KAT WalkKitzbüheler Alpen
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KAT Walk Compact overview

How can I discover the Kitzbüheler Alpen with the help of cable cars?

Rustic mountain forests, farming land and summits packed with panoramic views - sheer hiking enjoyment in the Kitzbüheler Alpen! The gentle grassy mountain landscape exudes harmony and a sense of snug security while making you want to enjoy it. The summit areas above the treeline, on the other hand, allow you to experience unlimited freedom and Alpine mountain adventures. Terrain that differs every day ensures for impressive variety while the Alpine inns along the route contribute to the experience. See living tradition up close and enjoy the Kitzbüheler Alpen!

In both variations, the KAT Walk is marked red – as a mountain hiking trail with average difficulty – with the KAT Walk logo visible throughout. Any experienced hiker used to varied terrain can complete it. There are no climbing sections. There is just one short section where you need to hold a rope on the Kitzbüheler Horn – on the stage from Kitzbühel to St. Johann. Basic mountain equipment, an appropriate physical shape, and sure-footedness are required.

Introduction to long-distance hiking in Tirol

Those who prefer to do it more leisurely and take a cable car some of the way will find their love of hiking best served by the KAT Walk Compact with five exciting days of hiking. You can use a cable car on four of the five stages and stop off every day on the mountain in the many cozy huts to replenish with regional delights.

KAT Walk Compact Facts:

  • checkLength: 83 km

  • checkWalking time: 5 days of hiking

  • checkElevation difference: uphill 5,462 m / downhill 5,170 m

  • checkIdeal for leisure hikers & those new to long-distance hiking

  • checkCable car options on stages 1, 2, 3 & 4

  • checkMountain huts on all stages


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time36:45 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt83,0 kmDistance
  • terrain1996 mHighest point
  • trending_up5462 mUphill
  • trending_down5170 mDownhill
  • Details

We work together with the tour operator Feuer und Eis Touristik GmbH to process KAT Walk bookings. All correspondence is handled by our official partner Feuer und Eis.