Kitzbüheler Alps to Dolomites

Central Austria Austria: (ZZ-HKASFA01)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/hiking_austria_three_peaks.aspx

Introduction
Central Austria Austria
This hiking holiday brings you over the Kitzbüheler Alps into the Hohe Tauern National Park with its glacially shaped valleys and extraordinary floral diversity. Then, you will notice that the landscape around you is getting rougher, with steeper cliffs... In the distance, the iron-covered summits of the three-thousanders and ever closer peaks of the Dolomites come nearer and nearer. Via the Gsieser Törl you finally cross from Austria to Italy. Past lush alpine meadows and huts, you descend into the Gsiesertal valley. Stately courtyards with sun-drenched balconies seem to be scattered randomly over the flower and herb meadows. The stage destination is not far away and another highlight awaits you at the end of the tour: the Three Peaks, located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hike runs along marked mountain and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone with a good basic condition. Climbing skills are not necessary. Larger climbs are overcome by cable car and it is possible to shorten the stages by using public transport and/or taxi.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of guesthouses and 3 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Kitzbühel
Individual arrival at the hotel in Kitzbühel.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Kitzbühel


Day 2: Kitzbühel to Jochberg
Starting from Kitzbühel, you walk comfortably below the Kitzbüheler Südberge. You will pass small villages and rustic farms with wonderful floral decorations. The village character of Aurach in Tyrol, the various hamlets and settlements and the wonderful location at the foot of the Kitzbüheler Südberge make Aurach special. It is not for nothing that the great Kitzbüheler artist and painter Alfons Walde has chosen the church and the small village square of Aurach as motifs again and again, thus helping them to achieve worldwide fame.
Ascent: approx. 540 m / descent: approx. 380 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Variant Hahnenkamm: ascent approx. 680m, descent approx. 1.110m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Jochberg


Day 3: Gauxjoch to Hartkaserhöhe
A shuttle will take you to the starting point of your trip. Passing through lush alpine pastures below the valley heights, you will continue to hike up into the beautiful mountains. Enjoy the tranquility and the flora and fauna. Via the Gauxjoch you reach the Trattenbachalm and the Hartkaserhöhe. Along the hilltop runs the border between the two provinces of Tyrol and Salzburg. If you want to avoid the descent from the Resterhöhe, you can use the Panoramabahn Kitzbühler Alpen II to shorten some altitude (not included in the price). A bus will then take you to Mittersill.
Option 1: ascent: approx. 820 m / descent: approx. 800 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Option 2: ascent: approx. 820 m / descent: approx. 250 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Mittersill


Day 4: Tauernhaus Loop
In the morning transfer from Mittersill to the Matreier Tauernhaus. If you like, you can also walk from lake Hintersee over the Felbertauern and the St. Pöltener Hütte to the Matreier Tauernhaus.
At first, the trail climbs steadily through meadows and larch forests to the Venedigerblick. At the highest point you have a wonderful view of the glacier world of the Großvenediger. Over a well signposted hiking trail, the Großvenediger and the surrounding mountains always in view, you hike in the direction of Innergschlöss and over the beautiful alpine pastures back to the Matreier Tauernhaus. From there you can get to Matrei by public transport.
Option 1: ascent: approx. 650 m / descent: approx. 650 m / approx. 4-5 hours (via Innergschlöß)
Option 2: ascent: approx. 1240 m / descent: approx. 1040 m / approx. 6-7 hours (via Hintersee & St. Pöltener Hütte)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Matrei


Day 5: Mariahilf to Gsiesertal 
You start the day with a bus ride to Mariahilf. Over shady forest paths you go higher and higher up to the first alpine pastures and the Gsieser Törl around which many old smuggler stories rank. This used to be a smuggler route between Italy and Austria, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. The view sweeps over the valley to the Pragser Dolomites. On your way to the contemplative Gsiesertal, one hut joins the next: Oberberg-, Kradorferalm or Messnerhütte to name just a few. Almost everywhere the local food is amazing. The many traditional dishes are simply too tempting to resist: bacon dumplings on cabbage, cheese dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn, apple strudel ...
Ascent: approx. 780 m / descent: approx. 740 m / approx. 4.5-5.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Gsiesertal


