Eine Mountainbikerin fährt auf einem Pfad unter der Bergbahn

Summer mountain railways

Get up to the mountains

10 Summer mountain railways take you to the best starting point for your hike


1o  summer mountain railways are taking you to the best points for beginning your tour and they are making the entrance to the mountains much easier for families with children. Sven summer mountain railways also offer mountain bike transport.



Spieljochbahn - Fügen (distance ca. 7km)

At the adventure mountain Spieljoch mountain enthusiasts and adventurers are in good hands. In addition to the fantastic view of the surrounding mountains lure around the mountain station many recreational activities. The "First Zillertal Barefoot Path", a climbing garden or the new Flying Fox provide fun and variety on the mountain. With the new Godelbahn and mountain restaurant the Spieljoch was really activated and is a real family adventure mountain.

Zillertal Arena - Zell am Ziller/Gerlos (distance ca. 7-10km)

The Zillertal Arena offers several boarding possibilities - the Rosenalmbahn is only 10 minutes by car from Kaltenbach. The absolute highlight is the spruce castle and the new Lake Fichtensee at the Rosenalmbahn in Zell am Ziller - a huge wooden castle with a unique playground. Also new is the adjacent Fichtensee, which invites you to relax in the middle of nature for the whole family. A combination with a pleasure hike on the Schmankerlweg is perfect from the mountain station of the Rosenalmbahn!

Video Lake Fichtensee





Action Mountain Penken - Mayrhofen

Hikers and bikers will find their personal peak happiness at Action Mountain Penken. Action fans can run with Funballz over the water or explore the Penken with the Bergrollern., also one another highlight is the E-Trial Parcours: Here shows quickly who has skill, coordination and strong nerves! An idyllic mountain playground with swings, a climbing tower, a slide and a water playground completes the offer of Funsportstation Penken.

Leisure Mountain Ahorn - Mayrhofen

Unforgettable holiday experiences for the whole family: At the Genießerberg Ahorn, the cozy, pushchair-ready gourmet trail with four viewing platforms, the Ahornsee and the Ahronbachl invite you to play, rest and linger, and not only the little ones will be amazed at the birds of prey presentation at the Adlerbühne Ahorn.


Finkenberger Almbahn - Finkenberg (distance ca. 18km)

High about a normal working day, you can enjoy a summer mountain panorama, you can be sporty active or you can just take time out. A great hiking trail invites you for a hike, which lasts a few hours – for example the Rastkogel, here you can have a breathtaking view over the Inntal, Zillertal and Tuxertal. The idyllic “Moorlehrpfad” at the “Penken” starts at the middle station and is an instructive hike for the whole family. The beautiful reservoir, which is at the “Penkenjoch” is a very nice eye-catcher and an extremely popular attraction for hiker and for guests which are making trips in the mountains. The huts in the mountains are inviting you for delicious meals and snacks, which are typical for Tirol.

Eggalmbahn - Lanersbach/Tux (distance ca. 20km)

Hiking area Eggalm, float from “Lanersbach” to the “Eggalm” with a cable car. The mountain station is the starting point from lots of rewarding hikes for young and old.
Enjoy the beautiful view into the Tuxer mountain world.

Hintertuxer Gletscher - Hintertux (distance ca. 25km)

Beginning from comfortable hikes up to demanding hikes, everyone can find his personal challenge. Also families and nature lovers are reaching a fascinating mountain world up to 3.250 metres with the summer cable car, there they can fill up on energy. Beside that, you can also find the natural monument “Spannagelhöhle” – it’s the highest show cave from Europe. It’s also the biggest cave inside the rocks of the Central Alps with a length of 12,5km. It’s a very special and popular destination for families. You can find intriguing insights into the eternal ice in the “Natural ice palace” on 3.200m above sea level. It’s an unique jewel of the nature. There’s a walkable crevasse with twinkling ice crystals, freezing waterfalls and even a glacier lake.

Operating times of the mountain railways:

The summer mountain railways are open from early June to End of October. We are happy to inform you about the exact opening times, especially in spring and autumn of the year. The exact opening times of the summer mountain railways can be found here:

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Tip: Zillertal Activcard

The Zillertal Activcard is the perfect companion for everyone, who wants to enjoy the Zillervalley from the beginning to the end (between the end of May and the beginning of October). It’s a ticket for mountain railways, train and bus as well as an entrance – and reduction card. The Activcard is valid at 6, 9 or 12 consecutive days from the day of purchase.

Your advantages:

  • daily ascent/descent for one of 11 cable cars of your choice
  • free entry to 6 outdoor swimming pools: Fügen, Stumm, Zell am Ziller, Hippach, Mayrhofen, Finkenberg (daily one visit)
  • free use of most public transport of the region (except steam train*)
  • Min. 10% reduction at over 65 partner establishment in Zillertal
 * SALE for all biker: 10% discount to the special charge steam train/bike
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Healthy breakfast

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast together is one of the loveliest things while you are on holiday. The regional breakfast buffet in the hotel 'Das Kaltenbach' provides a really delicious start to your day.

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Sports and relaxation during your holidays in the alps

In Kaltenbach, Zillertal, there are many highlights throughout the year: the unique mountain scenery turns into a hiking paradise in summer. In winter you can choose one of the numerous pistes. Nature offers countless opportunities for active holidays in Tyrol!