From easy family rambles to challenging summit ascents – the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has something for everyone. Get out and explore the Wetterstein Mountains with its iconic Zugspitze peak as well as the craggy summits of the Mieminger Mountains, the Lechtal Alps and the Ammergau Alps.
The large Zugspitz Arena in the north-west of Tirol offers many walking and hiking routes for all ages and fitness levels. Ambitious mountaineers can cross the Mieming Mountains on a three-day trek offering fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. There is also a stage of the Eagle Walk, a long-distance hiking trail crossing Tirol from east to west. Stage 17 starts in Ehrwald and is relatively long (19 kilometres) but has only 1,100 vertical metres of climbing – through the Lechtal Alps. Part of the route leads along the Via Claudia Augusta, an old Roman road now used as a hiking trail. Easier walking can be found in the idyllic Gaistal Valley between the Mieming Mountains and the Wetterstein Mountains, though some of the trails here are quite long. If you do run out of energy, simply hop onto the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car in Ehrwald giving direct access to the Zugspitze mountain, the highest mountain in Germany.