THE FASCINATION OF HIKING
The journey is its own reward!
Hiking in the gentle grass-covered mountains around Kitzbühel is a very special experience indeed. The great thing is that you alone can decide where you want to go, how quickly you want to get there and where, when and how often you want to take a break.
Enjoy the freedom offered by nature, and the freedom to do only what you want to do – nothing more and nothing less – in Kitzbühel.
Fascinating grass-covered mountains with sweeping mountain pastures, magnificent views of the rugged Wilder Kaiser mountain range and the majestic glaciers of the Hohe Tauern mountain range – that’s the exceptional hiking experience Kitzbühel has to offer.
A total of 1,000 km of well-maintained hiking trails lead you to the most beautiful places in Tirol, Austria – and the entire world.
The Kitzbühel Alps are dotted with numerous farmed pastures with huts where hikers can take a break and enjoy a hearty Tirolean snack.
Many of the huts serve and sell natural foods and beverages the owners have produced themselves, including bacon, cheese, spirits and much more. The grazing animals are led up in the early summer to pastures between 1,400 and 1,600 metres above sea level. Depending on weather conditions, they are then taken up to the high pastures (2,000 metres) in July. This means you can stop in to the huts for a snack through the summer and into the early autumn.
Find out more at www.kitzbuehel.com
The Mountain Calls! Bischof mountain: 2,127 m
If you’d like to ascend to a great height and are in good enough shape to make the climb, then we recommend a strenuous hike to the summit of the Bischof mountain:
As you make your way up through neighbouring Aurach you’ll find that you’ve entered another world – the world of a tiny tranquil village that looks more or less like it did one hundred years ago. The small church, romantic chapels and lovely farms that you pass all bear witness to this.
After you pass by Aurach Wildlife Park (which itself is worth a visit), you will reach the Wildalm Alpine pasture. From here, walk on to the Aurach Hochwildalm, where you should definitely stop to take a rest and grab a bite to eat. After that, it’s up to the summit of the Bischof mountain at 2,127 metres above sea level.
Awaiting you at the top is nothing less than a glorious feeling of tranquillity in unspoilt nature, with a breathtaking view that you’ve probably rarely ever experienced.
On the way back down to the valley, you should make sure you stop at one of the numerous spots that offer you the perfect opportunity to do what you’ve always wanted to – enjoy a romantic picnic for two. You alone decide when, where and for how long.
What you need to take with you on a hike
Experience unforgettable days in our unique mountain wonderland in winter as well.
- Light backpack
- Stable, ankle-high hiking boots with treaded soles
- Appropriate hiking clothes
- Raincoat; depending on the season gloves and a cap as well
- Sun protection, sunglasses
- Drinking bottle (at least 1 litre)
- Some food
- Hiking poles
- Hiking map
Guided hiking tours
Daily guided hiking tours (Monday to Friday) of different degrees of difficulty are offered between mid-May and the end of October. More than 1,000 km of perfectly maintained hiking trails take you to some of the most beautiful places in the region. All guided hiking tours are offered in German or English and are free of charge for anyone with a Kitzbühel Tourismus guest card.
The meeting point in summer is the Hahnenkamm car park (bus stop) | 8:45 a.m.
Find out more at www.kitzbuehel.com
Kitz mountain guiding
When you join up with the hiking guides in the Kitzbühel mountains, you get to tackle impressive high-altitude trails (ranging from easy to challenging), discover the most beautiful viewpoints and rest areas and listen to exciting and impressive stories about Kitzbühel's grass-covered mountains and cable car technology.
Free guided hikes are available to all our guests who have a valid cable car ticket. The hikes are informative, idyllic and always an unforgettable and thrilling experience.
Find out more at www.kitzski.at