Summer holidays to Kirchberg, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Kirchberg, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Kirchberg, Austria for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO®
Highlights: • More than 2500km hiking trails • More than 1000km road & mountain bike trails • 9 golf courses in the area • Water activities over at Lake Schwarzsee
There are 300km of devised trails and hikes into and around the mountains. The Gaisberg Mountain (1,770m) is the nearest peak and can be reached by cable car or explored on trails starting in town. We love the Panoramic walk at the peak for the views: the Hohe Salve to the west, the Wilder Kaiser in the north, the Kitzbühel Horn and the famous Hahnenkamm in the east and the Großer Rettenstein to the south. For longer hikes, head out into the Kitzbühel Alps, a seemingly boundless hiking area - with 2500 km of trails - easily reached from the village. The distinctive Großer Rettenstein (2366m) is a favourite with local hikers: the lonely peak towers over its surroundings and the views on the approach are as impressive as the ones from the top. Nordic Walking has a cult status in this area: join up with Nordic Sport Kirchberg, a community group who usually go on walks once a week from the town.
Access to a thousand kilometres of cycling trails means road bikers are unlikely to spend a dull moment in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. There are some good routes from Kirchberg to Gasthof Labalm and Gasthaus Steinberg – where you can stop off and refuel before the bike ride back. The Radwanderweg Kirchberg takes you to Brixten and Westendorf and you can also cycle to Kitzbühel, passing the Schwarzsee lake.
Kirchberg hosted the fifth stage of the International Specialized Enduro Series – testament to just how good the MTB is here. There’s plenty of lift-assisted singletrack, with routes winding through pine forests and lush green meadows. The trails strike a good balance between natural and manmade and all are kept ship shape in the summer. Definitely put Fleckalm on the ‘to do list’, it drops 1000 vertical metres over 7 kilometres.
Thanks to the village being part of the biggest E-Biking area on the planet, these trails, tracks and tours are accessible even to the less sporty among us – the Brixen im Thale villages have an impressive 17 hire places and 15 charging stations between them, including at the Burgstall Cafe and Pension Maria Rose in Kirchberg.
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