Hiking in Kirchberg in Tirol for AlpenParks guests Exclusive nature experience in the Kitzbühel Alps

Kirchberg in Tirol and the neighbouring villages of Brixen and Westendorf are nestled between the breathtaking Hohe Salve and the panoramic Kitzbüheler Horn, on the sunny plateau of the Brixental at an altitude of around 800 metres. Unlike many other alpine valleys, the Brixental Valley does not end in a valley head, but is open on both sides. It connects the Inntal in the west with the Kitzbühel region in the east.

The region lends itself to hiking in Kirchberg in Tirol, from the valley floor all the way to the summit. Discover the hiking paradise of the Kitzbühel Alps with its 2,500 kilometres of trails in a whole new way – and in all its beauty.

Sonnenaufgang am Brechhorngipfel in Tirol

Hikes in Kirchberg, Austria

The mountain is calling your name, in and around Kirchberg. There is a trail network of around 2,500 kilometres to discover here – spectacular mountain peaks, idyllic alpine huts and fresh, clear mountain air. The region is one of the most diverse hiking destinations, with scenery to delight everyone. The marvellous terrain promises incredible hiking experiences for professionals and beginners alike. Kirchberg has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality. And Guests of AlpenParks in Kirchberg in Tirol can look forward to exclusive hiking benefits.


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Your AlpenParks summit bonus
  • 2,500 kilometres of stunning hiking trails
  • Unique hikes with our private guides (for a surcharge)
  • Tour tips from our insiders
  • Hiking map
  • Best equipment – we will be happy to consult you in our sports shop
  • Meditative: find yourself on the ‘KAT Walk’
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Rental equipment & picnic basket on request
  • Trail running on 12 select routes ranging from 4.4 km to 31.5 km in length
numerous advantages
Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card

One card – endless possibilities. Enjoy access to all 37 summer cable cars in the Kitzbühel Alps with the inexpensive Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card . You’ll also receive discounts of up to 50% at numerous partners such as swimming lakes, museums, excursion destinations and outdoor sports providers. We will be happy to organise your Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card.

Delightful hiking in the Kitzbühel Alps

Hiking in the fresh mountain air makes you hungry! And that's a good thing. The mountain huts of the Kitzbühel Alps gourmet region invite you to take a break with some great cuisine. Tyrolean delicacies, Gröstl, Käsespätzle or Kaiserschmarrn are a welcome reward at this fantastic excursion destination. The Kirchberg huts focus on regional and local produce. Buttermilk from their own farm, cheese from the local alpine dairy or meat from local cattle – everything is fresh and, above all, carefully prepared for you. A dedicated hut guide will show you the way through the culinary map. The gourmet hike culminates at AlpenParks Taxacher Hotel & Apartment in our restaurant and with an exquisite glass of wine at the bar.

A wonderful hike with fantastic views of Aschau and Kirchberg: the starting point for the summit hike to the Pengelstein is Gasthof Skirast. From here we head up to the Pengelstein 1 valley station, past the Haindlbauer and onto the Issbühel. On the Aschauer Höhenweg we pass the Sporthotel and the Kälberwaldalm and reach the Hiesleggalm. From here, two paths lead up to the Pengelstein at 1,939 metres.

  • Starting point: Gasthof Skirast
  • difficulty level: medium
  • altitude metres: 1,027 m
  • total walking time: 4 hr

A beautiful round hike with a view of the Grosser Rettenstein: The hike starts at the Spertental Kneipp facility in Aschau. From here, the path leads into the Unterer Grund. The waterfall on the right and the Falkenstein rock on the left give an insight into the beauty of its unique nature. We pass the Hintenbachalm, where the ‘Kasplatzl’ cheese dairy invites you to take a break. Then continue straight ahead on the slightly ascending path. Past the Labalm junction, we head deeper into the valley and reach the Karalm. A barrier is followed by a bridge; from here the path leads right up to the Stocker and Angereralm. Shortly before the Haglangeralm, the trail descends in serpentines to the Labalm and via the Hintenbachalm back to Aschau.

  • Starting point: Ebenau car park
  • difficulty level: medium
  • altitude metres: 517 m
  • total walking time: 3 hr

If you want to tackle this hiking trail around Kirchberg in Tirol, you must be sure-footed, experienced in the mountains and have a head for heights. Start the tour early in the morning. A very steep forest path from the Hinterbachalm leads through the forest into the Schöntalgraben and to the Schöntalalm. Continue into the beautiful high valley, past the Schöntalscherm and up to the Schöntal spring – a great place to rest before ascending the summit. You might see or hear marmots here. The route continues in serpentines and the ascent becomes difficult from here. In some places you have to hold on to the rocks. There is a short climbing section to master before the summit. Once you’re past that, you’ll reach the top of one of the highest mountains in the Kitzbühel Alps, at an altitude 2,366 m. In good weather, you can see the highest mountains in Austria, the Grossglockner and Grosvenediger, and the peaks of the Zillertal Alps. Descent via the same route.

  • Starting point: Hintenbachalm, Unterer Grund, Aschau
  • difficulty level: difficult
  • altitude metres: 1,300 m
  • total walking time: 6 hr

An unforgettable experience in the Tyrolean mountains: ‘KAT’ stands for ‘Kitzbühel Alps Trail’. It is 74 kilometres long. You can hike through the Kitzbühel Alps in six days on this fantastic long-distance hiking trail.

  • Stage 1: from Hopfgarten to Kelchsau
  • Stage 2: from Kelchsau to the Windautal valley
  • Stage 3: from the Windau valley to the Spertental valley
  • Stage 4: from the Spertental valley to Kitzbühel
  • Stage 5: from Kitzbühel to St. Johann in Tirol
  • Stage 6: from St. Johann in Tirol to St. Ulrich am Pillersee

You’re sure to get your money’s worth when hiking in Kirchberg in Tirol. As a guest at AlpenParks Taxacher Hotel & Apartment, you get to stay in the heart of this hiking region, with numerous guided tours and tailored services. Secure your dream accommodation with 4-star comfort today!

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