Refreshment, fun & action with canyoning, rafting, bathing, climbing etc.
Here you can find the best action and excursion tips for Zillertal! Alongside the remote mountain valleys and tranquil Alpine romance, Zillertal offers plenty of adrenaline kicks - big and small! You will feel your heart racing and cheeks glowing and in five years you will still be telling our friends about your canyoning trip or very first tandem paragliding session...
Brook & water or cliff & air?
Which appeals to you the most? Or perhaps both?!
Water adventure in Gerlos
Canyoning in the Schwarzach gorge
Rafting in the Wildgerlos brook
Swimming in the Durlassboden reservoir
Surfing & sailing at 1,400m
Bathing in the indoor and outdoor adventure pools
Experience the cliffs and air
Climbing at the Gerlos high ropes course…
… or at the Gerlossteinwand Alpine via ferrata
Climbing in the Zillertal climbing gardens
Paragliding and tandem paragliding sessions
Flying on the Flying Fox zipwire
“What do you want to try? I can give you some tips! I grew up in Gerlos and I love exploring the Zillertal Arena just as much as you do.”
Water & Action Sports
Burn off energy and get an adrenaline boost before a breath-taking mountain backdrop
Canyoning in the Schwarzach Gorge
Just a few hundred metres from the Farm Resort, you can tackle the waves in the Schwarzachtal valley, a tributary of the Gerlostal valley. You will abseil through waterfalls and manoeuvre your way across torrents of water. Between the cliffs, crags and overhangs, you will feel like you are in another world.
Rafting in the Wildgerlos Brook
White water rafting down Wildgerlos brook has it all! You have to be at least 10 years old and know how to swim as you battle your way down the rapids in a dinghy. You can also go rafting in Mayrhofen and in the Imst gorge.
Water sports at 1,400m in Gerlos
Some people can hardly believe it but Austria’s highest altitude surfing school is situated on the Durchlassboden reservoir at 1,400m! You don’t need to be hardcore to try out surfing or sailing here. In summer, the water is a pleasant 21°C. Bathing and taking out a pedalo or rowing boat are all possible options.
Gerlos High Ropes Course
Shaking like a leaf or fearless as Tarzan - how are you likely to handle the largest high ropes garden in Zillertal and the Hohe Tauern? The course presents a challenge throughout. Fantastic: and for the literal come-down, there are 15 zipwire stations! Children can climb on their own course.
Fixed ropes courses
On the Gerlossteinwand Alpine fixed ropes course, classed as the most challenging, you will have to use your whole body to tackle the 240m of elevation gain. A helmet, carabiner, gloves and head for heights - got all that? Then we wish you lots of luck in your search for the peak of happiness! You can access the trail via the Gerlosssteinbahn mountain station (45 mins access route). The Riederklamm practice fixed ropes trail with three different routes ranging from 40 to 150m above sea level.
Paragliding and tandem flights
Experience the Zillertal Arena from above - it could be the highlight of your mountain holiday! You can set off from Gerlos, Köngisleiten or Zell am Ziller - even from the age of 5! Depending on your chosen starting point, you can glide up to an altitude of 1,150m like an eagle.
Riederklamm Gerlos Zipwire
The new zipwires at the Riederklamm Climbing Garden are not for the faint-hearted! You will race down 200m over trees and the gorge at 50 km/h. Up to 80m separate you from the sturdy ground below. Pure adrenaline!
Thousands of Mountain Adventures
Your mountain holiday in the Zillertal Arena is sure to be exciting and adventure-packed!