Paar beim Wandern am Kreuzjoch in den Zillertal Arena Bergwelten

Hiking in Gerlos during a summer holiday in Zillertal


Hiking, climbing, mountaineering & the like in the mountains around Gerlos

There are lush Alpine pastures with managed mountain lodges, impressive summits and over 400 km of hiking paths, from easy hikes with a pleasure-packed cable car journey to challenging mountain tours, available for nature lovers and mountain adventurers in the Zillertal Alps in Tyrol and in the adjoining Salzburg region of Pinzgau. Families with children will look forward to nine themed paths and special activity & fun offers, including the summer toboggan runs and via ferrata routes. You will definitely find a path to suit your summer holiday hiking needs in Gerlos.

Familie beim Wandern am Isskogel in der Zillertal Arena

Free cable car journey & guided hikes with Berg Aktiv

As a Berg-Aktiv member we offer guided hikes free of charge as part of the Berg-Aktiv programme and as a Free Mountain Member we provide you with a ticket for the cable cars, with which you can use the Isskogel cable cars in Gerlos (including MTB transport) and Dorfbahn Königsleiten free of charge too.

We are happy to provide you with tips and recommendations for hikes in Gerlos and in autumn you can head to the loveliest spots in Zillertal in Tyrol on guided hikes with your host, Franz.

Even more mountain adventures in the summer

Hiking tips in Zillertal Arena

Want even more summer adventures during your hiking holiday in Gerlos? No problem – take a look at our inclusive offers and additional services for your summer holiday in Zillertal Arena and be bowled over by the variety.

  • Schönachtal
    Hiking path into Schönachtal (flat to ascending) to the Stinkmoosalm with dreamy panoramic view to the head of the valley, continuing to Lackenalm snack station (approx. 1400m). Other ascent options: Hiking path via Issalm to the Stackerlalm, continuing to the Pasteinalm, with views to Schönachkees.
  • Wimmertal
    Leisurely hike (tip: particularly suitable for families)
    Initially uphill through the forest – then continuing via Alpine meadows past Eggehtenalm and along Wimmerbach, through the wild, romantic valley with superb views, continuing to the Wimmertalalm snack station. Continue via Grundlochalm, Jagd- and Grundhütte up to around 1760m altitude. From here, the route continues but is for experts only, on the black mountain path up to 2500m altitude.
  • Krummbachtal
    Easy hike with three managed mountain lodges – from the Isskogelbahn car park the path proceeds via Almstüberl to the turn-off for Prölleralm – continue along the stream to the Krummbachrast snack station. Other ascent options via Nöckental to Isskogel mountain station (fitness required)
  • Wildgerlostal (Durlassboden/Finkau)
    Circuit of the lake at Durlassboden - tranquil tour (approx. 3 hours) starting at dam crest (Seestüberl) – continue along the left bank of the lake until you come to the entrance for Wildgerlostal, continue to Alpengasthof Finkau. Ascent option to Zittauer Hütte (2329m – via Leitenkammerklamm) at Wildgerlossee
  • Schwarzachtal
    Easy hike - ideal for families. 2.5 kilometre route to Schwarzachalm on the wide agricultural path which is suitable for prams. Ascent option for proficient hikers to Obere Schwarzachalm at 1630m altitude.

Interactive hiking map

Tip: Free Wanderbus service between Zell am Ziller, Gerlos and Königsleiten (Line 4094) upon presentation of your guest card (card included). Stop right outside the hotel.

Familie beim Wandern auf dem Isskogel in den Zillertal Arena Bergwelten

Gerlos: Hiking with children

One thing is certain – boredom is not an option during a family hiking holiday in Gerlos. After all, there are nine themed paths and a variety of leisure options available for children and teenagers in Zillertal Arena, whatever the weather, including bike tours, hikes and swimming in natural lakes or in the region's swimming pools.

Mountain adventure realms for families:

  • Abenteuerland Gerlos
    Fun & Action, with a high ropes course, Flying Fox course, tree-houses, MTB course, play area and much more.
  • Latschenland Gerlos
    Play paradise on the Isskogel at 1950m providing fun & activities
  • Erlebniswelten Rosenalm
    A realm of imagination with Fichtenschloss and Fichtensee
  • Zell am Ziller leisure park
    45,000 m² free time fun for all ages
  • Alpine paradise: Gerlosstein
    Alpine promenade and petting zoo
  • Gipfelwelt Königsleiten
    A legendary experience with Kröndlwurmsee & the Gipfelliner (mountain station for Dorfbahn Königsleiten)
  • Krimml Worlds of Water
    Experience realm based around water & starting point for the impressive natural spectacle that is Krimml Waterfalls

Tip: During the holidays, Familiennest Gerlos (MON – FRI) has a variety-packed, supervised weekly programme with numerous outdoor activities, while there is a fair bit on offer for teenagers with the Teenie Action Programme. Meeting point directly opposite the hotel. (free for our guests)


Mann am Klettersteig Talbach in Zell am Ziller

Climbing in Gerlos

Climbing fans will find numerous options to pursue their passion during a holiday in Zillertal too. Look forward to a wide variety of via ferrata routes – from practice via ferrata, to high ropes courses and the Alpine via ferrata route.


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