Winter Hiking Trails in the Zillertal Arena
Explore small snowy villages and find romantic spots amidst a sparkling winter wonderland during a winter hike. Zell offers a wide range of winter hiking trails, where you can discover Zell and the surrounding villages by foot. Savour the moment and relax. We have put together the best hiking tips on this page
Maria Rast - pilgrimage chapel (Hainzenberg)
A walking tour of 1.5 hours along the stations of the cross passing the Lourdes Grotto.
From the Gasthof Waldheim (Gerlosstraße - Hainzenberg) walk on the right via the stations of the cross (way no. 8), past the 'Lourdes Grotto' to the pilgrimage church of Maria Rast (built 1738) with a beautiful view of Zell am Ziller. On the same path back to the starting point.
Refreshments: Gasthof Waldheim
Zillerpromenade at the river
Comfortable and easy walking route along the Ziller river. Also suitable for families with pushchairs.
From the bridge in Zell am Ziller on both sides along the river towards Hippach (4 km) and continue to Mayrhofen (8 km). River crossing on one of the bridges along the route (each about 1.5 km distance) possible. Returning also possible by train, steam train or bus. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in the excellent cake shops of Zell. The Zillerpromenade continues also in the opposite direction to Aschau (4 km), to Kaltenbach (8 km) and to Strass (23 km).
Possible stops along the promenade in Zell: Cafe-Konditorei Gredler, Kerzenstüberl, Restaurant-Cafe in the Freizeitpark Zell (leisure park)
Large round trip Zell am Ziller
A hiking tour of 1.5 hour along the Border Rivers of Zell am Ziller. Hiking shoes are recommended.
Starting from the town square, walk up to just before the bridge, then to the right along the Zillerpromenade. Walk along the Ziller river until you reach the Gerlosbach river. After a few minutes you cross the bridge and right above the Rosenalmbahn/Zillertal Arena begins the Krauspromenade (signs). At the end of the promenade down the valley to the Gasthof Waldheim. Then on the left along the narrow asphalted road to the small settlement. At the junction turn right through the underpass of the Zillertal road. After approx. 100 m left towards Tannerhof then along the field road to the Ziller promenade and downstream (right) to the starting point of the round trip.
Refreshments: Tuxer Pfiff Bar, Gasthof Waldrast, Gasthof Waldheim, Restaurant-Cafe im Park (leisure park)
A walking tour of 1.5 hours through the woods and along the river. Winter hiking shoes are recommended.
At the base station of Rosenalmbahn cable car - Zillertal Arena on the right hand side the Krauspromenade (way no. 2) starts rising slightly. The promenade is named after the famous singer Dr. Kraus. After about 30 minutes on the shady forest path you reach the Gerlosbergstrasse, there you turn right (down the valley) until you reach the Gerlosberg bridge. After the bridge turn right through the Kaiserstadt and walk along the right side of the Gerlosbach river back to the starting point.
Refreshments: Gasthof Waldheim, Tuxer Pfiff Bar, Gasthof Waldrast
A hiking tour of 2 hours along the Gerlostal valley with a beautiful view over the mountains. Also suitable for families with pushchairs. Getting to the starting point is possible by bus (Regiotaxi) or car. Lightweight hiking shoes are recommended.
By car or bus (Regiotaxi from the train station Zell am Ziller) to the station Gerlosberg - stop Erlach/Almhof. Along the asphalted road which is hardly used and mostly flat, then switchbacks to Astachhof. The sunny terrace and a cozy lounge invite you to stop. Some mountain farms with extremely steep meadows, some without road connections line the walking route. Return via the same path to the starting point.