Variations of the long-distance hiking trail
Where are the most stunning hikes in the Kitzbüheler Alpen?
Welcome to the KAT Walk - the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail. The 106 km or 76 km cross-country walkway allows you to stock up on fresh air and clear your mind. Quite amp; simply: it shows you the sunny side of Tirol in two delightful variations!
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.
KAT Walk Alpine
Variation 1: XXL long-distance hiking
Spend six eventful days of hiking through the Kitzbüheler Alpen: on the way from Hopfgarten to St. Ulrich you will experience new highlights every day! Prepare to be enchanted by the nature-filled stages in the side valleys of the Kitzbüheler Alpen, including the incredible Hahnenkamm, unforgettable views of the Kitzbüheler Horn and moments of solitary happiness on the way into PillerseeTal.
Alpine variation facts:
checkLength: 106 km
checkWalking time: 6 days of hiking
checkElevation difference: uphill 6,350 m / downhill 6,100 m
checkIdeal for nature lovers & sporty hikers
checkCable car can be taken some of the way on stages 4 & 5
checkHuts on the route: chance to stop off and eat (not every day)
KAT Walk Compact
Variation 2: an introduction to long-distance hiking
Those who prefer to walk 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 cosy huts to replenish with regional delights .
Compact variation facts:
checkLength: 76 km
checkWalking time: 5 days of hiking
checkElevation difference: uphill 4,950 m / downhill 5,200 m
checkIdeal for leisure hikers & those new to long-distance hiking
checkCable cars can be taken some of the way on stages 1, 2, 3 & 4
checkHuts on the route: chance to stop off and eat every day