Hiking & mountain trails
Hiking trails are divided into difficulty levels: Hiking Trails (easy), Mountain Trails (moderate to difficult) and Alpine Routes (very difficult).
In addition to uniform signage and trail markings, hiking trails are basically divided into three levels of difficulty: Hiking trails, Mountain trails and Alpine routes. The classification of the stages is based on the Tyrolean hiking and mountain trail concept of the province of Tyrol.
- WANDERWEGE are there for everyone: on them, neither mountain experience nor specific mountain equipment are required. The paths are wide and without significant slopes or gradients. The signage is in yellow base color and has a white circle indicating difficulty.
For whom? Beginners and walkers
Prerequisite. Sports shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather
- RED MOUNTAIN WALKS are moderately difficult: some narrow and steep, but secured walking and climbing passages await hikers. The corresponding signs are in yellow base color and show a red circle as a difficulty.
For whom? sure-footed and experienced mountain hiker
Prerequisite. good physical condition, mountain experience and mountain equipment
- BLACK MOUNTAIN ROUTES are narrow, almost entirely steep and exposed paths. If you set out on a black mountain trail, you should expect longer secured walking and climbing passages. Black mountain trails are marked on the yellow basic signs with a black circle as an indication of difficulty.
For whom? Vertigo-free, sure-footed and alpine experienced mountaineers
Prerequisite. very good physical condition, alpine experience and mountain equipment, sometimes alpine belay devices, good weather conditions
- ALPINE ROUTES are very difficult and not for everyone. They are in high alpine terrain, so are exposed and have unsecured walking and climbing passages. The danger of falling is expressly pointed out, since Alpine routes are slippery in places. The signage bears the lettering "Alpine Route" as a degree of difficulty.
For whom? vertigo-free, sure-footed and high alpine experienced mountaineers
Prerequisite. excellent, physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing equipment, belaying and orienteering equipment, good weather conditions