Tours in the hiking area Gerlosstein and Hainzenberg
Mountain tour: Gerlossteinwand (2.166 m)Promising mountain tour on the magnificant Gerlossteinwand.
You can take the hiking bus or drive to the valley station of the Gerlosstein cable car in Hainzenberg. After the ascent in the cable car you will have reached the starting point of the promising hike at the mountain station of the Gerlossteinbahn. The tour starts directly at the alighting point on the awardwinning hiking trail no. 8 in the province of Tyrol, heading right in the viewing direction of the Gerlossteinwand with a somewhat steeper ascent, which is why hiking in this direction is recommended. You will also be hiking in the shade in the morning and, on the flatter descent in the afternoon, you can enjoy the fantastic view of the Brandberger Kolm in the sun. After walking for approximately half an hour you will reach a small fork in the road just in front of two small wooden huts, which also leads to the Gerlossteinwand via ferrata. Here you can either head straight ahead and select the steeper ascent or take the right flatter path on the saddle of the Arbiskogel, which would make the
path to the summit approximately half an hour longer. Once you have reached the summit of Gerlossteinwand allow the magnificent panoramic view of the Zillertal Alps, the Tux foothills, the Kitzbühel Alps and the Rofangruppe to work their magic! Make your way back on the return path downwards in the direction of Freikopf. At the fork in the road, turn left. A short ascent of approx. 5 minutes will follow until you reach the saddle, where you will then finally head downwards over the stone trough until you reach Heimjöchl. From Heimjöchl, take the left hiking trail no. 8 back to the starting point.
Viewpoint Arbiskögerl (1.835 m)Easy Mountain hiking for the whole family with a great view of the Zillertal
With the Gerlossteinbahn you can reach the starting point of the small hiking tour to the Arbiskögerl (1,835 m). The hike leads along the freight route. On the summit, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole Zillertal with the impressive mountains. For return you take the same path back to the Gerlossteinbahn. If the approx. 40-minute hike is not enough for you, you have the possibility to hike over the 7 km long goods trail about 2 hours to the valley station of the Gerlosstein cable car (923 m).
Gerlosstein - Laberg - Steinerkogel - BrandbergAn easy walking tour of 3 hours passing through beautiful mountain pastures of Gerlosstein and Brandberg. Ascent by the Gerlossteinbahn cable car in Hainzenberg to the starting point. Also suitable for children with good condition. Hiking shoes recommended.
Ascent by the Gerlossteinbahn cable car. From the Berghotel Gerlosstein two trails lead to the south (direction into the valley). The upper road takes you to the Neue Kotahorn Alm and afterwards to the Alte Kotahorn Alm. This trail leads to the Karlalm and then to the Labergalm pasture. At the Labergalm follow the ridge downhill. The trail leads past huts and through a forest, where the trail often crosses a road. After leaving the forest you can already see the Berggasthof Steinerkogel. Below the mountain inn there is a crossroad. If you follow the left trail you reach the village of Brandberg in about 1/2 hour - bus stop. Going right at the crossroad, you reach Mayrhofen in about 1 hour.
Maria Rast - pilgrimage chapel (Hainzenberg)A walking tour of 1.5 hours along the stations of the cross passing the Lourdes Grotto.
Fromthe house Waldheim (Gerlosstraße-Hainzenberg) walk on the right via the stations of the cross(way no.8), pastthe'LourdesGrotto'to the pilgrimagechurch of MariaRast (built1738)witha beautiful view ofZell amZiller. On the same pathback to the startingpoint.
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