This hike is east to west through Austrian mountains.  John switched to the Berliner Höhenweg mid-way.

  • The Eagle Path (Adlerweg) day 1: St Johann in Tirol to Gaudeamus Hut (7/12/2018)

    I left St Johann in Tirol to start hiking the Adlerweg.

    There were pretty views on the alps and looking back into the valley.



    J’ai quitté St Johann in Tirol pour commencer l’Adlerweg.

    Les vues sur les alpes et la vallée étaient jolies.


    Ich verließ St. Johann in Tirol, um den Adlerweg zu erwandern.

    Es gab schöne Ausblicke auf die Alpen und Blick zurück ins Tal.

  • Adlerweg day two: Gaudeamus Hut to Hintersteiner See (7/13/2018)

    After a step ascent, including some rock-climbing, I arrived at Grutten Hut, near the peak of the day at Gruttenkopf, 1,584m. It is a new and attractive hut.

    The rest of the day was easy, level walking.

    Hintersteiner See is a pleasant recreational area accessible by road.  I had a swim in the lake; it is shallow so the water is not cold.


  • Adlerweg day three: Hintersteiner See to Buchacker Inn (7/14/2018)

    This day I was planning on combining two days, but that would have made nine hours hiking, with a steep ascent in the middle.  So I skipped the first day, and went to Kufstein, a pretty little village. 

    A short train ride took me to me to the beginning of the walk.  The start was a pleasant ascent through forest where someone has installed a chair and water fountain.

    Then the hike continued along the edge of cliffs over-looking the Inn valley.  The highest point of the day was at Hundsalmjoch Col, 1,637 m.

    At the end I realised this was not the hike I was expecting and decided to change paths to the Berliner Höhenweg the next day.