Gerlos is a small village which is located in the Zillertal valley, Austria. It is a municipality controlled area. A griffin is decided as the symbol of the village is a combination of eagle and lion considered as heraldic animals in Gerlos. Here in this article, I have mentioned a lot of attractions available in Gerlos but some different types of visiting places like the beautiful bulbous cupola parish church are one of them. During the 18th century, the former gothic is transferred into Baroque style.
This is a mountain area so hiking is one of the specialties here. 200 km long way is the minimum hiking area. You need to be super active to complete these hiking challenges. The motto of this hiking place is named as Be Active.
Your legs will feel like a leg of superman at the end of the day. Fitness training, muscle build-up, surfing, skiing, hiking, and even cycling can be done at the Durlassboden reservoir and basins. The water of these lakes is so cool to jump in hot summer days. Now here are the details about which places you can choose to spend the holiday with your family members.
In 1966 the artificial lake in Gerlos was prepared by the municipality of Gerlos. The name of this lake is Durlassboden lake. The position of this lake indicates the borderline of two states: Tyrol and Salzburg. Obviously, in the summertime, this lake becomes an attraction to the people.
With bathing, you can enjoy the view of the Zillertal Alps and Reichenspitz Mountain. Also, various sports like swimming, course for sail and surf or arrangement for enjoining the sun on the bank and a stall for barbecue are available here for you. In Gerlos, the highest positioned Sail and Surf learning school of Austria are situated. The temperature of this water is near about 22 degrees Celsius.
This is why visitors come here to give their body perfect refreshment. Apart from these, if you want to ride on the lake then pedalos, surfboards, and sailboats are also available. “Seestüberl” is a popular place near this lake. If you love fishing then you can go there and by buying some tickets you can have the fun of fishing adventure.
Also, a cyclist can get the chance to round the lake with bikes and can see the amazing views from both sides. Every year an event is organized on Gerlos lake, named Gerlos Lake run. This is big fun. So if you think you are capable to win the prize then participate in it.
Kitesurf and WindSurf
Have you felt thrilled when you saw the starting scene of Jurassic Park’s first part? The boy was doing windsurf on the sea. If you have a dream to do that, then here is the chance for you. Generally, at the starting of June, the windsurf program is started on the Lake Achensee.
The place is actually in between the Karwendel mountain range and the Brandenberg Alps. During June, strong wind flow is seen from the north and by the help of this, you can surf on the lake. This wind is called a Thermic wall which is a specialty of this lake. The lake on which the program is done is the largest lake of Tyrol and this is why Lake Achensee is called the Tyrolean Sea. You can find several clubs on the lawn of this lake who offers you the products in rent.
Besides, there is another artificial lake named Durlassbodenspeicher which is in between the Gerlos and Zillertal valley. Both kite and surf facility is available here. You don’t have any reason to panic about this course because there are trained guide will be with you and the task is very easier and full of fun.
Hiking at the Gerlostalalm hut
It is a chilling moment to see the whole world from high altitude and if the scenery is eye-catching then it feels like we are seeing paradise in front of us. The same is with this hiking place. Gerlostal valley will be in front of you if you follow the hiking track. Following the path, you will first come across the Gerloser Wiesenweg through Gerlos which is close to the Isskogelbahn mountain.
After following the path more you can see the beautiful valley of the Riederbach stream and the Gerlostalalm huts.Gerlostal valley gives you the best possible natural view with the traditional wooden huts near it and the opposite peaks. The view from the glacier and Wildgerlosspitze to Grundschartner and other attractions of the Zillertal Alps will surely full your eyes with the joy of paradise. You can also see the Durlassboden basin from this place.
Gerlos High-Rope Training
In Gerlos, you can see the training session of high rope climbing of Zillertal valley. Recently it has extended and gives 70 adventurous stations. The stations are between 14 meters of the forest floor and separated into 15 Flying Foxes, 10 children Lines and 55 for others. This is the very test of courage within you. You have to climb based on rope, trunks, and trees.
The course is designed as an obstacle course. Smart Belay Technology is being used in this course for public safety. You may be unable to unhook yourself when it is needed Gerlos High Rope training make yourself to wait and do the course 2 hours along.
