Visitors to Tirol in search of environmentally-friendly activities will be pleased to know that the region offers many walks and hikes easily accessible using public transport. They range from one-day walks to weekend adventures and long-distance treks.
Give your car a holiday and use Tirol's excellent public transport to get around the region during your stay here. Public transport is not only good for the environment but also relaxing, quick and easy – especially when embarking on a walk or hike which starts and finishes in different places. The towns and villages in the Lechtal, Stubaital, Ötztal and Zillertal Valleys are all well connected to Innsbruck and the rest of Tirol by the regional public transport provider "Verkehrsverbund Tirol" (VVT), while the Austrian Federal Railways offer easy access to the Wipptal Valley, the Kitzbühel Alps, the Arlberg Mountains and the Olympic Region Seefeld. We recommend using public transport to access the Eagle Walk, a 413-kilometre-long walking trail which crosses the entire region of Tirol from east to west. Tirol's five nature parks in (Karwendel, Zillertal, Ötztal, Kaunergrat and Tiroler Lech) are also areas which can be easily accessed by bus and train. Many regions also offer shuttle services for walkers and hikers in summer. For example, holders of the Zillertal Activcard can use the hiking shuttles in the Zillertal Valley free of charge. The same goes in the Ötztal Valley using the Ötztal shuttle service giving access to a number of mountain huts.