.. is a path that connects Tyrol and a new way to get to know the "country in the mountains".
Throughout Tyrol, hikers can discover the "land in the mountains" along the swinging eagle in the middle of a magnificent landscape. The eagle has been a native animal in Tyrol for centuries, it stands for freedom and independence. The route of the Eagle Walk symbolizes a proud eagle spreading its wings over the land. Through the holiday region TirolWest runs the high alpine variant of the Eagle Walk. Over peaks and ridges the route leads through the Lechtal Alps, always at an altitude of 2,000 to 2,500 m. This stage is a challenge for every mountaineer, with unforgettable impressions.
Eagle Walk Stage 20: Hanauer Hütte - Württemberger HausPlace: Innsbruck
Once aloft on those airy plains between Inn and Lech Rivers, you'll be in a true Alpine environment. You can expect to have very few encounters on this trail so if you enjoy solitude, and a good work-out this trail is for you. This hike is famous for its sharp ridges and the feeling of remoteness its rugged terrain offers. However, you’ll need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you tackle vigorously steep climbs, scree and talus slopes, large boulders and cliffs assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. You’ll gain East/Back Dremelscharte Notch and walk past a necklace of sparkling Alpine lakes, adorning bold mountain faces. For many hikers this walk is far enough, contentment has already set in. Adventurous souls who are up for the extra effort can take the detour for Schlenkersee Lake, an aquatic gem wrapped in gorgeous scenery just below East Dremelscharte Notch.Read more
Eagle Walk Stage 19: Anhalter Hütte - Hanauer HüttePlace: Innsbruck
Pfafflar is not a word that comes easily off the tongue, but here, the wow factor far exceeds the “ow” factor – this walk delivers much reward for the effort. The exposed and rugged trail from Anhalter Hütte Hut to Steinjöchl Col is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. From the col, it’s a steep descent to Hahntennjoch Saddle. Gorgeous scenery awaits eager hikers in remote Pfafflar Valley, passing picture-postcard villages en route to Angerletal Valley and to the destination end of this walk, Hanauer Hütte Hut. With most of the 38 square kilometre Muttekopf Nature Preserve area lying above treeline, you'll be in a true Alpine environment. And all of that Alpine glory can be yours for a mere song-and only 750 metres of elevation gain. Don’t miss to turn your focus from the beautiful scenery to your feet as rare, exotic and imperilled Alpine wildflowers and plants can be found here.Read more
Eagle Walk Stage 22: Memminger Hütte - Ansbacher HüttePlace: Innsbruck
Gullies resemble large ditches, small valleys or narrow chasms, incised into the rock by the cascading waters of thundering creeks and brooks. On this walk, you’ll encounter lots of them, along with notches, crests, ridges, steep flanks and scree slopes that will keep your pace in check. The rewards are great--outstanding views, clean air, and relatively few people to share the trail with--but be prepared to work for every view you get. Make your way down into Parseiertal Valley on steep and exposed tussock slopes, before climbing up to Langkar Cirque and Grießlscharte Notch. Beyond Winterjöchl Col, the trail passes behind Stierkopf Mountain, and resumes its climb up Kopfscharte Notch across rugged terrain. From the notch, head south towards Ansbacher Hut on wide open tussock slopes, drinking fine views and savouring precious Alpine moments on your way.Read more
Adlerweg Stage 21: Württemberger Haus - Memminger HüttePlace: Innsbruck
Capricorns, like the edelweiss, are considered a symbol of the Alps. Along this Adlerweg leg to the Memminger Hütte there are always opportunities to observe ibex in the wild.Read more