The purpose of our trip was to go hiking in the Alps. The plan was 2 day trips.
First day we set off from our hütte after breakfast and headed uphill towards Tristkogel - a 2095m peak. We had lunch by a little lake at 2,000m. Then the 2 adults left the 2 teenagers at “summit camp” to tackle the final assault.
It’s a tricky ascent in a couple of places, and just very steep in others. But we got there - a great sense of achievement for me - and rewarded with wonderful views from the summit.
Oberkaseralm is worth a stop on the way back for beer and food.
I was exhausted by the time we got down - a combination of the exertion and the slightly thinner air - but then it was a 5.5 hour hike. Anyway, a good excuse for a schnapps and a beer before my shower.
The next day it dawned very misty and heavy rain started over breakfast, so our plans had to be abandoned.
Equipment: Normal hiking boots and other gear, depending on the season.
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Swimming in the warmest lake of Tirol
When thinking of Kitzbühel most tourists think of a winter-resort, but this area is also great in the summer and in Schwarzsee you will be able to take a bath in the warmest lake of the Alps. There is an excellent natural swimming-area there at Schwarzsee and a lot of facilities and while swimming you will also have a perfect panorama-view of the austrian Alps. A part of the ground of the lake is made of moore, that is why the water is not totally clear there, but it is healthy to swim there.
Equipment: There are changing-rooms and lockers, restrooms and a cafe and restaurant plus a Kiosk. You will also find a large carpark.
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- Water Sports
Once a year in late january the famous downhill-ski-worldcup races are held here in Kitzbühel. It's great to watch it life, but you have to come early in the morning to get a good place. Every year about 7000 people come here to watch the races. You should book a room early or you wont get one!!!
Equipment: If you like skiing yourself, the Kitzbühel mountains and the Wilder Kaiser mountains offer a big variety and hundrets of possibilities to do skiing, snowboarding etc. The Wilder Kaiser ski area next to Kitzbühel is the biggest skiing area in Austria.
Besides skiing and snowboarding, there is also rodeling. Rodeling is comparable to tobogganing, but i think that it is a little different. I went rodeling in Innsbruck too, but i definately enjoyed the Rodelnbahn in Kitzbuehl better! Normally when you go rodeling, you have to walk up the Rodelbahn (slope), which can take forever! In Innsbruck, it took about an hour or 2 to hike up, pulling my Rodel (toboggan) behind me. It may be cold at first, but the hike up definately warmed me up......a little too much. In Kitzbuehl, instead of hiking up the slope for 2 hrs, there was a ski lift to take me to the top!! This place even had lights on the slopes and stayed open into the night!! Definately a fun experience, so try it if you have a chance!!
- Adventure Travel
Ski your heart out
Fantastic area to ski or snowboard, with all sorts of levels of difficulty. It is varied and fun. I went here for my first ski trip and loved it. It is where Hakenheim downhill races take place. The Kitzbhuler horn is no easier, not for me at least.
ski is the best
very good area to ski ...i love it and the facilities r only 5 min walk from every hotel i love it
Equipment: bring ur ski and ur boots cause u got a lot to do
- Skiing and Boarding
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Luxury Travel