Holidays in Kitzbühel

Summer holidays in Kitzbühel are a cocktail of luxurious hotels, restaurants, boutiques and spas – and one of the most extensive networks of walking trails in Austria

Hiking boots or dinner suits? In Kitzbühel, you can pack both. Come summer, the snow disappears from this famously luxurious ski resort – but the boutiques, swish hotels and Michelin-approved restaurants remain. Walking holidays to Kitzbühel look further than the cobbled streets to the 1,000 kilometres of marked paths that trail between the mountain pastures and panoramic routes of the Kitzbüheler Alps and Wilder Kaiser mountain ranges. Walking isn’t the only way to explore this great outdoors. There are also 800 kilometres of off-road cycling, via ferrata, paragliding schools, canyoning and paddle boarding lakes… and a summer diary filled with festivals and concerts.

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Walking in Kitzbühel: Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm

A gondola climbs the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain on the eastern side of town. Get off at the midway station for trails up to the summit – or jump on Gipfelbahn (summit lift) to get to the top effort-free. There’s an alpine flower garden up here too with 400 species of high mountain plants, including the beloved Austrian edelweiss. Elsewhere, walking paths take wanderers to waterfalls, valleys, pastures and forest tracks dotted with mountain huts serving traditional specialities. On the other side of town, the famous Hahnenkamm mountain for more walking trails and fantastic views.

Wild swims at Lake Schwarzsee

The black lake of Schwarzsee, on the north-western edge of Kitzbühel, is a popular swim spot surrounded by trees and a nature reserve, the jagged limestone peaks of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains in the distance. The deep colour is down to the minerals in the water – said to be a balm for bathers’ skin. The temperature helps too; waters can hit a toasty 27°C. Rent a stand-up paddleboard or rowing boat and enjoy some peace and tranquility on the water.

Discover Kitzbühel old town

Take to the streets of the old town for a stroll along cobblestone roads lined with buildings painted in wildflower hues. This is a pedestrianised zone, so cafés and bars relax out onto the streets. It’s easy – and lovely – to spend a day dipping in and out of churches, museums and galleries… although you might have to factor in more time for popping by the likes of Louis Vuitton and boutiques full of chic mountain wear. As for dinner: will it be a candle-lit banquet at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a no-nonsense bowl of dumplings and an elderflower fizz on a terrace?

Summer holidays in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel doesn’t hit the snooze button when the busy ski season is over. Instead, it lines up a series of film and food festivals, classic car rallies, mountain biking celebrations and marathons. A market pops up every Saturday too, with stalls piled high with handmade jewelry, mountain sausages and cheese, and orchard fruits. For explorations further afield, head to Kitzbühel railway station, where trains make tracks for Innsbruck in an hour and Salzburg in two – or make the most of our excursion program to explore more of the area with ease.

Why book a summer holiday in Kitzbühel with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Kitzbühel’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Kitzbühel. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Kitzbühel include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 27 May - 12 Sep 24 and from 26 May - 12 Sep 25 (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

Walking in and around Kitzbühel

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Make each day a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking in Kitzbühel

The 1,000 kilometres of marked walking trails in the Kitzbühel region mean there's lots to explore. Plus, routes that cater to all abilities, from leisurely strolls for a tasty hut lunch, a family adventure or ticking off bucket-list viewpoints and challenging yourself in the spectacular Kitzbüheler Alps.

The scenery is picturesque, whichever route you decide to take and after a lovely walk you can have a refreshing dip in Schwarzsee lake, or enjoy the atmosphere in the vibrant town centre.

Guided walks

Don't forget, you have the option to join two included Inghams guided walks per week, with a local, professional guide. Get to know our favourite walking trails with insider knowledge and the company of other guests. Pre-booking is essential - check out the Guided Walks section below for more information.

Getting around Kitzbühel

Getting around Kitzbühel and the surrounding area is easy, thanks to the great network of Postbuses, trains and mountain lifts.

Buses and trains

The Postbus public buses connect Kitzbühel to surrounding towns like St. Johann, Ellmau or Westendorf. There's also two train stations in Kitzbühel making getting to other larger destinations like Zell am See, Salzburg or Innsbruck really easy.

