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 Hikers on the Gerlosstrasse

Gerlos  hiking

Hiking in the vicinity of the Gerlos Alpine Road

Day trip hikes and 400 km of hiking trails for your holiday

The Gerlos Alpine Road leads through the Zillertal Arena hiking and holiday region. 400 km of perfectly marked hiking trails are waiting for all ages in this perfectly developed mountain region: easy, medium and hard tours of various lengths lead you to mountain pastures, mountain inns and up high to the summit regions of the High Tauern. Reach your starting points and destinations at High Tauern National Park with the five summer mountain railways, the Krimmler Achental valley taxi and the hiking buses. Tip: guided hikes as part of the weekly activity programme. Discover the unique cultural and natural landscape around the Gerlos Alpine Road with a trained national park ranger!

To the interactive hiking map of the Zillertal Arena!
 Hiker with poles

Hiking during a day trip on the Gerlos Alpine Road

The mix of driving and hiking fun perfects your enjoyment of the panoramic road from Salzburg to Tyrol. We present two easy hikes that can be neatly incorporated into your travel day.

The waterfall path along the Krimml Waterfalls

Park your vehicle at car park 4 situated at the start of the Gerlos Alpine Road right next to the WasserWelten Krimml. Purchase the popular combined card, which gives you access to the waterfall path and all attractions of the WasserWelten, such as the exhibition, AquaPark and multimedia experiences, at the waterfall centre. Reach the first lookout point at the lowest waterfall within a ten-minute walk. Up to here, the path is barrier-free and suitable for prams as well. The 4 km path with numerous serpentines and lookout platforms up to the highest waterfall is next with an approximate walking time of an hour. You can then continue hiking into the Achental or return to the car park.

To the detailed description of the Krimml waterfall path (in German)!

Hiking trail by the Durlassboden reservoir

Embark on the second hike near Gerlos on the Tyrolean side. The reservoir lake is situated at an altitude 1,400 m, embedded quaintly in the alpine surroundings. Drive as far as the Königsleiten/Wald-Wildgerlostal towards Finkau junction. Park your vehicle on the first car park by the lake and hike to the retaining wall. The first rest stop, the Seestüberl at the dam, is can be reached after about 50 minutes. Now you have to decide whether you want to continue your hike to the rustic Barschlagalm, which can be reached within an hour via a wide forest path, or if you’d rather relax at the nearby playground. The entire round path is 10.7 km long with a walking time of 3 to 3.5 hours. Tip: the reservoir lake is ideal for swimming, pedal-boating, sailing and surfing in summer!

Download the hiking map for the round trail around the Durlassboden reservoir now!


Conduct in the alpine pasture areas

The Gerlos Alpine Road is located in an alpine pasture area; sometimes the road goes directly across pastureland. Drivers and cyclists must proceed with particular caution and with a correspondingly reduced speed. Free-range grazing livestock (e.g. sheep) or even wild animals (e.g. especially in blind curves) must be expected at any time!

Plan your journey on the Gerlos Alpine Road or your holiday at the Zillertal Arena today. You will find the ticket prices for the popular panoramic road between Krimml and Gerlos here!