Rural idyll and traditional festivals – experience the easy-going Zillertaler cosiness in Ried.
Rest, relaxation and pure regeneration - the village of Ried in the Zillertal extends a welcome with beneficial relaxation, far removed from the stress of the daily grind. Nestling in a dreamy mountain setting in the Zillertal and at an altitude of 573m, Ried, which has a population of 1270, invites you to enjoy a fun-filled action-packed holiday .
The relaxing town of Ried is located right at the access area to the Zillertaler Höhenstraße , providing a breath-taking view to the Zillertal and is a real highlight of a summer holiday in the Zillertal. The small, yet perfectly formed, town centre of Ried has a supermarket , ski hire point and restaurants, all just a few minutes walk from one another.
Thanks to its central situation at the heart of the valley, the idyllic and peaceful holiday resort of Ried in the Zillertal is the perfect starting point for varied, sportive activities together with your family and for day-trips in the first holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach.
Both in summer and winter, the Erlebnistherme Zillertal spa complex offers quiet, as well as spa and relaxation pleasures, while your children can unwind in the water and slide world . A highlight in Ried in the Zillertal is the Kreuzweg , one of the many themed trails in our region. Via its 14 stations, it takes you from Riedbachbrücke (forest playground) up to the Riedbergkapelle. The stations were first wood-carved by local artist Hermann Wildauer and then cast in bronze. The themed trail also invites guests to amble and stay.
Ried is also perfect for anyone who is looking for an all-round service and relaxation with their 'faithful friend'. Gartenhotel Magdalena is a great place to go if you are going on holiday with dog it offers various presentations, dog training sessions and a dog-sitting service.
In summer you can enjoy the wonderful panorama in the Zillertal on an active hiking, climbing and mountain bike tour or when spending relaxed hours as a couple on one of the fragrant meadows near the refreshing bathing lakes of the region. When taking a bicycle or Nordic Walking tour along the Ziller River, you will also be able to be active and recreate at the same time. Especially the Zillertal adventure park with its high wire garden and the summer kids’ programme of the first holiday region in the Zillertal offers great fun and action for your children.
By car, you can reach one of Austria’s most beautiful alpine roads, Zillertaler Höhenstrasse (with a length 48 km) within 10 minutes only, a wonderful starting point of numerous mountain hikes and trips. Visitors are offered an impressive ride up to an altitude of 2.020 m that can be climbed using your own car, by bus or with the bicycle or mountain bike.
In winter, the fairy-tale winter hiking trails in picturesque nature, speedy sledding on one the sled runs that are even illuminated at night, romantic ice skating or skiing on the top descents of the valley invite you to fully enjoy your winter vacation as the first holiday region in the Zillertal always has the right adventure on offer for every taste.
Sports enthusiasts and piste pros will surely get their money’s worth in the first holiday region in the Zillertal in winter. The excellent and popular skiing areas Hochfügen-Hochzillertal and Spieljoch provide modern and fast lift systems, numerous kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes and after a successful skiing day, you can continue the party in one of the ski huts with après-ski and lodge party! The skiing areas as well as all the surrounding villages can all be comfortably reached from Ried in the Zillertal with the free ski bus within a few minutes only.
The Zillertaler Höhenstraße is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria and the starting point for numerous mountain hikes. It is 48 kilometres long and can be driven from the mid of May to the end of October (depending on snow conditions). One of the ascents to this panoramic road is located directly in the centre of Aschau im Zillertal.
After a hike, a bike tour or also after a visit to one of our countless sights, there is nothing more refreshing than jumping into the cool water. Our wonderful outdoor swimming pools and lakes offer children and adults a pleasant refreshment on hot summer days and guarantee unforgettable water fun. Furthermore, our Erlebnis-Therme Zillertal spa complex also offers bathing fun for the whole family whatever the weather.
Experience the region Fügen-Kaltenbach! In our popular hiking program every hiker from beginner to professional, from relaxed to ambitious will find the right thing! The guided hiking tours take place weekly from June to October in the first holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach.
The ski area Hochzillertal/Hochfügen sets completely new standards for a perfect skiing holiday – whether for snowboard professionals, toboggan aces or skiing with children and the whole family.
Skiing on 25.6 kilometres of slopes, a round on the funslope, tobogganing on the 5.5. kilometres long toboggan run or winter hiking to the peak? The Spieljoch family skiing area has a varied offer both in summer and winter – fun in the mountains and in the midst of nature is a top priority here!
For all golf friends, the Zillertal offers a unique location for unforgettable golf pleasure in alpine style. The newly built Golfclub Zillertal in the middle of the mountains captivates with over 65 hectares of playing area, 35 tees, a modern clubhouse with sun lounge at the 4-star Superior Hotel with culinary delights on Haute Cuisine level and so much more!