Day 6: Gsiesertal – Frondeign - Wahlen– Toblach
The tour leads further and further south and the Dolomites are only a stone‘s throw away. From the Gsiesertal valley, the trail climbs steadily and comfortably to the crossing of Frondeign. The hike is mostly in the shady forest.
If you prefer, you can take the more athletic option towards the "Schuieralm“. The path winds its way down to Wahlen. The valley widens and offers a view of the Neunerkofel, Haunold, Dürrenstein and the Höhlenstein valley.
Option 1: ascent approx. 470 m / descent: approx. 440 m / approx. 3-4 hours
Option 2: ascent approx. 850 m / descent: approx. 810 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Toblach


Day 7: Three Peaks Loop
You get to the Auronzo Hut by public transport (ticket not included). Along the south side of the Three Peaks you first hike towards Lavaredo Hut and then up to the Paternsattel (at 2.454m above sea level) where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the 500m high north faces of the Three Peaks. Here the beautiful northern part of the hike begins with the typical image of the Three Peaks. Along a hiking trail you then join the Lange Alm and past the west side back you get to the starting point.
If you want to have a more sporty day you can take the bus to the Three Peaks View and from there climb up to the Lange Alm, go round the Three Peaks and take the bus back from the Auronzo Hut to Dobbiaco (ticket not included).
Option 1: ascent: approx. 1025 m / descent: approx. 125 m / approx. 4.5-5.5 hours
Option 2: ascent: approx. 350 m / descent: approx. 350 m / approx. 3-4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Dobbiaco/Villabassa


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Kitzbüheler Alps to Dolomites

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Luggage transfers, Transfers according to program, Tour information package (maps, route description...), Video briefing, Navigation app & Telephone hotline.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20248 day self-guided tour - High€920$1010
  • B
    20248 day self-guided tour - Low€830$915
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.1

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2024 Shuttle transfer from Dobbiaco to Kitzbühel every Saturday and Sunday, pp (min 4 pax) 80 $80
2024 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0
2024 Single supplement 230 $255

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2024 06/19 - 06/26 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/22 - 06/29 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/23 - 06/30 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/26 - 07/03 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/29 - 07/06 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/30 - 07/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 07/03 - 07/10 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 07/06 - 07/13 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 07/07 - 07/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/10 - 07/17 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/13 - 07/20 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/14 - 07/21 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/17 - 07/24 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/20 - 07/27 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/21 - 07/28 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/24 - 07/31 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 07/27 - 08/03 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/28 - 08/04 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/31 - 08/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/03 - 08/10 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/04 - 08/11 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/07 - 08/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/10 - 08/17 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/11 - 08/18 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/21 - 08/28 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/24 - 08/31 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/25 - 09/01 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/28 - 09/04 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/31 - 09/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/01 - 09/08 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/04 - 09/11 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/07 - 09/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/08 - 09/15 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/11 - 09/18 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Other Info
Meeting: Kitzbühel
Airport: Innsbruck or Salzburg
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Jochberg area

Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

40

39

43

49

59

64

68

66

60

56

46

41

Average Low Temperature (°F)

31

30

33

40

48

53

56

56

50

46

37

32

Average High Temperature (°C)

5

4

6

9

15

18

20

19

16

13

8

5

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-1

-1

1

4

9

12

14

13

10

8

3

0

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

10

9

12

11

13

15

14

14

11

9

10

11

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Due to its proximity to the Sea, southern Austria benefits from a Mediterranean influence allowing for a relative mild climate. The region is known to be quite rainy but it never lasts for too long.
Keep in mind that in the mountains, the weather can change quickly!

What To Bring:
Equipment list

Documents
• Validpassport or ID card
• Money, Cheques and/or credit card
• International travel health insurance certificate

Hiking equipment
• Backpack
• Small backpack pharmacy
• Hiking poles (depending on taste)
• Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
• Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
• Food (eg bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
• Handkerchiefs
• Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
• Mobile phone and charger
• Sunglasses

Clothing
• Hiking shoes
• Functional sports underwear
• T-Shirts
• Scarf (if required)
• Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
• Jacket (Windstopper)
• Shorts
• Hiking socks
• Raincover
• Warm clothing
• Towel
• Toiletry