Walking in the Kitzbüheler Alps
Hiking in the rugged Rofan Range or through the gentle grassy hills of the Kitzbüheler Alps – the Alpbachtal Seenland offers both – delightful tours and challenging treks to mountain peaks. Walking in the Tyrolean Alps can do worlds of good for one’s health.
Depending on one’s fitness and Alpine walking experience the Alpbachtal has plenty of hiking options for each individual such as easy trails in the Inn Valley, high altitude paths or mountain trekking and rock climbing in the Rofan Range. The Alpbach Valley is home to over 900 kilometres marked walking paths and hiking trails. Three mountain lifts make access to the varied hiking areas easier: the Sonnwendjoch-chair lift in Kramsach takes walkers to the high Alpine Rofan Range. An exceptionally beautiful tour leads via the Rosskogel Saddle to Lake Zirein, on to the 2.228 metre high Sagzahn (along a secured via ferrata) and the 2.224 metre high Vordere Sonnwendjoch and then to the Bayreuther Hütte from where one walks back to Kramsach. The demanding tour takes approx. seven hours.
The 8-seater gondola in Reith im Alpbachtal takes walkers up to the Reither Kogel, where families can wander along the approx. 2,5 kilometre long circular „Juppi Zauberwald“ (Juppi's Enchanted Forest) path. Anyone looking for a longer hike can follow the marked path from the top station via the Kohlgrubenalm to the Wiedersbergerhorn – approx. 3,5 hours.
From Alpbach a 6-seater gondola takes one to the Wiedersbergerhorn. The top station lies at the foot of the peak. A hike to the peak is easy to manage or one can while away time in the adventure playground „Lauserland“. Depending on the time of year whilst walking along the panorama path one is rewarded with blossoming alpenroses (Rhododendron ferrugineum), gentians and numerous other Alpine plants as well as splendid views in all directions.
Numerous walking trails covering a variety of themes
Several theme paths can be found in the Alpbachtal Seenland: information boards with puzzles and exercise instructions that facilitate learning and concentration abilities are positioned along the „Leichter Lernen Wanderweg“; an exciting walk – not only for children.
Learn all sorts of interesting facts about Alpbach - „Austria’s Most Beautiful Village“, its flora and fauna and history on a walk along the „Alpbacher Heimatkundeweg“ (Nature & Heritage Trail).
The „Wasserwanderweg“ trail leading from Reith im Alpbachtal to Brixlegg provides 8 intriguing facts on the streams, lakes and wells one passes. Immersing oneself in the region’s history on a walk along the „Burgenweg“ transports one to times long past. To mention a few of the historical sites one sees – the trail also leads through Matzen Park in Brixlegg and to the castle ruin in Rattenberg. Sections of St. James Way and the Tyrolean Eagle Walk lead through the Alpbachtal Seenland. Absolute highlights are the paths through the gorges – the Kaiser, Tiefenbach and Kundl Gorges.
Take advantage of the specialists’ knowledge and experience
For all those who prefer to walk in the company of an experienced guide the Alpbachtal Seenland offers guided walks. From Monday to Friday there is a choice of a minimum of 1 or 2 walks; free of charge. The experienced guide leads walkers on hikes through Alpbach or Reith im Alpbachtal, to Lake Zirein – the idyllically set lake in the Rofan Range - through nature to discover and learn about plants and herbs and their properties or to the 1.898 metre high Gratlspitz.