Hiking, climbing and discovering

Surrounded by the high mountain nature park Zillertaler Alpen, the Schlegeis reservoir is a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers. But the Schlegeis dam itself also has adventures to offer.

Flying Fox

Fly along the Schlegeis dam over the 131 metre abyss at a speed of up to 80 km/h. Anyone brave enough should definitely not miss out on this experience.

Price: € 36.00

Abseil station

The abseil station is located right by the panorama viewing platform on the dam. Anyone with enough courage lets themselves be abseiled by experienced mountain guides and a first-class safety system 131 metres along the dam into the depths.

Price: € 25.00

Climbing route on the dam

A unique via ferrata directly on the dam, with a rope length of 200 metres and a difficulty level of A/B (including a C variation). It begins at the base of the dam and ends at a height of 131 metres, and is suitable both for beginners and for advanced climbers.

The via ferrata on the dam may be used free of charge.
Equipment can be rented at the snack shop "s’Raschtl".
Use at your own risk.

Sport climbing route

The sport climbing route "The Wall" is a challenge for any sport climber. The climbing route begins with a difficulty of 5 and steps up during the course to 7+, thanks to the overhanging curvature of the wall. Since it is a multi-rope route (4 rope lengths), which is moreover very exposed in places, the climbing route is only suitable for experienced climbers.

The sport climbing route is free.
Only suitable for experienced and seasoned climbers!
Use at your own risk.

Climbing for children

An easy children’s climbing route has been installed on the wall, which parents can undertake together with their children.
In addition, there are are 3 climbing routes suitable for children, where children can garner their first climbing experience.

The children’s climbing facilities are free.
They may only be used with an accompanying adult!

Use at your own risk.

Hike into the South Tyrolean Pfitschertal Valley

For pleasure hikers, a walk along the Schlegeis Reservoir is a real treat with glorious views of the Zillertaler Alps. Another tip for a hike is the climb through the scenic high valley "Zamser Grund" to the "Pfitscher-Joch-Haus" at 2,277 m altitude, which is already in South Tyrol.

The marked paths have different degrees of difficulty and hiking times, so that you can certainly find something to suit your wishes.

It is worth stopping and standing still sometimes on the various hiking paths, in order to look or listen more carefully. Patience is often rewarded with wonderful discoveries...

You can find impressions, tips for hiking routes, an experience exhibition and much more at the Gerlos nature reserve building, directly along the Schlegeis Alpine Road. Toll tickets for the drive up to the Schlegeis Reservoir are also available there.

More information about our partner Zillertal Nature Park at:http://www.naturpark-zillertal.at/

Safe hiking

The hiking area counts as a high mountain region. For this reason it is essential that you observe the following points:

  • Use sturdy shoes.
  • Always take some food along on your hikes, and especially enough to drink.
  • Do not leave the marked hiking paths.
  • Observe the weather: in the high mountains, the weather can change very quickly.