A brisk pace, the burbling water of the Tuxbach as your soundtrack, and with the fragrant mountain air tickling your nose: This is the perfect start to your hike! Lush, gently sloping mountain meadows, cows that graze peacefully, majestic summits that fascinate from afar.
350 km of hiking trails, 90 summit tours, 72 three-thousanders, 30 cosy mountain huts: At altitudes from 1,250 m to 3,250 m, the hiking paradise that is the Tux mountains and the Zillertal Alps Nature Park invite you to make the most of this glorious natural setting.
In the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park (400 m2 – nature preserve since 2001), the natural environment is closely linked to the human habitat. This is where thundering waterfalls and majestic gorges meet man-made pastures and rustic huts. Learn more about the protection of the Alps on guided tours, themed trails and exhibitions. Discover the secrets of wild herbs, go on a llama tour, and immerse yourself in the Alpine history of the Zillertal valley.
Exhibitions in the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park:
The Tux valley alone has 30 mountain huts, pastures serves refreshments, and mountain inns and restaurants. The Almenweg round trail in Tux is particularly recommended. Taste the fresh milk on a dairy pasture and see the festively decorated cows marking the end of summer when they are taken back down to the valley in autumn.
The idyllic Tuxbach meanders between the majestic peaks of the Tux Alps and the Zillertal Alps and makes a stunning backdrop for hiking tours. The crystal-clear water and the thundering waterfalls along the way never fail to make an impression and create lasting holiday memories. The animal and plant worlds of the Tux Adventure Worlds are also located along Tuxbach creek, making this hike particularly suitable for children.
The favourite tour of Gabi Dengg, senior, is the route up to Bichlalm pasture, which is run by the Klausner family. This rustic hut is located above Hintertux, at an altitude of 1,695 metres and a mere 45 minutes from the Alpenhof. The trail is also suitable for strollers. You will be amply rewarded for your exertions - the Bichlalm serves traditional Zillertal dishes, home-made cakes and classics such as Kaiserschmarrn. The amazing views and the fresh mountain air are guaranteed to sharpen your appetite even more. The pasture is home to a colourful mix of calves, pigs, miniature sheep and rabbits - the perfect opportunity for the kids to explore this magical mountain world while you soak up the sun on the terrace!
Where there are mountains, I always know that I can go up there to get a different perspective on life.
This trail starts at the Sommerbergalm at an altitude of 2,100 metres (cable car link from Hintertux) and takes you past several mountain huts, wild waterfalls and steep rock faces. A particular attraction on this trail is the split block of stone referred to as the “whale’s mouth” due to its unusual shape. The Schrauben waterfall is also a great destination, reached via easy trails and soft forest floors. A varied, multi-faceted tour!
Starting point to your hike is once again the Sommerbergalm. From there, you pass the Kasererschate to Frauenwand, then on to the Tuxerjoch Haus, across the Weitental valley and past the Schleier waterfall back to Hintertux. This is a difficult tour that spans 10 km and rewards tenacious hikers with stunning views of the Hintertux glacier, the Lärmstange and the Tux Alps. A great adventure for experienced hikers!
For your hiking holiday, don’t miss out on the Zillertal Activcard : Get a little help from the cable cars to reach the summit of your choice.
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