Get up to the mountains

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

Railways in the Zillertal

11 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.

Mountain railways in an overview

Spieljochbahn - Fügen (distance ca. 7km)

„Bergfexe“ and adventurer are in good keeping hands at the experience mountain Spieljoch. Next to the breath-taking view to the surrounding mountains are numerous leisure facilities around the mountain rescue hut. The “first barefoot way of the Zillervalley”, a climbing garden or the new Flying Fox are offering fun and many more different things on the mountain.

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

The Zillertal Arena offers many possibilities for getting on different stations. The next getting in is in Zell am Ziller at the Rosenalmbahn, further in Gerlos (distance ca. 10km) at the Isskogelbahn, Königsleiten or Gerlossteinbahn. The Zillertal Arena is exactly the right thing for all mountainlovers. Next to a fantastic mountain scenery has the Zillervalley a fabulous offer for adventurous people and families. Next to the new “Fichtenschloss” at the Rosenalmbahn in Zell am Ziller (a big playground for kids – which has opened in July 2016), is the also new GipfelLiner in Gerlos (Königsleiten) or the high rope course in Gerlos a big paradise for all adrenalin-lovers.

Come and enjoy a beautiful and active day in the mountains.

Penkenbahn und Ahornbahn - Mayrhofen (distance ca. 15km)

Unforgettable holiday experiences for the whole family: The „Genießerberg Ahorn“ is especially for relaxation. The “Genießerrundweg”, the “Adlernbühne Ahorn” or the new “Sinnespfad” are perfect after a rich sunrise-breakfast. Hiker and biker can find their personal luck at the “Actionberg Penken”.

Actionfans can run over the water in Funballz or they can also discover the “Penken” with mountain scooters.

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 opened from the beginning of June 2016 until the beginning of October 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 o’clock.

Please ask at the reception for the exactly operating times.

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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Dame beim Vital Frühstück im Hotel Das Kaltenbach im Zillertal

Healthy breakfast

Regional buffet 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!


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