Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal

15 hikes in Austria’s Zillertal Valley – exploring the Fügen-Kaltenbach region

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15 hikes in Austria’s Zillertal Valley – exploring the Fügen-Kaltenbach region

Hiking Collection by Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal

15

Tours

50:01 h

85.4 mi

24,225 ft

The Zillertal Valley has many names – hiker’s paradise, biker’s Eldorado… But, there’s one definition that we are particularly proud of – being known as the most active valley in the world. We don’t think that there could be a better way to describe our valley. Here, you’ll find more than enough nature and mountains to excite any alpinist and, of course, plenty of outdoor activities.

The warmer months here are the most beautiful when we can finally lace up our hiking boots again and march out into our alpine paradise. With this Collection, we want to invite you to do the same. Discover 15 hikes through the glorious Zillertal nature with us. Enjoy the wonderful hiking trails through the region of Fügen and Kaltenbach, and soak up the wonderful mountain panoramas.

The hiking season in the valley lasts from the beginning of June until the end of October. During this time, you can hire an experienced guide to accompany you on your Tours. With the knowledge of a guide, you’ll experience the mountains more deeply. If you prefer to hike on your own, then you can follow the Tours in this Collection.

You don't have to be an experienced alpinist as the hikes vary in difficulty and we’ve included some themed trails and easy Tours that are even possible with a pram. The intermediate Tours cover more elevation gain, but are still manageable with a basic fitness level. For the difficult Tours, you should be an experienced hiker. On these routes, you climb far beyond the 2,000-metre (6,560 ft) mark – they’re not for the faint-hearted.

As much as we love to go the extra mile and test our limits, a certain amount of comfort and enjoyment is part of every hike in the Zillertal Valley. Several snack stations, rustic alpine pastures and inns welcome you on the way. The hiking buses (best-of-zillertal.at/en/summer/hiking/hiking-bus) in the Fügen-Kaltenbach region ensure that you don't have to worry about getting to and from your Tour. So, are you ready for an amazing hike in the Zillertal? We're ready to go!

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    Difficult
    06:11
    9.01 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Gilfert is a 2,506 meter high pre-summit of the Tux Alps, which promises you wonderful views of the Inn Valley, the Karwendel Mountains and the entire Zillertal. On this …

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  • Difficult
    05:00
    8.55 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If this tour piques your interest, we'll assume that you are one of the more ambitious hikers in the world. Then you don't mind if you conquer not just one, but three peaks in the course of these almost 14 kilometers and 800 meters of altitude: the Wimbachkopf, the Marchkopf and the Gedrechter are on the program. So it's best not to lose any time.

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  • Difficult
    05:11
    8.85 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Three peaks are not enough? Then come with us on this tour, where we put another giant on top: the Wetterkreuzspitze, the Marchkopf, the Gederecht and the Arbiskopf are on …

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    7.54 mi
    2.0 mph
    750 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The twelve-kilometer tour from the mountain station of the Spieljochbahn to Hochfügen is characterized by wonderful nature, wide views and also has a few rustic places to stop for refreshments …

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  • Intermediate
    04:40
    5.82 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Hamberg is not only Stumm's local mountain, it is also one of the most beautiful panoramic peaks in the entire Zillertal. A tour on the almost 2,100 meter high green giants is part of a successful excursion to this corner of Tyrol. By the way, food is only available at the beginning at the Almluft snack station - so a little bit of provisions belongs in your backpack.

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    6.74 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Bruck am Ziller is a manageable community at the very beginning of the Zillertal. And the starting point of this tour: on a round about eleven kilometers you walk up …

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    9.11 mi
    2.2 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kleine Gilfert is not that small at 2,388 meters, but due to the easily accessible paths leading there, it is easy to climb even for inexperienced hikers. You should …

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    6.48 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Water, foresight, Wedelhütte - these are a few of the key words on this wonderful tour. For a total of almost eleven kilometers you tour from reservoir to reservoir, from …

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    4.05 mi
    1.7 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Consciously perceiving nature with all your senses, listening to the forest and being carried through the day by the variety of colors, shapes and smells - this round invites you to do so. Over six and a half kilometers you will get to know the Zillertal from its natural side. An experience for which you don't even have to have any special hiking skills. This makes the tour an absolute pleasure with the whole family.

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  • Intermediate
    02:28
    4.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Four alpine pastures in one go - that's the announcement for this round. Relatively leisurely with almost 300 meters of altitude, spread over a little less than eight kilometers, it …

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    5.05 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You probably already know that the Zillertal stands for endless nature and mountain experiences in a class of their own. But did you also know that you can also sniff history here? For example on this round, which not only leads past the pilgrimage church Maria Brettfall, but also the mystical ruins of Rottenburg with its impressive chapel for a good eight kilometers. And, as always, the corresponding nature is included. So, let's go!

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  • Intermediate
    04:01
    5.25 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    For us, a delicious lunch break is just as much a part of hiking happiness as the sweaty ascent and the heart-warming view. This tour therefore takes you up to a wonderful inn. It gets sweaty on the eight and a half kilometers, you enjoy the views enough. And if that is not enough happiness, a delicacy from the inn kitchen awaits you on top.

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  • Easy
    00:25
    0.67 mi
    1.6 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Putzi is looking for the wonder nut - maybe you and your offspring would like to help the cute squirrel? This themed trail near Fügen is great fun, especially for little explorers. And thanks to well-developed paths, it can also be managed with a stroller.The one kilometer long tour starts at the entrance to the Putzatal. From here the hiking trail leads leisurely past six interactive stations, to the Marienberg Church and then back to the starting point.

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  • Easy
    01:05
    2.40 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A tour that is fun for young and old alike awaits above Hochfügen, directly on the Zillertal Höhenstraße. "Hubertus Wildtierpfad" is the name of the spectacle that invites little adventurers …

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  • Easy
    00:42
    1.04 mi
    1.5 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The offspring should learn (to appreciate) as early as possible that nature is a single miracle. But even so some adults can definitely expand their knowledge on the subject. The theme trail “The Wonders of Nature” in Fügen is happy to follow this plan.It starts on the outskirts, right near the forest playground. Here little fellow hikers can let off steam before the leisurely one-and-a-half kilometer round starts.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    15
  • Distance
    85.4 mi
  • Duration
    50:01 h
  • Elevation
    24,225 ft
Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal

15 hikes in Austria’s Zillertal Valley – exploring the Fügen-Kaltenbach region