Summer in the region Kitzbüheler Alpen-Brixental – simply great!
Adventure instead of the daily grind – the Tyrolean resorts of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg in Tirol and Westendorf are proof that the Alpine idyll and ideal mountainscape are not an invention of the film industry. Whether it’s an environmentally-friendly exploration of the natural surroundings by e-bike, on exciting mountain tours with the free hiking programme, or learning about the animal kingdom in the ‘Alpinolino’ discovery park – in the heart of the Kitzbüheler Alpen holiday-makers can enjoy a bespoke mountain summer experience.
Escaping the stress of daily life on foot
The wild romantic mountainscape of the Kitzbüheler Alpen with its pasture lands, forests, Alps and impressive summits invites guests to go on awesome tours – 500 kilometres of hiking paths and more than 20 Alpine huts get the heart of all nature-lovers beating faster. In addition to that, hiking pleasure in the Brixental is now guaranteed: The region has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality!
Those who don’t fancy hiking alone can avail of the hiking programme offered by the tourist office, which for the most part is free of charge. Theme paths and Kneipp parks offer variety in your holiday.
Mystical mountain adventure worlds
There are mountain adventure worlds available in the Brixental for those who are visiting the mountainscape of the Kitzbüheler Alpen. The enchanting Filzalmsee lake in Brixen and the ‘Alpinolino’ in Westendorf don’t just enchant the little ones, adults too are mesmerised by these mystical realms.
The ‘Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card’
An easy ascent to all the adventure worlds is assured by the 29 cable cars, helping you get up 14 mountains. The ‘Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card’ includes, as well as all the cable cars in the region, 39 additional bonus partners (museums, show mines, leisure facilities, swimming pools, outdoor partner etc.).
The gentle way of discovering the natural surroundings
40 electric bicycles, 9 hire stations and 11 battery change stations ensure you get around in the mountainscape of the Kitzbüheler Alpen in an environmentally-friendly and easy manner. One battery charge can last for up to 80 km. Barely any energy expenditure is required, since for every turn of the cranks the e-bike helps out, providing an additional 30% of the power that you generate yourself. Reach your destination effortlessly! Kitzbüheler Alpen – Brixental is part of the biggest e-bike area in the world with more than 310 e-bikes, 80 hire stations and 59 battery change stations.
Mountain bike challenge Brixental
The “approved bike area” offers more than 175 km of bike trails in the Brixental valley. Organized bike tours and specialized bike hotels make it a paradise for bikers and hedonists. Downhill cracks will find a kick on one of the single trails: the Lisi Osl Trail (2,2 km), Fleckalmtrail (7 km), the Wiegalm Trail (1,6 km) and the new Gaisberg Trail (2 km) – all to be reached comfortably by chairlift. The region is host of the annual KitzAlpBike Festival.
Natural culinary experience: “Brixentaler KochArt”
The ‘Brixentaler KochArt’ initiative promotes local quality products and puts temptation in your path with creative recipes of this gourmet region. Nine hosts in the Kitzbüheler Alpen are dedicated to working with small local farmers, promoting local specialities and traditional meals. With down-to-earth gastronomy, herb gardens, cheese dairies and the award-winning Erber Schnapps Distillery, Brixental leaves no culinary wish to be desired.
The region Kitzbüheler Alpen-Brixental is an approved bike area by "Mountain Bike Holidays" with over 175 km of tours in different levels and 7.934 metres of altitude difference. "Mountain Bike Holidays" is the leading supplier for mountain bike tourism, and Kitzbüheler Alpen-Brixental the first bike region to be awarded the quality control title of "approved bike area 2011" by "Mountain Bike Holidays".
This means that the following services are offered:
* a minimum of 20 fully formulated mountain bike tours
* tours graded according to level of difficulty
* free mountain biking information
* bike hire, repair workshops and shops
* detailed information for mountain bikers on the region's website
* knowledgeable advice
* bike transportation with public transport services and mountain lifts
Specialised mountain bike hotels in the region are looking forward to hosting you. You can find them on www.kitzbuehel-alpen.com.
More than 70 interactive bike tours with detailed descriptions, route times and altitude profiles, route maps and GPX tracks are to be downloaded on www.kitzbuehel-alpen.com.
1st mountain bike school of Austria – BikeAcademy in Kirchberg: Along with cycling technique training at the in-house bike park, Kurt Exenberger and his team from the mountain biking school guide cyclists on hidden roads and routes, or along adrenalin fuelling single trails, across mountain and valley.
The mountain lifts of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental and the mountain lifts of Kirchberg - Kitzbühel provide a comfortable ascent to the higher routes and trails during the summer months. Bus and train services make the cycling easier, and the journey into and around the valley.