The Schwarzsee lake has its own train station and bus stop, so if you don't fancy the walk there, you can enjoy a relaxing day by the water with ease.

Mountain lifts

There’s a range of lifts around Kitzbühel and the surrounding area that make accessing great walking routes, viewpoints and attractions really easy. Opening dates of summer lifts vary, please find the latest update for the local summer lifts:

  • A1 Hahnenkammbahn (normally open 18 May - 3 Nov)
  • B1 Fleckalmbahn (normally open 15 May - 13 Oct)
  • E1 Gaisberg (normally open 9 May - 27 Oct)
  • G8/9 Panoramabahn 1 and 2 (normally open 22 Jun - 13 Oct)
  • H11 Bichlalm (normally open 15 Jun - 27 Oct)
  • H1/2 Hornbahn 1 and 2 (normally open 9 May - 13 Oct)
  • H3 Hornbahn 3 (normally open 18 May - 13Oct)
  • B4 Sonnenrast (normally open 15 Jun - 13 Oct)

Subject to change.

A Flexi Wander Pass is available to buy locally from your rep, and includes the local lifts listed above. Or, you can also purchase a Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card which includes up to 38 lifts in the region including the above lifts in the Kitzbühel area plus discounts on various bonus partners throughout the region.

In addition to the above lifts, you also have access to operating lifts in St Johann in Tirol, Wildschönau, Alpbachtal, Fieberbrunn, Steinplatte Waidring, Pillersee, Lofer, Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Söll, Brixen, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Itter, and Kufstein, making the pass excellent value for money if you're staying for a longer duration or are wanting to travel further afield.

Subject to change. Please see the "Cards & Passes" tab for further information.

Inghams Guided Walks in Kitzbühel

Inghams guided walks are included on your holiday to Kitzbuhel

We’ve included two full-day walks per week in Kitzbühel, just for Inghams guests. Join a small group and be led by a professional walking guide on some of their favourite trails. It’s a great way to get to know the area. The walks in Kitzbühel are run by David Hechl.

In Summer 24, the walks are available from 27 May - 12 Sep and in Summer 25, they're available from 26 May - 12 Sep. Walks will run on Mondays and either Thursdays or Fridays - please see the dates by the walk descriptions below. You can add the walks onto your holiday at the time of booking, through My Booking or by giving us a call.

Bichlach Circular

A beautiful, low-level circular route through a hilly, forested area that was heavily influenced by the Ice Age. Pass pretty, traditional farmhouses and meadows, and enjoy stunning views of the local area. At the end, there's the option for a dip in the picturesque Schwarzsee lake - the warmest swimming lake in the area.

  • Grade: easy - moderate (basic fitness required)
  • Distance: 15km
  • Walking time: approx. 5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 480m
  • Terrain: Asphalt, dirt tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: There will be a lunch stop at the Tischlerwirt (payable locally)

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 27 May, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug and 9 Sep

Wildalm Circular

Enjoy beautiful views on this circular walk - an ascent of the more pleasant kind, weaves up from the valley offering spectacular views over the Achental. At the top, you're rewarded with the Wildalm Hut where you'll stop for refreshments with an impressive mountain backdrop.

  • Grade: moderate - challenging (basic fitness and sure-footedness required)
  • Distance: 10.2km
  • Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 660m
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: This walk requires a local taxi which is approx. €10pp each way. There will be a lunch stop at the Wildalm Hut (payable locally)

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 31 May, 21 Jun, 11 Jul, 1 Aug, 22 Aug, 12 Sep

Rauher Kopf

Summit-baggers will love this walk. It starts in Kirchberg and heads up mainly through the shady forest then along the ridge to the peak of the Rauher Kopf - the view from here is really special. After a summit break, it's on to the Ruetzen snack station for refreshments and then down to the pretty town of Kirchberg for a train back.

