This hiking region between Westendorf and Kirchberg offers visitors the opportunity to get back to nature. Quiet side valleys branching off the larger Brixental Valley lead into the mountain world of the Kitzbühel Alps – with the Großer Rettenstein mountain keeping watch high above.
Located in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, the Brixental Valley is dominated by the mighty Großer Rettenstein mountain with its multiple summits. This region is known as a haven of peace and quiet, a place to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. There is plenty of walking and hiking on offer, for example from the Baumgartenalm in the Windautal Valley south of Westendorf up to the top of the Kröndlhorn mountain at 2,444 metres. Keep your eyes peeled for the small chapel hidden away between the rocks. There are also several small and large lakes on the route as well as an area of high-alpine moorland. Hinterwindau and Aschau are connected by two stages of the popular Kat Walk, a long-distance hiking trail. One of the easiest but most beautiful walks in the area starts in Hinteraschau and leads up onto the summit of the grass-covered Spießnägel, a foothill of the much larger and higher Großer Rettenstein.