Hiking in East Tyrol is only for experienced mountaineers? We call BS 🙂 Here’s a beginners guide for everyone who lives in a city just like we do. How to survive in the mountains of East Tyrol!
Tip 1: Drive up to a mountain cabin with a parking lot
So yes, we’re cheating a little. But otherwise we would never experience the high alpine air in East Tyrol 😉 We suggest you select a cabin that is located on over 1.000 meters sea level. This way you get a head start to your hike. Drive up with your car, get accustomed to the air up here and sleep there one night before you start your adventure.
?? Our tip:
Dolomitenhütte, Address: Dolomitenhütte 1, 9908 Amlach
The view from Dolomitenhütte is spectacular (and there’s comfortable double rooms)
Tip 2: Start early in the morning after a good breakfast
Don’t sleep too long as you might regret this later. Starting early helps! You won’t have to hike in the harshest sun of the day during noon. And you won’t have to hike after a huge lunch uphill anymore, but downhill (yes, you’ll have lunch on top of the mountain).
On a cloudy day hiking is easier as the sun won’t make you loose your cool 😉
Wherever you find a nice place, take a pause and rest. We got overtaken by so many senior citizens that we lost count – but who cares about being the first up there, when you can be relaxed up there 😉
Do it like the sheep. Find a nice place and stand around in a circle while eating something (granola bars!).
Tip 3: Motivate yourself with a goal
Hiking is no fun if there’s no goal at the end of the sweaty adventure. Set yourself a goal that will reward you for the efforts. In East Tyrol we recommend this place:
?? Our tip:
Wangenitzseehütte, 2508 meters above sea level
Tip 4: Reward yourself with a wellness treatment
After a hike like this our city bodies might be sore and tired. So, book a night in a fancy mountain resort with a nice Spa and get a wellness treatment deluxe.
?? Our tip: Gradonna Mountain Resort, Address: Burg 24, 9981 Kals am Großglockner
More impressions from East Tyrol
With all these tips you might be up for hiking the mountains of East Tyrol soon. So here are more impressions of what you’ll be able to see, when you follow our tips 😉
View from Dolomitenhütte
On our way up to Wangenitzhütte
Filialkirche St. Georg Kals am Großglockner
Haslacher Schleierwasserfall Kals
Mountains are sacred places – so even if you’re an inexperienced hiker, cherish your surroundings!