Holiday and recreation in the Tirolean mountains

Gerlos is a family-friendly village in the Gerlostal valley - a side valley of the Zillertal valley - and it is surrounded by the picturesque mountains of the Zillertal nature park and the Hohe Tauern national park. Many visitors like the mix of tradition, nature and many possibilities to stop by - Gerlos therefore is one of the most charming destinations in Austria. Due to the snow security at 1300 meters above sea level, the great diversity of activities offered and numerous events and festivals make Gerlos a popular place - plenty of possibilities for everyone. The only sight is the Baroque church with its onion dome constructed in 1735.

Summer season in the mountains

Mountain hikes, Durchlassboden reservoir, Western riding, paragliding, cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking trails, high rope course as well as surfing and sailing activities offer diversity during holidays in Gerlos. It is the perfect starting point for activities and exercise in the sunshine. In spring, summer and autumn many lifts and mountain railways and free hiking busses take mountain bikers and walkers a bit closer to the peaks.

The fresh water from the Durlassbolden reservoir gets up to 21 degrees in summer and invites guests to take a swim, enjoy sailing, fishing and paddleboat tours. Relax on the lawn at the lake with a large playground and BBQ facilities or walk around the reservoir - many stop overs at Finkau Gasthof, Bärschlagalm and Seestüberl inn. The Riederklamm adventure park ensures true thrills - numerous via ferratas at various ability levels offer excitment for everyone. The two Flying Fox routes 80 meters above ground and across the Riederklamm are a true highlight.

Magic moments in snow

The hiker's paradise in summer turns into a white dream in winter. The unique nature of the snow-covered mountains provides for a stunning panorama - time and again. The Zillertal Arena skiing area is nearby. The largest skiing area in the Zillertal valley and the Pinzgau is popular among guests from the beginning of December until Easter. It reaches from 1300 to 2500 meters above sea level and offers 139 km of slopes and 51 modern lifts. The Arena Snowpark at Vorkogel lift in Gerlos is the perfect playground for boarders - a true innovative freestyle paradise for freeskiers and snowboarders. No matter if you prefer skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing or winter walking, there is definitely the perfect activity for everyone for great holidays in the snow.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Located in the valley of thousand mountains,
Gerlos is an unforgettable holiday paradise.
Gerlos offers you the fascination of the mountains as well as a varied leisure-time and family program.

More holiday fun!
Go hiking, have a stroll, go climbing or mountaineering on more than 200km of marked tracks around Gerlos and the Zillertal Arena.

New: Active Wellness program. Active recreation and natural well-being on the mountain. Free program with Thomas Sprenger, professional wellness trainer.

Our exclusive "Berg-Aktiv" vitality and hiking program. Free of charge for guests staying at hotels participating in the scheme.

Gerlos is also a great base for mountain bike holidays: 232 kilometres of tracks and a direct connection between Zell im Zillertal and Gerlos!

100% Summer Fun

Come explore our surroundings - and maybe your inner self! Sports in gerlos: modern tennis and squash facilities, Western riding (classes and excursions), para-gliding, 2 ropeways, free hiking shuttle, fitness parcour with running and Nordic Walking tracks, high rope course, boat rental, sailing and surfing school, rafting, canyoning, fishing...

GERLOS FAMILY NEST - a holiday resort for the whole family!

You are in search of fun and entertaining holidays for your kids? Then you need look no further! From Sunday to Friday in July + August and from the beginning of October to mid-October boredom is virtually unknown in Gerlos!

Lazy holidays in the sun or all-day sports program?

It's up to you; one thing is guaranteed: You will have an amazing time in Gerlos!
Heavenly Winter Fun in Gerlos -
the heart of the Zillertal's and Pinzgau's largest ski area.
A village covered in snow

Gerlos really makes sense when it's been covered in snow from top to bottom. The magic atmosphere of this winter landscape makes us really enjoy life to the full. It is something special to be here in Gerlos in winter, at 1,300m of altitude.

Gerlos is famous for always having enough snow. You will find the large Zillertal Arena ski area on your doorstep. There is a total of 139 km of slopes and 51 state-of-the-art lifts at altitudes ranging between 1,300 m and 2.500 m, skiable from early December to Easter.

Also, do not miss out on the Gerlos nightlife. Our après ski bars are famous! A must after a good day in the snow.

Check out our sensational package deals! Special offers for the Ski Opening festival of cheap week deals - there is a lot to choose from. Do not hesitate to ask!

Winter FEELINGS ....

Enjoy this unique feeling of freedom on top of the mountain, at 1300m above sea level! Experience the ultimate in snow fun! Cross-country skiing, sledding, horse riding, paragliding or hiking - Gerlos is located at the heart of the Zillertal Arena ski area and offers unmatched winter sports action.
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Climate & Weather

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    31.07.2014
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Arrival & Address

If you come from Munich, take the A 12 motorway via Kufstein to the exit Zillertal (note: all motorway and dual carriageways within Austria subject to toll), then take the B 169 federal road to Zell am Ziller, there take the left turn-off to Gerlos. From Strass in Zillertal (Zillertal valley) approx. 40 km to Gerlos. Or via the Achenpass - exit Zillertal - further on as mentioned above.
Plan Route Now
From Munich via Kufstein to Jenbach. From there take either the "Zillertalbahn" train, or the bus to Zell am Ziller. Then take the post bus to Gerlos. A taxi ride from Jenbach will be about EURO 80 (1-2 persons) and from Zell am Ziller about EUR 40 (1-2 persons).
Munich Airport 208 km
Salzburg Airport 180 km
Innsbruck Airport 85 km
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Any questions? Please call us!
+43 512 5351 553

Daily from 8 am - 10 pm
Tourismusverband Zell - Gerlos, Zillertal Arena
Haus Nr. 141
6281 Gerlos, Austria
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