Hiking in the Zillertal
Relaxing hiking holidays at the Hotel Kristall
The Zillertal Nature Park stretches from Ginzling to the Hochfeiler mountain and over unique landscapes in the Austrian High Alps. The Association of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ) selected it as 2015’s Austrian Nature Park of the Year, thus honouring the park’s innovative projects.
Hiking or mountain biking in the Zillertal is the perfect opportunity to see the Nature Park at its most beautiful. As a renowned sports hotel in the Zillertal region, we have been a member of the Zillertal Nature Park for years and can offer guests very special deals including free admission to the Nature Park exhibition in Ginzling and free use of the park’s library. Learn more about the Zillertal glaciers, alpine flora and fauna and the Zillertal Valley’s cultural history.
Zillertal Nature Park hiking region
The Zillertal Nature Park is one of the most popular hiking areas in the Alps. Come hiking in the Zillertal and take part in all guided hikes for free. Discover the famous long-distance trails such as the Berliner Höhenweg high-altitude stage or a stage of the Via Alpina, or head up the 2,762-metre-high Rastkogel and enjoy the majestic views of the Zillertal region.
If you’d prefer a more leisurely hike, you will find easier trails along the mountain lakes and streams, as well as places to stop for a bite to eat. In Finkenberg, very close to our hotel, you will find the Glocke reserve with a nature trail. Learn about the area’s plants and animals while you hike through the Tuxbach Gorge.
The Finkenberger Almbahn cable car takes you to the “Naturwelt” reserve at 1,800 metres above sea level. The fens in this reserve create a unique biotope in the high Alps. A guided hike along the alpine chalet trail gives you a look at the traditional agriculture practised at mountain farms and leads to the Vallruck alm hut at 2,132 metres above sea level.
Hiking in the Zillertal features as much variety as nature itself, meaning everyone will find the perfect trail for them. Choose from 150 hikes with nature park guides and exciting summit tours on your active holiday, all of which are free for guests of the Hotel Kristall in the Zillertal.
Active holidays at our sport hotel in the Zillertal
It doesn’t matter if you come to the Zillertal region for mountain biking or hiking - as a specialist sports hotel in the Zillertal, we at the Hotel Kristall offer organised hiking and mountain biking tours with or without brunch in our chalet on the Hintertux Glacier. After a day full of hiking, relax in our hotel’s spacious spa and enjoy the delicious alpine cuisine in our restaurant!