3000m Mountain Tours in Gerlos

Climb a mountain, which is as high as 3000m above sea level is a dream of many mountain lovers. In the Zillertal Arena this dream can come true – preferably with an experienced guide.

 

Further tour suggestions (not guided):

Men on a Mission Tour Real men can do it (and women too of course!) Enjoy the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Zillertal Arena – and give yourself a challenge at the same time. Günther Hauser, Managing Director of the Zell-Gerlos Tourism Association, has put together a phenomenal tour for this summer. Conquer over 3,000 vertical metres in four days. “Men on a Mission 2016” in the Zillertal Arena – reach your peak!
Men on a Mission Tour

4675 m

2800 m

73.7 km

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Men on a mission tour - day 1 Beautiful Panoramaview!
We begin our tour on the southern outskirts of the village of Krimml. The route first leads us along the panoramic track that follows the Krimml Waterfalls all the way up to the topmost waterfall. This is where the Krimml Achental valley begins, one of the most beautiful high valleys in the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the heart of the valley is the Krimml Tauernhaus where we enjoy a well-earned break before continuing in a northerly direction past the chapel, up to the Rainbachtal valley and, a few bends further, to Schlagegg. Just after Schlagegg we turn right down the steep track and then uphill again in zigzags to the Rainbachsee lake (2,404 m) and left along the lakeside via the rope-secured track to the Rainbachscharte col (2,724 m). From here a track descends, past the Obere Wildgerlossee lake, down in serpentines to the Untere Wildgerlossee lake and along its banks to the Zittauer Hütte mountain hut. The hut enjoys a unique, idyllic lakeside location at the foot of the Reichenspitz mountain. Here, at an altitude of 2,329 m, is where we spend our first night.
Men on a mission tour - day 1

1655 m

2725 m

18.5 km

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Men on a Mission Tour - day 2 The pulse rises!
The second day begins with a gentle descent. After 10 minutes we turn off to the left across the moraine and climb down approximately 100 metres to the glacial stream. After crossing the stream the path initially leads over grassy inclines, later over scree slopes, and takes us to the col in approximately 2 hours. Just short of the Keeskarscharte col a rock ledge (secured with wire ropes) leads to the pass. Steep steps lead downwards towards a rock protrusion offering a stunning view of the Schönachkees glacier with the Zillerkopf summit. A track, well secured with wire ropes, leads downwards past lush green meadows to the Pasteinalm and further on to the Issalm. After passing the Lackenalm (where walkers can enjoy a bite to eat) we leave the Schönachtal valley and arrive in the village of Gerlos.
 
Men on a Mission Tour - day 2

630 m

2800 m

16.3 km

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Men on a Mission Tour - day 3 A worthy highlight!
The third day begins with a leisurely walk alongside the Gerlosbach stream and then along the banks of the Gmünder reservoir to the Kühle Rast tavern. From there an agricultural track leads through the Schwarzachtal valley past the Schwarzachalm mountain hut to the Untere Schwarzachalm and then up to the Obere Schwarzachalm. From there a hiking trail leads through the bottom of the valley taking us in around 2 hours to Brandbergjoch at an elevation of 2,307 m. A gentle 20-minute descent takes us down towards the Kolmhaus mountain hut. Beforehand, however, we turn left to the Brandberger Kolm, a striking peak at an altitude of 2,700 m offering an unforgettably breathtaking panoramic view. For the ascent and the descent from the Brandberger Kolm we expect about 2 hours. Overnight we stay at the Berghotel Gerlosstein, which we will reach when we go the way back from Gerlosstein to the „Heimjöchl“. 
Men on a Mission Tour - day 3

1645 m

2695 m

21.8 km

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Men on a mission - day 4 We've done it!
Fortified and well rested we begin the last stage of our mountain tour. From the Kolmhaus we follow the upper trail through a wonderful mountain forest to the pastures of the Labergalm and on to the Kotahorn Alm mountain hut. We follow the agricultural track (a toboggan run in winter) down to the demonstration cheese dairy and past the Maria-Rast Chapel. After four days’ walking and over 3,000 vertical metres we reach our final destination of Zell am Ziller.
Men on a mission - day 4

745 m

1780 m

17.1 km

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Women on a Mission Tour The tour for tough girls! A real picture book tour through the Zillertal Arena - not only for tough girls! 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 isthe 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.
Women on a Mission Tour

1870 m

2845 m

40.8 km

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Women on a Mission Tour- 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!
 
Women on a Mission Tour- day 2

1135 m

2330 m

16.1 km

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Women on a Mission Tour - 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.
Women on a Mission Tour - day 3

715 m

2845 m

14.4 km

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Women on a Mission Tour - 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!
Women on a Mission Tour - day 4

20 m

1630 m

10.3 km

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