Austria - a walker's paradise
Hiking in Zillertal in Tyrol
Visitors to Mayrhofen will experience a relaxing and extremely varied holiday. The Ziller Valley - extending between the Tux, Kitzbühl and Zillertal Alps - is one of the best hiking areas in Austria. Those wanting to go hiking in Tyrol are in just the right place. Visitors to Zillertal will find an impressive landscape, a lot of unspoilt countryside, fresh air and plenty of leisure activities.
In addition to hiking and mountaineering, holidaymakers can also explore the attractive surroundings by bicycle, take a leisurely ride by mountain cable car, or pursue one of the many other sports activities available.
Hiking Around Mayrhofen
Anyone deciding on a walking holiday in Tyrol will find a stunningly beautiful Alpine panorama with terrific, partly snow-capped mountain summits. Hikers and other active sportspeople regularly encounter crystal-clear mountain lakes and streams, healthy and varied forests, as well as many beautiful manmade attractions.
Anyone wanting to go walking in Tyrol is in the right place here in Zillertal. It extends between the Tux, Kitzbühl and Zillertal Alps and offers the best conditions for a holiday. Zillertal (Ziller Valley) takes its name from the River Ziller, which flows through the valley from north to south, flowing into the River Inn near Strass. There are, in total, more than 1000 kilometres of footpaths and hiking trails in Zillertal - 200 km of which are around Mayrhofen.
The choice ranges from very informative themed walks, wonderful hikes through Alpine meadows , taking you from mountain lodge to mountain lodge, to athletic summit tours - taking walkers to the top of one of the region's many 3000m peaks.
The highest mountain is 'Hochfeiler', which reaches a height of 3509 metres. It is easiest to climb via the so-called normal route that passes the Hochfeilerhütte mountain lodge, situated at an altitude of over 2,700 metres.
In summer, a total of eleven cable cars take hikers to the best starting points for a great tour. All footpaths and trails are well signed and go through very varied terrain.
Those who wish to can use the services of an experienced mountain guide, who will take holidaymakers to the best places in Zillertal and can provide a lot of interesting information about the countryside, the region and its people. Multi-day tours are also possible in Zillertal.
Our 4-star hotel in the centre of Mayrhofen can provide accommodation that includes traditional food and a comfortable bed.
Hiking in Zillertal is by no means all
Anyone wanting to spend a walking holiday in Austria has found just the right place in Tyrol and Zillertal. But hiking in Tyrol is by no means all. Those who want to can also explore the lovely area by mountain bike, do a rafting or canoe tour, go paragliding, riding or play a relaxing round of golf. Those wishing to go climbing can do so on one of the many steep rock faces or on a modern high ropes course. There are also many opportunities for swimming and bathing in Zillertal: and enjoyment is guaranteed with a journey by historic steam train. Celebrations in Zillertal are also common place.
"Zillertaler Gauder Fest", for example, is one of the oldest and largest festivals with traditional costume in the whole of Austria. Concerts and theatre performances also take place regularly in Zillertal. There are various mines and museums to be visited, as well as two planetariums and Swarovski Crystal Worlds, which has various underground chambers offering a lot of exciting things to discover.
A holiday in the centre of Mayrhofen
Anyone looking for attractive accommodation that provides a high level of comfort and excellent cuisine should come to Mayrhofen - to our Hotel "Neue Post". The four-star establishment offers its guests 100 well-appointed rooms, together with a large spa & wellness area with indoor pool. The hotel's own 'Postwirt' Restaurant serves a large range of both international and traditional local cuisine.
Mayrhofen itself is one of the most well-known tourist resorts in the whole of Austria and is located in the northern part of the Ziller Valley. Mayrhofen is an ideal starting point for hikers - many tours and the Zillertal Alps National Park are on the doorstep. The largest shuttle cable car in Austria - the 'Ahornbahn', which began operations in 2006 - starts it Mayrhofen. A wide selection of restaurants and shops complete the range of tourist services available in Mayrhofen.
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