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The KAT-Walk Alpine Trail through Austria's Kitzbühel Alps

UrbanHiker (Nick W.)

The KAT-Walk Alpine Trail through Austria's Kitzbühel Alps

Hiking Collection by UrbanHiker (Nick W.)

6

Tours

23:27 h

72.7 mi

20,950 ft

As a hiking blogger, the KAT Walk Alpin in the Kitzbühel Alps in Austria has long been on my bucket list of the most popular long distance hiking trails. In the summer of 2020, the time had finally come and I set out to tackle it in 6 stages. The trail led me on 117 kilometres and 6,390 metres of elevation from Hopfgarten to Ortisei in the Pillerseetal. The went via Kelchsau, Windau and Aschau to Kitzbühel and from there onwards via the Kitzbüheler Horn to St. Johann in Tyrol. It was a really special experience. You can see all the details in the daily Tours below but my top Highlights were as follows:

- Ascent to the Lodron at 1,925 metres and a fabulous 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains

- Ascent to the Hintenkarscharte and a wonderful view of the Großer Rettenstein

- World Cup feeling on the Hahnenkamm and hiking on the famous skiing slopes Mausefalle, Steilhang and Hausbergkante

- Ascent to the Kitzbüheler Horn with a fantastic view of the Wilder Kaiser and an amazing descent via Horn-Gipfel-Höhenweg

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Der KAT-Walk Alpin durch die Kitzbüheler Alpen

69.8 mi

20,100 ft

19,375 ft

Last updated: December 16, 2021

Tours & Highlights

  • 05:36
    11.9 mi
    2.1 mph
    3,150 ft
    2,450 ft

    Today I started the first stage of the #KatWalkTirol 🥾🤘.

    

    The start was very exciting, because a storm had probably uprooted some trees sodass so that there was no getting through. I fight my way up across the country through the forest 🥾.

    

    The tour continued to take me leisurely through forests and meadows

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  • 05:35
    10.5 mi
    1.9 mph
    3,725 ft
    3,525 ft

    The 2nd stage of the KAT walk was an absolute dream, but I also really worked up a sweat 😅. It was 1,200 meters uphill 🏔⬆️ and 1,100 meters downhill 🏔⬇️. I was rewarded with a 360-degree view from the Lodron at an altitude of 1,925 meters. The descent was tough, but the landscape was also super beautiful

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  • 04:56
    9.92 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,475 ft
    2,150 ft

    The 3rd stage on the KAT-Walk is a super nice experience. The first nine kilometers offered some beautiful views of the camp and we went through the forest again and again 🌳. But from the Scheibenschlag Hochalm it got really fantastic.

    

    The following highlights were on the way to the Labalm:

    ⭐️ Alpine

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  • 07:20
    16.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    3,325 ft
    4,925 ft

    The motto of the hike was "pure World Cup feeling". For me it was also a small world cup. Instead of 16 kilometers I was 25 kilometers with 1,020 meters ascent and 1,500 meters descent and a lot of sun on the way 🥾🏔☀️.

    

    My highlights of the tour were:

    ⭐️ Canada feeling on the descent from the Labalm to

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  • 11.9 mi
    -- mph
    4,025 ft
    4,250 ft

    Insanely beautiful views from the Kitzbüheler Horn and a great view of the Wilder Kaiser on the descent to St. Johann in Tirol. You quickly forget the strain of the 5th stage on the KATwalk! I don't need to write much anymore about the views. Greetings from the Kitzbühel Alps.

    

    Facts about the 5th stage

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  • 12.6 mi
    -- mph
    3,250 ft
    2,600 ft

    The 6th stage on the KAT-Walk demanded a lot of endurance again. This stage was really totally worth it. It went from St. Johann in Tirol to the beautiful Pillerseetal to St. Ulrich am Pillersee. There are really many wonderful views and at the Wintersteller Alm the KAT Walk meets the WaiWi.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    72.7 mi
  • Duration
    23:27 h
  • Elevation
    20,950 ft

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