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Lakes & Mountains holidays in Kitzbuhel

Lively and sophisticated with a special ambience

This famous little Tyrolean town with its vibrantly coloured old buildings, cobbled streets, and medieval walled town dating back to the 16th century, is a fascinating place to explore. It is a hub of activity in the summer with a friendly village feel and is filled with pavement cafés, designer boutiques and various local festivals, concerts and open-air events. Set in a broad valley basin between the ‘Kitzbühler Alps’ and the ‘Wilder Kaiser’ mountains, it is a fantastic area for walking with over 1000km of marked trails, and a centre for E-Bike (electric) routes because of its scenic flat valley paths. Beautiful Lake Schwarzsee also offers swimming, sunbathing and rowing boats in a natural woodland setting, and its central location between Innsbruck and Salzburg makes it an excellent base for excursions and exploring the Tyrol. A full programme of events is offered by your Inghams Rep.

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Kitzbühel, Austria | 31st May 2018 | Inghams Summer

Festivals

 

Almabtrieb

 

Almabtrieb

September (16-30) is when the villages in the Tyrol celebrate the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to their stables for the winter. Cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass by, all highly decorated in traditional costume. You’ll be welcome to join in the festivities!

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATKZ

Languages spoken:

Time difference:

Currency: EUR

  • Sleeps: 28-37 Guests
Chalet Linda, Kitzbühel, Austria - exterior.jpg

New for Summer 2018. We are delighted to offer this chalet in fashionable Kitzbühel and only five minutes' walk to the village town centre - makes for a superb base for your holiday.

  • from£578pp
  • 76 rooms
Q Resort Health & Spa, Kitzbühel, Austria - exterior in summer.jpg

Combining comfort with sophistication, the Q Resort Health & Spa has a contemporary yet alpine style and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

  • 156 rooms
Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol - Jochberg, Kitzbühel, Austria - exterior.jpg

With a unique position in the mountains and access to numerous hiking trails from the doorstep, this 5 star hotel provides every luxury required for a memorable and relaxing stay in the alps, epitomised by indulgence and style.

  • from£538pp
  • 43 rooms
Alpenhotel Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria - hotel exterior and the lake Schwarzee.jpg

Set in an idyllic location, directly on Kitzbühel’s Lake Schwarzsee, the Alpenhotel is run by the Hirschhuber family and their friendly staff.

  • 48 rooms
Garden-Spa Hotel Erika, Kitzbühel, Austria - hotel Exterior.jpg

The elegant Garden-Spa Hotel Erika has become a favourite with Inghams guests and is very well run by the hospitable Schorer family.

  • from£558pp
  • 73 rooms
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This superbly located hotel is full of Austrian charm and tradition, set directly opposite the famous Hahnenkamm gondola for access to walks and just 5 minutes’ stroll from the historic Old Town.

  • from£568pp
  • 150 rooms
Hotel Schloss Lebenberg, Kitzbühel, Austria - Exterior.jpg

In a quiet, elevated position overlooking Kitzbühel with wonderful views, the Schloss Lebenberg combines the style of a former aristocratic hunting castle with first-class modern comforts.

  • from£588pp
  • 88 rooms
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With award winning cuisine, first-class service and stylish, contemporary design throughout.

  • from£538pp
  • 43 rooms
Hotel Schweizerhof, Kitzbühel, Austria - Exterior.jpg

In an elevated position with superb views of Kitzbühel from the terrace, the Schweizerhof is in a great position opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and just a short stroll down to the centre of town.

  • from£558pp
  • 76 rooms
Hotel Tiefenbrunner, Kitzbühel, Austria - Exterior & garden.jpg

Located in the heart of Kitzbühel’s medieval pedestrianised centre, the prettily painted Tiefenbrunner has become a much loved choice for Inghams guests.

  • 51 rooms
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Schloss Mittersill is a characterful hotel in a converted 12th-century castle in an elevated position 2 km above Mittersell and 30 km from Kitzbuhel.

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The Grand Tirolia is perfect for getting away from it all in style. The mountain pastures stretch right to the front door so you can set off on foot direct from the doorstep.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
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Saturday
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Wednesday/Saturday
Salzburg Gatwick
Birmingham
Manchester
Newcastle
Stansted

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.

Departure day To Depart from
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Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
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Innsbruck Gatwick
Heathrow
Bristol
Birmingham
Manchester
Leeds-Bradford
Edinburgh

Transfer Approx. 2hrs by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self-drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

 

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Excursion offer Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive a third half-price! (Discount will be applied to the cheapest excursion and the half price excursion can only be booked in resort)
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early booking offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers

Excursions

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Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive a third half price (discount will be applied to the cheapest excursion and the half price excursion can only be booked in resort)

PRE-BOOKABLE

Grossglockner Mountain

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

Full day, £37 Summer 2018 / £38 Summer 2019

Salzburg

Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life.

Full day, £31 Summer 2018 / £32 Summer 2019

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views, (pay locally for Eagle's nest option).

 Full day, £31 Summer 2018 / £32 Summer 2019

 

Herrenchiemsee

Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.

Full day, £ 39 Summer 2018 / £40 Summer 2019

Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. Children up to the age of 12 get discount hence excursions can be booked in resort only.

