Others are heading for the glacier to hold on to winter for as long as possible, but you can't wait to get your hiking boots out of the basement again after their enforced break? Then these 3 hiking tips for spring are just the thing for you. Discover the mountains in and around the Zillertal and enjoy the resurgent nature!
Mountain hike Stilluptal
The first hike starts directly in Mayrhofen and leads into the Stilluptal valley and to the dam there. This medium-difficulty hike covers an altitude difference of just under 500 metres and is also suitable for hikers with only a little experience.
At the beginning, the trail leads through the very narrow valley and the wild Stillupklamm gorge, through which the Triftsteig trail leads. After this exciting stage, the route leads over the toll road and you can take a breather again.
The destination is the 480-metre-long dam wall of the Stillup reservoir, on whose left bank lies the Wasserfall inn. Here you can sit comfortably and recharge your batteries for the descent with a hearty snack.
If you are looking for an easy-going hike on a sunny Sunday morning, this is the one for you. The idyllic Schwarzach valley stretches south of the Gerlostal valley and a 2.5-kilometre route takes you along wide paths to the Schwarzachalm. An ideal hike for families, also with prams. Due to the wide forest paths, the hike is easy to manage even with little alpine experience.
You can then stop at the cosy Schwarzachalm and recharge your batteries for the optional second part of the hike. If you still haven't had enough, you can extend the hike to the 1,630 m high Obere Schwarzachalm.
Hiking Trail Reither Kogel
For a little challenge, you can hike up to 1,336 metres on the Reither Kogel hiking trail. The 7-kilometre route is not without its challenges, but you should not need more than three hours to complete it.
After the start in Bruck am Ziller, the trail initially leads along a forest road, later through a dense mountain needle forest. And typical of the Zillertal, you will repeatedly encounter the open spaces of the Krungwiese meadow.
After about two hours you will be standing in front of the summit cross of the Reither Kogel and can enjoy a breathtaking mountain panorama after the partly strenuous ascent. The summit lies directly between the Zillertal and Alpbach valleys and offers the ideal vantage point over both valleys.
The route offers a varied hiking experience through forests and meadows and the views are simply fantastic, especially in spring!
If you find yourself on one of these hiking routes in the Tyrolean spring, why not stop at the summit, enjoy the view and treat yourself to a glass of our Old Tyrolean Schnapps specialties with your snack. We wish you a lot of fun in the mountains of the Zillertal!