Hiking

Summer vacation in the Zillertal

Green forests as far as the eye can see. Experience the bright red sunrise on a hike in the mountains. Pure nature and total relaxation: your summer vacation at the Montana offers highlights for the whole family!

When you return to the Montana hungry after your outdoor activities, awaiting you are fresh rolls and coffee. The air is warm, and the summer days invite you to relax on the terrace of your own chalet or apartment. 

It's also nice that all chalets have their own barbecue area - just light the fire and start cooking! In the meantime, the children can run around and play in the meadow and the cool mountain stream...

Host Christian: "In summer, Hochfügen is very idyllic – the meadows shine in a beautiful green, the cows graze... and you can simply relax on your own terrace!"

Hiking vacation

"In die Berg´ bin i gern" (I love to be in the mountains) – these are the lyrics of a famous Austrian folk song. This is a true statement in Hochfügen and the Zillertal! Awaiting sporty athletes and leisurely walkers here are a total of 1,400 km of signposted hiking paths. Whether you would like to go on a leisurely walk, a pleasant tour with the family, or a real summit climb - there is something for everyone!

Here in Hochfügen, you can start your day at 1,500 m – with fresh air and an unobstructed view of the magnificent mountains! No noise will disturb your here, you have a view of the wonderful panorama, and you can rest and strengthen your senses. You can start your hike in the valley, which is cooler and very pleasant in summer. Allergy sufferers will have no problems at this altitude!

From easy walks and family hikes to challenging tours in high alpine terrain - everything is possible here. For children, there is action and pure freedom in the surroundings: a large playground, a petting zoo, go-karts, a bouncy castle... boredom is not an option.

Host Birgit: "We are happy to give guests tips for their hike in Hochfügen or the surroundings. No matter whether you want to enjoy nature in playful ways with the whole family or if you prefer sporty mountain climbing!"

Hiking paradise

Hiking in the Zillertal
  • 1,400 km of the best signposted hiking paths
  • all difficulty levels: from a short family excursion to challenging summit climbs
  • numerous 3,000 m high mountain peaks
  • wonderful panorama, gorgeous views
  • numerous alpine huts with delicious snacks
  • long-distance hiking paths such as the Berliner Höhenweg with overnight accommodations at a hut
  • zillertal Alps Nature Park
  • numerous opportunities for guided theme hikes
  • personal advice and map material for your tours 

Zillertal Alps Nature Park

The Zillertal Alps Nature Park: a real high mountain nature park! The park extends from the mountain climbing village of Ginzling to the mighty Hochfeiler, so it includes all alpine altitudinal belts.The nature park is also famous for its exceptionally high diversity of species - both animals and plants. Together with other protected areas in North, South, and East Tyrol, the Zillertal Alps Nature Park constitutes the largest association of nature reserves in the Alps.

Scenically, it offers absolutely gorgeous views: deep gorges serve as the entrance to 5 side valleys - here in the Zillertal, these valleys are called "Gründe". The valleys open up into vast pastures.

Theme hikes and gorgeous views

Lush meadows and rugged high mountains, glaciers and summits - the landscape in the nature park is just as diverse and fascinating! A few of the important mountains of the Zillertal main ridge are the Löffler, the Schwarzenstein, the Möseler, and the Hochfeiler - with 3.509 meters the highest mountain of the Zillertal alps.

In the nature park, there is a diverse summer program with over 200 guided hikes through the park from May to October. The nature park guides are absolute specialists, and a total of 30 different theme areas are on the program.   An herb hike with explanations about the green treasures found along the path, a hike to the famous Berliner Hütte, wildlife observation – you can see marmots, ibexes, or chamois in the wild here. How about a ranger tour? You can decide yourself according to your mood! For children, there are great program activities such as llama trekking, forest gnome day, or a fun adventure in the Zillergrund.

Interactive hiking map

Recommendations for hikes

Hill farm hike from Hochfügen

Duration: ca. 3 hrs.
Difficulty: easy

This simple loop trail is suited for the whole family and offers great insight into the diversity of the nature of the Zlilertal as well as the idyllic, traditional world of hill farms.

From rustic hill farms to luxurious huts, you will find everything along this hike - this makes it hard to choose where to stop for refreshments! From the lift parking lot in Hochfügen, you will head right towards the Lamarkalm and from here, slightly downhill via the Pfaffenbühel ski run towards the Pfundsalm. From the Pfundsalm, you will head into the valley along the Finsingbach to the turn-off up to the Viertelalm. From here, the path leads over several small streams to the Holzalm. From the Holzalm, the path leads via a gravel road downhill to the Aarwirt, then via a paved road back to the lift parking lot in Hochfügen.

Gilfert tour

Duration: ca. 6 hrs.
Difficulty: intermediate

The climb up the Gilfert via Hochfügen is an intermediate mountain tour that requires some level of physical fitness but does not include any alpine difficulties. The views of the Zillertal are wonderful, and the entire tour is very scenically charming.

The start is in Hochfügen – then you head from the Kollgruben to the Sonntagsköpfl. This is where the final ascent to the 2506 m high Gilfert begins. The descent is via the Kleiner Gamsstein and the Gamssteinhaus back to Hochfügen.

On the Rastkogel

Duration: ca. 8 hrs.
Difficulty: difficult

This ca. 8 hr. tour from Hochfügen to the Rastkogel requires good physical fitness, experience, and endurance and includes many nature highlights.

Path no. 24 to the Rastkogel leads through diverse terrain in gorgeous scenery. Once you have arrived on the summit, the pyramid-shaped Rastkogel offers optimal views: here, you can see the Hintertuxer glacier, the Stubai Alps, and the Karwendel chain. You can enjoy refreshments at the Rastkogelhütte and the view of the beautiful meadow of flowers before heading back!