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Uphill and downhill

Hiking holiday in Austria with fascinating mountain scenery

The Alpbachtal valley in Tyrol is an excellent place for hiking and some tours worth seeing start right on the doorstep of the Hotel Pirchnerhof, which has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality. Whether you’re an experienced summiteer or a family with a small child – here you’ll find the right hike for every ability and numerous cosy huts and mountain pastures for a break in between. And for those who like to get to the top quickly, the region’s four cable cars will help you up the first few metres. Look forward to an unforgettable hiking holiday at the Hotel Pirchnerhof, which promises relaxing days with wellness and culinary delights.

Highlights for your hiking holiday in Tyrol

  • 900 km of marked hiking trails with excellent descriptions
  • Numerous catered huts and mountain pastures
  • Free ascent and descent to the Reither Kogel and the Wiedesbergerhorn in the Kitzbühel Alps
  • 2.5 km long adventure family hiking trail through Juppi’s magic forest
  • Enchanting gorge and ravine hikes such as through the Kaiser Gorge, Tiefenbach Gorge and Kundl Gorge

  • Pleasure hikes with herb experts
  • Nordic walking routes
  • Wellness and culinary delights at the hotel

Hiking in a dreamlike region

The Alpbachtal Valley in Tyrol is particularly attractive for hikers as it offers a combination of idyllic scenery, diverse hiking trails and Alpine tradition. Come and hike with us and be inspired by this fantastic region during your holiday:

  • Varied hiking trails: The Alpbachtal valley has an extensive network of hiking trails, including easy walks for families and pleasure-seekers as well as challenging mountain tours for experienced hikers. This diversity makes the region attractive to a wide audience.

  • Breathtaking nature: The region offers spectacular views of the surrounding Alps, crystal-clear mountain lakes, blooming alpine meadows in summer and the colourful landscape in autumn. This natural beauty is one of the main reasons why the Alpbachtal valley is so popular.

  • Tyrolean hospitality: traditional alpine huts and mountain inns invite you to take a break and enjoy local specialities such as Tyrolean Gröstl or Kaiserschmarrn while hiking. The warm hospitality and the opportunity to experience regional culture up close will enrich your hiking experience.

  • Well-developed infrastructure: The Alpbachtal region attaches great importance to a hiking-friendly infrastructure. This includes well-marked and well-maintained hiking trails, informative signposts and maps as well as the availability of mountain lifts, which facilitate access to higher starting points for hikes.

  • Sustainable tourism: The Alpbachtal endeavours to promote sustainable tourism that protects nature while offering visitors unique experiences.

  • Activities for every season: Although hiking is particularly popular in spring, summer and autumn, the Alpbachtal also offers hikes in winter, for example in the form of snowshoe hikes.

Our tour tips for your hiking holiday

There are numerous popular hiking tours in the Alpbachtal in Tyrol, which attract hikers from all over the world with their unique landscape, magnificent views and the opportunity to experience Alpine culture up close. Let our tour tips inspire you for your holiday:

  • Alpbachtal Panorama Trail: This easy to moderately difficult tour offers spectacular views of the Alpbachtal and the surrounding Alpine landscape. It is particularly family-friendly and leads past several refreshment stops.

  • Wiedersbergerhorn circular hiking trail: This medium-difficulty tour leads to the summit of the Wiedersbergerhorn, from where you can enjoy a fantastic 360-degree view of the Kitzbühel Alps. The route can be made easier by using the Wiedersbergerhorn cable car.

  • Zireiner See circular hike: Lake Zireiner See, also known as the “Blue Eye of the Rofan”, is the destination of this moderately difficult hike. The tour not only offers breathtaking scenery, but also the opportunity to take a break at one of the most beautiful Tyrolean mountain lakes.

  • Five-summit via ferrata in the Rofan: For the adventurous, this challenging via ferrata offers the opportunity to climb five peaks in the Rofan mountains in the Brandenberg Alps. It requires climbing skills and is one of the more challenging tours in the region.

  • Heimatweg Alpbach: This easy hiking trail leads through picturesque Alpbach. The beautiful village in Tyrol is known for its traditional wooden architecture and floral decorations. The trail is an excellent way to get to know the culture and history of the Alpbach Valley.

  • Schatzberg hike: From the Schatzberg mountain, which can be easily reached with the Schatzberg cable car, there are numerous hiking options of varying degrees of difficulty.