  • Grade: moderate - challenging (basic fitness and sure-footedness required)
  • Distance: 11.5km
  • Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 530m ascent and 750m descent
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: This walk requires a local taxi which is approx. €10pp and a local train which is approx. €2.70pp. There is a lunch stop at the Ruetzen snack station (payable locally)

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 3 Jun, 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 26 Aug

Chapel Walk

The name gives the game away on this walk - you'll pass five picturesque chapels - but it's also a scenic walk for the non-believers. Weaving along the valley, in and out of the forest, it's an enjoyable walk that can be shortened at any time by taxi if necessary. Of course, there'll be a refreshment stop on route too, at the pretty Hallerwirt and the final highlight is the Schleier waterfall.

  • Grade: easy - moderate (basic fitness required)
  • Distance: 15km
  • Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 570m ascent and 750m descent
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: This walk requires a local bus which is payable locally. There will be a lunch stop at the Hallerwirt (payable locally)

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 7 Jun, 28 Jun, 18 Jul, 8 Aug, 29 Aug

Explore the famous Kitzbühler Horn

First the Hornbahn lift does the brunt of the uphill leg-work and you're rewarded with spectacular views right from the start. You follow the scenic Gams Trail to the Lämmerbichlalm where there's chance for a tea break before a beautiful climb up towards the Hochetzkogel for a panoramic view. The Bichlalm Hut offers lunch in the dreamiest setting and then you descend to Sonnbergstube (you can shorten the descent by taking the chairlift part way) and then you'll get a taxi back to Kitzbühel.

  • Grade: moderate - challenging (good fitness and sure-footedness required)
  • Distance: 11.5km
  • Walking time: approx. 5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 380m ascent and 880m descent
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: This walk requires ascent by gondola (payable locally - approx. €24.50pp or €29.50pp for a combined ticket with the optional chairlift) and return by taxi (payable locally - approx. €8pp). There will be a stop for a tea break and lunch which are both payable locally

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 2 Sep

Seidlalm Circular

Experience summer on the iconic Streif - one of the most challenging downhill ski runs on the World Cup Ski Calendar. On this walk, you'll enjoy some beautiful views over Kitzbühel towards the Wilder Kaiser mountains, as well as seeing some of the famous sections of the ski run including the finishing jump. You'll pass some picturesque traditional farms along the way too, and lunch is at the Siedlalm which offers spectacular views.

  • Grade: moderate (basic fitness and sure-footedness required)
  • Distance: 9.5km
  • Walking time: approx. 5 hours
  • Ascent/Descent: 625m
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: There will be a stop at the Siedlalm (lunch not included)

In Summer 24, this walk will run on: 14 Jun, 4 Jul, 25 Jul, 16 Aug, 5 Sep

For every walk you will need: suitable walking shoes/boots with good grip, appropriate walking clothing, sun cream, insect repellent, sunglasses, rain jacket, a warmer layer, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a snack, cash for mountain huts/transport. You may find walking poles useful.

Early booking is strongly recommended as spaces are limited. All walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Planned routes are subject to change. Any distances and ascents/descents stated are approximate. Full details of the walks with the meeting points and routes will be provided to you on arrival. In some instances there may be a small charge for local transport that is payable locally. In resorts where the walks run over more than two days, the day of the walk will be allocated to you by your Rep in your welcome meeting. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions.

Please ensure you are comfortable with the grade of walk, planned distance covered and terrain before booking. The decision of the guide on the suitability of the walk for you is final and no compensation will be paid where the guide believes, in their professional opinion, that it is not suitable. Please ensure you are well-equipped for the walk have suitable clothing and footwear. Walks are not recommended for guests under 12 years. Any guests under 18 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Our favourite walks in Kitzbühel

Hüttenrunde

  • Easy to moderate walk
  • 7km with 300m height gain
  • Family friendly
  • Expect to take around two-and-a-half hours walking time

Head up the Hahnenhammbahn to access the starting point for this family circuit. You will unlock breath-taking views of the surrounding Kitzbühel mountains as you explore and discover the traditional huts. You're in for a treat when you find them, perfect for filling up to keep you going – you can even try some traditional Kaiserschmarr'n, a delicious scrambled pancake with apple sauce.

