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Kitzbuhel Austrian Walking Holiday
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Kitzbuhel Austrian Walking Holiday

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From hiking through lush valleys, gazing up at towering mountains, or strolling through quaint towns, the Tyrolean Alps in Austria will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Join us in Kitzbuhel for 7 nights and experience a real walker’s paradise. Enjoy breath-taking views, wide alpine pastures, rolling grass hills and impressive waterfalls over five walking days.

Embark on walks which include Kitzbüheler Horn, the famous downhill ski slope, the Streif, the rolling hills of the Bichlachs, Schwarzsee Lake,  the stunning Krimml Waterfalls, Rehbachklamm and Sonnseitweg as well as having free time for further independent exploration. 

There will be a a moderate and a challenging route on each walking day. The daily walking distance on the moderate walks is between 6km - 10.2km. The daily distance on the challenging walks is between and 14 km - 18km

 

Click here to read our Walking Grade Guide

 

Practical Information for this holiday

 

 

Currency
Euro €
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements with their embassy. 
Airport
Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) in Munich. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to your hotel from here by coach.
Climate
Summers are sunny and warm with a few wet days. Winters are cold with light snowfalls.
Food & Drink
Similarly to Germany, Austria is known for its beer and rich dishes. Try sausage, schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) and dumplings. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of Wine: €4.50
  • Light Lunch: €8.50
  • Soft Drink: €2.60
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Camera
  • Light windcheater, long/short trousers, long/short-sleeved pullover
  • Walking poles 
Recommended Reading

Moonraker by Ian Fleming

The Sound of Music: The Making Of The Movie by Julia Hirsch

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer 

Holiday highlights

Kitzbuhel
Kitzbuhel, the sports capital in the heart of the Alps, combines tradition and an active lifestyle. It is a mecca for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors in the most scenic of settings. In the winter it is a popular ski resort and in summer the same ski-lifts and facilities are used by hikers, mountain bike enthusiasts as well as those who just want to take in the spectacular views.
Tyrol
Tyrol is famous for its magnificent landscapes, majestic peaks and natural wonders. It also has a rich cultural heritage, where beloved Alpine traditions are still part of everyday life.
 

Practical Information for this holiday

 

 

Currency
Euro €
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements with their embassy. 
Airport
Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) in Munich. It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to your hotel from here by coach.
Climate
Summers are sunny and warm with a few wet days. Winters are cold with light snowfalls.
Food & Drink
Similarly to Germany, Austria is known for its beer and rich dishes. Try sausage, schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) and dumplings. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of Wine: €4.50
  • Light Lunch: €8.50
  • Soft Drink: €2.60
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • Sun cream
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Camera
  • Light windcheater, long/short trousers, long/short-sleeved pullover
  • Walking poles 
Recommended Reading

Moonraker by Ian Fleming

The Sound of Music: The Making Of The Movie by Julia Hirsch

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Arrival in Munich

Full day

Travel to Austria

Begin your adventure with a flight to Munich. On arrival in Munich airport, our local representative will meet you and transfer you across the German Austrian border to your hotel in Kitzbuhel, a small Alpine town located in the western Austrian province of Tyrol. You will have some free time to get to know your surroundings before an orientation meeting with your tour leader and expert walking mountain guide. There will be two walking routes, moderate and challenging, on offer on all walking days throughout this holiday. During the orientation meeting your local expert mountain guide will explain what can be expected in terms of distance, terrain and physical fitness needed for both the moderate and challenging walks.

Overnight

Accommodation

4 star hotel in Kitzbuhel (7 nights)

Day 2 - Kitzbuheler Horn

Full Day

Kitzbuheler Horn

Depart your hotel for a full day scenic walking tour of the Kitzbuheler horn in the Kitzbuheler Alps. Today’s walk will bring you to a view point to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps on a combination of forest terrain and some wooden paths. The grass-covered mountains, flower meadows and Alpine pastures offer a stunning setting for today’s adventure. Well maintained paths lead up to Kitzbuheler Horn, offering captivating views of the whole area below. A packed lunch will be included. Moderate route - Distance: 10.2 km / Duration: 4.5 hours / Incline: 706 m / Decline: 706 m. Challenging route - Distance: 18km / Duration: 6.5 hours / Incline: 1126 m / Decline: 1222 m.

