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Walking holiday in the Kitzbühel Alps

Walking in the Wildschönau Valley in Tirol

A 300 km wide network of walking paths leads through the wonderful Kitzbühel Alps in the Wildschönau Valley.

Walking holiday in the Wildschönau valley

The Wildschönau is a walker’s paradise in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. 300 km of well tended walking paths cover the area.

The mountains here are not extremely steep or craggy, rather the landscape can be described as having gentle and grass covered mountains with meadows and walks through forests and ravines on the one hand, and on the other the peaks and high mountains which are dotted with characteristical, quaint alpine huts.

This diversity and the ideal location in the middle of the Tirol, makes Wildschönau one of the most popular hiking regions and therefore holiday destinations in the Tirolean Alps.

There are walking routes for every level of fitness and interest. Easy routes are mostly in the valley on village circuits or into one of the loveliest natural gorges in Tirol, the Kundl Gorge. The medium walks to alms and high pastures above 1500 metres are moderately more difficult. Advanced walking to the higher peaks brings the hiker to heights of over 2000 metres. The Grosser Beil is the highest peak in Wildschönau.

Wildschönau’s summer cable cars

A trip on the Wildschönau’s summer cable car saves time and energy.

The Markbachjoch lift in Niederau zooms you to dizzy heights for an easy start in all directions.

For those who like to walk in a group, our weekly Wildschönau guided walks program is just the thing. Qualified guides take you to the loveliest spots so you don‘t miss out on the best views.  

A hike wouldn’t be complete without rest and refreshment in a beautiful location. On our Walking for Enjoyment walks typical Tirolean dishes and culinary highlights are a central theme. Delicious local specialties are the reward for dropping into mountain huts and restaurant and all with an unforgettable view in the background.

A  detailed Wildschönau walking map scale 1:30.000 scale is available at the Wildschönau Tourist office for € 7,90
A small free map produced by the Lift Company with a few suggested walks in Auffach and Niederau is useful as is the Wildschönau panorama map and our suggested walks list.

Earn a walking medal in gold, silver or bronze by stamping the Walking Pass, available in the Tourist Office. The medals cost € 3,00.