Kitzbühel, the hiking paradise in the heart of the Alps
Whether a leisurely stroll, an idyllic hike or a demanding mountain tour: In Kitzbühel you don't have to perform at your best to explore the dazzling mountain world. But one can. Be it on the gentle grass mountains, the iconic Kitzbüheler Horn or the legendary Hahnenkamm - over 1,000 km of hiking trails make every holidaymaker's heart beat faster. Those who cannot make up their minds about the wide range of offers can join one of the guided hikes. As a culinary highlight, numerous rustic mountain restaurants and alpine huts invite you to delicious regional delicacies.
Kitzbühel's Hiking Experience
Panorama hikes with lifts in summer
With the lifts from Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel you can easily get to numerous hiking starting points. With the legendary Hahnenkammbahn, the Hornbahn, the Panoramabahn, the Gaisberg and the Fleckalbahn, the "Big 5" stand for comfortable mountain experiences all summer long.
Hike the legendary Streif
Who does not know them, the daring passages of the annual Hahnenkamm races. In summer you can hike the sections of the most legendary ski run in the world, whether sporty from the finish slope to the start house, or leisurely with the ascent of our Hahnenkamm gondolas, which are named after the Hahnenkamm winners.
What Kitzbühel can do in particular: Combine sport and enjoyment. That is why our extensive hiking network has numerous places to stop for a break. From rustic huts to mountain inns and alpine restaurants - everyone will find their favorite place to linger in Kitzbühel.
Hikes to lakes and waterfalls
What we especially love: refreshing water-related experiences. Whether it's the Bichlach hike to our ponds in Reith, a visit to our Sintersbach and Schleier waterfalls, or hidden gems such as the Blaue Lacke or the Torsee, they all offer pure refreshment.
It is not for nothing that Kitzbühel is called the most legendary sports city in the Alps. From the highest grass mountain in Europe - the Geißstein, the striking Kitzbüheler Horn, to lonely peaks in the Kitzbühel southern mountains, there is a lot on offer for experienced hikers. If you are not sure yet, we advise you to be accompanied by the Kitzbühel mountain guides or to join our free guided hikes.
A must for every hiking holiday: to experience the sunrise on the mountain. We promise one thing: getting up early is definitely worth it! However, if you prefer to take it easy, we offer a comfortable ascent with the Horngipfelbahn and breakfast afterwards.
Mountain runners and trail runners can discover something new all the time on the spectacular routes in front of the unique Kitzbühel mountain backdrop. 12 selective routes lead the runners to the MOST BEAUTIFUL places in the region. Whether on the Hahnenkamm or on the colorful alpine meadows of the Kitzbüheler Horn - trail running the NEW freedom on the mountain!
A little tip: the annual Gamstrail lets you compare your stamina with like-minded people.
Long-distance hiking on the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail
The desire for a break leads more and more people into nature and long-distance hiking. Enjoy rustic mountain forests, rural cultural landscapes and panoramic summit zones on the KAT Walk - the long-distance hiking trail through the Kitzbühel Alps.
The gentle grassy mountain landscape exudes harmony and security and invites you to enjoy the mountain pastures. The summit zones above the tree line, on the other hand, allow unlimited freedom and alpine mountain adventures to be experienced.
Kitzbühel hiking paradise
365 days of alpine lifestyle
As a year-round destination, the holiday region presents itself 365 days a year as a true hiking paradise and enables hiking in Tyrol at any time of the year. In summer, over 1,000 kilometers of well-maintained hiking trails, marked mountain routes and well-signposted walking paths inspire you and invite you on a journey of discovery into the breathtaking natural landscape of the Kitzbühel grass mountains. The routes are divided into different levels of difficulty and are signposted accordingly. In addition, there are barrier-free paths for disabled people and small children. There are over 60 managed alpine pastures and huts along the network of hiking trails and invite you to enjoy traditional delicacies.
A special hiking experience in Tyrol is the exploration of the typical Kitzbühel grass mountains, which are covered with colorful meadows and alpine pastures at over 2,000 meters and thus create a unique mountain landscape in front of the imposing backdrop of the rugged peaks of the Wilder Kaiser. Whether in summer or winter, the region with its holiday villages offers hiking routes or walks along the Ache for all levels of difficulty. With the themed hiking trails, the sports city offers a wide range of options for numerous hiking enthusiasts and families.
The starting point for the varied hikes are the hiking information points in Kitzbühel, Reith, Aurach and Jochberg. In addition to challenging tours in the Kitzbühel southern mountains, idyllic paths lead along natural lakes and ponds. The Schwarzsee, one of the warmest lakes in Tyrol, is also ideal for bathing and swimming.
A unique highlight of the sports city is the legendary Streif in summer and winter. In summer, hiking enthusiasts can experience the race track at the Streif viewing and the Kitz Trail STREIF live. For families, the Streif summer adventure with the varied adventure course offers fun for young and old.
Hiking in Kitzbühel
In keeping with this motto, Kitzbühel's hiking range offers a variety of routes and hikes for everyone.
Thanks to the well-marked hiking trails, you can easily explore the region on your own. The interactive tour portal maps.kitzbuehel.com makes it easy to prepare for hiking pleasure - route options, distances, degrees of difficulty and altitude profiles can be called up. However, those who prefer to hike in company are cordially invited to daily guided and free hikes by Kitzbühel Tourism to the most beautiful places in the region.
From panorama hikes with lifts, wonderful hut hikes to challenging summit tours and unique long-distance hiking trails, the region offers pure untouched nature with a stunning panorama.
For the sporty, Kitzbühel and its holiday villages present themselves as a trail running paradise. 12 selective routes lead the runners away from the hustle and bustle through the grass mountains typical of the area, always surrounded by the impressive mountain panorama.
A special hiking holiday in Tyrol in an award-winning hiking area is guaranteed in Kitzbühel. With the excellent signposting, the well-maintained network of hiking trails and the high quality of the hiking hosts, Kitzbühel was the first region to be awarded the European seal of approval for hiking. The accommodations specially designed for hiking enthusiasts and families, from farms to 5-star superior hotels, offer the Gamsstadt everything a hiker's heart could desire.