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Hiking five peaks in the Austrian Kitzbühel Alps – High5 in Brixen Valley

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Hiking five peaks in the Austrian Kitzbühel Alps – High5 in Brixen Valley

Hiking Collection by Kitzbüheler Alpen

5

Tours

30:16 h

42.0 mi

15,925 ft

If you want to climb summits in the Kitzbühel Alps then this Collection is for you. Here, we present five hikes that lead you to the most beautiful peaks of the Brixen Valley – the High5. Extending to the south of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains in Austria, the Brixen Valley provides some of the most varied and beautiful hiking in Tyrol. On your journey through the unique mountain landscape, you will explore blooming alpine meadows, idyllic lakes, and panoramic alpine views. Some routes are more challenging than others, but picture-perfect views are guaranteed on all.

The so-called „High5“, the five most beautiful peaks in the region, include the Kröndlhorn (8,018 ft/2,444 m), the striking Große Rettenstein (7,762 ft/2,366 m), the Brechhorn (6,666 ft/2,032 m), the Gampenkogel (6,404 ft/1,952 m) and the Spießnägel (5,882 ft/1,793 m). The peaks are only accessible on foot as there are no cable cars or gondolas. This means you can usually enjoy the wonderful view without any crowds. The view is all the more rewarding when you hike up.

Along the way, you will find cozy alpine huts serving regional delicacies. Nevertheless, pack enough water for your hikes and don’t forget sunscreen, especially in summer. This way, you can relax and enjoy the mountains to the fullest.

So cool off in the fresh mountain breeze after a sweaty climb and leave your everyday stress behind you. The hikes in the Brixen Valley are a whole lot of fun. Let's see which of the „High5“ is your personal highlight.

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    Intermediate
    04:05
    7.66 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A mountain panorama like in a picture book - that's what awaits you on the 2,032 meter high Brechhorn. From the summit you look out over the Kitzbüheler Alpen, the Wilder Kaiser and the Hohe Tauern. This twelve-kilometer hike takes you up the mountain, including a break in the Brechhornhaus. The hike starts at the mountain station of the Alpenrosenbahn. You can let yourself gondola up the first few meters in altitude from Westendorf.

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  • Difficult
    04:26
    7.19 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Gampenkogel is not a summit in the classic sense, but a long mountain ridge that takes you up to 1,952 meters. A fantastic view awaits you, because there are only a few higher peaks around the mountain that hinder your view. If the visibility is good, you can see the Wilder Kaiser, the Kitzbüheler Horn and the ice panorama of the Hohe Tauern.

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  • Difficult
    09:29
    8.97 mi
    0.9 mph
    5,575 ft
    5,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The large Rettenstein is the most striking mountain in the Brixental. Its summit is made of rugged dolomite, which forms a great contrast to the green, lovely mountain meadows. The 2,366-meter-high mountain gets its name from the fact that its stone tip is bathed in an impressive red in the evening sunlight.The starting point of the almost 15-kilometer hike …

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  • Difficult
    06:22
    8.59 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,675 ft
    3,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At 2,444 meters, the Kröndlhorn is the highest mountain in the Brixental and one of the most beautiful peaks in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Clear that you don't want to miss the wonderful view from above. The 14-kilometer circular tour starts in the local recreation area of Windautal.The nature in this region is very diverse on the
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  • Difficult
    05:53
    9.55 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The locals also wear the spike nails as "flowering mountain". On this 15 km long tour, colorful alpine flowers and unspoiled nature await you, through which it is wonderful to hike. A beautiful view puts the cherry on top of this unique flora and lets you quickly forget every day stress.The hike starts in the tranquil village of Aschau …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    42.0 mi
  • Duration
    30:16 h
  • Elevation
    15,925 ft

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