“KAT Walk”, 6-day Hike across the Kitzbühel Alps

Head to the mountains and take in the beautiful alpine scenery on a 6-day hike across the Kitzbühel Alps with a certified mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Hike through spectacular Alpine scenery in the Kitzbühel Alps

  • Visit the world famous "Streif" downhill racecourse and learn about its history

  • Challenge yourself physically with strenuous hikes

 

 

Come along on a 6-day hiking adventure in the Kitzbühel Alps. The Kitzbühel Alps Trail (KAT walk) is an epic 106 kilometre trail that can be split into six sections. We’ll make our way through those sections over the course of our trip.

 

The Kitzbühel Alps is a popular skiing area in the winter with typically beautiful Austrian scenery. The walks that we’ll tackle over our 6 days have different levels of difficulty. We’ll also see varied sights along the way, from mountain pines and forestry to farmland and local industries.

 

Our first day will begin gently. We’ll hike through beautiful lush forests, meadows and picturesque farmsteads which are common in the region.

 

As the days go on, the inclines will become steeper and by day two we will have already reached the highest point of the trip, Lodron Mountain. Here we’ll get some pretty epic views.

 

On day five we’ll get to experience the world-famous “Streif” downhill ski course. Then, throughout the rest of the trip, we’ll continue our hikes and continue to enjoy world-class alpine scenery.

 

Some of the hikes on this trip are strenuous, so you’ll need stamina and quite a high level of fitness.

 

Book now and join us in the spectacular Kitzbühel Alps for the trip of a lifetime.

 

If you’re interested in exploring more of Austria, you should definitely check out this guided ascent of Wildspitze, the highest mountain in North Tyrol.  

 

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2100 EUR

Group of 2
1050 EUR

Group of 3
700 EUR

Group of 4
525 EUR

Group of 5
420 EUR

Group of 6
350 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Hopfgarten – Kelchsau

    On day one we’ll walk for around five hours and cover roughly 17 kilometres. We’ll begin by walking through meadows and farmland of Penningberg before reaching Innerpenningberg. The incline will increase here as we hike towards Haagalm. Once we reach Haagalm, we’ll be able to enjoy a gentle walk with just a few simple hills before arriving at Höhenbrandalm. There we’ll take a forest road down hill to Kelchsau.

  • Day 2Kelchsau – Windautal Valley

    On day two we’ll be walking for a bit longer- around 6 hours. The paths that we’ll follow are intermediate level and we’ll get to take beautiful forest roads and alpine huts as we walk. This hike is strenuous, we’re going to gain 1,200 metres of elevation and we’ll reach the highest point on the KAT walk, the Lodron Mountain. If we are lucky with the weather then we should get beautiful 360 views of the Kitzbühel Alps from here.

  • Day 3Windautal Valley – Aschau

    The trails for day three are not that difficult but we will be covering 19 km which is not an easy feat.

  • Day 4Aschau – Kitzbühel

    On day four we’ll trek up to Schwarzkogelscharte Notch, taking in the views of beautiful alpine pastures along the way. We’ll then follow the ridgeline passing the ski resort Kitzbühel till we reach Hahnenkamm Mountain. From there we’ll descend back to Kitzbühel via the “Streif” racecourse. Along the way we’ll pass signs which provide some history and facts about the course, which is considered to be one of the most challenging downhill slopes in the world.

  • Day 5Kitzbühel – St. Johann in Tirol

    On this day we’ll cross Kitzbüheler Horn Peak to St. Johann. This will be a challenging hike.  If it’s too much we can cut miles by taking a scenic gondola ride. The views from the top will make all your effort worth it though. From the top you’ll be able to enjoy 360 alpine views. To get back we’ll take a beautiful route down from the Kitzbüheler Horn Peak until we arrive at Harschbichl.

  • Day 6St. Johann in Tirol – Fieberbrunn

    On our last day, we’ll take on a secluded upland plateau. This day of walking will be relatively easy, but we’ll walk through diverse scenery. From dry alpine pastures to karst formations. We’ll also get great views of lush forests and untouched landscapes.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Hopfgarten

 

About the Guide

 
 
 
 
FROM 350 EURper person
 

 

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