classification
Hiking and mountain trails

Hiking trails are divided into levels of difficulty: hiking trails (easy), mountain trails (intermediate to difficult) and alpine trails (very difficult).

In addition to the uniform signposting and trail marking, 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 trails concept of the state of Tyrol.

  • HIKING TRAILS are there for everyone: they do not require any mountain experience or mountain equipment. The paths are wide and without significant inclines or gradients. The signage is yellow in color and has a white circle as a difficulty indication.
    For whom? Beginners and walkers
    Requirement. Sports shoes and the weather appropriate clothing
  • RED MOUNTAIN PATHS are moderately difficult: some narrow and steep, but assured walking and climbing passages are waiting for hikers. The corresponding signs are in yellow basic color and have a red circle as a difficulty indication.
    For whom? sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers
    Requirement. good physical condition, mountain experience and mountain equipment
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN PATHS are narrow, almost entirely steep and exposed paths. Anyone who sets out on a black mountain path must expect longer secured walking and climbing passages. Black mountain trails are indicated on the yellow basic signs with a black circle as a difficulty indication.
    For whom? Dizziness-free, sure-footed and alpine experienced mountaineers
    Requirement. very good physical condition, alpine experience and mountain equipment, sometimes alpine safety equipment, good weather conditions
  • ALPINE ROUTES are very difficult and not for everyone. They are located in high alpine terrain, so they are exposed and have unsecured walking and climbing passages. It is expressly pointed out that there is a risk of falling, since Alpine routes are sometimes prone to slip. The signage bears the words "Alpine Route" as difficulty.
    For whom? Dizziness-free, sure-footed and experienced alpinists
    Requirement. excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing equipment, safety and orientation equipment, good weather conditions

Important information

Guide
for safety on the alpine pasture

A pasture is not a petting zoo.