Tyrol offers perfect conditions for hiking - six of the most popular alpine long distance walking trails cross Tyrol.
Six of the most popular long-distance walking trails of the Alps cross also the area of Tyrol:
- Lechtal High Route - 105 km:
The high route, one of the most beautiful alpine paths in the Eastern Alps, crosses the homonymous Alps with the Tiroler Lech Nature Park. This fantastic trail passes 12 mountain huts of the Austrian Alpine Association, located between the Lechtal valley and Imst.
- Eagle Trail - 410 km:
The course of the Adlerweg symbolises a proud eagle spreading its wings across Tyrol. The main course of the Eagle Trail runs from St. Johann in Tirol via Kufstein, Lake Achensee and Innsbruck to St. Anton am Arlberg, and passes several mountain huts.
- Via Claudia Augusta - 600 km:
Hiking along the Via Claudia Augusta you will come across remainings of Roman times. This popular path crosses the Tyrolean localities Imst, Zams, Landeck, Fliess and Nauders. It starts in Donauwörth in Swabia in Germany and ends in Ostiglia in the province of Mantova in Italy.
- Way of St. James - 800 km:
The Camino de Santiago is the most famous Christian pilgrims' path and ends at the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (ESP). The Tyrolean localities the pilgrim path includes are Zams, Landeck, Stanz and Grins, before the trail proceeds towards Vorarlberg.
- Via Alpina - 5,000 km:
The yellow signposted Via Alpina is a project of eight alpine countries: Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Monaco. The Red Trail (there are five colour versions) also crosses Tyrol. It starts in Trieste in Italy and crosses the Alps up to an altitude of 3,000 m a.s.l.
- E5 European long distance path - 8,000 km:
The E5 takes from the French Atlantic Coast (Brittany) to Verona in Italy and crosses the Alps. Zams and the Zams Gorge, the "Mystic Canyon of Tyrol", is one of the most popular stops hikers make along the E5 European long distance path.