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Discover the wonderful region of Tyrol on foot. You are spoilt for choice in the region when it comes to walks, as it is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Soak in the high snow-covered peaks, wide Alpine meadows bursting with wildflowers and deep-turquoise lakes of the region. From the Ötztal to the Tyrolean Alps, the regional capital of Innsbruck and the legendary ski resort of Kitzbühel, Tyrol has some of the most jaw-dropping scenery.

Since 2012, Macs Adventure has been offering self-guided trips in the region and are always discovering more hidden gems with the help of our colleagues in Germany. Our knowledgeable team are waiting to answer any questions you may have, and some have their own experiences of walking in Tyrol. Our itineraries can be tailor-made, all include bag transfer and are hassle-free, all you have to do choose which tour is for you.

Relish the joy of an Alpine crossing as you hike through Italy, Germany and Austria on our E5 Alpine Crossing, or explore the baroque town of St. Johann and the chic streets of Kitzbuehl on our Kitzbuehl Alpine Trail. Whatever tour you choose, you will fall in love with this enchanting corner of Austria.

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  • History of Tyrol
    History of Tyrol

    Tyrol, a historical region in the middle alpine area of Central Europe has been inhabited for thousands of years, and the first settlers date back to around 10,000 BC. Excavations in all parts of Tyrol and the findings of the famous Ice Man “Oetzi” are testimonies of those times. The region went from Roman to Habsburg rule, each leaving their footprint on the region.

    The most significant shift to happen in recent history was at the conclusion of World War I, the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye of 1919 ceded the southern part of Tyrol to Italy, including present-day South Tyrol with its large German-speaking majority (who still speak German today).

    The northern part of Tyrol was retained by the First Austrian Republic and today is formed by the present-day Austrian State of Tyrol and the Italian provinces of South Tyrol and Trentino. Thus making the region of particular cultural and linguistic interest as you wander from German to Italian speaking pockets.

  • Local Cuisine
    Local Cuisine

    Tiroler Speckknödel

    A real Tyrolean staple, which you will find at most local restaurants. It is a large round boiled bread dumpling with bacon mixed through it. The dish is most commonly served with sauerkraut and salad as sides.

    Tiroler Gröstl

    Known as Gröstl, which is grated potatoes fried with bacon and onions which is usually served with a fried egg, a real Alpine filler after a long of day of hiking.


    The direct translation of this dish is  ‘cheese sparrows’, “Kasspatzln” are a thick type of egg noodle cut into small piece with grated cheese, oven-baked and sprinkled with fried onion. A savoury delight!


    This dish is a favourite in the office and we have to admit that “Kaiserschmarren” is an icon of Austrian cuisine, not especially of Tyrol but is so delicious it needs to be mentioned. Kaiserschmarren is a fluffy shredded pancake, which has its name from the Austrian Emperor, Kaiser Franz Joseph I, who was very fond of this kind of dish. Made from a sweet batter using flour, eggs, sugar, salt, and milk, Kaiserschmarren is baked in butter, torn with forks and served with stewed plums.

  • Innsbruck in Tirol – Summer Holidays in Austria

    We sent some Brits to Innsbruck in Tirol (Austria) in search of the perfect selfie – and the perfect summer adventure!


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