Sinterbacher Wasserfall

  • Moderate walk
  • 9.3km with 543m height gain
  • Expect to take around four hours walking time

South of Kitzbühel, passing the village of Jochberg you will reach Parkplatz Schradler, accessible by public bus and a short walk. This beautiful walk alongside the water reveals the natural wonders of water bowls and streams, before heading through colourful alpine meadows. Cross bridges, explore the wooded areas and even step out on the waterfall edge platform – the picture-perfect spot.

Vier-Seen-Runde

  • Moderate walk
  • 14.6km circular walk
  • Expect to take around four hours walking time

This panoramic hike from the top of the Hahnenkammbahn follows along the mountain peak passing the St. Bernhards Chapel and the Ehrenbachhöhe reservoir. Not to forget the beautiful lakes as well – will you cool down along the way with a paddle in one of their shores?

Useful information and guidelines

Recommended equipment

Comfy walking boots, sun cream, insect repellent, waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles are useful for hiking around Kitzbühel and the surrounding area. There's plenty of places in Kitzbühel to buy walking equipment.

Walking maps

We recommend Mayr Map 455 for Kitzbühel and the surrounding area, which has a scale of 1:25,000. The maps show the hiking routes which are numbered and match the yellow signposts around the area. They will have a key which will help you understand the nature of the hiking trail before you set out on your walk.

Walking guidelines

The mountains are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help it stay that way, and remain an enjoyable and safe place for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers:
    • Austrian Emergency Services: 112
    • Mountain Rescue: 140
  • Don't leave the marked trails or go onto a glacier without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking alpine flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

Hotels in Kitzbühel

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Hotel Schloss Lebenburg Kitzbuhel Pool (1)

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg is designed for indulgence and relaxation. It offers a combination of historic charm, and modern fittings and design. Proponents of sustainable luxury, the hotel was recently awarded the Austrian eco-label for sustainability. Enjoy panoramic alpine views from the rooftop pool, live music nights, and excellent food.

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Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbuhel Gondola Exterior (2)

Located next to the famous Hahnenkamm gondola, it's a top choice if you're looking for easy access to the mountain and walking trails. The traditional alpine charm and cosy rooms make you feel right at home. Enjoy breathtaking views from the garden and terrace, and unwind in the spa at the end of the day.

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Tiefenbrunner Reception (1)

"Arrive, feel good and enjoy" – the motto of the excellent team at Hotel Tiefenbrunner. A combination of urban chic and cosy tradition, the hotel is an oasis of luxury in the heart of bustling and vibrant Kitzbühel. Luxurious rooms designed according to Feng Shu, an indoor pool with mountain views, and a tranquil garden where you can enjoy moments of calm.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Kitzbuhel Terrace (1)

Just steps away from the Hahnenkamm gondola and a short stroll from the picturesque town centre. Hotel Schweizerhof is a blend of alpine elegance and modern comfort - a cosy and comfortable retreat. Enjoy delicious meals made from quality produce, and al fresco dining on the terrace. Take a dip in the indoor pool, enjoy time out in the spa.

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Superior Double Room Hotel Kitzhof Kitzbuhel Austria

Hotel Kitzhof is a beautiful blend of rustic furnishings and modern alpine aesthetics. It's a short stroll from the town centre, ten minutes to the nearest lift, and there are walking trails within easy reach. Relax in style and enjoy garden views from the indoor pool. The luxurious spa is sure to be a highlight of your stay.

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austria_kitzbuhel_hotel-Q-Maria-Theresia Spa relaxation room

The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia offers quirky design, fine food, and soothing saunas for tired muscles at the end of a day exploring. It's easy to balance indulgence with activity here - there's a good-sized gym and daily activity sessions too. The Hannenkamm lift is a few minutes walk, and the pretty town centre is on doorstep, with shops, cafes, churches, and more.

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Gasthof Eggerwirt Gastgarten Terrasse Essen Urlaub Mitten In Kitzbuehel 11

The Hotel Eggerwirt is a small and charming hotel in the centre of Kitzbühel, offering great value in an excellent location. The bed and breakfast board basis gives you the opportunity to dine out around Kitzbühel and sample tasty local cuisine, and the comfortably furnished rooms and friendly service give a home-from-home feel.

