On foot in the Zillertal

Hiking paradise Zillertal

The HochLeger chalets are the ideal starting point for numerous hikes in the magnificent nature of the Zillertal Alps. Right outside the door are hiking trails, Nordic walking routes, jogging paths, and walking trails.

Whether a leisurely hill-country hike or challenging mountain tour, every hiking enthusiast will find just what they're looking for here. Explore the beautiful countryside with breathtaking panoramic views of Zillertal. Rustic alpine huts and hill farms along the path invite you to take a break and enjoy delicious refreshments.

Enjoy the hiking program with our hiking guide. The starting point is at our sister hotel DasPosthotel.

Wandern im Zilleral | Floitental | Luxus Chalets und Baumhäuser HochLeger

With our hiking guide

Guided hikes

Our certified hiking guide will be delighted to show you the beauty of the Zillertal three days a week from mid-May to October. Hikes take place in the Zillertal High Mountain Nature Park (Zillergrund, Stillup, Gunggl, Schlegeis), Tuxertal, and Gerlos. Information about each hike can be found in our weekly program and is also available at the reception desk.

Experience & discover

Beauty of nature

While you fully indulge in the beauty of our natural and cultural landscape, your hiking guide always keeps an eye on the schedule, the weather, and the hiking route. We offer easy, medium, and difficult hikes. In addition, this is the perfect opportunity to learn interesting facts about the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park or find out about the surrounding environment. Outside we can really switch off and be children again!

Wandern im Zilleral | Schönheit der Natur | Luxus Chalets und Baumhäuser HochLeger
Maxhütte Ginzling | Wandern im Zilleral | Kühe | Luxus Chalets und Baumhäuser HochLeger


Hiking suggestion

Our hiking tip is the route via Tiefenbach to Zellberg. On this hike, you will experience idyllic nature. The intermediate loop trail begins right at the HochLeger Chalets and leads via trails, roads, and forest paths down to Aschau and then back to the HochLeger Alm. This tour, with its panoramic views, is also suited for families with children.

Route length: 7 km; Time-on-trail: 3.25 - max. 4 hrs., Elevation change: 490 m, Highest point: 1,059 m

Here are some hikes and excursion destinations

that are worth discovering:

  • explore the side valleys of the Zillertal: the Gerlostal, Zillergrund, Stillupgrund, Zemmgrund, and Tuxertal
  • experience the high mountain nature park of the Zillertal Alps
  • fall in love with the mountaineering village of Ginzling
  • enjoy the view from the peaks of the Zillertal mountains
Wandern im Zillertal | Karlalm | HochLeger Chalet Refugium am Berg

Hiking tip

Olperer Hut

One of the most famous Instagram photo spots in Tyrol, or perhaps in the entire Alpine region, is the suspension bridge at Olpererhütte. Insta-hype aside, not only the bridge itself but also the hut and the breathtaking view are simply spectacular and definitely worth a visit! The hike to Olperer Hut starts directly from the parking lot of Schlegeis Reservoir and is estimated to take about 1.5 hours. Length & altitude: 6.2 km, approximately 590 meters ascent and descent.

The mountain is calling

Our current offers

All hiking offers at the HochLeger Chalet Refugium on the mountain at a glance:

Hiking package

The mountain is calling - 2 nights

06.05.24 - 13.10.24

  • two nights incl. breakfast 
  • daily 4 course evening menu
  • guided hikes 
  • voucher for wellness treatments

from 485 per pers.

Wandern im Zillertal | Wanderguide | Der Berg ruft | HochLeger Chalet Refugium am Berg

Hiking package

The mountain is calling - 4 nights

06.05.24 - 13.10.24

  • four nights incl. breakfast
  • daily 4-course evening menu
  • guided hikes
  • voucher for wellness treatments

from 890 per pers.

Wandern im Zillertal | Wanderguide | Der Berg ruft | HochLeger Chalet Refugium am Berg
ZillerSeasons Wander-Glasflasche | Wandern im Zilleral | Luxus Chalets und Baumhäuser HochLeger

We recommend

Optimal equipment for hikes

  • hiking boots with good tread (ankle-high)
  • backpack - you are welcome to borrow a ZillerSeasons backpack
  • penty to drink and a little something to eat
  • spare clothes, ex. a change of t-shirt
  • protection against the cold - hood, gloves
  • sun protection - hat, sunscreen
  • rain protection
  • personal medication
  • cash (at many huts it is not possible to pay by card!)
  • hiking poles (can be borrowed at the reception desk at our sister hotel DasPosthotel)
Wandern im Zillertal | Zillertaler Höhenstraße | HochLeger Chalet

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