Collect and compare information
Before you can start, you first need to choose the right path. You can find inspirations and tips on the Mayrhofen website under the heading Hiking in the Nature Park,
We especially recommend the interactive map, it offers the best overview of the mountaineering tours in the Zillertal. In addition, it facilitates preselection with the filter option, according to level of difficulty, hiking theme or distance.
Once you have found an interesting route, it's all about the detailed informationwhich the following questions should answer:
- Does the tour suit my technical ability and conditioning as well as the abilities of my companions?
- How long do I need for the tour, considering the length and altitude?
- How do you get to the starting point and how can I get back? (Car, cable car, bus, ...)
Wonderful panorama in the Zillertal Alps
For example, I chose the tour “Au Sundergrund” (Mitterjoch). It takes a total walking time of five hours, in which 1,390 vertical metres and 12.1 kilometres are covered. This is exactly the right fit for me in terms of conditioning.
The starting point is located 15.3 kilometres from Mayrhofen. By car, I can be at the Alpengasthof In der Au in about 23 minutes: I can park there.
TIP: The routes for mountaineering in the Zillertal are marked with colours: blue is easy, red is medium and black is difficult. These colours can also be found on the yellow signposts along the routes.