You will feel highly adventurous while it puts you from one station to another station. There is a total of 10 stations are available who are only for children. There are so many eligibility criteria that should be maintained for children’s safety and this is why these stations are prepared with high safety. There is a place between Arena Skyliner and Gerlos which is named Gerlossteinwand, located at the center of the Gerlos, It is generally taken to practice the high rope training.
Zillertal Arena Ski Region
In Austria, The Zillertal Arena Ski Region is the largest ski arena. This arena takes in the areas of Zell and Gerlos. This arena also includes the localities of the Tyrolean territory along with Königsleiten, Wald, and Krimml in Salzburg. Here you have a wide variety of choices. The skiing area like Zell am Ziller ski run, Austria’s longest downhill valley run, boasting 1,930 meters of vertical drop is can be chosen by among others.
More specifically, if we go on the detailing, there are 4 peaks and 2 regions are open for the ski riding purpose. The places like Kreuzwiese Action Park in Zell and the Hochkrimml Fun Park are always close to snowboarders due to the hot arena ski region. If you a car lover and love to see and do car racing then you must visit Hochkrimml and Königsleiten because these places have a permanent record of doing speedy car race to entertain the public.
Why the children will sit at a corner? There are a lot of arrangements are present for them too. Pick up service, snow sailing, child-friendly slopes, and so many options are there to entertain their little guests. At Zell am Ziller valley station, Arena coaster and toboggan rails can be found. And if you want to do this by yourself then also you are welcomed.
They have a special offer for the guests to do this on their own. In this winter session, a lot of surprises are waiting for the guests who are coming to the Rosenalmbahn mountain station in Zell am Ziller. Among the surprises, some of them are like the Stuanmandl Gondola in Gerlos and the Umbrella Restaurant, etc.
Not only the ski arena is the only type of attraction here, in the time of winter, but there are also so many fun parks that are open for snowboarders. The reason to be happy is enough like daring various components like rails, jumps, half pipes, tubes, and boxes. A place for chilling and a place to move your muscles with music is also available.
There are many fun parks in Tyrol are eager to show off their creations. You can have the fun of the largest freestyle Eldorado in Tyrol which is named Snow ART park. the Kingsize-Park for experts, the Public-Park and the Beginner-Park are the three main parts of this park. Among all other skiing areas, there are some popular are mentioned here.
Those are Stanton Park, Ski Arlberg skiing area, Kaunertal Park, Kaunertal Glacier skiing area, Base Snowpark at the Gigijoch, Sölden skiing area, Ischgl Smart Park & Cross, etc.
Gerlos has Aireal Forest Park which is the perfect place to roaming around and spend a beautiful day with your family members. More than 50 types of fun games and sports are available there. If you are brave and have a good balancing power then accepting these challenges can bring enthusiasm to your family members to participate also.
Rope bridges, log bridges, zip lines, and so many other thrilling adventures are waiting for you. And if you are not too brave but want to taste the fun of these adventures then also you are welcomed. A guide will always be with you to the very end.
Tobogganing in the Zillertal valley
Almost 7 km long nature sled can be seen here. Zillertal valley is famous for tobogganing. Zillertal valley has Austria’s largest tobogganing. Among all the tobogganing trails, I am here mentioning some of them to make a clear schedule for the travelers.
Tobogganing is also depending upon your hotel choice. There are so many hotels that are spread throughout the city of Gerlos. Visitors often visit the tobogganing center near to their hotels. Alpin hotel Berghaus and Gartenhotel Magdalena are two of the popular hotels in Gerlos who are always successful to attract a vast number of visitors.
Here some of the most fun ones, which are close to those hotels. Those are Toboggan run Lengstein, Natural toboggan run Goglhof, Fügenberg, Toboggan run Hochfügen, Fügenberg, Toboggan run Fügen-Spieljoch, Fügen, Toboggan run Krummbachtal valley, Gerlos, Toboggan run Tristenbachalm, Ginzling, and so many.
Cross Country Skiing in Zillertal Valley Station
The Zillertal Valley is more like a paradise to the visitors. Cross country skiing is a specialty of this area. A lot of skiing areas are distributed all over the Zillertal valley. So many stations are available here.
