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Warm colours and clear skies – autumn hiking in the Kitzbühel Alps

© Kitzbüheler Alpen | Matthäus Gartner

Warm colours and clear skies – autumn hiking in the Kitzbühel Alps

Hiking Collection by Kitzbüheler Alpen

5

Tours

12:32 h

23.9 mi

4,500 ft

Autumn in the Kitzbühel Alps is colourful, beautiful and cooler than in summer – the perfect time for hiking. The leaves on the trees come alive in the most beautiful colours, the air is clearer and far-reaching views are guaranteed. The surrounding mountain peaks all seem close enough to touch. Both nature lovers and amateur photographers will be spellbound by the endless panoramas. Plus there’s another advantage – it’s much quieter on the mountains in autumn than summer.

With excellent infrastructure for hiking, the Brizental valley in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps is well worth a visit. The combination of rustic alpine pastures, stunning panoramas, trickling streams, and wild nature makes the region the perfect getaway to unwind and recharge your batteries. A hiking holiday in the Brixental valley helps you to slow down and forget your daily routine for a while.

The region proves that autumn in particular is a wonderful time for a hike. From 3 to 11 October, the Brixental Autumn Hiking Week takes place with a varied programme including the ‘Kitzalphike’, a sunrise to sunset hike. Between hikes, you can enjoy a musical morning pint at various mountain huts.

To help you explore the nature outside of the events, we’ve put together the most beautiful hikes in the Brixental valley for you. Whether you want to enjoy alpine pasture, sail on the waters of Jochstubnsee lake at an altitude of 1,600 metres (5,250 feet), marvel at panoramic views of the Kaisergebirge mountains, or walk through the city in Brixen im Thale – the Brixental valley in the Kitzbühel Alps has so much to offer that a week's hiking holiday is almost not enough. Another reason to return!

You can find more information at:
herbstwanderfestival.at

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Tours & Highlights

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    Rundtour 1: Ortsrundgang Brixner Gangl – Kitzbüheler Alpen

    Intermediate
    02:02
    4.51 mi
    2.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The certified “Brixner Gangl” hiking trail takes you on a seven-kilometer tour around the holiday resort of Brixen im Thale. Brixen im Thale is a small one

    idyllic place in the middle of the Brixental valley. Although the place is quite tranquil, there is still a lot to discover - especially from above

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    5.01 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Jochstubnsee is located high up in the mountains of the Brixental - more precisely between the towns of Brixen im Thale and Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser and thus in the middle of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental ski area. In summer the lake is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    4.70 mi
    2.1 mph
    650 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kreuzjöchlsee between Westendorf and Kirchberg is a beautiful mountain lake where you can slow down and recharge your batteries. Originally there was no lake at this point. The natural looking, picturesque mountain lake is an artificial installation of the local mountain railway to have enough water

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  • Difficult
    02:47
    3.87 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The round tour takes you far into the Windau Valley to the Rotwandalm. The way there begins in the rearmost Windau valley at the “Krumbach” car park. The parking lot is free, but the use of the road costs three euros per vehicle. Right at the beginning, the narrow path leads over a small bridge that

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    5.86 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The round tour takes you on forest paths to a real insider tip in the Brixental in the Kitzbühel Alps: to the Käsealm "Straubing" in the Windau valley near Westendorf. Secluded on a small high plateau, it is surrounded by picturesque alpine pastures, meadows and forests and guarantees you peace and relaxation

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    23.9 mi
  • Duration
    12:32 h
  • Elevation
    4,500 ft

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