100 kilometres

The Stubai High Trail is a high altitude hiking trail extending through the Stubai Alps.
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