Known for its lively atmosphere, Mayrhofen town is alive with visitors and sportspeople come summer. The fresh mountain air and peaceful scenery make it perfect for some R&R, but if you’re looking for action, shops for bike rental or adventure activities line the streets in town, countless walking routes head out from the centre, and there are two lifts running from the town to boost you up 1,800 metres or so in altitude, effort-free.
Themed walks and educational trails in Mayrhofen
Who doesn’t love a walk with a purpose? From the ‘Art River’ walk past local sculptures, to the Brandberg dairy farm loop - with a stop-off to try its local cheese - and the Ahorn Leisure Trail with its bird watching stations and viewing platforms (a route suitable for buggies), there’s no shortage of themed walks around Mayrhofen. For peace and quiet, best head to the Stilluptal Valley, famous for its many waterfalls and striking blue reservoir.
An Austrian mountain hut crawl
Whether hard-core hiking, low-key biking or just heading out to enjoy the view, most people out on the mountain will probably have the same goal: to end up at a Tyrolean Mountain hut to refuel. There are more than enough of them around, all serving local dishes on sun-drenched terraces. The Olpererhütte is a deservedly popular spot for its views over the Schlegeis reservoir and south-facing position, for soaking up the sun all-day long.
Activity-filled days in and around Mayrhofen
The Zillertal Activcard is an all-in-one ticket to activities in summer, allowing one cable card trip a day (there are 10 in the region) to give easy access to many of the region’s walking trails, entry to all six outdoor swimming pools in the valley, free travel on most public transport and discounts around the area.
Biking in the Zillertal
With 1,300 kilometres of routes, the Zillertal is heaven for biking, whether on gravel, bumpy single-track trails or quiet mountain roads. The Penken Mountain’s FunSportStation is made for young thrill-seekers. There’s a bike park with mini electric motorcycles to play around on. If the children are into scooters, here’s where you can step it up a level by trying out the ‘mountain scooter’ that handles trickier terrain more like a mountain bike. The whole family can head out onto the trails on mountain scooters (once everyone’s got to grips with it).
The Zillertalbahn Steam Train
This little steam train chugs through the Zillertal Valley and is fun for the whole family. There’s an open-top carriage, a beer carriage and dining car, the crystal wagon (encrusted with Swarovski crystals, because why not?) and the kids’ carriage where little ones can hang out.
Why book a summer holiday in Mayrhofen with Inghams?
At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Mayrhofen’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.
Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Mayrhofen. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).
With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Mayrhofen include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.