Kitzbüheler Alpen - Region Brixental

Holiday enjoyment for families, sports enthusiasts and connoisseurs:  The Brixental Valley with its three resorts Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf combines pure experiences of natures with individual offers in the heart of the Kitzbüheler Alps.

Real nature and customised holiday enjoyment: The Brixental Valley does not use artificial attractions to draw tourists – instead guests can personally decide how to spend their Summer holiday around the villages of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf.  In close contact with nature in the high Alpine mountainous landscapes, guests make their way in the direction of their choice:  while families visit the natural water paradise of Filzalm Lake or take part in the GOASberg Mystery Tour or even visit the Alpinolino Discovery Park, sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth on challenging mountaineering trips or an adrenaline rush on breath-taking mountain bike trails.  And then others enjoy almost effortless cycling tours through the magnificent mountain scenery – even more achievable through an extensive network of E-Bike hire facilities and charging stations in the world’s largest E-Bike region! The motto “Natur pur” (Pure Nature) is also very evident when guests drop-in to one of the many mountain huts:  as part of the “Brixentaler KochArt” initiative, restaurant and innkeepers work together with local farmers using local quality produce and traditional cooking methods – the result just melts in the mouth.

Golfing Holiday with a difference
Golfers in the Kitzbüheler Alpen don’t have it easy. After all, they are spoiled for choice. With 9 top golf courses within a radius of 50 km, the selection in the Alps is absolutely unique. What makes golfing even more attractive here is the variety of terrain, with every single course easily identifiable from another. The Kitzbüheler Alpen Westendorf Golf Course is located on the outskirts of the main tourist traffic routes. The 18-hole golf course, situated on Westendorf’s magnificent sunny plateau, opened in 2014. The most recent golf course in the region, with an overall length of 5,882 m (par 72), is characterized by its extremely quiet location and the Scandinavian flair. In the Spring of 2015, the championship golf course, which was embedded in the 64-hectare natural landscape, was awarded with a Four-Star Superior Award by the German Association for Golf Courses.

Natural Culinary Experience instead of Fast Food: Brixentaler KochArt
As hiking in fresh mountain air makes you hungry, numerous mountain hut hosts are ready for your visit.  Be it Kaiserschmarrn, Tiroler Gröstl or Kässpätzle – no one remains hungry on the trail. The basis is usually regional or local products.  As part of a culinary hike, businesses participating in the KochArt initiative have been exploring the culinary philosophy of a firm commitment and sustainability since 2008 and has now more than 20 member businesses. 

TVB Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixen im Thale - Kirchberg - Westendorf
Stephan Bannach
Tel. +43.57507.2000


The Hiking El Dorado - Brixental Valley
Hiking in the Brixental Valley is considered to be one of the nicest activities in Summer.  The landscape and panorama are indescribably beautiful and the choice so extensive that boredom will never be an issue.   Be it a one day or several day tour with Alpine mountain experiences and summit tours or a guided tour with experienced hiking guides, there’s a suitable level for everyone.  The Brixental Valley with its three resorts Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf has been awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval.  This award represents high standards of quality regarding hiking.  Many selected places of accommodation in the Brixental Valley also fulfil these high standards.

Bike-Paradise Brixental Valley -  no pain no gain but possible without the sweat
For mountain bikers the Kitzbüheler Alpen have long been regarded as one of the most attractive bike regions in the Alps - and this in the most accessible, convenient location.  Now, this treasure chest is open for all pleasure and leisure cyclists: The Brixental Valley is a pioneer in E-Bike tourism and establishes itself with a well thought-out infrastructure with rental and charging stations as the largest connected E-Bike region in the world! Starting at just €25 per day, guests can enjoy the dream scenery of the Wilder Kaiser, Kitzbüheler Horn and the Big Rettenstein on the so-called pedelecs with that sensational tailwind feeling.  Extreme bikers can still find their thrills on root riddled Single Trails and solitary ridgeways.  The network of cycle paths and mountain-bike routes cumulates to a total of 812 kilometres and 32,296 metres of altitude in the Kitzbüheler Alpen.  In the Bike Academy in Kirchberg, Austria’s first mountain-bike school, hobby cyclists can perfect their skills under professional conditions.  Technique training in the on-site Bike Park is first on the programme before proceeding to trails of various levels of difficulty with experienced guides such as the former national team coach, Kurt Exenberger!

Children – Mountain Adventure Worlds
In the mountain world Wilder Kaiser-Brixental the path is the destination! Many different mountain worlds make hiking for children an unforgettable experience.

In the mountain adventure park "Alpinolino" in Westendorf, families discover an Alpine world in small format. In mystery hunts and exploratory tours, old and young explorers experience interesting and curious facts about flora and fauna in the mountains. Different stations such as the marmot observation tower, the puzzle spinning game or the guessing station fascinate not only the children.  A giant eye that turns everything upside down and a mystical water giant, which mysteriously ascends from the Filzalm Lake, young and old can discover the magical power of the water.  Surrounding the lake is an Alpine landscape, where there are lots to be discovered and explored such as the biotop natural pond nearby. Onwards to the animals on the “GoasBerg Mystery Tour” in Kirchberg.  A beautiful yet not too difficult hiking trail, and therefore ideal for children, leads along Kirchberg’s Gaisberg mountain. Following an “animal mystery tour” learn all about the Kitzbüheler Alpen’s varied and original mountain and forest landscapes close up.