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 realise that the walk symbolizes a proud eagle spreading its wings all over Tirol.
The 413-kilometre trail is broken up into 33 stages with a total elevation gain of 31,000 meters, accommodating a variety of skill levels and hiking preferences. Divided into 24 stages between the Kaiser Mountains and the Arlberg in North Tirol and a further nine stages between the Venediger and Großglockner peaks in East Tirol, the Eagle Walk offers endless hiking opportunities.
Whether you're planning a day hike or a multi-week adventure in the mountains, you will find the Eagle Walk to be a great outdoor experience. It offers unparalleled opportunities to explore, experience and connect with nature. From gentle walks across improbably picturesque landscapes to strenuous treks to some of the region's highest peaks, there is a hiking option available for all levels of fitness experience. The Eagle Walk is a long-distance mountaineering trail that requires respect. All hikers should be familiar with basic alpine techniques, precautions and orienteering skills. Safety is paramount.
Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers with the Eagle Walk Alpine Stories
Mountains have many tales to tell – of courageous climbs, daring first ascents and alpine adventures. Each stage of the Eagle Walk is therefore also a piece of local history. The Eagle Walk Alpine Stories (German) connect past and present as well as the individual stages which make up this long-distance hike across Tirol. They recount the history and culture of the region, but also the pioneering achievements of those men and women who first explored the mountains of Tirol step by step and built the alpine huts which still provide shelter today. Hikers who have completed the last stage of the North Tirol Eagle Walk or the East Tirol Eagle Walk can put pen to paper and write their own story in the Eagle Walk Tour Book. There is one such book at the reception desk of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel in St. Christoph am Arlberg (North Tirol) and one at the Lucknerhaus hut (East Tirol).