The Kitzbühel Alps are home to several hiking areas: Brixental Valley, Hohe Salve, St. Johann, Kitzbühel and the Pillerseetal Valley. Each is unique, yet they all share the same rolling landscape characteristic of this part of Tirol. Families will enjoy the themed walking trails down in the valleys, while ambitious adventurers can still find challenging climbs rewarded with majestic views across the region.
When it comes to walking and hiking, the Kitzbühel Alps really do offer something for everyone. In the north of the region stand the mighty Wilder Kaiser Mountains and Lofer Rocky Mountains, while to the south lie the gentler peaks of the Pinzgau area and the Zillertal Alps. Visitors between May and July will be treated to a wonderful array of pink alpine roses as they explore the trails criss-crossing the meadows and pastures. Autumn is also a wonderful time of year for hiking, not least thanks to the spectacular forests shimmering in a thousand shades of red, orange, yellow and brown. Ambitious walkers with good fitness levels can take on the Kat Walk, a long-distance trail comprising six stages and a total of 6,000 vertical metres of uphill walking from start to finish. The route leads past old farmsteads, huts, the legendary Streif ski piste where the world's best downhill skiers do battle each January, before climbing the 1,925-metre-high Lodron mountain above Kelchsau with its spectacular views stretching all the way to the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern Mountains.