Summer Highlights in the Zillertal

Sportive activities, exciting leisure fun, eventful family programme, marvellous mountain panorama, and impressive nature - paradisical surprises as far as the eye can see! That is the Zillertal Arena, which encompasses the villages Zell and Gerlos in the Tyrolean Ziller Valley as well as the villages Wald/Königsleiten and Krimml in the adjacent Pinzgau district in Salzburg.

Make yourself fit for everday life and enjoy the countless possibilities for individual relaxation and sports.

The flexible holiday programme "Hiking Light" is a particularly attractive, varied, and family-friendly concept: "BergAktiv" ("Active Mountain") is the name of the vitality programm for people of all ages, for beginners and pros, for athletes as well as for relaxed nature lovers. "GenussAktiv" ("Active Enjoyment") is directed specifically at all human senses and enables you to experience the mountains in an easly and relaxed way.

The climbing trail across the Gerlossteinwand provides mountaineering highlights. 

Via Verrata "Talbach" in proximity (about 5 min. walk) for families with children and for beginners (various sectors!).

In particular, people in the Zillertal Arena have paid special attention to the desires of our "little guests". There are exciting and varied children's programmes in Zell and Gerlos. The Leisure Park Zell and the Arena Coaster - the first Alpine coaster in the Zillertal - provide an extra portion of fun.

In adddition, the numerous festivals and events with performances by popular Zillertal music bands provide a very special atmosphere.

Welcome to the Zillertal Arena – play, fun, sport, and variety for the entire family!

Come and explore a magic realm of discovery – on the Rosenalm in Zell am Ziller. Every childhood is a time of wonder and enchantment. In the Spruce Tree Castle children and their families, together with the little Spruce Sprites, can discover that magic again. A long, long time ago the busy little Spruce Sprites came to the Rosenalm pastures and set to work to create a grand castle and grounds for the Prince and his wife, who planned to come and live in the mountains. Guests, both children and ‘kids at heart’, can now enjoy a world of fun and adventure clambering on the climbing tower, sliding down the tower chute and ‘working’ in the crane tower. The breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains is best enjoyed from the 18 metre-high viewing tower. In addition to a vast water-play area and an adventure playground, budding little builders can carry on the work of the Spruce Sprites in the builders’ hut and crane. There are also numerous idyllic spots in which to rest, relax and unwind, making a summer holiday in the Zillertal Arena even more enjoyable!

Hiking - Cable Cars - Genuss Aktiv

Hiking in the Zillertal Arena

Zell im Zillertal, Gerlos, Königsleiten/Wald and Krimml/Hochkrimml – these four holiday resorts connect the Zillertal Alps with Salzburg’s Pinzgau region along a 400 kilometre-long network of hiking trails. Up hill and down dale, from gentle hikes to challenging alpine tours, the routes let you explore Austria’s fascinating mountain scenery in all its abundant variety. True mountain enthusiasts appreciate what the Zillertal Arena has to offer: pristine natural beauty, rustic mountain huts and a well-earned rest away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Special in the Schwarzachtal, Wimmertal, Schönachtal, Wildgerlostal, Krummbachtal and the Krimmler Achental: in each of these valleys, the hiker awaits a cozy, cultivated alp pasture after about an hour's walk.

Hiking for Kids

The FUNty HIKING PASS for kids with special hikes for young adventurers, great tips and hints, hiking diary and more is just fun!

These Cable Cars are open in Summer:

  • Spieljochbahn, Fügen
  • Rosenalmbahn, Zell
  • Gerlossteinbahn, Zell
  • Isskogelbahn, Gerlos
  • Königsleiten Bergbahnen, Königsleiten
  • Penkenbahn, Mayrhofen
  • Ahornbahn, Mayrhofen
  • Finkenberger Almbahnen, Finkenberg
  • Eggalmbahnen, Lanersbach
  • Hintertuxer Gletscherbahn, Hintertux

> interactive Hiding Map is opening here

Active Program (EXTRA FEE):

  • Huntingbow workshop
  • Special herb hiking tour
  • Visit of huntingbow Parcour and Waterfall Talbach
  • Bag Jump - Are you ready?
  • Hiking tour to the Summit of Gerlosstein
  • Visit of the local Museum of Tradition and Culture in Zell
  • Comfortable boat trip on the Ziller river - An adventure for the whole family (no rafting!)
  • Rafting tour on the Ziller river
  • Tube canoe tour on the Ziller river
  • Tandem Flights, even for children of 4 years!
  • Soft-Canyoning for the whole family!
  • Golfing in the Zillertal valley
  • MONSTER-scooter tour
  • Taster climbing day (in the ice or rocks)
  • Classical glacier tours
  • and so on and so on ... Please ask!

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Bike Arena

For many it's become the ultimate holiday experience: to reach new heights on the bike and experience the adventure on routed forest trails and special nature trails. Enjoying the forest, the mountain, all of nature, in a very individual way - everybody according to their own speed, uphill with dedication and power, downhill with passion.

Maybe it is exciting mountain biking that makes your heart beat faster, or perhaps you prefer quiet, flat trails on the valley bottom - there are nearly no limits to your desire for action, sport, and nature. After all, the Zillertal Arena lives up to its other name, "Bike Arena"! Over 232 km of mountain-bike trails of all difficulty levels invite you to have fun on the bike. 


Link opens in a new window

  • The "Bike Ticket Zell-Gerlos" includes an ascent in Zell and a descent in Gerlos, or vice versa.

