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If you’re comfortable with high-alpine terrain, then this is the hike for you. Glaciers and mountain landscape light up the trail, and you’re bound to meet some new friends on this popular hike.
Best for: Multi-day adventure
Route: Berliner Höhenweg
Distance: 43 miles
This exhilarating hut-to-hut trek in the Zillertal Alps follows a lofty, long-distance circuit that rises to nearly 10,000ft. It’s a serious undertaking, usually requiring at least seven days, with views that are nothing short of stunning. Spanning seven stages, the looped trail passes a succession of mountain huts — including the 6,700ft-high Berliner Hut that gives the route its name — and tends to be achievable between mid-June and the end of September. The nearby resort of Mayrhofen makes a logical base before and after the hike.
Done anti-clockwise, the trek proper begins in the small village of Finkenberg and ascends more than 3,300ft to reach the first hut, from where the route undulates along an ever-more-dramatic series of high-altitude mountainsides. Some sections are demanding, but for those with good fitness levels and plenty of hill-walking experience, the trail is eminently manageable. It’s also worth noting that the ‘huts’ along the route are far more substantial and comfortable than that word might imply, with hosts, good meals and ample capacity. The highest point of the trek is the 10,100ft Schönbichler Horn pass.
Mayrhofen is een zeer mooi gelegen uitgangspunt voor veel bergtochten, waaronder deze Berliner Höhenweg. Een prachtige bergtocht van hut naar hut, met bijna voortdurend een indrukwekkend uitzicht op de vergletsjerde bergwereld van de Zillertaler Hoofdkam.