The Hiker’s Mountain Landscape - 700km of sign-posted hiking paths
Here in the Kitzbühel Alps, you will find a hiking paradise which could not be more diverse with its idyllic side valleys, gentle grassy slopes, and rugged mountains. There are a wide choice of routes, which can be combined as desired and are rich in country charm. Over 700km of sign-posted hiking paths will lead you safely through one of the most beautiful areas in Tirol.
Hiking without limits
With the BergWelt Lift and Hiking Pass (available for 7 days, 14 days, or for the season), the mountain lifts of the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental holiday region offer unlimited possibilities. Enjoy the comfort of the gondola lift, which operates during the summer, a cabin in a cable car, and several chair lifts (up to 13 cable cars and lifts) throughout the entire region, without having to worry about local borders, as often as you want and can during the validity period.
The pass is valid in all locations within the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental holiday region: Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll, and Westendorf.
The Eagle Walk, Tyrol - Hiking on eagles’ wings
The eagle has been native to Tyrol for centuries, standing for freedom, strength, and vastness. The Eagle Walk, the new hiking route right across Tyrol, symbolises a proud eagle spreading his “wings” out over the country. The hiker moves with his wings.
The Eagle Walk, whose geographical course resembles Tyrol’s heraldic animal, invites you to begin roaming across Tyrol at a location of your choosing. Ideally, piece by piece. Each stage offers the chance to join in or leave respectively. The Eagle Walk is the main hiking path throughout Tyrol. Uniformly sign-posted, well-marked, and with detailed descriptions, it runs right through the heart of the countryside. Along the main route alone, whose course resembles an eagle with wings spread out wide, you can cover around 23,000m of upward elevation in 31 stages.
Exciting paths also lead through the Kitzbühel, Zillertal and Tux Alps. Furthermore, there is an “eaglet” in East Tyrol. The main route runs from St. Johann in the Brandenberg Alps, through the Rofan and Karwendel mountains, further through the Lechtal Alps, and finally, towards St. Anton am Arlberg.
In East Tyrol, the “eaglet” spreads its wings over the national park region of Hohe Tauern im Virgental and Kalsertal. The Eagle Walk is consistently marked with the eagle symbol. Some sections are reserved for experienced mountaineers, but the vast majority are designed for casual hikers. In East Tyrol, there are various marked routes for mountaineers both in the Virgental and the Kalsertal Valleys.
Each stage features special attractions, experiences, and highlights. These build up suspense for the hiker, who is gradually brought closer to these countless features along the path, so that they can experience them in all their fullness. Hiking in the magnificent Tyrolean landscape is not just about having an unparalleled experience of the countryside, which is why the Eagle Walk also places just as much priority on topics such as culture and history. Under these conditions, hiking is a truly integrated experience.