  • Free bike transport by cable car up to 1,800 m altitude, so you can "cruise" above the clouds!

  • Bike rental at the train stations or in the sport shops


The new Single Trail in the Zillertal. The Zillertal Arena can offer yet another attraction! Whether you’re a part-time mountain biker with a taste for adventure or an experienced pro, the all-new Singletrail Wiesenalm RideAble Project offers excitement at its very finest. The 5.2-km-long trail's design not only means it's perfect for sports-mad beginners, it also offers a wide new experience for bikers who are already familiar with the scene. The trail's numerous serpentines, northshore elements, and pumps will demand that riders test their levels of skill from start to finish!

Via ferratas in the Zillertal

Via Verrata "Talbach" in proximity (about 5 min. walk) for families with children and for beginners (various sectors!).

Beautifully landscaped via ferrata – right next to the Talbach Waterfall! The climbing route is designed so that the difficulty level increases on the way up. The easy entry area is ideal for beginners and children. The difficulty rating slowly increases in the lower section – training obstacle course – from A to D/E – perfect for exploring your limits. Emergency exits leading to the adjacent path are located after every increase in difficulty. The main section is suitable for advanced via ferrata climbers. Two long rope bridges form a real highlight, the second of which ends directly above the reservoir’s outflow, which turns into a thundering waterfall in spring or after heavy rain. The via ferrata is well secured with brackets and steel cable.


  • Takes: 1h – 1.5h
  • Access point: 5 minute walk from Jausenstüberl Talbach Restaurant
  • Exit: after every exit point, follow the trail either left or right of the Talbach River back down to the restaurant and car park. All descents are signposted - "Rundwanderweg Klettersteig Talbach".
  • Altitude difference: 115m
  • Height at start: 650m
  • Location: south-east facing slope
  • Opening times: March-October (maybe even longer, depending on snow conditions)
  • Base: Jausenstüberl Talbach Restaurant, Tel. +43 676 6649009
  • Responsible for maintenance: Zell-Gerlos Tourist Board, Zillertal Arena
  • Valley town: Zellberg/Hippach

"Gerlossteinwand" - the first via ferrata in the Zillertal

The 380 meter long fixed-rope climbing route, "Gerlossteinwand", leads along a 240 meter high wall on the same-named mountain. It doesn't only offer Alpine pleasures, but also leads to one of the valley's most beautiful peaks. Introductory trial climbs for beginners are offered on the new route, categorized as medium difficult, which was constructed by the local mountain rescue team, in cooperation with the Zillertal Arena. The local alpine sports schools provide expert tips and accompany beginners on the climb, which can be comfortably reached with the Gerlosstein cable car. 


  • Difficulty: C/D
  • Walking time: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Start: From the mountain station Gerlossteinbahn approx. 45 Minutes
  • Finish: Heimjöchl 1.5 hours or Wandweg 1 hour
  • Length of climb: 380 m
  • Change in altitude: 240 m
  • Starting altitude: 1,898 m
  • Summit: 2,166 m
  • Location: North face
  • Constructor: Zell Mountain Rescue Service
  • Further Information: Zillertal Arena Tourist Office, Tel. 0043/(0)5282/2281

Other Via Ferratas in the Zillertal

  • Tux: Spannagel
  • Mayrhofen: Knorren, Huterlaner, Zimmereben, Nasenwand
  • Fügen: Spieljoch

Climbing Equipment Rental

Equipment: Climbing harnesses can be hired at the Climbing Shop Zillertal in Zell am Ziller, Gerlosstraße 16 (Phone: +43 676 4003511 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Climbing gloves are recommended and sturdy footwear is essential.

Link Via Ferrata

Link opens in new Window

Glacier Skiing on the Hintertux Glacier

The Hintertux Glacier features grandiose panoramas, impressive ice experiences, and superlative lifts leading up to 3,250 m altitude. Austria's only whole-year skiing area offers extraordinary impressions and perfect pistes - 365 days of the year! A special experience is the impressive ice cave, the Ice Palace - you enter the glacier and get to know the unique ice world from a new perspective.


It only takes 5 minutes from the Tuxer Fernerhaus to the Gefrorene Wand if you take the most spectacular cable car in the Alps. The extreme georgraphical location of the Gletscherbus3 - bottom station at 2,660 m and top station at 3,250 m altitude - presents special challenges to technology, design, and construction. The flight through the glacier world takes you to the panorama terrace at 3,250 m, which lets you view the summits of the Großglocker, the Dolomites, and the Zugspitze.


Younger guests will enjoy the exciting activities on offer at the Gletscherfloh-Park children’s playground at 3,250 m, or at the Sommerbergalm. The Hintertuxer Glacier offers the perfect venue for day trips. Easily accessible (including disabled facilities), the highest point of the Panorama Terrace at 3,250 m offers an unforgettable view.


Our cable cars make it easy to reach the summit: magnificent hikes and tours above the tree level - with an unlimited panorama view as far as the eye can see!

The marvellous mountain landscape of the Hintertux Glacier with its majestic summits and the deliciously fresh mountain air are waiting to be discovered by you. Comforable pasture trails, challeinging mountain tours, and the incomparable panoramas let every nature lover's heart beat faster.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, an experienced glacier guide will take you on an exciting tour into the ice.


Apart Zillertal Alpensonne

Familie Tipotsch
Zellbergeben 89
A - 6277 Zellberg (Zell im Zillertal)
Tel.: +43 5282 2805
Buchungshotline: +43 664 1537762
Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.