This hike takes winter sports enthusiasts to the place where the best and bravest downhill skiers in the world take on the famous Streif piste during theHahnenkamm race. From the start house at the top of the course hikers are invited to inspect the world's most feared downhill ski run at first hand. Info screens along the way give an insight into the long history of this legendary course known simply as the "Streif". From the starting point high above Kitzbühel there are fine views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Schwarzsee lake as well as, on the other side, the mighty Kitzbüheler Horn mountain at almost 2000 metres above sea level.
Top of Hahnenkammbahn cable car
Bottom of Hahnenkammbahn cable car
Approximate hiking time
2 h 15 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
Elevation uphill 15m
Vertical metres downhill 880m
- Accessible using public transport
Bottom station of Hahnenkammbahn cable car
Places serving food and drink
- Restaurant Hochkitzbühel
The adventure starts with a ride up onto the mountain with the Hahnenkammbahn cable car in Kitzbühel. Up at the top, at 1635 metres above sea level, is where the themed trail itself begins. However, before embarking on the Streif Hike it is a good idea to enjoy the fabulous view from the KitzPanorama platform. A path then leads to the start house at the top of the Streif downhill course. As walkers make their way down the mountain they will pass many spots familiar to skiing fans from the annual Hahnenkamm race held each January: Brückenschuss, Gschöss, Alte Schneise, Seidlalm, Lärchenschuss and Hausberg. This 4km trail is very steep in places and therefore only recommended for sure-footed hikers.