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Across Austria's Zillertal Alps

Across Austria's Zillertal Alps

Across Austria's Zillertal Alps Overview

Hut to hut trekking on the Berliner Hohenweg in the Austrian Tyrol

East of the Stubai Alps and the Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy, the tranquil Zillertal Alps lying within the province of Tyrol, have a peaceful ambience far removed from some of the more popular Alpine walking areas. Only a handful of trails access these 3000 metre plus peaks from Austria and the Berliner Hohenweg is the only well-known route on the north side of the main ridge. This excellent trek makes a loop to the south of the winter ski resort of Mayrhofen, keeping generally to the north of the highest Zillertal peaks. We trek in 3 days to the stunningly located Berliner Hut beneath the Grosser Moseler (3480m) and from there make the challenging crossing of the the Schönbichler Scarte Pass at 3081 metres. Beyond the sparkling lake of Schlegeisstausee, we climb to the Olperer and the Friesenberghaus Hut and we complete the circuit with a traverse high above the Zemmgrund Valley and a final descent to the pretty alpine patures at Pitzen Alm. With options of climbing the walkers' peak of the Schonbichler Horn (3134m) for spectacular views of the surrounding glaciers and peaks, this outstanding route offers a great taste of Austrian Alpine trekking.
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