Activity Information

  • Plenty of cafés, shops and boutiques
  • Over 1000km of marked walking trails
  • Walking
  • Biking for all levels (750km of bike routes)
  • E-bike hire
  • Lake Schwarzsee with lido, rowing boats
  • Horse riding
  • Golf (4 course)
  • Excellent tennis facilities
  • ‘Aquarena’ indoor sports complex with pool
  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Casino
  • Museums
  • Alpine flower garden
  • Wild animal park, Aurach
  • Horse & Carriage rides
  • Wine tasting
  • Visit Schnapps distillery

 

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. There are numerous activities available, Lake Schwarzsee is close by, where you can swim, row or simply relax at one of the lidos amidst natural woodland. Holidays in Kitzbühel are stunningly beautiful in the summer, golfing, hiking, cycling, shopping or take it easy. A horse and carriage ride! Whatever the season, a horse and carriage ride will always give you time to enjoy the scenery.

Kitzbuhel Flex Hiking Pas I £78 - 5 in 7 Days I £97 - 7 in 14 Days I Summer 2018 

                                          I £80 - 5 in 7 Days I £99 - 7 in 14 Days I Summer 2019 

We recommend the pre-bookable Kitzbühel Flex Hiking pass. In addition to giving access to free use of four cable-cars and three chair lifts it also covers the use of local buses plus numerous leisure activities such as guided walks, discounts on museum admissions, indoor pools, bathing lakes, the Aurach deer park and much more. This pass is available all season, but please note that some lifts open in high season only (from 16 Jun).

Guests staying in St Johann can book a three-day walkers' pass in the resort or pre-book at £ 31 Summer 2018 and at £32 Summer 2019

Festivals and Events

There are many festivals and events in Kitzbühel throughout the summer including regular open-air brass band concerts and folk music evenings throughout the week, plus:

  • Summer Solstice Bonfire night (mid-Jun)
  • The Kitzbuehel Alpine Rally is considered one of the best classic car events in the Alps. No wonder that classic car enthusiasts from around the world year after year come to Kitzbuehel to spend a unique week. The Kitzbuehel Alpine Rally is from 06th to 09th June 2018 for the 31st time.
  • From 09- 15 July 2018, Kitzbühel will once again be a hotspot for fans of American motorbikes and custom bikes, when the Harley Club Kitzbühel welcomes its guests for the 23rd time.
  • Kitzbüheler Summer Nights (Thursday in Jul & Aug, including live music and entertainment)
  • Annual Almabtrieb - cow festival in Kirchberg (mid-Sep)
  • Kitzbühel Wine Festival (early Sep)

Dates are approximate.

We recommend you look at the Kitzbühel Tourist Office website www.kitzbuehel.com/en/events for details and dates.

Family and Kids

Kitzbühel offers plenty of action for its younger guests. Many will fall into bed in the evening with rosy cheeks exhausted and dreaming of Kitzbühel adventures. In July and August, a weekly children´s program is offered.

"Are we there yet?"
Each of the themes trails around Kitzbuehel represents a topic. This means the hike is an adventure and along the way you also learn a lot.

 

E-Bikes in KITZBÜHEL

The Kitzbüheler Alps is the world’s largest E-Bike region with hundreds of kilometers of marked trails. E-Bikes make easy work of the scenic meadow and riverside paths as well as climbs up to viewpoints and there are dozens of charging stations around the area, making it a fantastic and easy way to explore.
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. Cost approx €20 per day. Routes are graded blue, red and black for difficulty
and maps are provided at the Tourist Office and at Element 3.

E-Bikes are available from:

  • Alpenhotel Kitzbühel
  • Element 3

 Summer 2018  / Stay in the Chalet Linda and enjoy a bespoke weekly guided E-Bike tour programme  including: 

  • Five guided rides per week with professional guides
  • Varying levels and ability grades throughout the week
  • Choose from picturesque low-level tours through forests and past lakes, to high-altitude climbs and stunning views from their peaks
  • E-bike, guide, and helmet included
  • €39 per ride, book locally

Tours last approximately 3 hours and are subject to minimum numbers

Walking

The Kitzbüheler Alps offer some of the most extensive walking in Austria with over 1000km of marked trails. Paths vary from scenic easy walks through pastures to St. Johann and Lake Schwarzsee up to longer panoramic trails on the famous Hahnenkamm mountain and the Kitzbüheler Horn, accessible by gondola.

POPULAR WALKS include:

Lake Schwarzsee | 2 hrs | Easy | An easy 30 minute walk to the scenic boating and swimming lake set amongst natural woodland with 1-2 hour extensions to walk around the lake.

Panoramaweg | 3 hrs | Easy | Stunning scenic walk from the top of the Hahnenkamm gondola via the ski race museum and back down with the Fleckalmbahn gondola.

Kitzbüheler Horn | 2 hrs | Easy | From the Alpenhaus cable-car a lovely stroll via the Alpine flower garden to the Gipfelhaus Alm for panoramic views of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Hohen Tauern National Park.

St. Johann | 3 hrs | Easy | A scenic flat walk through meadows and pastures and along the Ache river via Oberdorf with an easy bus ride home.

Pengelstein & Usterkarsee Lake | 4½ hrs | Slightly Challenging I A stunning ridge walk from the top of the Hahnenkamm gondola passing two lakes, with spectacular views. Either come back via Aschau or Kirchberg, and return via bus.

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Kitzbühel with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or the Italian Dolomites.