© Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Sedlak Matthias
© Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Sedlak Matthias

Hike around the Gratlspitz Mountain

This hike, which is almost 12 kilometre in length and of intermediate difficulty, takes around 4.5 hours to complete and sees hikers climb roughly 600 vertical metres up to an altitude of 1,526 metres above sea level. It is popular among nature lovers and flower enthusiasts but also offers great views of the Kitzbühel Alps. There are a number of huts en route serving good local food.

  • The Gratlspitz mountain is famous throughout Tirol and beyond for its exceptional flora. Hikers can look forward to seeing several different species of lily and orchid native to the Alps, including Turk's cap lily and and lady's slipper.
  • Until the middle of the 19th century the Gratlspitz mountain was used to mine copper and silver. Today, all that remains of this major mining centre is the entrance to the underground tunnel system at the Kaiserbrünnl, where there are still a number of colourful stones to be found.
  • The majestic views and rich flora make the Gratlspitz an ideal place to experience the diversity of alpine terrain. Walkers and hikers will enjoy views of the Hauserjoch mountain as well as into the Alpbachtal Valley and the Inn Valley.

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Starting point  

Village centre, Alpbach

Finishing point

Village centre, Alpbach

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


12.3 km

Approximate hiking time

6 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,890m 970m

Elevation uphill 1,050m
Vertical metres downhill 1,050m

Fitness level


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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.


Trail description

The trail takes hikers from the centre of Alpbach first in a northeasterly direction. At the Bögllift, follow the trail to the small settlement of Thierberg. Here, follow the "Lärchenweg" trail leading towards the Hösljoch ridge (1,385m). From there the hike continues via the Höslkapelle to the Holzalm hut (1,425m), the Hauseralm hut (1,385m), the Hauserjoch ridge (1,505) and the Bischoferalm hut (1,334m). The Berggasthof Holzalm and the Jausenstation Bischoferalm both serve food. To return back to Alpbach, hikers can descend either via Bischofen/Roßalm or the Hausberg.


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