Experience the nature of the Zillertal around Fügen and Kaltenbach when winter hiking…
When winter hiking in Fügen and the greater region you can independently stroll or explore the area on guided tours, on a total of 50 km of perfectly groomed winter hiking trails. Unwind and to enjoy the wonderful nature setting of the Zillertaler Alps taking in fresh mountain air. All this expects you when winter hiking in the first holiday region in the Zillertal Fügen-Kaltenbach, a unique experience for all age groups and snow lovers who wish to leave everyday life and stress far behind and who want to consciously experience the fascinating scenery.
No pre-existing knowledge is necessary when winter hiking in Fügen and Hochfügen. Discover game tracks in the snow and learn how these animals manage to survive the cold and long winter in the forest. With some luck, you might even spot a deer or snow hares when winter hiking around Fügen. When winter hiking in the first holiday region in the Zillertal you will experience nature and all its treasures first hand and will be fascinated by the snow-covered scenery.
Winter hiking in the middle of the fantastic winter landscapes of the Zillertal
This easy winter hiking trail starts at the mountain station of the Spieljochbahn cable car (Mountain Loft). From here, first cross the ski slope. Once at the edge of the slope, hike until you reach the beginning of the groomed footpath that leads directly to the summit cross at the Spieljoch ridge. The breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes are simply enchanting. This is a fantastic experience especially for non-skiers!
If you are an experienced climber and you’ve got energy to spare, don’t miss the Zillertal winter via ferrata. Along this south-facing via ferrata, enthusiasts climb up several steep short turns to the newly opened Albergo restaurant. The Hochzillertal Kaltenbach ski resort specialises in fun for the entire family. Here, little guests don’t come up short. Below the winter via ferrata, which is designed for adults only, junior explorers can try out via ferrata for the first time. This special route on an approx. 20 m rock is suitable for children. Access: Hirschbichl surface lift mountain station or the Wimbach-Express mountain station for those on foot.
The use of all climbing routes is at your own risk. Although steel ropes and a few step clamps provide safety, via ferrata equipment, sturdy shoes and light crampons are nevertheless highly recommended – especially for the inexperienced.
Winter hiking trail
The hike starts directly at the Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach mountain station. The trail extends along through gorgeous mountain scenery to the Marendalm mountain hut. Just a few steps away, the new "Wimbachexpress" cable car transports guests up to over 2400 m. Relax, linger and enjoy delicious food at the “Albergo” panoramic Italian restaurant.
Winter via ferrata
For a perfect winter day, make your way to the starting point of the winter via ferrata, which starts right next to the “Albergo” panoramic Italian restaurant. The trailhead for this fully rope secured trail is the via ferrata info board. The route, which leads along the ridge to the summit cross of Wimbachkopf (2442 m), boasts countless highlights.
The hike starts in Strass, directly opposite the tourist office. Pass the festival hall and the path to the town of Astholz begins. From here the winter hiking trail proceeds in serpentines through the forest to the Maria Brettfall pilgrimage church, where the warm snug in the Maria Brettfall snack station awaits. Energy stores replenished, the route continues from there uphill to the Ellerboden. Follow a short ascent to the right and you come to a viewing point which provides fantastic views across the Zillertal. Bear right at the following junction and follow the road to cross on to the Öxltalweg. The path proceeds downhill via a tarmacked road to the start of the town of Rotholz. Bear right when you come to the first few houses and follow the hiking trail back along the forest to Strass. With a walking time of 1 ½ hours and 255 metres altitude, this winter hike is a lovely excursion in the Zillertal for all the family.
The hike starts at the Hochfügen lift car park and ends right on the Loassattel, which provides a dreamy view to the Karwendel mountains and the Tuxer Alps. The highest point of this winter hike – one which is well worth doing – is at 1690 metres and tempts guests to daydream and take a break for a little while. Alpengasthof Loas provides a refreshment stop, which entices with its "Loas Schnitzel". The hike covers 11.8 km and with just 250 metres altitude of climbing, it is a lovely excursion for all the family.
Snow-covered landscapes, fairy-tale hiking trails and active nature adventures: Experience the mountain world of the Zillertal around Fügen, Kaltenbach and surroundings from its most beautiful and romantic side when winter hiking in the Zillertal! Find your perfect hiking trail in our interactive map or in our brochure with winter hikes.
The mountain station of the Wimbachkopf gondola lift, just next to the new Albergo culinary hotspot, is the starting point of this tour. The entrance to this well-secured trail is at the via ferrata info board. Along the ridge to the summit cross of the Wimbachkopf (2442 m) peak, countless beautiful and inspiring views await. After a short break to enjoy the scenery, walkers next descend to the Wedelhütte at 2350 m elevation. This delightful mountain hut boasts an inviting sun terrace and delicious mountain food that will entice you to relax and linger.