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Summer in the mountains returns – hiking in the Kitzbuehel Alps

Erwin Haiden

Summer in the mountains returns – hiking in the Kitzbuehel Alps

Hiking Collection by Kitzbüheler Alpen

7

Tours

36:04 h

61.6 mi

18,600 ft

The snow melts, the first colorful flowers begin to bloom on the green alpine meadows and the sun's rays marks the end of the winter cold – summer returns to the mountains In the Kitzbuhel Alps. From mid-May, the towns of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg in Tirol and Westendorf showcase their diversity in the middle of the Kitzbuhel Alps when rustic tradition meets modern events and Lederhosen meet hiking boots. In summer the Kitzbuhel Alps are packed with action, views and alpine idyll.
In this Collection, we present seven hikes that you can either experience as a guided tour or simply explore yourself. You can expect mighty mountain peaks, cozy huts and picturesque alpine landscapes no matter which routes you choose. For example, two stages take you along the Kitzbuhel Alps long-distance hiking trail on which you can climb the most beautiful peaks in the region and get to know the warmth of the Tyrol region.

All stages are designed as day hikes – some are easier than others. You can reach the starting points by train or take the hiking taxi to the valley if you don't have your own car. If you plan to stay longer in the region, Kirchberg, Brixen or Kitzbühel are good places to base yourself.

If you are interested in the region, you can learn about the flora and fauna in the Kitzbuhel Alps, as well as insider stories and local tips from hiking guides. You’ll find information about the starting time of the next guided hike at the end of each walk.

Would you prefer to hike on your own? No problem. It is still worth taking a look at the packed event calendar. From May 21, numerous sporting highlights and festivals with centuries-old traditions take place to keep you busy after your hikes.

No matter how you explore the Kitzbuhel Alps, feel the sun on your face as you sweat up a climb to spectacular panoramas – it’s summer again!

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    Difficult
    05:59
    9.49 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail, or KAT-WALK for short, crosses the Kitzbüheler Alpen in six daily stages over a distance of 104 kilometers. However, the long-distance trail can also be broken up into individual hikes, such as stage 15.3 km from Brixen im Thale to Kirchdorf in Tirol.

    

    Start is in the village

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    10.0 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Stage 3 of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail, or KAT Walk for short, takes you from Kirchberg in Tirol to the old town of Kitzbühel. You will get to know part of the 104-kilometer long-distance hiking trail along the 16-kilometer route. On the way you will learn a lot about the world-famous downhill ski race

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  • Difficult
    07:00
    12.7 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Gerstinger Joch is actually not a classic mountain with a summit. The high ridge is an elongated ridge that received its cross at its highest and most beautiful point. Since there is no mountain railway up, this hike is perfect for nature lovers who like to calmly earn more than 1,000 vertical meters

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  • Intermediate
    02:18
    4.74 mi
    2.1 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful panoramic hike is perfect for everyone - leisurely hikers, families or as a warm-up for larger projects. From the valley station of the Alpenrosenbahn Westendorf, you can take the train up to the Kitzbüheler Alpen to get in the mood for the beautiful mountains.

    

    You walk a short distance

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  • Difficult
    05:33
    9.45 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Hohe Salve is considered the most beautiful panoramic mountain in Tyrol. Romantic forests, lush alpine meadows and some picturesque reservoirs await you on this 15 km long hike up the mountain. It starts at the Brixen im Thale mountain railway car park.

    

    Right at the beginning, the path climbs to the

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    6.92 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,550 ft
    2,950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Gaisberg Joch panorama and alpine path is one of the most beautiful in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Look forward to pure hiking fun along the eleven kilometer route in partly high alpine terrain. You can get to the starting point in Kirchberg in Tirol by train.

    

    The first section of the tour is completely

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    8.23 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,425 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lodron is a very special summit, on which one of the most beautiful summit crosses in the entire Kitzbühel Alps sits enthroned. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, this 13 km long tour is particularly suitable for nature and peace lovers. The starting point of the hike is the Steinberg inn

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    61.6 mi
  • Duration
    36:04 h
  • Elevation
    18,600 ft

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