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Walking in mayrhoffen

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Walking in mayrhoffen

We are planning to walk whilst in mayrhoffen with the family - what is the terrain like? - are walking boots recommended or will trainers be ok?

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1. Re: Walking in mayrhoffen

Depends on where you walk, there are plenty of walks suitable for wearing trainers, but there are also a lot that you'd be much better off wearing walking boots for. Personally I'd take walking boots anyway, but all depends on how much walking you intend on doing. Either way, enjoy. I worked in Mayrhofen last summer, lovely place and so much to do throughout the Ziller valley.

Edited: 3:51 am, June 12, 2013
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There is walking for all ages in mayrhofen from very gentle walking along the river to mountain tops I always say mayrhofen is ok for people from 1 to 100 years old

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Thanks for your reply - as you worked there what is the hotel Neuhaus like?

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Although I wasn't working at the Neuhaus, I did eat food from the Movie Bar which is attached to the Neuhaus so comes from the same kitchen. Good value for money. There are a few parts to the Neuhaus but all are within a very short distance from one another and those I spoke to who were staying there enjoyed themselves. Not too far from the middle of town and close to the train station/bus stops for trips up/down the valley.

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Thanks for your reply - what do people wear at night is it casual or dressy?

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Up to you really, there were people sat outside enjoying the evening wearing causal dress, and there were some wearing slightly more dressy outfits.

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Its best to take both trainers and boots. Trainers are OK for the valley walks but boots are better if you are tackling more difficult walking. There are some lovely walks near Mayerhofen. We go every year walking in Austria and buy a lift pass for the area.They can be quite expensive, about 50 euros, but still quite a saving if used every day. The Mayerhofen pass( Zillertal Activcard) covers the valley train, local buses and one up and down on a gondola each day.Plus swimming complexes.

You can incoporate bus, train,lift etc. If you are regular walkers you will enjoy. Best to buy a map before you go and plan your walks.Saves a lot of time. Check out the Steinerkogel pub. There is a great walk to get there and then a bus back after you have seen great views 500 metres above Mayerhofen. Have a great hol.

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8. Re: Walking in mayrhoffen

Mayrhofen is an excellent choice of resort.

Yes - take boots and trainers.

Z card is good value for getting around.

Get a good map when you get there.

Get train and bus timetables from the tourist office.

You can wear pretty much what you want in the evenings but suggest taking a jumper or fleece as it does cool down - even in warm weather.


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9. Re: Walking in mayrhoffen

The Mayrhofen website has some good info


Note the lifts Penken and Ahorn that take you to high terrain quickly.

There walking/ hiking as you wish easy to hard.

many huts to relax eat drink a little. Great scenery.

Nice easy walk from top of Penken to the Penkenjoch above Finkenberg.

Z card a real plus for actives saving much money.

A nice easy flat walk from Mayrhofen towards Zell.

This along the Ziller river.

Tired - take the Zillertalbahn train back to Mayrhofen.

More adventure in the area Ginzling - slightly more degree of difficulty in some areas- great views.

A caution about the Neuhaus. They have an annex close to the main building- this is not nice- get a room in the main building.

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