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Jacquelinevdhaar
Veenendaal, The Netherlands741 contributions
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Mayrhofen has a very nice surrounding for hiking. You can go up on one of the mountains with the gondolas, but it’s not per se needed to find nice routes. We walked route 2 down from the top of Penken. On the other side we did a hike from Mayrhofen to Hutte Wiesenhof. We were 6 days in Mayrhofen and enjoyed all the hiking.
Written September 27, 2020
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JEFF W
Rugby, UK115 contributions
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We stayed in Mayrhofen recently and could not ski every day so we got a walking map from the tourist office (3 euro's I think). The map covered the Ziller Valley and was a little difficult to follow, but was none the less enjoyable. One of the best walks was where we took a bus down to Zell-am- Ziller (catch the bus at the train station, no kidding). You are dropped at the train station in Zell-am-Ziller and can either walk into the town to look at the church and have a coffee or you can find the start of the walk which for parts has the river on your right and the narrow gauge railway on your left. At places there is only a few meters between the river and the railway, Wonderful. The walk/stroll takes about 3-4 hours and is most enjoyable crossing the river, passing art work and a cross country ski course. You finish up at the railway station in Mayrhofen, but you can extend the walk to bring you out at the Penken cable car and the main street. you can also "mix and match" some of the walks to make up your own route.
Go give it a go!!!
Written February 19, 2015
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noelrosie
Reading, UK119 contributions
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I visited the tourist office for a map of the area and was given a small booklet of walking tours around Mayrhofen. The routes were graded as to distance and difficulty with an approximate time also given. I set out and was delighted to find beautifully maintained paths through the snow, clearly signposted and true to details in booklet and on the map. Brilliant
Written January 31, 2017
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Harrie70
Haarlem, The Netherlands38 contributions
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During our stay at hotel das Zillergrund in Mayrhofen we did a hike to the peak of Ahorn. We started from our hotel to the gondola (bergbahn). After arriving at the mountain station we started the hike towards the Edelhütte. This takes approx. 1 hour. From the Edelhütte you have to climb almost 700 meters to the peak at 2.978 mrt. It will take you around 2 hours. The last part is very steep but worth it as you arrive at the peak (the second one with a cross at the top). The descend will take you almost 2,5 hrs. Be aware that the last gondola departs at 5 p.m.
Written August 28, 2017
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attillathehun
New York City, NY209 contributions
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The trails at the top of either of the major lifts (Penkenbahn & Lammabichl) are more 'ridge' walks than up/down hikes. That said, the vistas are spectacular, especially south facing.

The Penkenbahn holds 30+ people. At the top of the lift there is a circular walk of about 2 kilometers with various viewing stations over the valley and into the surrounding mountains. There is a easy to moderate difficulty trail that runs north along the side of a mountain and then east into a high valley...with branches leading back down to Mayrhofen and other destinations.

The Lammabichl lift reaches a more open area. The first kilometer of hiking is uphill on a ridge with several short side trails to viewpoints (take the one at the top of the ridge to the small lake with open vistas in all directions). At the very top of the ridge there is a trail heading north & west that follows several ridges.....it is an easy trail, but the views are tremendous. You can follow this trail for hours or take one of the branching trails to return or head down along the ski slopes.
Written December 8, 2016
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Mike W
Isle of Wight, UK27 contributions
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If you want to walk rather than stroll buy the walkers map E6.5 from tourist office - the free walkers route map is ok as a guide but is not enough once you're out on the mountainside especially if you are crossing snow fields where the path markers are hidden
Written July 13, 2013
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zadunajska8
Eastbourne, UK582 contributions
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There are some great walks around Mayrhofen. My favourites (I don't like anything to challenging!) were the Zillerpromenade and some of the walks in the forests around the village.

The Zillerpromenade is a well maintained pathway that follows the Ziller river through the valley between Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller. The promenade makes a gentle walk or is also a popular running or cycling route. It is pretty much flat and so suitable for those who don't want a lot of up or downhill on their route.

The promenade also has numerous benches along it's length so you can always find somewhere to stop and rest or just enjoy the views. There are also plenty of restaurants along the route near the villages where you can stop for a drink or ice-cream.

The views of the river are great. From the numerous bridges you'll get some of the best views.

In sunny weather make sure you use plenty of sun screen as some parts of the route have no shade and you will burn!

Should you find it all too much, there are stops of the Zillertalbahn dotted along the route.

There are some great opportunities for walking amongst the forests around Mayrhofen. These range from short gentle walks around the Eastern edge of the village amongst the trees to longer gentle walks to the neighbouring villages of Hollenzen and Eckartau or a much more challenging walk up the mountainside to Brandberg.

Watch out for birds and red squirrels in the trees and the enormous snails that seem to live in this area.

There are a lot of picturesque shrines beside many of the paths and most paths are well maintained and signposted.
Written June 13, 2013
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Dave_B_Wirral
Greasby, UK108 contributions
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We've done a few hikes on our holiday so far, all are quite well signposted (make sure you get a map as some signs are slighlty confusing).
The best hike so far was a 10km one from top of the Gerlossteinbahn cable car back to Mayrhofen via route 50
Written August 9, 2019
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smfcsupporter
glasgow7 contributions
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I love hiking which is why I chose Mayrhofen. The routes were excellent and easy to find. There are good routes on the penken and ahorn moutains (the ahorn summit trail was out of this world). I only done a few routes but I am going to go back to Mayrhofen and do more in the future. I recommend this town.
Written July 23, 2018
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Mary P
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Bought the Zillertell Pass and used it every day - got the bus a few days down to Hintertux - lots of walks to be done.
Written July 4, 2018
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