Hike the majestic Alps of Tyrol

Winter hiking in the Wildschönau, Tyrol

Discover the winter wonderland of Wildschönau while hiking on groomed trails! In this high valley in Tyrol, the beauty of the Kitzbühel Alps is revealed up close. The extensive variety of picturesque hiking and walking trails invites you to enjoy the fresh mountain air and explore the surroundings. Take a break from everyday life, simply set off on a hike, breathe in the fresh air and be enchanted by the natural beauty of the Wildschönau!

Magical winter hiking through the Alps

In the enchanting high valley of the Kitzbühel Alps, there are numerous winter hiking trails that invite you to take a relaxing stroll amidst the idyllic landscape. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of snow-covered nature and let yourself be enchanted by the magical winter scenery. The wide network of winter hiking trails in the “Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau” offers a choice for every taste and every hiking level.
In addition, you can take an enjoyable break along the tours in numerous charming huts, inns and cafés to warm up and sample regional specialties. Winter hiking in the Wildschönau promises not only sporting activity, but also moments of enjoyment, tranquillity and amazement at the picturesque surroundings. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this charming high valley in the Kitzbühel Alps.

Our tour suggestions

In the Niederau region in the Wildschönau in Tyrol, you can expect a diverse selection of winter hiking trails to suit every level. Regardless of whether you are just starting out with hiking or are already experienced – you are guaranteed to find the perfect route for you in this region. To make sure you are well prepared for your vacation, we offer you an overview of various winter hiking tours in the region:

Difficulty: Easy

Roggenboden circular hike: An easy circular hike.

  • Length: 1.4 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 65 ↓ 65

  • Getting there: Take the bus to the bus stop Oberau Roggenboden

Schönanger-Kundlalm: Beautiful winter hike at the end of the valley.

  • Length: 2.2 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 127 ↓ 127

  • Getting there: With the Bummelbahn to the Schönangeralm

Niederau – Sonnberg – Franziskusweg: Wonderful circular hike in Niederau.

  • Length: 5.7 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 277 ↓ 277

  • Getting there: Take the bus to the bus stop Wildenbach Niederau

Difficulty: Medium

Mühltal – Bernau – Koglmoos: Quiet winter hiking trail to the Schatzbergbahn middle station.

  • Length: 5.3 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 510 ↓ 510

  • Getting there: By bus or Bummelbahn to the Mühltal Haflingerhof stop

Schönangerrunde: Winter hiking and tranquillity meet at the end of the valley.

  • Length: 6.4 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 130 ↓ 144

  • Getting there: Bummelbahn

Around the Deer Park: Winter hike from the Niederauer Auenweg to the Foisching snack station and further around the Deer Park.

  • Length: 6.5 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 253 ↓ 253

  • Getting there: Bummelbahn

These and other tours can also be found in the Wildschönau region’s tour portal.

Most popular tours for winter hiking

Winter hiking in the Wildschönau in Tyrol is extremely varied, as numerous hiking trails offer fascinating experiences, views and restaurants in winter. In particular, there are three tours of easy difficulty that are very popular with hikers:

Markbachjoch – Nordbergalm: This tour begins with a ride on the Markbachjochbahn to the Markbachjoch. From there, the hiking trail leads for 1900 meters on 15 altitude meters towards “Norbergalm”.

  • Length: 1.9 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 15 ↓ 15

  • Getting there: Markbachjochbahn Niederau

Foisching winter hike: The tour starts at the Hotel Staffler in Niederau, from where you take the Auenweg trail along the stream via the road to the Foisching snack station. From here you have a breathtaking view of Niederau and the Markbachjoch ski slopes. The trail continues along a wide forest path through the forest until a small wooden house called “Little Canada” appears in a clearing. After 242 meters in altitude, the hike leads past the game reserve on the way back and then past the “Jausenstation Foisching”, which invites you to stop for a bite to eat on its beautiful terrace. On your return to the village, take the winter hiking trail, which runs parallel to the cross-country ski trail, back to the starting point.

  • Length: 6.6 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 242 ↓ 242

  • Getting there: Parking lot Markbachjochbahn

Thierbacher Kogel: The leisurely hike around the Thierbacher Kogel starts in Thierbach at the church. Passing the Mooshof farm, you cross the road into the forest, where you can discover wooden animals behind snow-covered trees. The hiking trail meanders comfortably around the Kogel and ends after 5500 meters back at the starting point.

  • Length: 5.5 km

  • Altitude meters: ↑ 162 ↓ 164

  • Getting there: Ski bus from Auffach

Various alternatives to the conventional winter hike

Are you planning a winter hike for your vacation in Tyrol and want a change from the usual hiking routes? Here are some alternative options that will give you a unique winter experience in the Wildschönau:

  • Guided hiking tours: discover the snow-covered landscape of the Wildschönau in winter with our local guides, who not only know the most beautiful trails, but also share exciting insights and knowledge about the region. Our experienced hiking guides will accompany you on easy and moderately difficult tours to introduce you to nature as well as interesting stories and information about the region and its people. You can find guided hikes here.
  • Snowshoe hikes: If you enjoy hiking through freshly fallen and untouched fresh snow and want to experience nature in its purest form away from the groomed trails, then snowshoe hikes are just the thing for you. Hiking with snowshoes allows you to trudge through deep snow and discover the untouched winter landscape. Off the beaten track, you can immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the snow-covered forests and experience the magic of the wintry ambience. Tour suggestions for snowshoe hikes in the Wildschönau can be found here.
  • Night hikes: If you prefer to explore the diverse nature under the clear starry sky, you can also take part in fascinating night hikes in the region. On these unique tours, you will experience the silence of the night while the snow and darkness are illuminated by a clear sky. Guided by knowledgeable guides, you can be enchanted by the fascinating impressions of the nocturnal landscape. The night snowshoe hikes on offer can be found here.

Take advantage of the Wildschönau Card Winter and make the most of your vacation! This card offers numerous free inclusive benefits and services on site. These include guided winter and snowshoe hikes as well as free snowshoe rental including poles at Ski Margreiter, Sport Blachfelder and Sport Thaler. Experience all the amenities and benefits that the Wildschönau Card Winter has in store for you!

Maximum comfort in the Alpine Collection

At the Alpine Collection, we offer you numerous amenities for maximum comfort and a relaxing vacation during the winter months. After an exciting day of hiking in the snow, you can end the evening in the comfort of your apartment at our hotel. The contemporary alpine design harmonizes here with high-quality and luxurious furnishings, such as a first-class kitchen, your own wine fridge or the inviting fireplace “The Flame”. To do something good for your body, you can relax and unwind on our rooftop terrace. Lean back in the rooftop whirlpool or treat yourself to a visit to our panorama sauna while enjoying the impressive 180° panoramic view. Experience Austria and Tyrol at its most beautiful while winter hiking and spend a relaxing stay with us in the Wildschönau.
Book your vacation at the Alpine Collection. We look forward to welcoming you!

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