Tyrol as a tourist destination will continue to develop with regard to freedom from barriers. Especially in the context of the anti-discrimination law, due to come into effect in January 2016, freedom from barriers is to be enforced in all areas. While there has been some improvement in public transport, there is still a great deal to be done in tourism.
Hiking country Tyrol - barrier-free?!
Having no barriers is of great advantage to us all. Not only people in wheelchairs, but also senior citizens, walking frame users, families with a baby buggy and travellers all profit from barrier-free paths and easy access.
At the moment Tyrol already has a few hiking trails such as round the Piller Moor, by the Piburger See lake or by the eastern shore of the Achensee lake. But in some areas there is still a lot more to be done!
You will find a selection of barrier-free hiking trails and excursions here.
Funded barrier-free hiking trails
The creation or restoration of barrier-free hiking trails is being funded by the Department for Forestry Conservation, insofar as certain criteria are met:
- average and maximum gradient
- transverse gradient
- trail width
- quality of the ground and joint width
- other obstacles such as vegetation, gates/fences, channel drains etc.
Depending on the grade of difficulty (blue - red - black), certain values have to be observed. More detailed information can be found in the guide on devising barrier-free enjoyment of the outdoors. You can download the guide below or contact us.