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Intensive Adlerweg - Including accommodation before and after

Bookatrekking.com Trips - 8 days

    Regular days with
  • 10 - 15 km per day
  • 500 - 1000m ascent per day
  • T4 Trails
Overview
Route
What's Included
Accommodation
Packing List
FAQ
Safety
COVID-19
How to Book

Overview

> Start directly in Innsbruck
> Spend your nights in mountain huts
> Including a hotel in Innsbruck before and after 
> Trek suitable for experienced hikers

The Eagle Walk, known in German as the Adlerweg, is one of the most famous treks in Tyrol, Austria. If seen from above, the Adlerweg map resembles the silhouette of an eagle hovering in the air with its wings spread wide open, therefore its name. This famous hike runs from east to west through the whole of Tyrol and encompasses 33 stages and 413 kilometers.

One of the beauties of the Adlerweg is its versatility and variety. The trail guides you through several mountain ranges where you will discover valleys, lakes, rivers, ridges, and so much more! If you want to conquer this Austrian gem, you must know that the trail requires alpine experience, a firm foot, and a head for heights. 

We have prepared this 6-day trek for those trekkers who are experienced and are used to walking several hours a day with a lot of technical parts. This package includes a hotel before and after your trek. Are you ready for this challenging version of the Adlerweg?

Why book with us?


You can do the Adlerweg completely on your own. However, putting together the right route including securing all the accommodations can be a complicated affair. Bookatrekking.com has warm contacts with all the huts on this part of the Adlerweg and we are happy to take that burden off your shoulders. Contact our Trekking Experts for free travel advice and arranging your Adlerweg hike will be a piece of cake. 

Route

What's the plan?

Arrival day Innsbruck
Today you arrive by car, plane or Night Train in Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps. You will spend the night in a cozy 3-star hotel in the center of this beautiful city. 
 
Stage 1: Innsbruck - Pfeishütte
Our hike starts in fantastic Innsbruck, at Bergstation Hungerburg. Here you have the option of covering the first part of the hike with the Seegrubenbahn which leads all the way to Bergstation Nordkette. This tempting choice can easily save you over 800 meters in altitude and keep your legs fit for the remaining three hours along the Mandlspitze to the Pfeishütte. Prefer not to take the cable car? You hike zigzagging from Hungerburg Bergstation through Taubental to Goetheweg, which connects with Adlerweg. 
 
Hiking time:  4.5 hours from Hungerburg  / 3 hours from Bergstation Nordkette
Distance: 7,20 km / 7 km
Elevation: 1300m  / 430m 
Accommodation: Pfeishütte
 
Stage 2: Pfeishütte - Hallerangerhaus
Your first morning in the Karwendel. Today you hike along the Kleine Stempeljochspitze and descend into the Isstal. You also have the option of hiking via the Wilde-Band-Steig to the Hallerangerhaus, but please note: This is a fairly technical variant. At Kahlstatt the two different options meet up again and from here you hike through the Durchslag (Doorslag) to the Hallerangerhaus, which has been a loyal support point for mountain sports in the Karwendel since the early 1900s. 
 
Hiking time: 5 hours
Distance: 9.5 km 
Elevation: 700m
Accommodation: Hallerangerhaus

Stage 3: Hallerangerhaus - Karwendelhaus
Today one of the most beautiful stages of the Adlerweg is on the program. Compared to the previous stages you are on the road a little longer and you tackle also quite a few more altimeters, but it's all worth it. You hike from the Hallerangerhaus to the Karwendelhaus and along the way you are surrounded by different peaks like the Birkköpfe, the Sägezähne and the Hochjöchlspitze. You don't have to conquer these, but you do have the opportunity at the authentic Birkkarhütte to tap the 2749 meter high Birkkarspitze. Not suitable for hikers with vertigo. Then you descend to the Karwendelhaus for a well-deserved freshly tapped beer. 
 
Hiking time: 8 hours
Distance: 14 km
Elevation: 1380 m
Accommodation: Karwendelhaus

Stage 4: Karwendelhaus - Falkenhütte
After a long day yesterday, today an easy-going stage that takes you on the 10th stage of the Adlerweg through the Filztal. A mix of cart and forest paths lead you via the most beautiful Almen to the other side of the Karwendel, where you will find the Falkenhütte. Enjoy a Tyrolean meal in this renovated classic mountain hut.
 