Kitzbühel Flexi Wander Pass - buy locally

Kitzbühel Flexi Wander Pass - buy locally | from €66.50 - 3 in 5 days | from €82 - 5 in 7 days (prices include guest card discount)

The Flexi Wander Pass is available locally from your rep, and includes the local lifts listed below:

  • A1 Hahnenkammbahn (normally open 18 May - 3 Nov)
  • B1 Fleckalmbahn (normally open 15 May - 13 Oct)
  • E1 Gaisberg (normally open 9 May - 20 May and 25 May - 27 Oct)
  • G8/9 Panoramabahn 1 and 2 (normally open 22 Jun - 13 Oct)
  • H11 Bichlalm (normally open 15 Jun - 27 Oct)
  • H1/2 Hornbahn 1 and 2 (normally open 9 May - 13 Oct)
  • H3 Hornbahn 3 (normally open 18 May - 13Oct)
  • B4 Sonnenrast (normally open 15 Jun - 13 Oct)

Subject to change.

Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card - buy locally

Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card - buy locally | from €103.50 - 6 days | from €76.00 - 3 days (prices include guest card discount)

Consecutive days only. Other durations are available.

The Summer Card includes up to 38 lifts in the region including the above lifts in the Kitzbühel area plus discounts on various bonus partners throughout the region.

In addition to the above lifts, you also have access to operating lifts in St Johann in Tirol, Wildschönau, Alpbachtal, Fieberbrunn, Steinplatte Waidring, Pillersee, Lofer, Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Söll, Brixen, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Itter, and Kufstein, making the pass excellent value for money if you're staying for a longer duration or are wanting to travel further afield.

Subject to change.

Things to do in Kitzbühel

Things to do in Kitzbühel

The medieval old walled town of Kitzbühel with its quaint cobbled streets, picturesque buildings and fine old churches dates back over 700 years and is a fascinating place to explore. The friendly village atmosphere is lively with a wealth of stylish shops, pavement cafés and several events and festivals in the summer months. Holidays in Kitzbühel are beautiful in the summer with countless adventures awaiting your arrival! Offering lots to do from thrilling mountain biking to simply taking it easy exploring the main street. Head on a horse and carriage ride one afternoon, this will always give you time to enjoy the scenery.

Festivals and events

Kitzbühel is home to many events during the summer months. This lively town combines traditional and cultural experiences with modern creativity; there is always something going on in Kitzbühel. Some of the yearly festivals and events include:

  • Golf Festival Kitzbühel (June)
  • Generali Open Kitzbühel Tennis Event (July)
  • Kitzbühel Classic, Upcoming Opera Star atmospheric concert (July)
  • Culinary events (July - August)
  • Classical open-air brass band (July)
  • Music festival (August)
  • Kitz on Wheels Motorbike meeting (July)
  • Alpine Cattle Drive (September)

Event months are correct at the time of publishing - subject to change.

Cafe hopping, shopping and boutique visits

Stroll through the colourful town of Kitzbühel and experience the tradition of family run businesses. You will find luxury designer brands and an array of different boutiques. Whether it's a morning of leisure or a rewarding lunch after returning from a mountain walk, the food in Kitzbühel is sure to delight.

Alpine flower gardens

Covering 20,000 square metres the alpine gardens of Kitzbühel are home to over 400 species of plant. Blooming all throughout the season the mix of mountain air and flower scents bring a fresh atmosphere to your picturesque walk. Have your camera at the ready as you might spot the famous Edelweiss flower of Austria.

Evening entertainment

Get competitive in a game of bowling - the Kegelbahn in Reith has two fully automated lanes and is a great meeting place for a social evening with late opening times and a bar and darts board. Or, enjoy an adults evening with a dinner and casino combo. The nightlife in Kitzbühel is vibrant and you have plenty of choice between stylish bars, sports pubs and relaxed outdoor terraces.

Biking in Kitzbühel

With over 1000 kilometres of biking routes, the Kitzbüheler Alps is one of the largest mountain biking and E-biking regions in the world. With the use of electric power, you can discover even more scenic meadows and riverside paths than before. It's a fantastic way to reach viewpoints and challenge yourself to tougher bike climbs. For mountain biking, you can make use of the lifts before your thrilling descent.

