Woman on a mission tour

The resounding success of our ‘Real Men Tour’ in the Zillertal Arena promoted those responsible to initiate a similarly challenging tour for women. So, listen up all you sporty girls out there! If you’re fit and active and have a good head for heights, then this is
the tour for you! The aim of the hiking tour is basically the same as that of the ‘Real Men Tour’ – lots of fun and a memorable mountain experience – oh yes, and of course a spot of relaxation in a spa hotel too! Over a period of four days the tour takes you to some of the most awe-inspiring and scenically beautiful areas in the Zillertal Alps.

 

Bookable from 10.06. to 24.09.2017

 

Day 1: Arrive, relax & unwid

Before the active part of this tour in the stunning mountains of the Zillertal valley gets underway, you have the opportunity to relax and get your batteries fully recharged for the days ahead in the Zillertal Arena. In your hotel spa in Gerlos you can chill-out and leave all your cares behind you. Free your mind and simply look forward to the fantastic mountain tour that  awaits you. And to round off the day savour a mouth-watering evening dinner. Try to make sure you get enough sleep because the second day of the ‘Women on a Mission’ tour offers quite a challenge in high-alpine terrain.

Day 2: Get high!

Suitably fortified with a hearty Zillertal breakfast, our day begins in Gerlos. You can, if you want, leave your car at the car park of the Isskogelbahn cable car. From there we follow a wonderfully scenic route alongside the stream in an easterly direction. Initially the walk takes us through the pleasant coolness of the forest to the dam wall of the Durlaßboden reservoir. After crossing the dam crest we continue along a picturesque forest trail beside the edge of the reservoir. This hiking trail lets you enjoy nature at its very finest! After passing the rustic Bärschlagalm mountain hut, we follow a short section of paved road that offers breathtaking views of lush, green meadows and grazing cattle before we reach the Alpengasthof Finkau inn. For lovers of good food this is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the mouth-watering local specialities served there. The pork, beef and game used in the home-made dishes are all locally sourced. If you feel it’s too early for the first stop, then you can continue a bit further and enjoy a hearty snack in the Trisslalm hut while taking in the spectacular mountain view.

The landlord will gladly give you information on the surrounding mountains, tracks and routes. Rested and fortified with the hut’s home-produced and home-made products, the hike really ‘gets down to business’ over the next 2 ½ hours.  Enjoy the first fantastic ascent up a wide trail to the goods cable lift station of the Zittauer Hütte hut. The next ascent, steeper and somewhat rougher, is sure to get your pulse really going before we reach today’s final destination, the Zittauer Hütte mountain hut. The route across the rock slabs takes us past a waterfall, followed by a spectacular vista of the Reichenspitz mountain range and its glaciers. The hut’s idyllic setting beside the lower Wildgerlossee lake at the foot of the Reichenspitz range is truly unique. Equally exceptional is the unforgettable view of the jagged landscape of the Wildgerlos glaciers which you can enjoy from the hut’s sun-drenched terrace while savouring a cool, refreshing drink. Enjoy! You’ve earned it!

Day 3: A hut with a history!
Well rested after a good night’s sleep we start today's leg from the Zittauer Hütte (2,329 m). We walk past the Gerlossee lake and, at the point where several trails come together, we follow the direction of the Rosskarscharte col (2,689 m). The initially very scenic trail is only suitable for those with a good head for heights! Quite soon after follows the ascent up to the Rosskarscharte col. The trail leads like a stone stairway up to the break in the mountain ridge. As soon as we have passed through the col to the other side, we are greeted by a stunning view of the Reichenspitz mountain with its glacier fields and of the Gerlossee lake. Just before you reach the col you can, if you want, make a detour up to the Rosskopf summit (2,845 m). The challenging steep ascent is over now and the route continues downhill through the Rosskar col to the Rosskarlacke lake and to the glacial soil at the end of the Rainbachtal valley where we join the walking trail towards the Richerhütte hut (2,367 m), the final ascent to which begins beneath the bottom station of the goods cable lift. There we enjoy a well-deserved rest and a hearty bite to eat. The return route from the hut takes us back to the bottom station of the goods cable lift, then downhill again past the rustic Rainbachalm hut and through the wonderfully aromatic pine forest to the Krimmler Tauernhaus, today’s final destination.

There you can choose from a selection of sleeping accommodations, from simple dormitories to comfortable twin rooms. Friedl, the landlord, runs his ‘mountain realm’ with authentic, earthy charm ensuring that the Krimmler Tauernhaus retains its unique appeal, despite the fact that all the rooms have been modernised and renovated. The hut has, after all, been family-owned for 400 years. And, according to Friedl, that’s the way it should stay.
Day 4: We've done it!

Well fortified after a hearty breakfast we continue our tour towards the Krimml Waterfalls, one of the most popular natural attractions in the whole of Europe! The Krimmler Achental valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park is a veritable jewel. During this section you’re quite likely to meet a few ‘familiar faces’ – cheery little marmots, eagles or griffon vultures which are indigenous to the Hohe Tauern National Park. After a walk of around two hours along gently rolling pastures beside the Krimmler Ache stream, we reach the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls and, after a further hour, the final leg of our ‘Women on a Mission’ tour, the village of Krimml. With a drop of 380 metres over three levels, the Krimml Waterfalls are the highest in Europe and an unparalleled spectacle of nature. This highlight, which also boasts natural healing properties, provides the perfect ending to the challenging ‘Women on a Mission’ tour, a multi-day hike that is guaranteed to remain etched on your
memory for a very long time to come!

Important phone numbers 

Mountain rescue

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Zittauer Hütte

0043 664 8732205

Krimmler Tauernhaus

0043 664 2612174

TVB Zell-Gerlos, Büro Gerlos

0043 5284 5244

TVB Krimml

0043 6564 7239

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