Zillertal in Summer
The sun is shining in a sparkling clear sky and the alpine pastures are lush with green. Zillertal is ablaze with summer, and the magnificent natural scenery blossoms into life. But this is not all: if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Zillertal will enchant you with a world which will open up your eyes and gladden your heart. A world full of authentic pleasures, unadulterated experiences and breathtaking moments – each of which is unforgettable in itself.
Do you want to go for a walk in the valley, take a challenging excursion to the wildest corners of the nature reserve, or maybe get closer to the summit of one of Zillertal’s numerous mountains by taking one of our summer cable cars? Zillertal guarantees satisfaction for every guest: action or seclusion, culinary delicacies, alpine enjoyment, fun for children, exciting adventures, hiking, biking, climbing – even golf, or perhaps a summer excursion to the glacier? This and much more is just waiting for you in Zillertal.
From 30 May to 4 October 2020, the Zillertal Activcard is your key to exceptional mountain experiences, selected nature highlights, wonderful culinary worlds and any amount of fun for children. Ten ultra-modern summer cable cars will comfortably whisk you to the starting points for remarkable hiking experiences and adventures.
Adventure paradise in summer
Whether you want to hike, bike, climb or simply enjoy yourself – if you want to experience an unforgettable summer with a backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery, then Zillertal is just the right place for you! No matter which of the four regions you choose – Fügen-Kaltenbach, Zell-Gerlos, Mayrhofen-Hippach or Tux-Finkenberg – you will always experience the warm hospitality which reflects the essence of Zillertal: authentic and unforgettable.
Summer hike tips
The unique alpine world of Zillertal is loved by hiking enthusiasts, passionate mountaineers and summiteers alike. Zillertal offers sustainable mountain adventures for everybody at altitudes of between 500 and 3,500 metres. 1,400 kilometres of hiking routes at all levels of difficulty, 30 adventure paths and nature trails for young and old alike, music hikes and challenging themed trails are characteristic of this valley and its diversity of experiences.
A paradise for bike enthusiasts.
Zillertal gets mountain bikers' pulses racing! The unparalleled countryside with its wide valley floor, blooming mountain pastures and magnificent panorama of various three thousand metre peaks provide the best conditions for exploring the Zillertal valley by bike.
With over 1,200 km of mountain biking trails, the Zillertal valley has been crowned the best biking region in Austria and justifiably so. Mountain bikers can find dream paths to suit every taste, from the valley floor and wide Alpine paths to spectacular trails with challenging differences in altitude. What's more, hikers and mountain bikers rarely cross paths on the extensive trail network. Then, there's the ideal altitude: from 1,000 metres, the air is pollen-free and the slightly reduced oxygen content stimulates the entire body. "Train high, sleep low", in other words, train in the mountains and sleep in the valley, is an approach that guarantees the best training performance and means that you're sure to come away feeling invigorated, even for your day job too.
Zillertal Alpine Autumn
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.
The air is crystal clear and views are a seemingly infinite, as the generally stable weather conditions allow for optimum visibility. Thanks to the year-round skiing area on the Hintertux Glacier, skiing is 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.