Nestled in the midst of magnificent natural landscapes betwixt lush green meadows and imposing peaks, the region offers a diverse selection of leisure activities: 532 kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails, first-class bouldering and climbing areas as well as via ferrata routes, 40 designated bike routes, four breathtaking tributary valleys and the 422 km² Zillertal Alps Nature Park. Not to mention the wonderful mountain attractions united under the Mountopolis brand umbrella. A mountain summer filled with amazing contrasts, ones you just can’t get enough of.
Hiking: from easy to challenging
Classic hiking and mountaineering, but also long-distance hiking, which is becoming increasingly popular, are among the main activities offered by Zillertal mountain summers, be it to inviting alpine farms or peaks with stunning views, following in the footsteps of mountaineering legend Peter Habeler, or on a guided hike in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. The Berlin High Trail is famous far beyond the provincial borders. It takes seven days to conquer this demanding long-distance hike of 70 kilometres encompassing 6,700 metres in elevation difference. The eponymous Berlin Hut is a listed masterpiece from the 19th century and bears witness to the pioneering days of alpinism.
NEW: Stillup Waterfall Trail
Stillup Waterfall Trail is a very special project. The hiking trail is being constructed in several phases. The first section, between the head of Stillup reservoir and the Grüne Wand Hut, was started in 2021. This year, the trail will be extended from the base of the dam to the dam wall. This new adventure trail repeatedly traverses romantic mountain streams, leads past picturesque alpine pastures and offers a new and refreshing perspective on the beauty of the Stillup Valley.
Climbing: from via ferrata to bouldering walls
The climbing mecca around the mountaineering village of Ginzling is a magnet for sports enthusiasts wanting to test their limits on the rock. The first-class "Ewige Jagdböden” climbing garden, imposing "Kaseler Alm" bouldering rocks and demanding "Nasenwand" Nature Park via ferrata are particularly popular. Moreover, the versatile range of climbing facilities is complemented by alternative via ferrata routes in the region in varying degrees of difficulty.
Biking: from leisurely to action-packed
The 800 km well-developed cycling network throughout the entire Zillertal Valley offers a variety of cycling tours for every level of ability. Those wanting to climb the mountain by bike can do so, for example, along the Altitude Guzzler Tour on Mount Penken. The more leisurely inclined can ease the ascent by catching a gondola and start their bike tour from the top lift station.
The range of "Bike & Hike Tours” is quite unique in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. The long tributary valleys are virtually predestined for this combination of bike and hiking tours. Longer distances seem shorter by bike, before the time saved can be used to hike to a higher mountain hut or summit. As a special service, the holiday region has set up its own bike parking spaces, which allow you to park your bikes safely.
NEW - Welcome the Mountopolis
Ready for fun, action and memorable moments? You will find it all and more at MOUNTOPOLIS, the new Mayrhofner Bergbahnen World of Adventure. Derived from MOUNTain and metrOPOLIS, the new brand represents the sheer diversity offered by Mounts Ahorn & Penken. The duo has much to offer. Here, adventure lovers and those seeking the essential pleasures of rest and relaxation are equally well catered for with varied opportunities for being active in the fresh mountain air, right in the heart of the alpine setting of the Zillertal Valley.
Events: from musical to sporting
Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region is famed for its numerous musical events that thrill guests from near and afar. A large number of events are again planned for summer 2022, which will be held in compliance with prevailing regulations, together with comprehensive safety concepts. The popular brass music festival, Blechlawine2.0, will kick things off, followed by finer music highlights such as "Hooo Ruck am Berg" with veteran Erwin Aschenwald and his group "Die Mayrhofner". Moreover, the customary open-air concerts and a colourful entertainment programme are planned for the many outdoor restaurants and cafés.
NEW: Zillertal Harvest Festival
In September, the new "Zillertaler Bauernherbst - Zillertal Harvest Festival” event series celebrates its premiere. The innovative concept of the Zillertal Farmers' Autumn is based on four aspects: agriculture, gastronomy, music and handicrafts are presented together by local farmers, restaurateurs and the Mayrhofen-Hippach Tourism Association.
Regional specialities are just as much the focal point, as old customs and authentic Zillertal music. The detailed programme can be found under www.mayrhofen.at/bauernherbst
As in previous years, Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region is a magnet for running enthusiasts. Running events provide yet more incentive to visit Mayrhofen-Hippach this summer. The season kicks off with the Schlegeis3000 Skyrace mountains runs, followed by the traditional Steinbock march and run. The running season culminates with the fourth edition of the Ultrak Mayrhofen Zillertal in September.
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