Zillertal Mountain Autumn

3 hikes to the most beautiful places in the Zillertal

The Zillertal shines in a true blaze of colour in autumn and offers one of the most diverse hiking destinations anywhere. Whether you decide to take a relaxing walk along the wide and sunny valley floor, explore the numerous themed hikes, head to one of the cosy alpine pastures or opt for a challenging mountain tour in one of the wild and romantic side valleys - the Zillertal has something in store for every hiking enthusiast. Even in autumn, most of the 1,400 kilometres of hiking trails are passable and promise unforgettable nature experiences.

The autumnal trees bathe the landscape in the most beautiful colours and we are downright in love with the magic of the Zillertal mountain autumn. Now we would like to introduce you to three particularly charming hikes to the most breathtaking places in our Zillertal. So, grab your hiking boots, because here we go!

Bike & Hike Tour to the Zittauer Hütte


Altitude difference: 910m | Total distance 10km | Highest point: 2330m
Duration bike: 0.45h | Duration ascent 1.30h | Duration total tour: 3.45h

Tour description:
We start from the car park of the Alpengasthof Finkau. At the end of the Durlassboden reservoir, we take a shady forest path no. 540 along the natural monument Leitenkammerklamm up to the rustic Trisslalm. Continue through the back Wildgerlostal valley straight on through open terrain along the stream.  A head for heights is an absolute prerequisite for the steep ascent no. 540 to the Zittauer Hütte. Via a staircase on the rock face, we climb the trail past the moraine to the waterfall and finally to the Zittauer Hütte (2,328 m). At the top, a magnificent landscape awaits us with the Wildgerlossee lake and the rugged glacier world of the Wildgerloskees.

Hike to the Bodenalm


Altitude difference: 620m | Total distance: 5.4km | Highest point: 1670m
Duration ascent: 1.30h | Duration total tour: 2.30h

Tour description:
Our starting point to the Bodenalm is the Gasthof Häusling-Alm in the Zillergrund, this can be reached by bus 8328 from Mayrhofen (Zillergrundlinie). From the inn, walk to the power station, there cross the Ziller bridge and continue on a short stretch of asphalt road to an old farm.
Stay on the marked trail, which begins as a narrow and steep climb to the Bodenalm. The path zigzags through the forest. The first part in particular is extremely steep.
Surefootedness is absolutely necessary for the following steps, some of which are carved in stone. The forest clears a little later. From the upper valley floor, the view of the breathtaking Grundschartner opens up, an almost picturesque panorama. After the path leads us to the right side of the stream, the rustic Bodenalm is reached.

Bike Tour or Hike to Lake Griersee


Altitude difference: 567m| Total distance: 12.5km | Highest point: 1786m
Duration ascent: 1.5h | Duration total tour: 2.5h

Tour description:
Our circular route starts in Tux-Lanersbach, there we cross the "Loschbodenbrü-cke". The route continues on the forest road to the Höllensteinhütte. Until the Wegwieser appears on the left with the turn-off to the Grieralm, after a long bend we continue on the gravel path. We follow the forest road along to the Griersee. Here we can relax and enjoy the idyllic natural paradise.
A little below is the Grieralm. Back to Lanersbach, the trail leads from the Grieralm again along a forest road through shady woodland to Lanersbach.

Let´s go!

Explore the beautiful autumnal nature around the STOCK resort - our reception and hiking guides will be happy to assist you.