Hiking time: 3.5 hours
Distance: 8.8 km
Elevation: 470m
Accommodation: Falkenhütte

Stage 5: Falkenhütte - Lamsenjochhütte
This morning you'll descend along the Lalider mountain walls to the Hohljoch. It is worth stopping for a good cup of coffee and a piece of Apfelstrüdel in the hamlet of Eng. It is believed that this pasture has been used by local farmers for hundreds of years and you will find a good piece of Almenkäse anyway. The relatively short day you continue via the Binsalm to today's destination, the Lamsenjochhütte. 

Hiking time: 5 hours
Distance: 11.4 km
Elevation: 830m
Accommodation: Lamsenjochhütte

Stage 6: Lamsenjochhütte - Maurach
After a last breakfast in the Karwendel it is time to descend. Via the Käsealm Fritze Hittn you hike along the Wiesenweg past the Sennhütte Falzthurn. A perfect opportunity for a last plate of jausen and a glass of beer. From here it's only about three hours to the Achensee and today's final destination, Maurach. Straight back to Innsbruck? You hike past Achensee Speespitz station, from where you can take the train.  

Hiking time: 5.5 hours
Distance: 17,1 km
Elevation: 160m 
Accommodation: Hotel in Innsbruck

Departure day
One last breakfast in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, and then it's over. Have a nice trip back! 


 

What's Included

Included:

 Booking the huts
We will take care of arranging accommodation for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead. 

√ Accommodation
We will arrange your accommodation on the Adlerweg in mountain huts in shared dormitories also known as "Matratzenlager", except on your third night, when you will spend the night at a hotel in Kufstein.

√ Half-board
Most huts along the Adlerweg include dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well whenever possible. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts.

 Accommodation before and after the trek
Before the trek, you will spend one night at a 3-star hotel in St. Johann in Tyrol getting ready for the trek on the next morning. At the end of the trek, you will also spend one last night at a hotel in Innsbruck. Breakfast is included at the hotels.

Excluded:

× Airfare and Visa
You have to make your way to Tyrol. The total amount is exclusive of flights to Austria. 

× Transfers
Once in Austria, you will have to make your way to the trailhead in Innsbruck. We will provide the instructions and assist you with how to get there and back to Innsbruck, but the bus/train tickets are not included. 

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast is included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch at the hotels and huts on the Bear trek and dinner at restaurants in the valleys.

× Personal expenses
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Before the trek, you'll spend a night in a 3-star hotel in Innsbruck to get ready for the next morning's trek. At the end of the trek, you will also spend one last night in a hotel in Innsbruck. Breakfast is included in the hotels. On this version of the Adlerweg you will stay in the following huts:

Pfeishütte
This pretty little mountain hut can be found in the southern Karwendel Mountains, high up at the end of Samertal Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains. It is a popular destination for hikers, because everyone knows just how good the food is. Traditional dishes such as “Kaiserschmarren” (sweet, chopped pancake) taste twice as good when savoured in the original ambience of the wood-panelled dining lounges dating back to the hut’s founding years of 1925/1926. 



Hallerangerhaus
The Hallerangerhaus was built in 1901 on an area of land known as Kohlerboden. After being destroyed by an avalanche in 1914, it was rebuilt 500 metres higher up in a more sheltered location. In recent years the hut has been extensively refurbished and renovated. Hot water is provided by solar energy, of which there is a plentiful supply for showers. For those who prefer natural spring water: the Isar river springs nearby.



Karwendelhaus
It merges almost seamlessly in amongst the rocks, the Karwendelhaus in front of the western Ödkarspitze peak, near the Hochalmsattel ridge high above the Karwendeltal Valley. After a construction period spanning five years, it opened in 1908. It is no wonder that it took so long; 4,000 cubic metres of rock had to be shifted using pick axes and dynamite. But the work of the pioneers was certainly worth it. Its central location has already earned it the Environmental Seal of Approval and it is a very well-equipped mountain refuge hut used by mountain climbers as an important base for multi-day hikes in the Karwendel Mountains.



Falkenhütte
Enjoying a fabulous location on a lush alpine meadow at the foot of the Lalidererwände, a mighty rockface stretching high into the sky, the Falkenhütte is a large and cosy hut which is popular with  hikers and mountain bikers keen to explore the Karwendel Nature Park. The listed buildings, which opened in 1924, is between the Großer Ahornboden and the Kleiner Ahornboden - two beautiful areas dominated by centuries-old sycamore trees. 



Lamsenjochhütte
The Lamsenjochhütte in the Karwendel Mountains has a beautiful neighbour: the Lamsenspitze peak, whose impressive splendour is only accessible to skilled and experienced climbers. The Lamsenjochhütte, however, is easily accessible for hikers and therefore a very popular day trip destination coming up from the Engalm or Gramaialm.

