An experience for the senses

Hiking vacation in the Wildschönau in Tyrol, Austria

In the middle of the picturesque Kitzbühel Alps, nestled in the enchanting landscape of the Wildschönau, you will find our aparthotel – a perfect starting point for hiking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Discover our numerous tour suggestions, come and hike with us and experience an unforgettable vacation in Tyrol!

Tours for every fitness level

Start your day with a hearty breakfast in our aparthotel and then set off on a journey of discovery through nature. The region offers an extensive network of hiking trails that meander through breathtaking Alpine landscapes. From gentle strolls through flowering meadows to challenging mountain tours, the Wildschönau has something for every taste and fitness level. For the more adventurous among our guests, there are challenging mountain trails that lead to spectacular vantage points and provide a sporting challenge. For families, there are numerous easy hikes that are also suitable for children and lead to interesting natural sites and playgrounds.

If you want to take a more relaxed approach to your vacation and don’t want to hike from the valley, then use one of the four gondola lifts in the Wildschönau area. The Markbachjochbahn is even just a few minutes’ walk from our aparthotel and takes you to the Markbachjoch at 1500 meters, from where you can start your hike. Rosskopf (1731 m) and Feldalphorn (1923 m) are already within sight. An absolute advantage for your vacation in Tyrol: the gondola rides in the Wildschönau region are included in the Wildschönau Card.

You can find numerous hiking suggestions in the tour planner on the Wildschönau website. In addition, we would like to recommend the following hikes that you should definitely do.

Our tour suggestions

In the Niederau region in the Wildschönau in Tyrol, you can expect a diverse selection of hiking trails to suit every level. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker – you are guaranteed to find the perfect route for you in this area. Our recommended tours are clearly categorized according to difficulty into “easy”, “medium” and “difficult” so that you can quickly choose the right route for you.

Möslalm circuit: Hiking trail towards Schrofen via Bacherwinkel.
Route Icon Length: 9.8 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 289 ↓ 296
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Adventure valley hike: From Niederau to Auffach.
Route Icon Length: 8.8 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 176 ↓ 146
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Especially family-friendly:

Auenweg in Niederau: Walking path with playground along a small stream.
Route Icon Length: 1 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 31 ↓ 31
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Klausenhof

Franziskusweg: Reflection trail between Niederau and Oberau.
Route Icon Length: 1.7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 74 ↓ 66
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Wildenbach or Oberau Endfelden

Holzalm family hike: Beautiful short hike from the Markbachjoch (1500 m) to the Holzalm (Käsealm).
Route Icon Length: 4.7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 107 ↓ 107
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Niederau – Penningdörfl: From the Markbachjochbahn parking lot, the hike leads along the forest edge path, later on a forest path, to the beautifully situated Penningdörfl.
Route Icon Length: 10.2 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 258 ↓ 262
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Niederau – Burgstallstein: Walk through the beech forest to the chapel.
Route Icon Length: 0.6 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 45 ↓ 45
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Sonnberg

On the trail of the Krautinger: A walk between Niederau and Oberau.
Route Icon Length: 1.7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 75 ↓ 0
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Wildenbach

Markbachjoch – Horlerstiegl – Halsgatterl: Leisurely hiking trail on the Markbachjoch to the Käsealm.
Route Icon Length: 8.2 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 271 ↓ 271
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Family hike to the organic farm: The hike leads from the tourist office in the direction of Niederauer Sonnberg, past beautiful farms and flowering meadows, to the organic farm (guided tour: June-September).
Route Icon Length: 6.8 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 227 ↓ 227
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Oberau Museum z’Bach

Franziskusweg – Sonnberg – Niederau: From Niederau Wildenbach via the Franziskusweg along the stream to the Bergbauernmuseum z’Bach.
Route Icon Length: 5.5 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 272 ↓ 272
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Wildenbach

Markbachjoch – Halsgatterl – Norderbergalm: From the Markbachjoch, the hike leads to the Holzalm, the Horler Stiege, the Halsgatterl and the Norderbergalm.
Route Icon Length: 8.2 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 271 ↓ 271
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch – Niederau via forest path: An easy hike downhill to the valley.
Route Icon Length: 6.2 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 47 ↓ 655
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Niederau – Foisching snack station: Hike to the game reserve.
Route Icon Length: 1.1 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 109 ↓ 109
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Klausenhof

On the trail of cheese: From Markbachjoch via Holzalm, Vordere & Hintere Feldalm and Koberalm to Schönangeralm.
Route Icon Length: 13 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 338 ↓ 627
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Hike to the Eisstein: Around the Niederauer Sonnberg.
Route Icon Length: 9.7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 389 ↓ 389
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Oberau Museum z’Bach

