The Adlerweg (Paperback)
The Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol
Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852846411, 192pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2012
The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) is an excellently waymarked 300km path that traverses the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from St. Johann in the east to St. Anton in the west. This guide gives detailed route descriptions to the Adlerweg's 23 principal stages, as well as its 6 easier low-level alternatives and 8 more difficult high-level alpine variants through the Lechtal Alps. Strong walkers could complete the route in two weeks.
Each stage is graded for difficulty but even the most difficult are accessible to most experienced walkers, and no special equipment is required. The route is also well served by good quality, well-positioned mountain accommodation and refreshment opportunities.
Named the eagle's way due to its appearance on the map (outspread wings reaching to either side of Tyrol and Innsbruck in the middle as the head), the Adlerweg is a beautiful long-distance path that is relatively new and becoming ever more popular.
About the Author
Mike Wells has been walking long-distance footpaths for 25 years, and a keen cyclist for 20. He has walked the major British paths, the GR5 from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, and explored the Dolomites Alta Via routes in Italy. He has also walked in Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway and Chilean Patagonia. Starting with UK cycling routes, he soon moved on to long-distance routes in the rest of Europe and beyond, including a circumnavigation of Iceland and a ride across Cuba.