Summer in Zillertal
Hiking, cycling, swimming and more...
There are many reasons for the popularity of the Mayrhofen holiday region in the Zillertal. During the warm summer months and in spring and autumn, the countless hiking trails and mountain tours are at the forefront. Hundreds of huts and peaks await your visit and your personal summit victory. Do you prefer to get around on two wheels? Then the extensive and always well-signposted cycle paths are just right for an extended tour through the Zillertal. With the mountain bike you can also go on various off-road and downhill trails. Even more action? Canyoning, paragliding, flying fox and much more provide an adrenaline kick! However, those of a more leisurely nature prefer the local swimming pools, bathing lakes, amusement parks, festivals and events,...
You see... The possibilities are hard to put into words!
Action sports in summer
Hiking in the Zillertal
Enjoy the mountain air
Easy walks, medium-difficulty routes for a pleasant day, summit tours and even long-distance trails - the region around Mayrhofen makes the heart of many hiking enthusiast beat faster. With the Mayrhofen Mountain Lifts (Ahorn & Penken), the way up to more than 2,000 metres in altitude becomes a pleasure ride. Most of the mountain hiking trails start directly at the mountain station. From the Penken you could go even higher up to the Rastkogel at 2,700 metres altitude. The four-hour hike offers Alpine impressions worth seeing and fantastic high-altitude trails. The leisure mountain Ahorn also offers a wealth of hiking routes that can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Ahorn lake or the bird of prey show that takes place daily in summer.
Located south of Mayrhofen, the Zillertal Nature Park unfolds with almost 4,000 metre high peaks, 80 glaciers and a valuable cultural landscape. A popular tour leads around Mayrhofen. Together with the local nature park guides, you learn interesting facts about alpine nature, discover the protected Scheuling forest and enjoy the view of the Ziller gorge, the Tuxbach gorge and the Penken. Along the way, there are always tempting places to take a break an regain some strength. You should plan about three hours for such a free guided hike.
Journey of discovery
Explore the Zillertal Alps
Bike & Mountainbike
Cycling in the Zillertal
Asphalt, gravel and forest paths under your feet, while the fresh alpine air blows around your nose and the view reaches the three-thousand-metre peaks glistening on the horizon. Whether on a downhill, uphill or straight route: the Zillertal offers exciting experiences for cyclists and mountain bikers!
Would you like to get out into the great outdoors for a day, conquer the mountains and explore the valleys? Then the great Penkentour is one of the best options for cyclists and mountain bikers. The route starts directly in Mayrhofen and via Finkenberg and Astegg leads to the 2,094 metre high Penken. On the way, you cycle along the well-known Panorama Trail until you reach the Horberg Valley via gravel paths, Hippach and finally back to Mayrhofen. You should plan about 4.5 hours for this 41-kilometre route.
The Zillertal Cycle Path leads you through the valley in a relaxed way, always along the Ziller River and from Mayrhofen to Zell, Kaltenbach, Uderns and Schlitters. Due to its easy route profile, this cycle path is ideally suited for excursions with the family, which can be well combined with the adventure opportunities in the neighbouring towns.
About two hours of driving time, 20 kilometres and 800 metres of altitude to overcome: the tour to the Alpenrose Alm is made for beginners who want to get up close and personal with the mountains and also complete the route without any major problems. From Mayrhofen, the trail leads to the district of Pignellen and continues along the Ziller River. When the trail finally turns right, you have to start the ascend. For the most part, the way leads over gravel roads that are closed to public traffic. The destination, the Alpenrose Alm, awaits with a hearty hut snack and a magnificent view down to Mayrhofen.
Culture & Music
Genuine customs and beguiling sounds
Away from the mountains
Relaxation or rather sport
Much of the Zillertal revolves around activities in the mountains. However, the breathtaking landscape also offers a wide range of activities away from the mountains. The swimming pools in Mayrhofen, Hippach, Stumm and Fügen as well as the bathing lakes in Aschau, Stumm and Schlitters offer refreshment for all water enthusiasts. The leisure park in Mayrhofen has a wide range of sports fields (basketball, football, tennis, skate park, playground, running track, etc.). Throughout the year, festivals and events take place in Mayrhofen and the surrounding areas, where you can still experience real customs as well as traditional and also modern culture. Did you know that the Zillertal is also called the valley of music? A reference to the hundreds of music groups in this astonishing region. Where do these lines lead to? We'll keep it short: golf, shopping, culinary delights/restaurants, museums, steam train, thermal baths, spruce castle, reservoirs, subsidiary valleys, and much more.