  • Juppi’s Magic Forest: The Juppi’s Magic Forest hiking trail in the Alpbachtal valley is a real gem for families and nature lovers and is characterised by a combination of educational stations and fairytale elements.

Enchanting gorge and ravine hikes

Follow the course of the water – this is an invitation to experience nature in its most primal and lively form. During your hiking holiday in the Tyrolean Alpbachtal, picturesque gorge and ravine hikes take you into a world where water has shaped and formed the landscape for thousands of years. The hikes through the Kaiser Gorge, Tiefenbach Gorge and Kundl Gorge gorges not only offer breathtaking natural spectacles, but also refreshing moments in nature.

Kaiser Gorge: A tour through the Kaiser Gorge takes you through a breathtaking gorge created by the thundering waters of the Brandenberger Ache. The paths and wooden walkways, some of which are carved into the rock, allow you to feel the power of the water at close quarters and marvel at the steep rock faces that make the gorge an impressive experience.

Tiefenbach Gorge: The hike through the Tiefenbach Gorge offers a unique nature experience, where you can follow the gentle splashing and wild rushing of the water. The trail leads along the Tiefenbach stream, which has dug deep into the landscape and created a spectacular gorge with fascinating waterfalls and pools. You will be mesmerised by the mystical atmosphere of this gorge.

Kundl Gorge: The Kundl Gorge is known for its impressive expanse and the gentle watercourses that flow through the wide gorge. The hike is particularly family-friendly and, in addition to the impressive natural landscape, also offers refreshment stops where you can fortify yourself and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. The Kundl Gorgeis the perfect place for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of nature at a more leisurely pace.

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Pleasure hiking & Nordic walking

Discover the Alpbachtal from its most enjoyable side, right on the doorstep of our hotel. The region opens its doors not only to hiking enthusiasts, but also to lovers of enjoyment and nature. The guided pleasure hikes with herb experts are a particular highlight. Under expert guidance, you will discover the hidden treasures of Tyrolean nature and learn how to use the collected herbs for cooking and health. The leisurely hikes lead through flowering meadows and shady forests, past crystal-clear streams – a sensual experience that revitalises body and soul.

For those who want to explore the Alpbachtal in a sporty way, Nordic walking tours offer the ideal opportunity. Explore the surrounding nature and benefit from a holistic body workout that promotes endurance, strength and coordination. Nordic walking is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is a wonderful way to enjoy the fresh Alpine air while doing something good for your health.

Advantage card for your hiking holiday

The Alpbachtal Card offers you a wide range of benefits and amenities on holiday that are specially tailored to hikers:

  • Free use of the mountain lifts: The Alpbachtal Card offers free access to the local mountain lifts and therefore convenient access to higher starting points for hikes.

  • Free regional buses: With the Alpbachtal Card you can use the regional buses in the region free of charge. This makes planning hikes much easier, as you can flexibly reach different starting and finishing points without having to rely on your own vehicle.

  • Guided hikes: Many villages in the Alpbachtal offer free guided hikes as part of the Alpbachtal Card. These guided tours are led by experienced guides who not only show you the way, but also tell you interesting facts about the region.
  • Discounts and benefits at leisure facilities: In addition to the specific offers for hiking experiences, the Alpbachtal Card also offers discounts and special benefits at numerous leisure facilities, museums, swimming pools and other attractions in the region.

Zwei Personen in der Sauna im Hotel im Alpbachtal

Wellness & culinary delights on a hiking holiday

At our hotel, we attach great importance to ensuring that our guests feel completely at ease on holiday and experience relaxing days. After an eventful day in the great outdoors, our wellness area offers the perfect retreat for body and soul. Enjoy the soothing warmth in our Finnish sauna or let yourself be enveloped by the gentle heat of the bio-sauna. For deep relaxation, we also offer an infrared cabin, which relieves muscle tension and strengthens the immune system. Our steam bath pampers you with pleasant warmth that clears the airways and cleanses the skin.

But it’s not just our wellness area that provides relaxing moments. We also spoil you with the best culinary delights that Tyrol has to offer. Our focus is on the use of seasonal and regional products, which form the basis of our Tyrolean cuisine. We also keep the needs of our vegan guests in mind: A selection of creative, wholesome vegan dishes is available to offer them an unrivalled taste experience.