zillertal in summer

The magnificent natural landscape of the Zillertal offers you an exciting yet relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let yourself be swept away into another world. Open your eyes and your heart to impressions and moments that you will certainly never forget.

the perfect companion for your summer vacation

The Zillertal Activcard

The Activcard is your “key to extraordinary experiences” and offers benefits from May to October.

  • 1 ascent and descent daily with 1 of 10 mountain railways or cable cars
  • Free admission to all 6 outdoor swimming pools
  • Free use of most public transport
  • At least 10% discount with many advantage partners

There are also special family cards and discounts for children.

Hikes through forests and valleys

In the footsteps of nature

Movement in harmony with the rhythm of nature. That is what hiking through the Zillertal mountains feels like. Signposted hiking routes everywhere are waiting to be discovered by you. What are you waiting for?

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Ried-Schlagalm – Hochfügen

From the village center of Ried, the trail leads up to the Schlagalm, then on to the Kegelalm and the Quellenweg to Hochfügen. The rustic Huberwinkelalm in Hochfügen is a great choice for a refreshment. The difficulty category of the route is ranked medium with a walking time of 5 hours and a distance of 13.6 km (8.5 miles).

Gmundner Alm

The route to the Gmundner Alm starts from the Almluft Inn on the Gattererberg. It runs on a forest path across numerous meadows to the Hochstadlalm. From there it continues through the forest and across alpine meadows to the Gmundner Hütte at 1,666 meters (5,466 ft) above sea level. The walking time is about 3 hours, and the route stretches over 9.8 km (6 miles).

Spieljoch – Geolsalm – Gartalm circular hike

This beautiful circular hike starts at the mountain station of the Spieljochbahn. The route leads you over wide paths to the Spieljoch summit cross, on to the Geolsalm, and then uphill to the Gartalm Hochleger. This route is also categorized as moderately difficult, with a distance of 7.3 km (4.5 miles) and an estimated walking time of 2:30 hours.

Olperer Hütte

One of the most famous and most photographed places in the Zillertal is the Olperer Hütte mountain hut and the suspension bridge above it. Leave your car and take the comfortable hiking bus, which departs directly opposite the hin&weg. It goes all the way to the Schlegeis reservoir. From there, a 3-hour hike leads up to the hut. At the top you can enjoy the unique panorama and scrumptious hut delicacies.

Upon request, we are happy to offer you a mountaineer’s breakfast, so that you can get to the mountains as early as possible. We are also available for additional hiking tips at any time.

Freedom on two wheels

Cycling in the Zillertal

In the middle of the wonderful natural landscape of the Zillertal you will find more than 1,300 km (800 miles) of bike trails. No matter if you are on the road with a mountain bike, an e-bike or a road bike, you are sure to find the right tour here.

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Zillertaler Höhenstraße alpine road

This route is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria. There are a total of 5 ascents. The first one is directly at our place in Ried and leads you up to the highest point, 2,010 m (6,595 ft) above sea level. At a total distance of 52.9 km (33 miles), the Höhenstraße is one of the more difficult routes.

Fügen – Finsinggrund – Gartalm

Between Fügen and Uderns is the entrance to the Finsinggrund. From there, head southwest through steep and shady forests up to the Gartalm.

Zillertal bike trail

For those who prefer to take it easier, the Zillertalradweg is the ideal choice. The tour leads from Mayrhofen along the Ziller river to Strass. But the tour does not have to end here. If you have enough energy left, you can continue to follow the circular path, either toward Schwaz or in the direction of Kufstein.

Summer, sun, water fun

This is how you turn your vacation into a highlight

When it gets too hot for hiking and biking, the outdoor pools and lakes provide the necessary cooling. Dive into the cool water and just let yourself drift.

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Zillertal Fügen outdoor adventure pool

Two water slides, a lazy river, and a total of 1,700 sqm (18,300 sq.ft.) of water await you in the outdoor adventure pool in Fügen. Get the right amount of relaxation and sun on the spacious sunbathing lawn. Clear your head and start enjoying your time off.

5 minutes from hin&weg

Zell amusement park

The outdoor pool in Zell features a large sports pool, rapids, two large slides, a 10,000 sqm (2.5 acres) sunbathing area and a small swimming pool café for a quick refreshment.

15 minutes from hin&weg

Fichtensee lake on the Rosenalm

The Fichtensee is a true paradise and invites you to boat, swim, and relax. You can also rent a paddle board on site and paddle leisurely across the lake. For the younger guests, the exciting Fichtenschloss adventure world is right next door.

35 minutes from hin&weg

Schlitterer Lake

The Schlitterer lake is one of the most popular destinations for our guests. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and people seeking tranquility. It also offers plenty of areas for relaxed sunbathing.

10 minutes from hin&weg

Achensee lake

If you feel like taking a short day trip, we would like to recommend the nearby Achensee. In addition to a spectacular panorama, it offers numerous water sports opportunities. From swimming to sailing and kite surfing to diving – almost everything is possible.

30 minutes from hin&weg

Reintalersee lake

The Reintalersee in the Alpbachtal is a wonderful swimming lake surrounded by forest. Sunbathing lawns, a playground, and boat rental ensure a fun-filled vacation day.

25 minutes from hin&weg

Adventurous water fun

If all this is too tame for you, we recommend reaching out to the professionals of the Aktivzentrum Zillertal. The trained guides will take you on exciting adventures in rafting, canyoning, or river boarding.

Rocky adventures

Discover the climbing adventures of Kletterwelt Zillertal!

Via ferratas lead you along spectacular walls and offer fantastic views. In several via ferratas and climbing gardens of the Zillertal you can put your strength and coordination to the test at every level of difficulty.

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Talbach via ferrata

After an ascent of about 10 minutes, a one-hour climbing experience of difficulty levels A-D/E awaits you. The via ferrata leads directly along the Talbach waterfall with two rope bridges as highlights.

15 minutes from hin&weg

Zimmereben via ferrata

In Mayrhofen, a great challenge awaits those who have already gained some climbing experience. The Zimmereben via ferrata is classified as difficult, because it includes some overhanging sections and challenging passages. But the view makes it all worthwhile.

15 minutes from hin&weg

Ginzling Forest bouldering area

This is the oldest bouldering area in the Zillertal. Many boulder blocks with different difficulties and challenges are waiting for you.

30 minutes from hin&weg

Hochseilgarten Zillertal high-ropes course adventure park

The spectacular nature adventure park is located less than 2 km (1.2 miles) from hin&weg. Experience 7 different courses for different ages. They are located between 2 and 35 meters (6–115 ft) above the ground. A few flying foxes with different lengths are also integrated into the courses.

4 minutes from hin&weg