Moderately difficult hikes

Featuring fantastic panoramic views, experience the Wilder Kaiser region and its diverse landscape along numerous mountain trails of intermediate difficulty. Afterwards, reflect on the day’s events at rustic mountain huts offering delicious food and drink. The 3-day mountain hut hike along the Kaiserkrone on the south side of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range or a leisurely day hike in the Kitzbühel Alps are particularly recommended.

57 Routes and tours

Hochalm hike

Hochalm hike
Hochalm hike
Hochalm hike

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

19,6 km

A circular route full of experiences that leads from the Seebachgraben gorge to the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail - discover one of the most beautiful parts of Scheffau!

Hiking

Intermediate

7:00 h

1140 Elevation gain

Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days

Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days
Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days
Kaiserkrone - around the Wilder Kaiser in 5 days

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

65,0 km

Wild and free - 5 days of hiking on old paths around the Wilder Kaiser The five-day hike from hut to hut is one of the most beautiful multi-day circular tours in Tirol. It takes mountain walkers along a route of around 65 kilometres, featuring ascents and descents with a difference in altitude of approximately 5,000 metres as they circle around the imposing Wilder Kaiser massif.

Hiking

Intermediate

35 h

5000 Elevation gain

Eagle Walk Stage 01: St. Johann in Tirol - Gaudeamushütte

Eagle Walk Stage 01: St. Johann in Tirol - Gaudeamushütte
Eagle Walk Stage 01: St. Johann in Tirol - Gaudeamushütte
Eagle Walk Stage 01: St. Johann in Tirol - Gaudeamushütte

Rummlerhof, St.Johann in Tirol

Gaudeamushütte

13,0 km

Sturdy boots will help keep your ankles and feet happy on this hike, full of the best things Tirol has to offer: well-maintained trails, wildflowers galore and waterfalls beckon the adventurous hiker ready for a strenuous climb with breathtaking views of lofty Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range as your reward. The nature reserve’s landscape will win you over with its diverse beauty. The pasture regions are covered with soft grassy meadows, and hikers are greeted by lofty Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range with rugged Maukspitze, Ackerlspitze, Regalpspitze and Törlspitze Peaks, all “Two-Thousanders” that average 2,000 metres altitude. Trailhead is Rummlerhof Inn, northwest of the village centre of St. Johann. After a successful first segment, why not take a rest at Gaudeamus Hut, raise your glass and sing: “Gaudeamus igitur – Let us be happy!” For many hikers this is far enough, contentment has already set in. Adventurous souls continue on the trail that works its way up across Klamml Gorge to Grutten Hut, which entails another 400 metres of climbing.

Hiking

Intermediate

5:00 h

1060 Elevation gain

Kaiserkrone - stage 5

Kaiserkrone - stage 5
Kaiserkrone - stage 5
Kaiserkrone - stage 5

Gasteig (750 m)

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

11,5 km

Gasteig – Wilder-Kaiser-Steig – Ursulablick – Gscheuerkopf – Graspoint-Hochalm – Graspoint-Niederalm – Going, Hüttling

Hiking

Intermediate

6:00 h

950 Elevation gain

Kaiserkrone - stage 3

Kaiserkrone - stage 3
Kaiserkrone - stage 3
Kaiserkrone - stage 3

Hintersteiner See, Scheffau (889m)

Stripsenjochhaus, St. Johann in Tirol (1,577 m)

15,5 km

Hintersteiner See (western bank) – Walleralm – Kaindlhütte – Bettlersteig – Anton-Karg-Haus – Hans-Berger-Haus – Stripsenjochhaus

Hiking

Intermediate

7:30 h

1600 Elevation gain

Gruttenhütte circuit

Gruttenhütte circuit
Gruttenhütte circuit
Gruttenhütte circuit

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Ellmau (800 m)

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Ellmau (800 m)

15,6 km

Panoramic circular walk in the Wilder Kaiser leading to the highest mountain hut in the region.

Hiking

Intermediate

6:00 h

870 Elevation gain

3-day mountain hut walk

3-day mountain hut walk
3-day mountain hut walk
3-day mountain hut walk

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Scheffau village (738 m)

33,0 km

Going, Hüttling – Obere Regalm – Bergsteigergrab – Adlerweg – Gaudeamushütte – Klamml – Gruttenhütte – Kaiser-Hochalm – Steiner-Hochalm – Hintersteiner See – Pension Maier – Walleralm – Jagersteig – Steiner-Hochalm – Hinterschiesslingalm – Rehbachklamm – Scheffau village

Hiking

Intermediate

16:00 h

2600 Elevation gain

Rehbachklamm

Rehbachklamm
Rehbachklamm
Rehbachklamm

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

Hiking starting point Tourist Information Office, Scheffau (738 m)

7,0 km

Themed hiking route with a trail full of natural experiences alongside the refreshing water.

Hiking

Intermediate

2:30 h

280 Elevation gain

Natura Trail

Natura Trail
Natura Trail
Natura Trail

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

7,7 km

At the heart of the conservation and moorland area, experience the joy of well-being!

