From September to October, autumn gradually takes hold of the mountain landscape. The cattle are driven down from the alpine pastures in festive processions to graze on the Zillertal valley pastures, now green and lush with many different grasses and herbs which produce the nourishing hay milk.
In autumn, the days are no longer oppressively hot, the nights are cool and fresh and the sun still shines with summer radiance, illuminating the fascinating natural landscape in rich colours.
Leave everyday life further behind with each step you take, find your own rhythm and enjoy the magnificent natural landscape of the Zillertal and Tux Alps at your own pace.
Whether on a leisurely ride with the family or speeding along as a pro, 1,200 kilometres of bike routes offer something to delight all cycling enthusiasts.
Zillertal is a top destination for golfers and offers an 18-hole championship course in Uderns amidst wonderful alpine scenery.
The Hintertux Glacier offers a varied range of activities for young and old between 1,500m and 3,250m above sea level, 365 days a year!
The air is crystal clear and views are a seemingly infinite, as the generally stable weather conditions allow for optimum visibility. Thanks to Hintertux Glacier skiing is also possible in autumn, and this adventure can be combined with a variety of other activities, such as a round of golf culminating in spa treatments and culinary delights.
Whether hiking, biking, climbing or simply relaxing – everywhere you turn, Zillertal’s spectacular mountain scenery offers you unique sights for memories that will last a lifetime. Unique hot spots await your discovery round every corner in Zillertal. After all, when the region is ablaze with summer, the magnificent natural scenery blossoms into life!
Hikers in autumn will be rewarded with magical natural scenery and autumn leaves in fantastic colours. The air is crystal clear, making views seem infinite. Zillertal is one of the world’s most diverse hiking destinations. You can take a leisurely walk along the wide, sunny valley floor, enjoy one of the many theme hikes, take an easy climb up to the next alpine meadow, or work off excess energy on a challenging mountain hike in one of the wild, romantic side valleys. Most of the 1,400 kilometres of hiking trails are still passable in autumn and unforgettable alpine adventures are guaranteed.
This sunrise hike takes you up to the Gedrechter summit cross with its gigantic view. Let yourself be enchanted!
The Zittauer Hütte is located at the end of the Wildgerlos Valley. The Wildgerlos lake and the glacier world of the Wildgerlos lake stretch out there.
Here you take a trip to Italy, because the Pfitscherjochhaus is in Italy. A hike full of history and wonderful views.
A beautiful hike through the Tux valley. The Bichlalm snack station tempts you with Zillertal delicacies and a magnificent panoramic view.
Anyone who has ever explored Zillertal from the saddle knows that there are few more spectacular places in the world for cycling and mountainbiking, who are rewarded with unforgettable panoramic views in crystal clear mountain air. Comfortable temperatures supply fresh energy for each new bike tour – in the mountains, in one of the side valleys, or on the comfortable valley floor.
The Zillertal cycle route stretches from Strass to Mayrhofen and can also be covered at any time with the Zillertal Railway for the way home.
The single trails in Zell and Gerlos offer the very best of fun for adventure-hungry bikers. The trails are suitable for beginners, but also present an exciting challenge for experienced bikers. Numerous serpentines, North Shore elements and pump tracks demand a certain degree of skill.
Anyone who takes on the challenge of the Zillertaler Höhenstraße high road on a racing bike at the entrance of Zillertal realizes: The breathtaking panorama makes each push of the pedals worthwhile.
Start at an altitude of 1,300 m in Tux-Lanersbach. The route first follows the forest road, but soon crosses an old bridle path which you must follow until the view clears and the Junsberg, Madseitberg and Grübelspitze peaks become visible on the other side of the valley. After reaching the Höllensteinhütte, go on towards Grieralm and then take the forest road back to Juns, or on to Tux-Lanersbach.
Some of Austria's most beautiful alpine and scenic roads can be found in Zillertal. The Zillertaler Höhenstraße, the Gerlos Alpenstraße, the Schlegeis Alpenstraße, the Alpenstraße Zillergrund and the Alpenstraße Stilluptal all offer a marvellous panoramic vista and a wonderful driving experience – by car, motor cycle or regular bus.
People who take active holidays in Zillertal and enjoy hikes or mountain bike rides spend a lot of time in the fresh mountain air – and are sure to work up quite an appetite! The produce from the long alpine summer is freshly prepared and served as Zillertal specialities in the many mountain restaurants. A stop-off at one of these is an opportunity to enjoy the last warm rays of summer sun amidst magnificent mountain scenery.
Welcome to Zillertal! Where sun, snow and well-being become the meaning of life and where great freedom tempts you to let go.
Award-winning traditional inn, toque-holding restaurants, romantic lodges and stylish mountain restaurants guarantee unique taste experiences.
Find the right accommodation for your perfect winter holiday in Zillertal – from cosy private rooms to luxury five-star hotels.
Zillertal is located in the west of Austria and is the widest of the side valleys on the south side of the Inntal Valley. Get to Zillertal safely and comfortably.