Behind the charming mountain village of Eng (featuring a dairy farm open to visitors) there is a wide walking trail towards the Falkenhütte. (Important information! The Falkenhütte is closed for renovation work in summer 2018 and 2019). Passing through a combination of meadows and forests, walkers make their way up to the Hohljoch ridge at 1,794 m. A short descent through the Laliderer Reisen is followed by a section of up and down. The trail then gently winds its way up to the Spielissjoch and the impressive Falkenhütte. From here the route takes walkers downhilll through lush meadows, past the Ladizalm and through a sparse forest to the Kleiner Ahornboden, an area of sycamore trees which is just as impressive as its big brother, the Großer Ahornboden. Heading uphill in a northwesterly direction, hikers reach the Unteres Filztal, where just 400 vertical metres with fabulous views remain to the Karwendelhaus.
Eagle View Stage 9 · The Großer Ahornboden is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty with more than 2000 sycamore trees between 300 and 600 years old growing in front of a spectacular rock backdrop. Early summer and autumn are the two best times to visit this area and admire the incredible colours of nature.
Eagle Kick Stage 9 · Measuring almost 1,000 metres from bottom to top, the Laliderer Wände are a series of sheer rockfaces in the Karwendel Mountains and home to some of the best climbing in the Northern Limestone Alps. Most of the routes are challenging (rated IV to VIII on the Austrian difficulty scale), though as you get closer you will see that the rocks hide more handholds and footholds than appear at first sight.
Eagle View Stage 10 · The picturesque Ladizalm hut was probably built as early as the 16th century. The nearby Hochalmsattel surrounded by lush meadows is a good vantage point offering views of mountains including the Birkkarspitze, one of the peaks which await Eagle Walk hikers the next day.
Eagle Kick Stage 10 · Unlike its big brother the Großer Ahornboden, the smaller Kleiner Ahornboden is much quieter and remote, meaning hikers will find no coachloads of tourists. It is the perfect place to lean back on a 500-year-old tree, admire the landscape and feel the energy of nature.
Tip! There is a Black Diamond Service Station at the Karwendelhaus, where hikers who have broken a walking pole or lost a glove can get a free replacement.