Winter walking in the Kitzbühel Alps, © Tirol Werbung / Lisa Hörterer
Winter walking in the Kitzbühel Alps, © Tirol Werbung / Lisa Hörterer

Kitzbühel Alps: Traditional Farmsteads, Hidden Lakes

When in winter the sun lies low in the sky, it sheds a gentle light on Tirol's wide valleys. This can be observed particularly well in the Kitzbühel Alps. Bichlach, for example, is an ideal place for romantic winter walks and offers fine views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.

Fresh snow crunches under foot, sunlight warms your face, a traditional farmstead – lovingly decorated and with a wooden belltower on the roof – comes into view as you round the final corner. Winter walking in the Kitzbühel Alps is the ideal way to relax while at the same time enjoying the benefits of physical exercise. As well as the mighty mountains for which Kitzbühel is famous, there are plenty of smaller foothills around Bichlach with easy walking for all ages, including children. Thanks to its central location between Kitzbühel, St. Johann and Kirchberg, this plateau has a large range of accommodation options – from farmsteads to luxury hotels.

Winter walking in the Kitzbühel Alps, © Lisa Hörterer

Experience

Every Tuesday there is a guided walk through the stunning landscape of Bichlach. Leaving from Oberndorf, walkers make their way onto the romantic high plateau above Kitzbühel with its traditional farmsteads and hidden lakes. The highlight is without a doubt the Schwarzsee lake, one of Tirol's largest moorland lakes.

Food & Drink

Visitors to the region looking to treat themselves to a special dining experience should visit one of the KochArt eateries. This collective of restaurants has been established with the aim of promoting high-quality creative cooking using local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers and producers. Members in the area include the Hotel Penzinghof in Oberndorf, the Hotel & Wirtshaus Post in St. Johann and the Angerer Alm at Harschbichl.

Accommodation

The three-star superior Feriengut Oberhabach in Kirchdorf combines the modern infrastructure of a hotel with the warm welcome of a traditional guesthouse. Kids will love the cows and ponies, while parents will appreciate the modern facilities and luxurious spa. Das Stefan in Oberndorf offers modern, stylish apartments decorated with lots of natural wood. Each holiday flat offers fine views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.

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