Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime
Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

8 days

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Trek the stunning mountainsides from the Austrian Alps to the Italian Tre Cime

The Hiking Kitzbühel to Tre Cime tour is a self-guided hiking adventure that begins in the Kitzbüheler Alps and takes you all the way to the iconic Three Peaks in the Dolomites. Each day your luggage will be sent ahead to the next charming town or mountain village on your route so you can focus on enjoying every step of this beautiful hiking adventure.

During your hikes on this amazing itinerary, you’ll enjoy alpine valleys, meadows, and forests that are surrounded by stunning rocky peaks and glaciers. As you make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Dolomites, you’ll enjoy the amazing scenery and experience the area’s unique mountain culture. Although the highlight of the tour is the spectacular views of the GroBvenediger and Drei Zinnen (Tre Cime), you’ll have a hard time picking your favourite hike on this dreamy trip.

Highlights of the Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

Visit quaint mountain villages and hamlets like charming Aurach in Tyrol.
Experience the amazing scenery as you descend Resterhöhe by foot or by cable car.
Hike to Lange Alm and walk around the dramatic Drei Zinnen, or Tre Cime.
Immerse yourself in the mountainside culture by staying in local hotels and indulging in the amazing local delicacies.

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From $875USD
8 days
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Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

Hiking Kitzbüler to Three Peaks Itinerary

Day 1 Begin Your Tour in Kitzbühel

Today can be a travel day, or you can arrive early to spend the afternoon in Kitzbühel. Settle in a d acquaint yourself with the town.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kitzbühel
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Hike to Jochberg

This morning you’ll begin your first hike at the foot of the Kitzbüheler Südberge Mountain. You’ll walk by small farms and villages on your way to the Tyrolean village of Aurach. From here you’ll hike to Jochberg, where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jochberg
Distance: 4-5 hours, 600m of ascent, 426m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Mountain Hike to Resterhöhe

A shuttle will take you from your hotel to your starting point today. You’ll begin hiking up into the mountains and experience the tranquil alpine scenery each step of the way. Your path will lead you to the Trattenbachalm and the Hartkaserhöhe before you arrive at the border between Tyrol and Salzburg.

When you reach Resterhöhe you can choose to hike down or purchase a ticket on the Panoramabahn Kitzbüler Alpen II cable car. From the bottom, a bus will take you to Mittersill.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Mittersill
Distance: 5-6 hours, 790m of ascent, 800m of descent
Short route: 4-5 hours, 875m of ascent, 250m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Exploration around Matrei

Your day begins with a shuttle to Matreier Tauernhaus. You’ll have a few choices of routes to take to explore the area. First, you can walk from Lake Hintersee to cross over Felbertauern and to the St. Pöltener Hütte before returning to Matrei. Another option is to climb up to the Venedigerblick for tremendous glacial views of Großvenediger. Lastly, you can hike through the mountains to Innergschlöss in a roundtrip hike to Matreier Tauernhaus.

To reach Matrei, your final destination, you’ll take the public bus.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Matrei
Distance: 3-4 hours, 575m of ascent, 575m of descent
Alternate route 1: 5.5-6.5 hours, 1225m of ascent, 1025m of descent
Alternate route 2: 3 hours, 225m of ascent, 225m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Walk the Scenic Smuggler’s Route

Take the shuttle to Mariahilf to begin your hike through the forests to the mountain pastures and Gsieser Törl. Your path follows what was once a smuggler’s route that once ran between Italy and Austria. You’ll enjoy sweeping views that stretch to the Pragser Dolomites.

Since you’ll be walking between many mountain huts which all offer delicious local fare, be sure to stop for dumpling or a strudel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gsiesertal
Distance: 4.5-5.5 hours, 775m of ascent, 750m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

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.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Toblach
Distance: 3.5-6 hours, 475-825m of ascent, 450-800m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Final Hike Around the Tre Cime

To start your hike you’ll need to use your provided bus ticket on the public bus to reach Auronzo hut. Begin walking toward Lavaredohütte, and then head up to the Paternsattel. From here you are treated to stunning views up the dramatic north walls of the Drei Zinnen.

Follow the trail to Lange Alm and back to your starting point. If you want to finish your tour with a final challenge, take the path that climbs up from Rienzboden to the Lange Alm and walk around the spectacular Drei Zinnen before returning to Auronzo.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dobbiaco/Toblach
Distance: 3-4 hours, 350m of ascent, 350m of descent
Alternate route: 4.5-5.5 hours, 1025m of ascent, 125m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

After you’ve had breakfast you can begin your journey home or to your next destination. We can help book ahead to spend extra nights in Dobaccio if you’d like!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in Italy and Austria is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the number of people in a room.

The best time to visit the Dolomites for hiking is during the warm summer months of June, July, and August.

Private Self-Guided Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: the departures for this tour are only available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. In some cases, it’s available to arrange the departures on different weekdays for groups of 5 and more (please enquire).

Low season (from June 15th to July 12th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,095 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $875 USD per person

High season (from July 13th to September 11th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,225 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $995 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer comfortable rooms for you to rest in after your daily adventure.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Kitzbühel

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

Night 2

Hotel in Jochberg

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

Night 3

Hotel in Mittersill

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

Night 4

Hotel in Matrei

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

Night 5

Hotel in Gsiesertal ★★★

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Toblach/Dobbiaco

Stay at a comfortable 3-star hotel located along your route.

What’s Included in the Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Kitzbühel and after the tour in Toblach/Dobbiaco are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour as outlined in the itinerary, but this does not include transfers to and from the airport or the cable car ride from Resterhöhe.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned hiking route
  • Detailed documents, guides and trail maps
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas if required
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at the hotel
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Pre-booked shuttle that runs on Fridays from Dobbiaco to Kitzbühel (minimum of 4 people required)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiking Kitzbüler to Tre Cime

FunActive Tours operates adventure tours in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Thanks to the ideal
location of FunActive headquarters right in the Dolomites and branch offices in Venice Mestre and
Trieste, FunActive Tours can offer excellent walking and cycling tours not only in the mountains, but
also towards Austria, Slovenia, and Istria.

FunActive offers efficient, high-quality service to clients from all over the world, making it one of the
best choices for those seeking an experienced local provider. Attention is given down to the smallest
details, and the tours are designed to suit travellers of many abilities according to how adventurous
they wish to be. FunActive can find you an incredible tour regardless of age, skill level, or time of
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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour consists of daily mountain hikes up to 6 hours long each day. It is possible to shorten the hikes or miss the steeper climbs by using cable cars or public transportation. The trails are well-marked and are in good condition. You should be an active hiker to get the most out of this tour.

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