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Hiking-moments

Feel the power of the peacefulness in the mountains

The unique mountain backdrop attracts hikers out into nature and up into the mountains. In the Kitzbühel Alps you’ll be hiking across wonderful and deserted Alpine pastures to scenic summits. Breathe in the fragrant Tirolean mountain air and recharge your batteries for everyday life. The region impresses with its extensive network of hiking trails. Thus you’ll find in the Holiday Region Hohe Salve, Brixental Valley, the St. Johann in Tirol region and in PillerseeTal a total of 2,500 km signposted hiking trails. Let the wide range of hiking options in the Kitzbühel Alps inspire you and experience the hiking fun in the four holiday regions.

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Experience the Kitzalps Heroes up close

Discover the favourite spots of the ambassadors

The Kitzalps Heroes will show you their favourite spots and take you to their personal summits in the region. The local ambassadors combine their love for moving about in open nature with their passion for hiking, be it on long-distance hikes or day walks. The hiking-heroes give you a glimpse into their life and leisure activities. Find out more now about the interesting personalities from the region.

“Having the chance to live here is a blessing.”

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Monika Günther

Sporting goods saleswoman

KAT Walk - Long-distance hiking

A path for the soul

The Kitzbühel Alps Trail - in short KAT Walk leads those who live in close touch with nature through the gentle and unique alpine world of the Kitzbühel Alps. The stages of the long-distance hiking trail lead you along wonderful Alpine pastures, across Kitzbüheler Horn - one of the most scenic panoramic mountains - all the way to crystal-clear Pillersee Lake. Choose from the 5- or 6-day KAT Walk-Package and traverse the magical mountain scenery accompanied by culinary highlights at the KAT Walk-partner establishments. The package allows you to choose from typical Tirolean mountain lodges all the way to 4-star hotels for your accommodation. A very special service is the luggage transport from stage finish to stage finish. That way, you can enjoy every tour with just a daypack.

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    A short break for the hikers on the KAT Walk Alpine stage 4 / Compact stage 3 with view of Kitzbüheler Horn.
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    Long-distance hikers surrounded by impressive panorama on the KAT Walk Alpine stage 5 / Compact 4.
  • KAT Walk Kitzbühel Alps stage St. Johann in Tirol - St. Ulrich am Pillersee
    The long-distance hikers enjoy the first sunbeams on their skin on the KAT Walk Alpine stage 6 / Compact Etappe 5.

“Friendships are formed, deep ties, that last until today.”

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Elke Henke

Mountain hiking guide

Exploring mountaintops

Superb panoramic views are waiting for you

You love a challenge, like picking off elevation gain and look across other mountaintops? It’s your wish to experience the unique atmosphere of a sunrise or sunset in the mountains and on the summit? The Kitzbühel Alps give you space for new discoveries. The large hiking region offers you everything the heart desires, from gentle grassy hills to high plateaus and all the way to soaring massifs. Take on the climb up to the special summits and enjoy the breathtaking vista across the surrounding alpine world. In the four holiday regions, you’ll find numerous summits that are just waiting to be scaled by you.

Summit experience

  • Salve Chapel
  • Brixental Valley
  • St. Johann in Tirol
  • PillerseeTal

Hiking-routes & Tours

Have you found your tour yet?

In the hiking-route & tour portal you’ll find countless hiking trails for family hikes, challenging hiking tours, unique summit experiences as well as leisurely hikes in the holiday region. Details about duration, distance, elevation gain and difficulty level of the individual tours can be seen at the glance. Browse in the large selection and find the right tour for your requirements.

Brixner Gangl

Brixner GanglEasy
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Eulenwald

EulenwaldMedium
Eulenwaldaccess_time1:30 harrow_right_alt4,0 kmfavorite_borderfavorite

Obwiesen

ObwiesenEasy
Obwiesenaccess_time1:00 harrow_right_alt5,6 kmfavorite_borderfavorite

“You have your peace and quiet, can tune out 100 percent in the unique natural landscape, that to me is true quality of life.”

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Nik Brandstätter

Ski instructor & TVB field worker

Hiking-events

No boredom in the Kitzbühel Alps!

In the Holiday Region Hohe Salve, Brixental Valley, the St. Johann in Tirol region and in PillerseeTal you can be sure not to get bored. In summer, numerous hiking-events take place in the holiday region. You want to scale your first summit, go on leisurely hikes near the valley or set off on a hike to a fabulous mountain lake? In the event overview you’ll find all current hiking-events. For example, the event series "On the trail of the KAT Walk".

Welcome summer in the mountains

Welcome summer in the mountains
Welcome summer in the mountains

Lush, grass-green mountains, alpine meadows in full bloom, the temperatures rising and it’s already smelling of summer. Enjoy the first warm rays of the sun on your skin and experience the attractive events of the Mountain Summer Opening.

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“I don’t play for the guests, I first of all play for the mountain. There’s a reason for that.”

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Christina Foidl

Passionate musician

Mountain adventure worlds

Exploring the alpine world together

Go on a journey of discovery with your family and explore the mountain adventure worlds together. That way, your children discover the alpine world of the Kitzbühel Alps playfully. Explore the extraordinary playgrounds for the whole family at the mountain stations of the cable cars. They guarantee eventful outings with the best views of the mountain backdrop and make for unique moments. Holiday tip: By buying the Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card you can use some 30 summer mountain lifts in the region with your whole family, as well as an additional 7 cable cars of the neighbouring regions. The Summer Card is your ticket to unlimited recreational fun. With this ticket, you’ll get discounts at numerous bonus- and outdoor-partners in the holiday region.

The Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card

The Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card
The Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card

The Summer Card is your lift ticket for your summer holidays. With the ticket you can enjoy unlimited use of all 37 summer mountain lifts in the Kitzbühel Alps. At some mountain stations you’ll find the mountain adventure worlds, which offer exciting adventures in particular for families. The low-priced ticket is your key to the many attractions in the region. Make use of the discounts at numerous bonus- and outdoor-partners. For the bonus services you get up to 50% discount on the regular price at interesting leisure activities.

You have a guest card from one of the four Kitzbühel Alps regions? Then you’ll enjoy special terms when buying the Summer Card.

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Summer mountain lifts

Summer mountain lifts
Summer mountain lifts

In summer, the ski areas so popular in winter transform into recreational mountains for the whole family. Comfortably and without any effort, the gondola or chairlifts will whisk you from the valley right into the heart of the alpine world with its multifaceted hiking region. 30 mountain lifts are available to you all summer long from Hohe Salve to Brixental Valley, St. Johann in Tirol and all the way into PillerseeTal in the East. They are the best starting point for unforgettable tours and adventures in the mountains. Take a leisurely hike to one of the mountain lakes or set off on an exciting tour through the mountain adventure worlds.

Mountain bikers can sample the singletracks of the region or start their tour at the mountain station. Leave your daily routine behind in the valley and explore the alpine world of the Kitzbühel Alps.

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Austria’s hiking villages

The four holiday regions Hohe Salve, Brixental Valley, St. Johann in Tirol and PillerseeTal are proud recipients of the Austrian Hiking Quality Seal and members of the Austrian hiking villages. This distinction guarantees you an extensive range of hiking options, certified hiking accommodation as well as the best service for your hiking holidays. The hiking hosts give you warm Tirolean hospitality.

Services by certified hiking hosts

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