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Family walks, excursions, nature and adrenaline

OK are you ready? The children on holiday at the Farm Resort have told me all about their fantastic adventures in the Zillertal mountains. I will share the best ones with you here! Here you will find walking tips around Gerlos and the five gently undulating side valleys, all suitable for pushchairs, kids’ bikes etc. But there is also a dose of adrenaline thrown in from time to time, for example at the Arena Skyliner or Arena Coaster!

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Open the door and off you go!

Let’s kick off with some walking tips around Gerlos, based on the motto: open the door and off you go! You can take your pushchair or kids’ bikes with you on some of these tours. My boss Gabi knows best. Just ask her!

Around Gerlos

Simple walks for families with children

Gmünder Seemeile Trail
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

An easy circular route of 5 km in length. Limited ups and downs. Exciting: the route leads over the dam wall and through a tunnel!

Schwarzachtal Valley with Educational Animal Trail
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

Approx. 5 km there and 5 km back again through the idyllic Schwarzachtal valley. You can stop off for a refreshment break en route at the Schwarzachtal snack stop or the Obere Schwarzachalm at an altitude of 1,630m.

Schönachtal Valley
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike to the Lackenalm

This walk to the Lackenalm snack station at 1,400m is suitable for everyone and takes you through the beautiful Schönachtal valley. Then, if you like, you can head up across more Alpine terrain to the traditional Stackerlalm at 1,850m.

Krummbachtaal Valley
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike to the Gasthof Almstüberl

With a pushchair, you can follow the asphalt road instead as an alternative to the footpath to the Gasthof Almstüberl. From here, a gravel track leads to the turn off for the Prölleralm and on alongside a steam to the Krummbachrast. The Alpine cheese made by landlady Maria is a real insider treat.

Wildgerlostal Valley
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

This route starts and ends at the Alpengasthof Finkau in Wildgerlostal at 1,400m. From here, the route runs along the Durlassboden reservoir up to the Trissl Alm at 1,584m which is catered in summer. Back at the Finkau lake, an adventure playground and kids’ farm await.

Durlassboden Reservoir with Educational Fishing Trail
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

Following the romantic Gerlosbach brook, you will travel via the educational fishing trail up to the Durlassboden reservoir at 1,410m. Here you can sample some delicious fish grilled on a stick at the Gasthaus Seestüberl or else take out a rowing boat or pedalo! The 10.7 km circular lake trail runs around the lake.

Experiences Trail
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

The route includes 40 stations along the Gerlosbach brook, for example a tree struck by lightning, a bug hotel and a water wheel. There is also plenty to discover along the way - so much so that the 3 km route will fly by in an instant!

Woodland Playground on the Experiences Trail
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

A large adventureland for the climbers, explorers and dam builders among you! Come trampolining or balancing or splash around in the natural water play area.

Wimmertal
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✓ Pushchair, ✓ Bike

Open the door and off you go: right on your doorstep, an approx. 1 hour walk. A walk for everyone. Once in the valley, the Wimmertalalm awaits – said to serve the best Viennese schnitzel!

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Cool excursions

Now it’s getting exciting! Plenty of excursions for those seeking fun and adventure start out from here.  In the Zillertal Alps, there is a wide range of adventures on offer! Are you ready for the Arena Skyliner or Arena Coaster?

Zillertal Arena

Fun and action for families and children

Gerlos Adventure Climbing Trail
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Up to the Isskogelbahn mountain station! You can set your parents a challenge on the Adventure Climbing Trail. Who is best at climbing? On the wooden ball run, your job is to roll a wooden ball down an obstacle course. Who is faster, you or the ball?

Arena Skyliner Hainzenberg
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Do you weigh less than 40 kg and don’t have a fear of heights? Then you can try out the new Arena Skyliner flying machine with your parents! Race across the Zillertal valley - at speeds of up to 50 km/h! At points, you will be floating up to 64m above the ground. The starting point is the mountain station of the Gerlossteinseilbahn cable car. Are you brave enough?

Riederklamm Gerlos Flying Fox Zipwire
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If you are over 8 years old and weigh 25 kg or more, you can fly across the Riederklamm Climbing Garden on a zipwire. There are two different routes where you can soar through the skies at heights of up to 80m. You will gain a bird’s eye view of the Riederklamm gorge!

Arena Coaster and Zell am Ziller Adventure Playground
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Feel the wind in your hair on the Arena Coaster! The 1.5 km router follows waves, steep curves and spins. If you are 10 years old or over, you can even travel on your own! Children aged 4 and over can travel on the coaster with a parent. The ‘Alpine Coaster’ can be found at the Rosenalmbahn valley station in Zell am Ziller. Oh yes and what else can you find there: a huge adventure playground with trampolining!

Krimml Water Worlds
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When you are nearby, your parents will want to show you the Krimml Waterfalls. This is one of the biggest waterfalls in the whole of Europe! On the way there, you can stop off at the Water Worlds. Here there is an adventure centre with water worlds outside and an exhibition with a water cinema inside. From the terrace, you can see the Krimml Waterfalls!

Gerlos High Ropes Course
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For big and small climbers of 1.05m tall and over! There are 10 kids’ stations on the high ropes course in Gerlos and 55 stations for adults - incl. 15 zipwires! It’s amazing fun to climb between the trees like a monkey and balance over a hanging tree trunk. Are you brave enough?

Gerlos Climbing Tower
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When you are out and about in the mountains, you will certainly want try climbing with a climbing harness and safety cable! And you can do just that on the 12m climbing tower at the music pavilion in Gerlos. The climbing tower looks like a genuine cliff wall. You will feel like the King of the Alps!

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And then time to put your feet up?

After all the adventures, it’s time to put your feet up again. Or you can cuddle up with Max the farm cat. Or groom the ponies. Or take a soak in the hot tub. As always - I miss you! Come back to the Farm Resort soon, OK?