(Zillertal Weekend) Descending from the Italian border
ZILLERTAL WEEKEND (GUIDED)   3 stages . 4 nights . Austrian Tyrol   Booking

Zillertal Weekend
Guided trekking holiday

+ Hard, rewarding, fabulous mountain trekking
+ From a famous Austrian ski resort to the Italian border
+ Our International Mountain Leaders show the way

Latest news May 2019
Please ask us about a trip during our 2019 season. Thank you.

The Zillertal Hohenweg, also known as the Berliner Hohenweg, is a route of one week in a circuit from the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen. We trek roughly one quarter of the circuit, plus an extension to the border with Italy, to make a fine linear route in 3 days.

The Zillertal region comprises deep, narrow valleys with roads or tracks in the bottom, rising through woods to open corries and glaciers. We look South East from our route to these peaks, in good weather of course!

From Mayrhofen in the valley, we first climb through forests to the Gamshuette in a shorter first day. Two difficult mountain days then follow, as we traverse unusually steep hillsides to the Friesenberghaus, then more conventional rocky mountain paths to the Italian border and down for the bus to Mayrhofen. The bustling town - a big ski resort in Winter - gives the chance to celebrate.

Trek in the company of a fully qualified International Mountain Leader (IML). Each day the group decides its route based on the weather and energy levels.


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's Zillertal Weekend guided walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
ZTWg Zillertal Weekend (Guided)
22 July to 16 September 2018
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Options on the scheduled guided trips
3 stages
4 nights
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Singles 50
Our main ZTW
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3 stages
1 rest day
5 nights
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Singles 75
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Options on a private guided trip
4 stages
5 nights
Please ask us 840
Singles 50

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Baggage transfer

Our trip's first and last nights are in Mayrhofen, with 2 mountain huts in between; hence there is no possibility of baggage transfer. There is no need for other transfers, as you are welcome to leave luggage at the hotel.


If you join us as a private group instead of joining our scheduled treks, then we can adjust your Zillertal trek in various ways.

+ See Mayrhofen over a rest day
+ Make it 4 stages by adding a third hut

Of course, on a private trip you can come on the dates that suit you. Except for the composition of the group and the dates, everything else is the same as on our scheduled treks.

Why Alpine Exploratory for your guided trek?

Carefully chosen paths
On completing this trek you'll have walked from Mayrhofen to the Italian border, on this demanding but exhilarating trail. A substantial and key portion of the Zillertal Hohenweg is covered, with grandstand views into the high mountains.

Expert knowledge of the route
The same careful research that goes into our self-guided treks in the Austrian Tyrol and other regions, informs our guided treks too. We keep on top of changes to the route. We know that the hotels and huts that we book are crucial too.

Flexible, personal planning
If you bring your own group on a private guided trip then we have fuller flexibility, but even on our scheduled guided trips we like to be flexible. Single rooms are no problem, except at huts. (The single supplement takes this into account.) If you'd like extra nights in Mayrhofen before or after the trek, please just ask us.

Small groups expertly led
Alpine Exploratory follows best practice in the mountains. Our leaders are all International Mountain Leaders and we keep to a maximum group size of 8 clients. The aim is a small, tightly knit group with an engaging leader, completing this Zillertal trek in excellent style.

About us - more about what makes us tick

Key information Summer 2019

Trip name: Zillertal Weekend
Guided or self-guided? Guided
Trip code: ZTWg
Route: ZTH Zillertal Hohenweg
(See our background page on the Zillertal)
(Prefer the Adlerweg East?)
Group size: 4 to 8 people
Length: 3 days' trekking
Start: Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol
End: Schlegeis Stausee for night in Mayrhofen
Typical walk: 14km, 1,020m ascent
Highest altitude: 2,600m
Grade: Black3 (Walking grades)

Dates Summer 2018

Scheduled dates 2018
Please join our 2 guided trips:

ZTWg4 21 to 25 July 2018
Guided by leader to be announced
Booking (Spaces)
Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

ZTWg10 1 to 5 September 2018
Guided by leader to be announced
Booking (Spaces)
Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

Season for private groups
22 July to 16 September 2018
Please join us on your ideal dates

2019 (Provisional, TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Departures: 20 July
Season: 21 July to 15 September 2019

Research Summer 2019

Simon Stevens at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2018 research on the Zillertaler Hohenweg will be led by Simon Stevens in August

Recces 2018

Apfelstrudel at the Olpererhutte
Apfelstrudel at the Olpererhutte (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

4 nights, staying in:
4-star hotels (2)
Mountain huts (2)

Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts and 2 evening meals
Guided trekking with your IML

The UIMLA logo An IML leads your trek

The IML is the award needed to lead treks in the Zillertal

The IML award

Schlegeis Stausee from above
Schlegeis Stausee from above (Photo gallery)

The Zillertal in the Alps

Map of the Zillertal within the Alps

Our city information included in your info pack:
Innsbruck, Munich, Bern, Vienna and Zurich

City breaks after trekking

Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our background page on the
    Zillertaler Hohenweg

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