This lively, bustling village is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Tyrol, offering an unrivalled range of activities, excursions and events throughout the summer. Mayrhofen lies 630m above sea level in the Upper Zillertal (Ziller Valley) through which the River Ziller runs. It's surrounded by three main mountain ranges, the Kitzbühel Alps to the east, the Tux Alps to the west and the Zillertal Alps to the south. An old-fashioned steam locomotive is a popular way to explore the valley, and in the evenings it is wonderful to sit outside whilst Mayrhofen comes alive with regular live music and traditional festivals.
The traditional farming links are still very strong in Mayrhofen and the surrounding villages - you'll often see many old-fashioned farming practices as you explore the local area. In the second half of the 19th Century, paths and mountain huts were built as hiking became popular. The reason that the area is so popular in the summer, is that it has over 1,400 kilometres of paths for hiking, and other popular activities including rafting, climbing, paragliding and mountain biking. The ‘Zillertal Natur’ runs an excellent programme of free guided walks in the summer - offering extensive hiking opportunities for all levels.
The small town of Ramsau is just 4 kilometres from Mayrhofen and only 500 metres from the nearest train station and bus stop making it a good base for exploration.