Guidebook

The Zillertal's Ultimate Multi-Activity Challenge

Explore the finest of Zillertal's viewpoints on a road bike, a mountain bike and your feet!

Charlie Boscoe

Description

So you're heading to Mayrhofen and have a week to fill your boots with as much mountain fun as you can - this is your guidebook. In order to complete the challenge of doing these routes you'll need to pack 2 bikes, hiking trainers and plenty of determination! A bit of luck with the weather won't go amiss either....

The routes listed here could logically be divided into 7 days, meaning that you've potentially got a week's worth of adventure in this guidebook. Your "easy" days are the hut approaches for the Edelhütte and the Kolmhaus (which are the bases for climbing the Ahornspitze and Brandberger Kolm respectively), but these are more than compensated by the toughest day - combining the Schleseisspeicher road bike with hiking up the Rotbachlspitze.

If you get a few days into this challenge and decide that either conditions or energy levels are not at the required level, here's a few suggestions for some gentler, shorter days
https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/18749/the-finest-half-day-hikes-in-the-zillertal

If you've got even longer than a week, completing this 7 day challenge and then cooling down with those 3 shorter hikes would make for a wonderful 10 days - now you just need the weather to play ball!

Rotbachlspitze
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Rotbachlspitze

Trentino-Alto Adige
5 - 6 hrs
17.9 km
1,146 m
1,146 m
An incredibly well-positioned peak on the Austro-Italian border.
Difficult
Private
Schlegeisspeicher
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Schlegeisspeicher

Mayrhofen
46.1 km
1,784 m
1,784 m
A spectacular ride to an awe-inspiring dam and a beautiful blue lake.
Difficult
Private
Ahornspitze via the Popbergschneide
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Ahornspitze via the Popbergschneide

2 - 3 hrs
5.3 km
729 m
728 m
A fabulous trip along a beautiful ridge.
Extreme
Private
Edelhütte
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Edelhütte

Mayrhofen
1 - 2 hrs
6.1 km
342 m
342 m
A wonderful, high mountain loop to a popular hut.
Difficult
Private
Kolmhaus Hike
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Kolmhaus Hike

2 - 3 hrs
7.6 km
764 m
764 m
A tough climb up to a traditional Austrian mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Brandberger Kolm
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Brandberger Kolm

3 - 4 hrs
6.3 km
831 m
830 m
An amazing hike/scramble in the heart of the Zillertal.
Severe
Private
Kreuzwiesenalm Loop
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Kreuzwiesenalm Loop

Zillertal Arena
32.2 km
557 m
1,723 m
Bike to one of the Zillertal's best huts and down into a peaceful valley.
Moderate
Private
Penken Loop
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Penken Loop

Mayrhofen
21.3 km
571 m
1,707 m
A tough climb out of a beautiful valley leads to a ripping descent.
Moderate
Private