Hiking

Intermediate

2:45 h

330 Elevation gain

Ellmauer Tor

Ellmauer Tor
Ellmauer Tor
Ellmauer Tor

Hiking starting point Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)

Ellmauer Tor, Ellmau (2,001 m)

7,7 km

Challenging adventure hike to the Ellmauer Tor

Hiking

Intermediate

5:00 h

900 Elevation gain

Rübezahlschnitzweg

Rübezahlschnitzweg
Rübezahlschnitzweg
Rübezahlschnitzweg

Hartkaiser summit station, Ellmau (1,555 m)

Rübezahl-Alm, Ellmau (1,174 m)

2,5 km

Family hike on Austria’s longest sculpture trail

Hiking

Intermediate

1:00 h

50 Elevation gain

Ellmau Stone Circle circuit

Ellmau Stone Circle circuit
Ellmau Stone Circle circuit
Ellmau Stone Circle circuit

Hiking starting point Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)

Hiking starting point Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)

2,4 km

Head through well-shaded forests of green to reach the Ellmau Stone Circle. This is a place with a special energy, making it an inviting option for taking some time to relax.

Hiking

Intermediate

1:00 h

120 Elevation gain

3-day mountain hut walk - stage 1

3-day mountain hut walk - stage 1
3-day mountain hut walk - stage 1
3-day mountain hut walk - stage 1

Hiking starting point Hüttling, Going (820 m)

Gaudeamushütte, Going (1,263 m) / Gruttenhütte, Ellmau (1,620 m)

8,0 km

Going, Hüttling – Graspoint-Niederalm – Obere Regalm – Bergsteigergrab – Adlerweg – Gaudeamushütte – Klamml – Gruttenhütte

Hiking

Intermediate

5:00 h

1250 Elevation gain

SkiWelt Panoramic Trail

SkiWelt Panoramic Trail
SkiWelt Panoramic Trail
SkiWelt Panoramic Trail

Astberg, Going

Hochsöll

20,0 km

The highlight for everyone who loves hiking for pleasure - lush Alpine meadows, sparkling mountain lakes and delightful food in the Kitzbühel Alps. And the Bergbahnen Wilder Kaiser - Brixental summer cable cars make the ascent and descent easy.

Hiking

Intermediate

6:45 h

720 Elevation gain

Pölven circular route

Pölven circular route
Pölven circular route
Pölven circular route

Hiking starting point Franzlhof, Söll (703 m)

Hiking starting point Franzlhof, Söll (703 m)

17,7 km

A circuit around the mountain that the locals love for its great view.

Hiking

Intermediate

6:00 h

730 Elevation gain

Eagle Walk Stage 03: Hintersteinersee - Kufstein

Eagle Walk Stage 03: Hintersteinersee - Kufstein
Eagle Walk Stage 03: Hintersteinersee - Kufstein
Eagle Walk Stage 03: Hintersteinersee - Kufstein

Hintersteiner See

Kufstein

9,5 km

This segment will take you to the small town of Kufstein located on the banks of the Inn River – a town which has been celebrated in song and is steeped in history and character. Walk through the lush and verdant beauty of a pasture paradise with cosy huts and mountain restaurants to take a rest (delicious “Kiachl” are served at Brentenjoch Hut every Saturday). With so many sights to see, you should not forget to keep an eye on the wayside – as nearly a thousand of different flowering plants grow in the Kaiser Mountains. A highlight of this segment is the “Wilder Kaiser” chair lift ride – a great chance to wind down and recharge your batteries after having had plenty of wonderful experiences at the heart of nature. The lift ride takes you down to Sparchen, a district of Kufstein.

Hiking

Intermediate

3:30 h

730 Elevation gain

Eagle Walk Stage 02: Gaudeamushütte - Hintersteinersee

Eagle Walk Stage 02: Gaudeamushütte - Hintersteinersee
Eagle Walk Stage 02: Gaudeamushütte - Hintersteinersee
Eagle Walk Stage 02: Gaudeamushütte - Hintersteinersee

Gaudeamushütte

Hintersteiner See

14,5 km

Is it about the journey or the destination? You decide. There is nothing like a pristine mountain lake for relief from summer's heat. You might find it incomparably refreshing to cool off in lovely Hintersteinersee Lake at the end of your hiking day. With that in mind, and surrounded by the mesmerizing peaks of Kaiser Range, you will walk across mountain meadows, dwarf pine areas, beech and mixed woodlands as well as rock scrambles, passing Grutten Hut on your way to picture-postcard Hintersteinersee Lake. This is the cleanest and most beautiful mountain lake in the whole of Tirol. The pristine lake covers 56 hectares of spring-fed waters and measures 36 metres at its deepest point. Hintersteinersee Lake is private property; swimming is allowed at its north-western beach. Before taking a plunge, why not dip your finger in holy water? The Baroque ceiling frescos by Matthias Kirchner at Bärnstatt Chapel opposite Bärnstatt Inn are well worth seeing.

Hiking

Intermediate

6:00 h

800 Elevation gain