Packing List

Packing List

Packing the right equipment is key for any multi-day trekking adventure in Austria. It doesn't matter if you are trekking on the Stubaier Höhenweg or on the Adlerweg, packing the right equipment can have a great impact on your trekking experience. Below you will find the equipment recommended for the Eagle Walk:

Essentials:
Medium-sized backpack (up to 40 liters gear capacity), including rain cover
Lightweight sleeping bag
Hiking boots
Rain jacket
Rain pants
Two pairs of socks
Two sets of wicking underwear
Two wicking shirts
Insulation long-sleeve jacket (fleece, synthetic, down, merino wool)
Trekking pants
Water bottle/hydration reservoirs
Knife
Headlamp/flashlight
First aid kit
Garbage bag (to carry out trash)
Hat or cap and thin gloves (liners)
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Topographic map
Toiletry kit
Quick-dry towel
Snacks (e. g. fruit, energy bars)
Cell phone

Optional:
Trekking poles
Windproof jacket (e. g. softshell)
Emergency shelter/bivy
Lightweight stuff sacks to keep everything organized
Earplugs
Alpinist Association Membership Card if you are a member
Blister treatments, tape
Slippers
Bandana or Buff
Camera

FAQ

FAQ

How to get to the starting point of the Adlerweg?
As one of Austria's most important cities, Innsbruck is easily accessible by plane, train or bus. This makes it the ideal base for the Adlerweg. Even if you decide to take the plane, the ride from the airport to the city center takes only 20 minutes by bus or train. The starting point for this version of the Adlerweg is on the Nordkette of Innsbruck, at Bergstation Hungerburg. At the end point, Scharnitz you take a train back to Innsbruck. This is a journey of about one hour. 

What is the best season for the Adlerweg?
Like most tours in the Alps, the season for these tours is quite short. Due to snowfall and harsh weather conditions, these treks can only be completed during the summer season, from mid-June to the end of September. Always check the weather forecast before starting your trek, because even in summer the weather in the mountains can be very unpredictable. The staff in the mountain huts can also always give you good information about the conditions in the mountains. 

 

 

Safety

Safety

Like all hut-to-hut tours in Austria, the Adlerweg is a safe tour. The route is well signposted and easy to follow. Along the stages, yellow signs and red-white-red signposts on rocks and trees are reliable markers. The signs on each section also list the difficulty level, estimated hiking time, trail number and information on nearby mountain huts.

Important telephone numbers
Alpine rescue service
Phone number: 140
European Emergency Number
Phone number: 112
 
No network?
Without network and without coverage the emergency numbers are not reachable. Find a better location and try to call 112 regularly.
European emergency number: Reachable via any available network by dialing 112 instead of the PIN code or by using the SOS alarm function.
 
Reporting accidents
Who reports the accident? / Number to call back?
Where exactly did the accident take place?
What happened?
How many injured?
 
Alarm App Mountain Rescue Service Tyrol
If you have a smartphone, you can install the new alarm app of the Tyrolean mountain rescue service. The app helps you to send an alarm call and the location data.
 
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.tirol_notfall&hl=en_US
Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sos-eu-alp/id400099520 

COVID-19

Covid-19

The Corona pandemic has had its grip on us, and mountain huts in the Alpine region have had to take several preventive measures over the past two years. In the meantime, the first relaxations in the Alps are noticeable, yet it is definitely still a factor to take into account. Some Covid restrictions that are worth mentioning:

- Don't go to the huts if you have symptoms!

- Not all mountain huts are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.

- To be on the safe side, always take a mouth mask with you.

- In some mountain huts it is still compulsory to bring your own sleeping bag, in others a sheet bag and pillowcase are sufficient. Your personal travel guide will tell you which rules apply to your route.

- Bring your own towel

How to Book

How to Book?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking your match? In that case, you can proceed with your booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. In the case of this trek, we will check the availability at the respective accommodations for you. There are two possible outcomes:

 There is availability 
We go ahead and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Once confirmed, we will send you a confirmation and your personal hiking guide. The remaining 70% must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the start of the trekking.

X There is no availability 
If there is no availability, we will look for other starting dates or another trekking in agreement with you. Are there no other options for you? Then your deposit of 30% will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy
If all the accommodations of this trekking are booked and confirmed, you will lose your deposit of 30% at all times. If you cancel within 14 days of your start date, you will lose your full booking amount.

Is it not quite clear yet or do you have questions? Please contact us via support@bookatrekking.com. We are happy to help you.

 

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