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Hiking in Brixen, Kirchberg and Westendorf

A hiking paradise right in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps!

The mountains of the Alps look sublime and majestic with a mix of rugged, striking rock formations and green grassy slopes. The mountains around the Brixental Valley resorts of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf tend to belong to the gentler side of the Alps. Nevertheless, the region's numerous peaks rise more than 2,400 m above sea level. For hikers, the area offers plenty of hiking opportunities with more than 500 km of signposted and marked trails. And the best thing of all - there are so many different types of tours that everyone can find the right option to suit their needs. Whether it's an easy panoramic hike with a cable car ride to the start, a full-day tour to a summit or multi-day hike for seasoned mountain enthusiasts - the Kitzbühel Alps let hikers' hearts beat faster.

When hiking in the mountains you experience freedom. Here, the stunning views of the Alps are unbeatable. Hiking is one of the most popular leisure activities. You don't need much to hike: a pair of sturdy hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a backpack with provisions, and you're good to go. You can even catch a lift on a summer cable car, for the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental or KitzSki - Kitzbühel/Kirchberg, for a quick and comfortable ascent to a mountain station. This way, you can explore mountain lakes and summits without much effort. Once you have arrived at the mountain, you're spoilt for choice: you can opt for an easy, short hike with great mountain experiences, venture on a longer, moderately difficult hiking tour with rest stops or even conquer a summit! And if you're a seasoned hiker looking to test your limits, you can book the difficult level full-day tour and enjoy absolute freedom and breathtaking panoramas. In Brixen, Kirchberg and Westendorf, you can always find the right hiking adventure to suit your needs.

Hiking trails

The right hiking trail for every level. Choose your preferred hiking trail from the list below or create your own watch list.

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With hiking guides to the most scenic spots

In a group or privately - according to your needs

The Tourist Information Offices in the region organise guided tours for small groups almost every day. This way, those interested can easily explore the mountains around the Brixental Valley, without having to worry about tour planning. Participants will also discover fascinating facts about the mountains through the local hiking guide. Simply register and join the hike!

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You can experience the Brixental mountains on any budget

Return journey (prices)Bergbahn Brixen im Thale
3 day ticketSummer Card (Adult)
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With the summer cable cars to mountain top

Easy. Comfortable. Fast. Safe.

Who says that hiking in the mountains has to be exhausting and difficult? If you ride on a summer cable car to one of the mountain stations in the Kitzbühel Alps you'll discover just the opposite - convenient, fast, affordable and safe, the cable cars offer unlimited hiking options and stunning views during your ascent. The Brixental Valley summer cable cars take you to the most scenic viewpoints, the best hike starting points and close to some of the most popular excursion destinations in the Kitzbühel Alps. Once at the top, you'll experience unspoilt nature, clear and clean air, crystal-clear mountain lakes, relaxing tranquillity and, of course, regional culinary delights served at the many cosy mountain inns.

Hiking tips

Tips and tricks for the perfect hiking holiday in Brixen, Kirchberg and Westendorf

There are a few things you should know to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable hiking holiday in the Kitzbühel Alps. Hiking is considered THE trend sport of today. Walking is easy. Hiking does not require expensive equipment. Everyone can hike - from children to senior citizens. And there are many types of hikes to choose from: easy, easy panoramic hikes, moderate, full-day high altitude hikes with summit conquest, culinary hikes or challenging multi-day hikes.

The holiday resorts in the Brixental Valley offer you over 500 km of well-maintained and signposted hiking trails and - as a certified hiking region and a member of the Austrian Hiking Villages quality association - a wide range of services for your hiking holiday. For example, did you know that guests with a valid guest card for the region enjoy unlimited travel on all local buses and trains? You can use the buses to get from A to B for free! Hiking taxis round off the region's getting around services. The following tips will help you plan your tour and ensure you enjoy an unforgettable hiking holiday.

Our certified hiking hotels

As a region that has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality and as a member of the Austrian Hiking Villages, the resorts of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf offer not just a wide range of hiking adventures and services. Quality accommodation is also essential for an unforgettable hiking holiday. The many certified hiking accommodations in the region offer you much more than just the standard service and typical Tirolean hospitality: Regularly guided tours, on-site equipment rental, tailored insider tips and much more await you at our certified hiking accommodations.

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