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: the Adlerweg (Eagle Walk), the E5 European long distance path, the Lechtal high path, the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago), the Via Alpina and the Via Claudia Augusta.
The Lechtal high path (105 km), one of the most beautiful alpine paths in the Eastern Alps, crosses the homonymous Alps. This fantastic high alpine trail passes 13 mountain huts of the Alpenverein.
The course of the Adlerweg trail (320 km) symbolises a proud eagle spreading its wings across Tyrol. The main course of the Adlerweg runs from St. Johann in Tirol via Kufstein, Lake Achensee and Innsbruck to St. Anton am Arlberg and passes the Steinsee, Württemberger and Memminger mountain huts.
The E5 European long distance path takes from the French Atlantic Coast (Brittany) to Verona in Italy and crosses the Alps. Zams and the Zammer Lochputz, the “mystic canyon of Tyrol”, is one of the most popular stops hikers make along the E5 European long distance path.
The Way of St James (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.
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 asl.
Hiking along the Via Claudia Augusta you will come across remainings of Roman times, e.g. parts of streets, bridges, milestones and much more. This popular hiking path crosses the Tyrolean localities Imst, Zams, Landeck, Fliess and Nauders. The Via Claudia Augusta starts in Donauwörth in Swabia in Germany and ends in Ostiglia in the province of Mantova in Italy.