Ten tips for a memorable summer in Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Region

The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and a variety of activities start in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region together with the arrival of the long-awaited summer.

Whether hikes to mountain huts or summit tours, bike excursions or Flying Fox rides, cheese tastings or delicious refreshments in alpine eateries. Summer caters to every conceivable whim in the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Region. Here are ten tips to help you choose a suitable activity from the abundance of options in the Mayrhofen-Hippach region.

  1. The early bird catches the worm: sunrise on Mount Ahorn
    Sunrise in the mountains is something you should experience at least once in your life – the play of light at dawn is a sight to behold. The numerous peaks in the Zillertal Alps are ideal locations to experience this natural spectacle. The sunrise gondola to “AhornPlateau” offers a comfortable alternative for those who prefer to experience sunrise without enduring the arduous climb.

By the way: the giant cabin of the Ahornbahn gondola is part of the largest reversible aerial tramway in Austria, offering a speedy ascent from 630 to 2,000 metres above sea level.

  1. Huts with a heart – offer exceptional hospitality
    Hikes to mountain huts, or hut to hut tours can be found everywhere. Hikes to “huts with a heart”, however, can only be found in our holiday region. “Huts with a heart” are distinguished by a giant metal heart with colourful ribbons attached to it. These are friendship ribbons from hikers who use them to signify their fellowship and solidarity with the holiday region.
  2. Explore the Zillertal Valley on two wheels
    The Zillertal cycle path is an excellent option for exploring the valley on two wheels. Measuring around 30 kilometres in length with only a few metres in elevation difference, the route is also ideal for families. Take the Zillertalbahn railway for a comfortable return journey. A ride on the 119-year-old steam train is a particularly special highlight in summer, bringing a touch of nostalgia and charming flair to the route.
  3. Refreshing time out on the Stillup Waterfall Trail.
    The impressive adventure trail in the Stilluptal tributary valley stretches over a distance of eight kilometres and treats hikers to an unforgettable experience of nature. You will encounter romantic streams and impressive waterfalls along the way, whilst enjoying picturesque views of idyllic alpine pastures.
  4. All the cheese and MORE – Erlebnissennerei Zillertal Open Dairy
    Erlebnissennerei Zillertal Open Dairy is a real must for anyone interested in tradition, innovation and culinary delights, where visitors have the opportunity to experience the production of high-quality dairy products at first hand. A visit to the show farm right next door is the perfect way to round off the whole experience. Check it out!
  5. Pure adrenalin – #131 Schlegeis
    You can try out some adrenaline-fuelled experiences right next to the dam wall of the Schlegeis Reservoir. Collectively known as #131 Schlegeis, adventure-seekers can sample the delights of the Flying Fox, Giant Swing or climbing.

Tip: Bus route 4102 runs to the Schlegeis reservoir every 30 minutes in summer, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to travelling by car.

  1. Visorium – indoor adventures
    The Visorium indoor adventure centre with escape rooms, laser tag and adventure golf is unique in Tyrol. The design reflects Zillertal tradition and its landscape and has been created with great attention to detail using local materials. By solving puzzles in the escape rooms, you follow in the footsteps of ancient legends and stories of the valley. Skill is required for a round of adventure golf. You can really let off steam at the Laser Tag, where you collect your hits under the aliases of local animals.
  2. The pleasure of music in the open air
    Music and the history of Zillertal are closely intertwined. This affinity is also reflected in the numerous local music groups, who are known far beyond the borders of the region. Live music can be found almost every day in summer, be it in the hotel gardens, at open-air concerts by local town bands, at multi-day music festivals at the unique Forest Festival Area, or unplugged concerts at mountain huts in the region The hills are alive with the sound of music in Zillertal!
  3. Pure adrenalin on Mount Penken
    Hikers, bikers, paragliders and families gather in summer where skiers whizz down the slopes in winter. Mount Penken with its spacious plateau and extraordinary Garnet Chapel offers a whole host of activities, ranging from a motor skills course, “MountainPlayground” and Panorama Trail to the BergWaldWeg.
  4. ”Verborgene Schätze – Hidden Treasures“ exhibition in the mountaineering village of Ginzling
    The Zillertal Alps Nature Park covers an area of 522 km² and is home to an extraordinary cultural and natural landscape. Those wanting to delve deeper into the geology of the Nature Park will be amazed by the “Hidden Treasures” exhibition in the Nature Park House in Ginzling.

All these Mayrhofen-Hippach experiences and numerous other activities can be booked online at www.myZillertal.at, the digital travel companion for the Zillertal Valley. MyZillertal.at is also available as an app.

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