This Eagle Walk segment has you hiking under the watchful guise of majestic Großglockner Peak and under the jagged, towering spires of Zollspitze, Säulspitze, Bretterspitze, Kristallspitze, and Kreuzwandspitze… Here, the forces of nature have conspired to create an improbably gorgeous landscape. From Kalser Tauernhaus Lodge, a scenic trail ambles peacefully through rolling Alpine meadows blanketing idyllic Dorfertal Valley that is dotted by Schönebenalm, Bergeralm, Moaebenalm and Moaalm Alpine Pasture Huts. This awesome setting is made all the more spectacular by contrast with the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction near and far. Quaint mountain huts along the trail provide the perfect rest stops for hikers. The route is gradually gaining elevation into Teischnitz Valley and the last section follows Herrensteig Trail past Figerhorn, Freiwandspitze and Fanotkogel to Stüdl Hut, sitting in a rugged bowl under the reign of majestic Großglockner Mountain.
Eagle View ·Marvel at the array of geological diversity at the dramatic mountainous terrain that stretches off in every direction near and far, shale, slate, and schist-it rocks! Speaking of slate, many peaks bearing the word “Brett” in its names, such as Bretterwand Spire, Bretterspitze Spire and Bretterwand Wall, can be seen on the high trails between Matrei and Kals—as their perpendicular slate rocks resemble smooth planks (and “Brett” meaning plank in German).
Eagle Kick ·At one section of this walk you near the creek-carrying ravine of spectacular Daba Gorge with its thundering and cascading waters on a rocky steep trail with some exposed areas that can be treacherous in rain or adverse weather conditions and intimidating to an unseasoned hiker.