E-bikes can be rented locally from multiple suppliers in town, at there's charging stations dotted around the mountains. Popular E-bike routes include the path from Kitzbühel to St. Johann via the Roman Trail, continuing through the Großachental valley to Erpfendorf; the beautiful loop around Pillersee Lake; the Tyrolean farms of the Bichlach region, and the lovely hour-long ride to Westendorf.

Austrian drink experiences

Take a walk into the centre of Kitzbühel where you will find shops and wine tasting rooms showcasing wines from various growing regions of Austria. Or hop on the train to nearby St. Johann and visit the Aggstein Edelbrände, home of the Schnapps Distillery, or the Huber Bräu brewery.

Sports and swimming with spectacular views

Grab your golf club and head for one of the four courses Kitzbühel has to offer. Experience 54 selective holes within a five-minute distance, a golfer's paradise! Training for a tennis match? Kitzbühel, has you covered with clay courts ready for a family match or just some simple practise while your away.

If you fancy a swim, or a day relaxing by the lake, Schwarzsee is the place to go, with warm water temperatures and paddleboards or rowing boats available to rent.

Family activities in Kitzbühel

Forest swimming

Take a trip to one of Kitzbühel's nearby forest pools. Perfect for families with younger children and toddlers, the remote quiet location combined with all day facilities proves a fun-filled day out – Mountain style! With a children's slide and separate paddling pool, Jochberg is the place to go for an easy-going day with the kids.

Lake Schwarzsee

Spend a warm summer's day visiting one of the Alps most beautiful bathing lakes. With naturally warm waters children can take to the diving tower while parents sunbath and relax alongside the stunning mountain backdrop. Why not treat yourself to an ice cream from one of the lakeside bistros too.

Mountain playgrounds

Let the kids run free and use up that holiday energy on a sunny morning. Not only are there swings and slides, but also sandpits and climbing walls. On the Sintersbach Waterfall hiking trail you will find a playground perfect for rewarding little ones during the scenic walk of the day.

Kitzbühel funpark

For children who enjoy more of a thrill, the funpark is a fantastic place go to ride scooters, skateboards, bikes or even roller skates. With free access to the pump track, children from two and a half years old can have endless fun on the ramps designed with safety in mind, great for that adrenaline rush children seek.

Adventures further afield

The Kitzbüheler Alps has plenty of family adventures to experience locally, and the excellent public transport network makes accessing some great family activities a little further afield really easy too. Hop on a train or bus for an unforgettable day trip.

Take a visit to Alpinolino Discovery Park in Westendorf to experience some mystery-solving activities. For families with younger children then the magic forest at Ellmi’s Magic World in Ellmau is bound to be a fun day out; or for a sensory experience on a warmer day then cool off at Filzalmsee lake in Hochbrixen. If you've got adventurous teens, head to the Harschbichlbahn lift in St. Johann for high ropes, zip lines or thrilling mountain cart adventures.

Kitzbühel Excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Grossglockner from £54/36 per adult/child (full day)

This spectacular journey takes you over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, an incredible feat of engineering with stunning views. From the Franz-Josef's Höhe you'll see the Pasterze glacier and maybe catch a glimpse of 3,798-metre summit of the Grossglockner. Keep a look out for the wild marmots and Ibex too - they love the high alpine conditions. You can visit the free museums and exhibitions to learn about the National Park or enjoy a walk round the area and a tasty Austrian mountain meal.

Departs: Tuesdays

Salzburg from £42/26 per adult/child (full day)

Salzburg is a city full of culture, history and music. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, enjoy the view from the Hohensalzburg Fortress, or wander the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the medieval Old Town, discover museums and Baroque churches or visit the Salzburg Residenz Palace - the DomQuartier. There is an optional guided walking tour which is a great way to see more of the city (payable locally, approx. €12 per person).

Departs: Thursdays

Berchtesgaden from £48/30 per adult/child (full day)

There's a few options for you to choose from on this interesting trip to Berchtesgaden. Spend the day discovering the pretty Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden itself, or choose one of the optional extras that you can add on to your day (difference payable locally).

