Trekking in the Zillertal Alps
Mayrhofen is a town in the Tirol (Tyrol) region of Austria and lies in the north-south Ziller valley (Zillertal) south east of Innsbruck. The main road (165) travels from Jenbach at the start of the valley and turns east just after Zell Am Ziller and before Mayrhofen to run along the Pinzgau valley through Mittersill to Zell am See. Therefore there is not a lot of through traffic in Mayrhofen. The villages of Finkenburg and Hintertux, are a few km south west of Mayrhofen.
Click here for Mayrhofen Resort Map and details of walking / hiking maps.
Walking / Hiking in Mayrhofen
The main walking areas are on the Penkenberg, west of Mayrhofen and Finkenburg and on the Ahorn south of Mayrhofen.
The Tourist Office may offer free led walks.
Skiing in Mayrhofen
Winter skiing is available on the Penkenberg, west of Mayrhofen and Finkenburg (mainly red and blue with a few black). There is some on the Ahorn south of Mayrhofen (a few blue and a red down to the valley). There are a few cross country tracks in the valley. The ski area in Zell am Ziller is a short train ride north of Mayrhofen. There are lots of mountain Restaurants,
Winter and summer skiing is available on the Hintertux Glacier.
Ski buses link the valley stations of the various lifts.
Mayrhofen Hiking / Walking Maps
There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.
Click here for Mayrhofen Map Information.
The nearest airport to Mayrhofen is Innsbruck.
Rail Stations (Bahnhof)
A small gauge railway, Zillertalbahn, runs north from Mayrhofen to the main line at Jenbach
ÖBB (English) also has bus information.
There are a number of Bus routes.
Cable Cars - Chair Lifts
There are two main lifts in Mayrhofen.
Other lifts are at Finkenburg, Hintertux and along the valley.
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