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Tyrolean High-Altitude Trail: Overview

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  • The first stage of the Tyrolean alpine path leads from Schlegeisspeicher up on the Pfitscherjoch.
    The first stage of the Tyrolean alpine path leads from Schlegeisspeicher up on the Pfitscherjoch.
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Distance 158.4 km
59:00 h
10,769 m
12,242 m
Tyrolean geography
The Tyrolean High-Altitude Trail (Tiroler Höhenweg): a clearly structured overview of the entire route and its 13 stages. The Tyrolean High-Altitude Trail links the northern and southern parts of Tyrol.

The Tyrolean High-Altitude Trail is a route of contrasts and superlatives. It comprises almost 12000 vertical meters and a total length of nearly 160 kilometers, from the upper Ziller valley in Austria all the way to Merano. It offers the mountaineer a wide range of different impressions and experiences. With a few exceptions, the altitude level of the Tyrolean High-Altitude Trail is between 1500 and just under 3000 meters. The route is divided into 13 stages, and there are opportunities to join or to leave the trail at the Brennerpass, in the Obernberg valley, in the Pflerscher valley, in Ridnaun, in Val Passiria (Passeirer Timmelstal) and in the Pfelderer valley. Walkers intending to cover the Tyrol High-Altitude Trail in its entirety will need to set aside just under 2 weeks for this endeavour. Excellent psychological as well as physical fitness and stamina are an absolute must! There are a number of sections which demand absolute surefootedness and a head for heights, a sense

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