Markbachjoch: Hike to the Markbachjoch and past the Markbachjoch chapel.
Route Icon Length: 7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 600 ↓ 0
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Hike from pasture to pasture: From the Markbachjoch to the Schönangeralm, the jewel of the Wildschönau.
Route Icon Length: 12 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 380 ↓ 664
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Wildschönauer Höhenweg: From the Markbachjoch over four peaks to the Schönangeralm, the jewel of the Wildschönau.
Route Icon Length: 14.5 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 673 ↓ 958
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch – Rosskopf – Oberau: From Niederau to Oberau via the Rosskopf.
Route Icon Length: 5.9 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 318 ↓ 839
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch Penningdörfl: Hike to the pretty Penningdörfl.
Route Icon Length: 11.3 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 162 ↓ 786
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Long circuit around the Rosskopf: The hike around the Rosskopf is just a few meters in altitude.
Route Icon Length: 17.2 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 251 ↓ 900
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Especially family-friendly:

Around the Rosskopf: A popular hike around the Rosskopf.
Route Icon Length: 10 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 407 ↓ 407
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch – Mittermoosen – Niederau: Panoramic hike via the sculpture park to Niederau.
Route Icon Length: 6.7 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 23 ↓ 612
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch – Feldalphorn via Halsgatterl: Summit hike to the Feldalphorn with magnificent panoramic views.
Route Icon Length: 15.4 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 646 ↓ 646
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Markbachjoch – Feldalphorn: Summit hike to the Feldalphorn and back to Auffach.
Route Icon Length: 12.1 km
Mountain Icon Altitude meters: ↑ 492 ↓ 913
Bus Icon Getting there: Bus stop Markbachjochbahn or directly from the Aparthotel

Most popular hikes in the Wildschönau

The region has numerous tours to offer, the Breitegger Runde and the hikes “Oberau-Feldalphorn” and “Schönanger-Großer Beil” are particularly recommended:

Breitegger Tour: This tour, which has been awarded the Tyrolean Mountain Quality Seal, leads from the Schönangeralm to the Breiteggspitz and back to the starting point via the Siegeljoch.

  • Length: 11 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 680 ↓ 680

  • Getting there: Hiking bus to the Schönangeralm

Oberau – Feldalphorn: The 1086 m hike leads from Roggenboden in Oberau to the summit cross of the Feldalphorn.

  • Length: 9.9 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 1086 ↓ 95

  • Getting there: Hiking bus to the Roggenboden bus stop

Schönangeralm – Großer Beil: This tour leads from the Schönangeralm to the Kundl Alm and Gressensteinalm to the summit of the Großer Beil, the highest mountain in the Wildschönau at 2309 m.

  • Length: 7.2 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 1109 ↓ 1109

  • Getting there: Hiking bus to the Schönangeralm

Hiking with the whole family in the Wildschönau

The family hiking trails in the Wildschönau in Tyrol are a true paradise for mountain enthusiasts of all ages. With their low altitude difference, easily accessible starting points and attractive play and adventure areas along the trails, the tours offer the ideal mix for an unforgettable nature experience on your vacation. The offer is varied and diverse:

Through the Kundler Klamm: The exciting hike leads through the natural gorge lined with steep rock faces and connects Wildschönau with Inntal.

  • Length: 6.5 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 10 ↓ 241

  • Getting there: Bus stop Mühltal Färberwirt

Forest and family trail: An exciting forest playground, artistically designed wooden figures and a fascinating insect hotel await you on the round trip around the Thierbacher Kogl.

  • Length: 3.2 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 161 ↓ 161

  • Getting there: Hiking bus to Thierbach

Auenweg Niederau: The family-friendly walk is characterized by its suitability for baby carriages and offers a welcome opportunity to play and linger with a playground along the way. For those who would like to extend their hike, the route to the game reserve near Foisching is ideal. This is a particular highlight for the youngest hikers and crowns the day’s hiking.

  • Length: 1 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 31 ↓ 31

  • Getting there: Bus stop Niederau Klausenhof

Pleasure hiking in the Kitzbühel Alps in Tyrol

The numerous inns and mountain huts along the routes invite you to linger and enjoy traditional dishes such as Käsespätzle, Tiroler Gröstl or apple strudel. You can also look forward to a special breakfast in the mountains – selected huts offer various regional specialties for a good and relaxed start to the day. Thanks to these culinary breaks, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the hospitality of the Wildschönau region. This turns every hike in the Wildschönau into a holistic experience for body, mind and palate.

After an eventful day in the mountains, you can relax in the cozy atmosphere of our aparthotel in Tyrol. Enjoy the comfort and tranquillity that our hotel offers for your vacation and reflect on the impressions of the day.

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