If you are an adventure lover and interested to do skiing in a wide area, then Gerlos is the best option for you. Gerlos has some suitable conditions which need to be present for a cross country skiing arena. During the time of December, they offer us this adventure. Within a total 200 k wide cross country skiing area, you can see the beautiful landscapes of Zillertal valley as well as have the great fun of skiing in ice.
There is a 6 km long Innertal-Alpina-Schoenachtal route which is very famous for cross country skiing arena. Popular because it is the easiest path for beginners and can have the fun of riding as well as sightseeing. The route starts from the Oberwirt car park. From Oberwirt park, it has spread up to Innertal along with the stream.
An old power plant may come across to your eyes which are known as “Funsingau”. Right behind this power plant, a wooden bridge has passed through Innertalerhof. The path will guide you to the place, Schoenachtal. After finishing your trip here, you have taken the same way back to return Gerlos.
Some of the most famous ones of these are Hollenzen trail, Mayrhofen – Hippach, Strasser trail, Mayrhofen – Hippach, Edenlehen trail, Mayrhofen – Hippach, Ramsau trail, Mayrhofen – Hippach, These names are just some of the popular.
So, this is all about the details about where you can spend your valuable time in Gerlos. The above-mentioned names are not just the only attractions. You can see other attractions like 5 start hotels with a special swimming pool, restaurant facilities, casinos and a bunch of entertainment. So, this summer, if you are confused then I must recommend you to visit this place. Swim on the artificial lakes and feel the life by seeing at the sky.
Recommended Gerlos Hotels
Rates from: € 62.00
Hotel Alpenherz offers luxury 4 star accommodation in the heart of the picturesque alpine valley of the Ziller River, an ideal base for active skiing, snowboarding and hiking in the Zillertal Arena tourist region. It enjoys an idyllic location on a sunny slope, surrounded by scenic meadows and commanding splendid panoramic views over the town, the river and the surrounding mountain peaks. The establishment is 50 m from a stop of the ski bus, within easy walking from the town centre, the ski slopes and the valley station of the Isskogel cable car. It features a delightful spa & wellness zone with sauna, steam bath, solarium, infrared cabin and herbal bath. Guests can relax in a cozy bar with open fireplace. Rich breakfast buffet is served every morning in the pleasant dining room in appealing Tyrolean style or in the wineter garden. Free public parking space next to the property and Internet access point are available too.
Rates from: € 68.00
Hotel Central Gerlos is a luxury 4 star alpine-style establishment with fully equipped spa area and a quiet location at more than 1300 m above sea level, in the town centre, with panoramic mountain views. Free ski bus provides easy access to the lifts and the excellent pistes of Zillertal Arena, while some of the ski slopes end down right next to the property. The establishment features an indoor swimming pool with heated water and panoramic views, cozy Tyrolean restaurant, free Wi-Fi Internet connection in all private and public spaces, free public parking. All 49 en-suite rooms and serviced apartments have private balconies overlooking the surrounding mountains, LCD TV with cable channels and many more comforts.
Garni Victoria Hotel
Rates from: € 57.00
Victoria Garni is charming alpine-style hotel, offering top quality of modern 4 star accommodation in the centre of Gerlos, directly at the foot of the ski slopes and just 500 m from the valley station of Isskogel cable car, providing the ideal base for an active ski vacation in Zillertal Arena. It features 17 elegantly furnished en-suite rooms, airy and rich in contemporary comforts, including private balconies with panoramic mountain views, cable TV, hairdryers and heating. Room rates include free access to the excellently equipped spa and wellness centre of the adjacent Hotel Central with a splendid indoor swimming pool, private parking in front of the building and use of Wi-Fi Internet in the public areas. A stop of the local ski bus is available right outside hotel’s doors.
Rates from: € 39.00
Pension Berghof offers comfortable holiday accommodation at reasonable rates in the attractive ski resort of Gerlos, Zillertal, Austria. Owned and managed by the same family for more than 40 years it offers warm Tyrolean hospitality and homelike coziness in the centre of this charming alpine village, right opposite the stop of the ski bus and only steps from the starting points of several thrilling hiking routes. Guests will enjoy a pleasant garden with barbecue facilities, sunny terrace, table tennis, parking space, Internet access, bar and dining room. Guest rooms are simply but functionally appointed with comfortable furniture, cable TV and balconies with views. Shared bathrooms are available on the floors.