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When the days get shorter and the light turns golden.

From September to October, autumn gradually takes hold of the mountain landscape. The cattle are driven down from the alpine pastures in festive processions to graze on the Zillertal valley pastures, now green and lush with many different grasses and herbs which produce the nourishing hay milk. 

Autumn in the most active valley in the world

In autumn, the days are no longer oppressively hot, the nights are cool and fresh and the sun still shines with summer radiance, illuminating the fascinating natural landscape in rich colours.

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Hiking

Leave everyday life further behind with each step you take, find your own rhythm and enjoy the magnificent natural landscape of the Zillertal and Tux Alps at your own pace.

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Biking

Whether on a leisurely ride with the family or speeding along as a pro, 1,200 kilometres of bike routes offer something to delight all cycling enthusiasts.

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Golf

Zillertal is a top destination for golfers and offers an 18-hole championship course in Uderns amidst wonderful alpine scenery.

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Year-round ski area

Austria’s only year-round ski area, typical summer and winter activities
merge together in the Tux-Finkenberg holiday region

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Zillertal in autumn

The air is crystal clear and views are a seemingly infinite, as the generally stable weather conditions allow for optimum visibility. Thanks to the year-round skiing area on the Hintertux Glacier, skiing is possible in autumn, and this adventure can be combined with a variety of other activities, such as a round of golf culminating in spa treatments and culinary delights.

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Adventure paradise

Whether hiking, biking, climbing or simply relaxing – everywhere you turn, Zillertal’s spectacular mountain scenery offers you unique sights for memories that will last a lifetime. Unique hot spots await your discovery round every corner in Zillertal. After all, when the region is ablaze with summer, the magnificent natural scenery blossoms into life!

Autumn hike tips

Hikers in autumn will be rewarded with magical natural scenery and autumn leaves in fantastic colours. The air is crystal clear, making views seem infinite. Zillertal is one of the world’s most diverse hiking destinations. You can take a leisurely walk along the wide, sunny valley floor, enjoy one of the many theme hikes, take an easy climb up to the next alpine meadow, or work off excess energy on a challenging mountain hike in one of the wild, romantic side valleys. Most of the 1,400 kilometres of hiking trails are still passable in autumn and unforgettable alpine adventures are guaranteed.

Fügen-Kaltenbach
Sunrise Gedrechter

This sunrise hike takes you up to the Gedrechter summit cross with its gigantic view. Let yourself be enchanted!

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Zell-Gerlos
Zittauer Hütte

The Zittauer Hütte is located at the end of the Wildgerlos Valley. The Wildgerlos lake and the glacier world of the Wildgerlos lake stretch out there.

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Pfitscherjochhaus

Here you take a trip to Italy, because the Pfitscherjochhaus is in Italy. A hike full of history and wonderful views.

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Bichlalm

A beautiful hike through the Tux valley. The Bichlalm snack station tempts you with Zillertal delicacies and a magnificent panoramic view.

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Autumn bike tours

Anyone who has ever explored Zillertal from the saddle knows that there are few more spectacular places in the world for cycling and mountainbiking, who are rewarded with unforgettable panoramic views in crystal clear mountain air. Comfortable temperatures supply fresh energy for each new bike tour – in the mountains, in one of the side valleys, or on the comfortable valley floor.

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Fügen-Geolsalm-Gartalm

From the Fügen festival hall via Pankrazbergstrasse and Hochfügener Strasse to the fork at the Hochfügen middle station and then on to Geolsalm and Gartalm. The return route goes via Arzjochkapelle to Kaunzalm, then on through the Öxltal valley to Fügenberg and back to Fügen.

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Singletrail Isskogel

The single trails in Zell and Gerlos offer the very best of fun for adventure-hungry bikers. The trails are suitable for beginners, but also present an exciting challenge for experienced bikers. Numerous serpentines, North Shore elements and pump tracks demand a certain degree of skill.

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Panoramic bike route

After a comfortable ascent on the Penkenbahn cable car, the bike route starts at the mountain station and leads uphill to the Penkenjoch. This marks the beginning of a very challenging downhill section towards Horbergtal. The trail leads on to the right of the mountain pastures and straight across the junction back to the Penkenbahn’s mountain station.

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Tux-Finkenberg
Höllensteinhütte-Grieralm

Start at an altitude of 1,300 m in Tux-Lanersbach. The route first follows the forest road, but soon crosses an old bridle path which you must follow until the view clears and the Junsberg, Madseitberg and Grübelspitze peaks become visible on the other side of the valley. After reaching the Höllensteinhütte, go on towards Grieralm and then take the forest road back to Juns, or on to Tux-Lanersbach.

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Alpine roads and subsidiary valleys

Some of Austria's most beautiful alpine and scenic roads can be found in Zillertal. The Zillertaler Höhenstraße, the Gerlos Alpenstraße, the Schlegeis Alpenstraße, the Alpenstraße Zillergrund and the Alpenstraße Stilluptal all offer a marvellous panoramic vista and a wonderful driving experience – by car, motor cycle or regular bus. 

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Fine food & drink
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Enjoy mountain restaurants in autumn

People who take active holidays in Zillertal and enjoy hikes or mountain bike rides spend a lot of time in the fresh mountain air – and are sure to work up quite an appetite! The produce from the long alpine summer is freshly prepared and served as Zillertal specialities in the many mountain restaurants. A stop-off at one of these is an opportunity to enjoy the last warm rays of summer sun amidst magnificent mountain scenery.

The Zillertal at a Glance

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Welcome to Zillertal! Where sun, snow and well-being become the meaning of life and where great freedom tempts you to let go.

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Cuisine in Zillertal

Award-winning traditional inn, toque-holding restaurants, romantic lodges and stylish mountain restaurants guarantee unique taste experiences.

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Hosts in Zillertal

Find the right accommodation for your perfect winter holiday in Zillertal – from cosy private rooms to luxury five-star hotels.

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Getting to Zillertal

Zillertal is located in the west of Austria and is the widest of the side valleys on the south side of the Inntal Valley. Get to Zillertal safely and comfortably.

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