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Holidays in Kelchsau

The hiking village in the picturesque side valley

Kelchsau, the hiking and recreation paradise amidst the Holiday Region Hohe Salve, promises pure nature for your holidays. The small village is located in an idyllic side valley, which extends from Hopfgarten to the south. In summer as in winter, you can discover and explore untouched nature in Kelchsau. Rustic farms, deserted mountain peaks and true Tirolean hospitality await you! All those looking for some time out from the everyday stress, will find peace, quiet and solitude in the mountains in the holiday resort Kelchsau. At the same time, the valley is well developed, easy to get to and also connected to public transport. Thus you’ll find all vital infrastructure for your holidays near your accommodation.

The valley of Kelchsau branches out at the end of the small village into Langer Grund and Kurzer Grund. These two branches can be reached via a toll-road and lead deep into the side valley to the starting points for the most scenic hikes and to rustic Alpine lodges. Hikes and ski tours up to the highest peaks of the Kitzbühel Alps, which lead all the way to the border to Salzburg, can be tackled there. From the summits you also keep catching views of the two neighbouring valleys, Windautal and Wildschönau.

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    Der Speichersee im Kurzen Grund in der Ferienregion Hohe Salve.
  • Kelchsau around Bamberg Hut view of Tristkopf
    The beautiful Kelchsau side valley in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve is a true paradise for hikers.
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Numbers and facts for Kelchsau

  • checkSea level: 820 m (centre)

  • checkArea: part of Hopfgarten department

  • checkPopulation: ca. 680

Highlights in Kelchsau

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Summer in the valley of Kelchsau is all about actively enjoying the mountains. Hike along remote paths to the likely most scenic and highest peaks of the Holiday Region Hohe Salve. When biking you can enjoy the fresh mountain air in your face and savour nature to the fullest. Cool refreshment on hot days is not found in any artificially constructed swimming pools in this holiday resort. The wild mountain lakes, the Kelchsauer Ache river and small streams by the wayside beckon to dip your feet into! Where cows spend summer, you too, can enjoy your holidays. All those who would like to learn more about the Alpine culture in the Kitzbühel Alps, will find many catered lodges, a show cheese dairy and rustic Alpine lodges in Kelchsau.

The most popular winter sport in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve is skiing. With its own little ski area, Kelchsau is often called an insider’s tip for families and beginners. Not only the uncrowded pistes and comfortable lodges are considered a plus, but the low-cost ski tickets also speak in favour of Kelchsau as a ski area. And on top, all ski passes of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental are also valid for the ski area and a ski bus will carry you between Hopfgarten and Kelchsau for free. Where in summer peaceful hiking trails lead through nature, ski touring fans can enjoy winter with all their senses. Tours off the pistes lead experienced ski mountaineers to high above the peaks of the Kitzbühel Alps. Tobogganists can also take the likely most scenic natural toboggan run of the region from Penningberg Mountain directly to Gasthof Haagalm inn. In addition to guided snowshoe tours and designated winter hiking trails, a 6 km long village trail is also available for all cross-country skiers.

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