Winter hike
Along the Großache River

Rivers are fascinating natural phenomena in both summer and winter. Contrary to what many people think, the flora and fauna on display in the warm months does not simply disappear in winter. LIsten carefully and you will be able to hear the sounds of birds singing and ducks making their way along the water's edge. The most iconic river in the region around Kitzbühel is the Großache. It flows from St. Johann in Tirol via Kirchdorf and Kössen all the way to the Chiemsee lake over the border in Bavaria. In winter it becomes a gentle, semi-frozen stream. There are many winter hikes to choose from between Erpfendorf, Kirchdorf and St. Johann in Tirol.

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Starting point  

Erpfendorf

Hike to

Chapel next to the Großache river

Finishing point

Erpfendorf

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps

Length

16 km

Approximate hiking time

4h

Features

  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy

Altitude

660m 630m

Elevation uphill 50m
Vertical metres downhill 50m

Fitness level

Best time of year

Jan
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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.

Parking

Free parking at the tourist information office in Erpfendorf

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Trail description

From the centre of St. Johann in Tirol and Kirchdorf, or from the tourist information office in Erpfendorf, walk down to the trail along the banks of the Großache and simply follow the river as far as you want and as far as your legs will take you (don't forget that you have to walk back as well!).

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