Hiking and discovering

Depending on the season and time of day, numerous animals and plants may be seen in the Zillertaler Alps that no longer exist in the European lowlands.

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.