Yodel Trail in Austria

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Visitors to Königsleiten, Austria, in the Wald-Königsleiten hiking area, can ride the cable car to the top station on the Gerlospass and walk back down to town, via Larmachalm, on the Jodel (Yodel) Trail (www.jodelweg.at).

At each of eight stations, a tape can be played that teaches a bit more yodeling technique. Practicing, you can hear your echo. At one station, you can play cowbells, and another has a huge alpine horn to blow. 

The Gerlospass, 4,900 feet above sea level, links the Zillertal and Salzachtal valleys. Hiking the trail is free, but the cable car (phone 06564 8212 for hours) costs 8 (near $11) one way or 12.30 round trip. There is a free, guided hike every Wednesday; register at the tourist information office in Königsleiten (phone +43 0 6565 8243, www.zillertalarena.com).

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Visitors to Königsleiten, Austria, in the Wald-Königsleiten hiking area, can ride the cable car to the top station on the Gerlospass and walk back down to town, via Larmachalm, on the Jodel (Yodel) Trail (www.jodelweg.at).

At each of eight stations, a tape can be played that teaches a bit more yodeling technique. Practicing, you can hear your echo. At one station, you can play cowbells, and another has a huge alpine horn to blow. 

The Gerlospass, 4,900 feet above sea level, links the Zillertal and Salzachtal valleys. Hiking the trail is free, but the cable car (phone 06564 8212 for hours) costs 8 (near $11) one way or 12.30 round trip. There is a free, guided hike every Wednesday; register at the tourist information office in Königsleiten (phone +43 0 6565 8243, www.zillertalarena.com).