Summer in KönigsleitenBy: Petra at 01-04-2021 - reactions
Königsleiten is well-known as a popular winter sports destination. However, it is also a great place for a wonderful summer holiday! You can experience so many unique activities for making memories that will stay with you for years to come. Curious? Here's our guide to some of the best summer activities in and around Königsleiten:
Adrenaline rushAre you a bit of a thrill-seeker? In the beautiful Austrian countryside, you can get the blood flowing through your veins faster. The mountain scenery offers several adrenaline-pumping activities.
CanyoningIn the "Schwarzach Gorge", you can have the adventure of a lifetime, canyoning! Under professional guidance, you will make your way through wild waterfalls and swirling pools. Do you dare?
Via Ferrata - climbingThere are several climbing paths to follow in the area of Königsleiten. Klimpad Gerlossteinwand is the first climbing pass in the Zillertal. The route starts at an altitude of 1,898 metres, and the top is at an altitude of 2,166 metres.
The newly constructed Talbach climbing path is located right next to the Talbach waterfall. This path has been built in such a way that the difficulty can be increased gradually, so the climbing path is suitable for beginners and children as well as the more advanced! The highlights of the Talbach climbing path are the two long rope bridges. Not for the faint of heart!
Fun climbing parkThe opportunity to climb in the climbing garden in Gerlos is not to be missed! After a short training session, the adventure can begin. The climbing garden consists of a climbing course 10 to 15 metres high in the trees. At the end of the course comes the final hit: a finish with the 15 newly built zip lines!
Arena coasterAnd, of course, we cannot forget the Arena Coaster. Tobogganing is not only reserved for the winter season; in the summer, you can also take a ride on the toboggan run! The 1,450-metre long coaster starts at the Zell valley station and takes you over various loops, steep turns and jumps. A guaranteed adrenaline kick!
Explore the mountains by getting active
Besides the extensive hiking and cycling network in and around Königsleiten, which you can discover at your own pace and level, you can join various specific tours.
Hut-to-hut toursThere are several multi-day hiking tours to follow, which allow you to discover the most beautiful spots of the Zillertal Alps under supervision.
Tough girls' package
A great combination of wellness, fun, and mountain adventure. During the 4-day tour, you start gathering your strength in the wellness hotel in Gerlos. Fully charged, you begin the tour in Gerlos, where you reach altitudes of up to 2,845 metres for the remaining three days! The tour ends at the highlight; the Krimmler waterfalls. This hut tour offers an unforgettable experience.
Men's tour package
The men's tour is inspired by the Zillertal Arena's beautiful mountains and starts where the tough girls' package ends; the Krimmler waterfalls. The tour leads through the Salzburgerland to Tyrol via the Reichenspitzgruppe and ends in the Gerlosstein hiking area on the Hainzenberg. In four days, you climb more than 3,000 vertical metres!
Mountain bikingRent an (e-) mountain bike and explore the mountains. There is an extensive mountain bike route network to follow from Königsleiten. You can take your mountain bike with you in various mountain lifts, so that you can go cycling at high altitude, through beautiful nature and with magnificent views. Along the way, you will regularly come across Alpine cows grazing on the Alpine pastures.
Tirol Mountain Bike SafariThe Tirol Mountain Bike Safari is a long-distance route through the heart of the Alps. The more than 780-kilometre mountain bike trail is perfect for those looking for flexible touring fun. The route is divided into sixteen stages through Tyrol. In addition, 15,000 of the total 32,000 vertical metres are made easy by a network of 22 cable cars and mountain lifts. Follow part of the route or plan a cycling holiday around the complete Tirol Mountain Bike Safari!
With the whole family
Looking for gold!Have you ever wanted to find out more about how gold was mined in the past? You can take an exciting gold mining tour with the whole family in Hainzenberg. You will visit the historic tunnel system and learn about the 350-year history of gold mining through an impressive media presentation. You can even try your hand at panning for gold ore! A lovely experience for the children.
Durlaßboden reservoirWater fun for the whole family! On beautiful warm summer days, the Durlaßboden reservoir offers refreshment and relaxation. Practice various water sports such as surfing, rowing and Stand-Up-Paddling. The children can let off steam in the playground next to the lake, and the lawn invites you to relax in the sun with a good book. You can even have a delicious barbecue! Fun for young and old.
Krimmler waterfalls and WaterWorldsYou should not miss a visit to Europe's highest tiered waterfall during your holiday in Königsleiten. At this impressive waterfall, you can find "WaterWorlds". Here you can learn everything about the power of water and see it in action through various attractions. An educational outing for the children.
Wildpark Aurach bei KitzbühelAn hour's drive from Königsleiten is the Wildpark Aurach, an outing fun for all ages. Here you can see yaks, owls, kangaroos, the European Lynx, deer and mountain goats. In the "Streichlstald", a kind of petting zoo, you can experience and pet the animals up close. Think of alpacas, llamas, ponies, etc. Or watch the feeding times of the free-roaming deer, donkeys and goats!
Fichtensee and the Rosenalm spruce forest castleA fun outing for a young family! Not only the Rosenalm spruce forest castle is a pleasure to visit with the kids, where they can let off steam, but the spruce lake is also worth a visit. From the observation deck, you can look out over the surrounding mountains, rent a boat to sail across the lake and play with the little ones in the gnome bay (the shallow area). The beautiful Alpine hiking trail, accessible for prams, connects the spruce forest castle with the spruce lake and the Rosenalm cable car's mountain station.
Summer holidays in KönigsleitenIn short, you don't have to be bored for a moment during a holiday in Königsleiten. And when you want to do nothing at all, there are the ChaletsPlus holiday homes. Equipped with all conveniences and comfort, you can relax to your heart's content. Book a chalet with a sauna to relax your body and mind, or take your four-legged friend with you on holiday in a pet-friendly chalet.
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