Kitzbühel – THE running paradise in the Alps
Kitzbühel offers runners and walkers seemingly endless possibilities in a variety of landscapes. Terrain options include gentle hills for trail running, trails for challenging high-mountain running as well as classic hiking and forest trails. For a more relaxed option, jog or walk along the Kitzbüheler Ache or the banks of the Schwarzsee lake, a true gem of nature. In total, 23 signposted routes and 11 starting points with a total length of 170 km are at your disposal. No matter your level of physical fitness, we’re certain you’ll find the right route for you.
KitzRunning makes the most of Kitzbühel’s extraordinary landscape to maximise your running experience. This unique series of scenic running routes includes the area around the Schwarzsee lake in addition to the nearby “Bichlach area”, an impressive hilly landscape. Additional beautiful areas also include the Kitzbüheler Ache stream and the newly created Jochberg running region in southern Kitzbühel. Check out an overview of the many circuits on offer.
Kitzbühel offers hobby runners a host of fantastic training possibilities truly capable of holding their own against top-flight international regions. Held since 1979, the Kitzbüheler Hornlauf competition has earned a reputation as one of the world’s toughest mountain runs extending up to 2000 m altitude.
Nordic walking is a trendy endurance sport that employs the use of two walking poles planted in rhythm with the walker’s steps. As an exercise method, it’s an excellent way to burn fat while protecting the joints and releasing muscle tension.
Head over to the Kitzbühel Tourismus Office and pick up your free copy of the Nordic walking folder for a detailed overview of all routes.
No excuses! Grab your poles and go!