Summer in Zillertal: Refreshing peaks instead of suffocating heat
Thursday 2, May 2013
A good balance of work and play is important for anyone who wants to increase their quality of life. The Zillertal just offers this mixture – from the villages in the valley up to the mountains and the permanent glacier ice.
Whether on a laid back family hiking tour along one of the 30 adventure paths, tackling the more challenging Berliner Höhenweg trail, or pushing for greater heights in Austria’s best bike region, the next hut offering wholesome, local dishes is never far away.
Outdoor activity strengthens body and soul, heightening the senses and broadening horizons. It is also proven that exercise at over 1,000m above sea level stimulates the cardiovascular system. At this altitude the air has a slightly reduced oxygen level and is almost entirely free of pollen which does wonders for your body.
Anyone who has ever had the chance to bike in the fresh mountain air of the Zillertal knows that there are few better places to be on two wheels. The Zillertal has been named Austria’s best bike region after all! Over 800km of signposted mountain bike routes invite you to experience the unmistakable panorama of the Zillertal with many peaks over 3000m from the saddle. Choose between athletic bike tours covering up to a total of 30,000 vertical metres and regenerative fitness tours.
Should you prefer an easier way of getting up the mountain then the e-mountain bike is the perfect solution. It provides an alternative and sustainable mode of reaching the summit and the electric battery means that you can decide just how much effort you would like to put into it. Either way, you can always take advantage of the convenient bike transport provided by the cable cars or the Zillertalbahn.
More information: www.zillertal.at
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