The most famous is the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest). Explore the historic building and surrounding area, with spectacular views on a clear day over the King's Lake. The house is famous for being Nazi-constructed and was used for government and social meetings by Hitler and the Nazi Party. Alternatively, head underground to see the Salt Mines. A network of tunnels and slides take you on an underground adventure discovering this once very important industry (optional add-ons are payable locally - Eagle's Nest approx. €30.80 per person, Salt Mines approx. €22.50 per person).

Departs: Fridays

Bookable Locally

Hidden Treasures from approx. €45/25 per adult/child

Discover some of the area's best kept secrets on this trip which combines three unique destinations. Our first 'treasure' is Kufstein, located on the banks of the River Inn. You'll have time to explore and admire this border town with its dominating Fortress. Next, you're off to the beautiful local Hechtsee lake, surrounded by forests and steeped in folklore. Our final destination is Rattenberg, rich in history and famous for Kisslinger glass - watch a glass-blowing demonstration and explore the picturesque streets of this tiny city.

Departs: Wednesdays

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

View of Lake Zell on a Summer Holiday to Zell am See

Combine the best of lake and mountains on this multi-centre holiday starting in the vibrant city of Kitzbühel, surrounded by famous mountains like the Hahnenkamm and one of Austria's most extensive hiking trail networks. Then, move on to the picturesque lakeside town of Zell am See where you can enjoy languid loops of the lake, explore by boat or head into the mountains for incredible hiking routes.

Good to know

Walking trails: 1,000km of walking trails with great lift network

Terrain: Diverse terrain from rolling hills to dramatic peaks

Best time to go: end of May to start of October. It can get hot in July and August but a dip in a lake is a great way to cool off

Recommended for: Walkers of all abilities, families, nature, activities, sightseeing, food and drink

Fly into: Innsbruck or Salzburg (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours from Innsbruck or 1 hour 30 mins from Salzburg by coach

24/7 Support and advice: In person or over the phone from our local resort team based in Kitzbühel 

Inghams Guided Walks included

Kitzbühel Holiday FAQs

Is there hiking in Kitzbühel?

The Kitzbühel region offers 1,000 kilometers of diverse walking and hiking trails suitable for all levels. Enjoy everything from gentle strolls and family adventures to challenging treks in the picturesque Kitzbüheler Alps. After exploring, cool off in Schwarzsee Lake or relax in the lively town centre.

Can I find guided walks in Kitzbühel?

Yes, you can find guided walks in Kitzbühel. Included in your holiday we offer exclusive full-day walks twice a week, specifically for guests. These walks are led by professional guide David Hechl, who takes you through some of his favourite trails which is a fantastic way to familiarise yourself with the area. The guided walks are available from May 27th to September 12th, on Mondays and either Thursdays or Fridays. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Are there any themed hiking tours available in Kitzbühel?

Yes, Kitzbühel offers a themed hiking tour called the Alpine Flower Walk on the Kitzbüheler Horn. This 20,000-square-meter garden, created by the Hofer family, showcases over 300 plant species from global regions including the Caucasus, Andes, Pyrenees, and Himalayas. Located at 1,880 meters, the trail starts at the cable car’s top and descends 14 kilometers through alpine pastures, concluding near the renowned Sonnbergstuben guesthouse.

What are the best walking routes for experiencing Kitzbühel?

Experience Kitzbühel's culture by starting in the lively old town, where you can stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy quaint cafés, shops, and historical sites. Additionally, take the Bichlach Circular walk, a scenic, low-level route that winds through hills and forests shaped by the Ice Age, passing traditional farmhouses and offering stunning local views.

Is Kitzbühel suitable for a family walking holiday?

Yes, Kitzbühel is an excellent destination for a family walking holiday. This vibrant mountain city offers a variety of attractions suitable for all ages, including diverse mountain to s explore, the warm Schwarzsee lake, and a Streif-themed play area for children. It's a perfect spot for families looking for adventure and relaxation. For more details on planning a family-friendly hiking holiday in Kitzbühel, feel free to contact us.

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