Day 3 - The Streif

Full Day

The Streif

Today you will hike along one of the most spectacular downhill ski race tracks in the world, the Streif, on a mixture of smooth path and, at times, rocky steep terrain. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, the colourful flowers on the wide alpine pastures and the soft grass mountains. A packed lunch will be included. Moderate route - Distance: 6.7 km / Duration: 4 hours / Incline: 440 m / Decline: 440 m. Challenging route - Distance: 16 km / Duration: 6 hours / Incline: 886 m / Decline: 957 m.

Day 4 - At leisure

Full Day

At leisure

Today will be a full day at leisure to spend as you wish in the charming town of Kitzbuhel. You may simply relax at your hotel or independently explore the streets of this mountain town. Your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests.

Day 5 - The Bichlachs

Full Day

The Bichlachs

Today’s walk will bring you through the rolling hills of the Bichlachs to Hasenberger, Vogelsberger and Gieringer where your starting point will be the beautiful Schwarzsee Lake. The Bichlach isn’t comparable with anything else in Tyrol. This soft hill region, lies between sharp mountains such as the Wilder Kaiser or the Kitzbuheler Horn. Often referred to as the ‘front yard’ of Kitzbuhel, the Bichlachs is full of hiking routes, with many pathways of various heights. Packed lunch Moderate route - Distance: 9 km / Duration: 3 hours / Incline: 144 m / Decline: 144 m. Challenging route - Distance: 17 km / Duration: 6 hours / Incline: 420 m / Decline: 420 m.

Day 6 -Krimml Waterfalls

Full Day

Krimml Waterfalls

Today you will head to the Krimml Waterfall along trails that have been used for centuries. Standing at 340m, this is the highest Austrian waterfall. There are 23 glaciers in the area. The walk will be a combination of forest trails and small roads and will give intermittent views of the spectacular falls. A packed lunch will be included. Moderate route - Distance: 6 km / Duration: 1.5 hours / Incline: 380 m / Decline: 380 m. Challenging route - Distance: 14 km / Duration: 4.5 hours / Incline: 500 m / Decline: 17 m.

Day 7 - Rehbachklamm or Sonnseitweg

Full Day

Rehbachklamm – Moderate route

Today the moderate route will begin with a hike starting from the centre of Scheffau, a village set at the south-west foothills of the Kaiser mountain range. You will hike along a path at the edge of the forest taking in Hinterschießlingalm, the authentic alpine pasture of Kaiseralm and Seilabodenkreuz. From the panoramic road you will have a view of the Wilder Kaiser, a chain of mountains, formed predominantly of bare limestone rock. From here the hike will begin to go downhill back towards the pasture of the Kaiseralm before continuing to the alpine hut of Wegscheid Niederalm and arriving back at the starting point of Scheffau. Moderate route - Distance: 10 km / Duration: 3.5 hours / Incline: 500 m / Decline: 500 m.

Full Day

Sonnseitweg – Challenging route

Today the challenging route will start from Ellmau, a village in the alpine countryside that is famed for its proximity to the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Begin by crossing a 27-hole golf field, before continuing through a beautiful fir forest to the well-known Wochenbrunner Alm mountain hut. From here you will follow a trail that leads in to the forest towards Riedlhütte, passing the mystic stone circle which is known for its energetic powers en route. The uphill hike continues and leads to farmlands before heading downhill back towards the starting point of Ellmau Challenging route - Distance: 14 km / Duration: 5 hours / Incline: 543 m / Decline: 543 m.

Day 8 - At leisure & return home

Morning

At leisure

You will have one final morning at leisure in the charming Alpine town of Kitzbuhel to spend as you wish. This is the perfect time to do any last minute sightseeing or shopping. The choice is all yours.

Afternoon

Return Home

In the afternoon it will be time to say goodbye to your stunning alpine surroundings as you transfer by coach back over the border to Munich Airport for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Q! Hotel Maria Theresia 4

The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia is located right in the centre of Kitzbühel, close to the famous Hahnenkammbahn Cable Car. The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia, is within walking distance of Kitzbühel's trendy bars and clubs, restaurants as well as selected boutiques. ... read more read more read more

The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia is located right in the centre of Kitzbühel, close to the famous Hahnenkammbahn Cable Car. The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia, is within walking distance of Kitzbühel's trendy bars and clubs, restaurants as well as selected boutiques. 

Hotel address
Q! Hotel Maria Theresia
Bichlstrabe 15
6370 Kitzbuhel

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