Summer on the Zugspitze: activities in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Exciting activities for families, over 150 hiking routes and 100 mountain bike tours ensure there is never a dull moment on the Tirol side of the Zugspitze. Ideal for mountain bike novices: special technique courses for trail beginners.
The very warmest of welcomes to all athletes, pleasure-seekers and families: located right on the border between Bavaria and Tirol, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is the perfect destination. The villages of Ehrwald, Lermoos, Berwang, Bichlbach, Biberwier, Heiterwang am See, Lähn-Wengle and Namlos beckon with an extensive offering of activities for summer holidaymakers. Anyone wishing to work on their handicap can tee off on the Tiroler Zugspitz Golf nine-hole course, which offers golfers a superb view of the fascinating Wetterstein Massif. In addition, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has an exciting holiday programme for children, ensuring that little ones also enjoy a very special experience.
An adventure-packed holiday (not just) for the little ones
The streams, mountain forests and alpine meadows of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena form the backdrop for memorable summer holidays. And Robin Hoods will be in their element in the woodland of the Ehrwalder Wettersteinbahnen resort, where they can pick up a bow and arrow and hunt racoons, wood grouse and mountain lions. The one-and-a-half-kilometre archery course leads through the forest and features 30 3D mock-up animal targets.
On experience and educational trails, the Zugspitzi water experience trail in Ehrwald and Moosle’s explorer path in Lermoos little ones can discover the flora and fauna of Tirol´s’s mountain environment whilst having fun. Its wide-ranging family summer programme is fast making the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena the favourite region of adults and kids alike: whether finding out the secrets of plants with the herb lady, abseiling by a waterfall or discovering the legends about the hidden treasure in the Loisach springs … children can have the time of their lives whilst learning at the same time. Other exciting activities include rafting in Bichlbach, the water slide at the open-air pool in Lermoos and tobogganing on the longest summer run in Tirol in Biberwier. On the high ropes course in Bichlbach children aged from six upwards can improve their coordination and learn teamwork skills. More sedate options include a boat excursion on Lake Heiterwanger or a trip to the petting zoo and playground in Bichlbach.
The hottest trend: trail running
With its diverse landscape, ranging from verdant meadows through secluded forest trails to rugged rocks, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena offers ideal conditions for trailrunners. With three circular courses of different lengths and difficulty levels, every runner can find the right trail for their personal training needs. The Ehrwald-Obermoos trail is ideal for novices. 9.5 kilometres in length, it rises from an altitude of 1,200 metres to 1,745 metres – directly beneath the imposing rock faces of the Zugspitz Massif. The Ehrwald-Glockenschlag trail, on the other hand, is rather more challenging. This 15.9 kilometre course rises to an altitude of 1,900 metres and passes the Lake Eibsee viewpoint on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol. The Ehrwald-Thörlen route should only be tackled by adventurers and pros. Stretching over 43.9 kilometres and rising to an altitude of 2,030 metres, it’s a real challenge for runners, who need to be in tip-top shape and have plenty of muscle power. The starting and finishing point of the three trails is by the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn valley station in Ehrwald.
The perfect playground for mountain bikers with over 100 tours
The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has once again been designated an “Approved Bike Area” by “Mountain Bike Holidays”. Anyone who wants to swap their bicycle basket for clipless pedals and to experience nature at its most beautiful will be in their element mountain biking in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. The region’s bike schools also offer special courses for beginners including technique training, rides on easy trails and recovery tips.
On the online portal bike fans can choose from over 100 signposted tours covering a total of 4,330 kilometres and an altitude of more than 100,000 metres. This means pleasure cyclists can soak up the scenery on a ride to Lake Heiterwangersee, situated at the foot of soaring peaks, while extreme bikers can put their skills to the test on the Grubigstein freeride trail in Lermoos, which features jumps and obstacles. Visitors can also use the services of an accredited mountain bike guiding school and take advantage of hire and service stations.
The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is also an e-bike region: e-bikes are available at hire stations and there are battery exchange points.
Walks between imposing peaks and picturesque mountain lakes
Anyone who prefers to do their exploring on foot can choose between over 150 routes for different ability levels. As well as classic high mountain walks, the local mountain schools also lay on a plethora of themed walks, ranging from dawn and sunset tours to orchid and herb walks. In the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena trails lead to impressive waterfalls, mysterious mountain lakes and culinary events where Tyrolean specialities can be sampled.
Freedom and flexibility with the Z-Ticket
The Z-Ticket is the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena’s passport to flexibility and freedom and entitles visitors to one return trip with the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, while five more cable cars and the busses in the region ensure that guests are at liberty to roam and enjoy the region’s many attractions, from the Zugspitze summit experience to a trip down the longest summer toboggan run in Tirol. With the Z-Ticket families are also eligible for free access to numerous bathing lakes and swimming pools, while adrenaline junkies can enjoy thrilling experiences such as a nerve-shredding downhill ride on a giant scooter in Biberwier. Attractive packages make a summer trip to the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena especially appealing. The Z-Ticket is available from all cable car valley stations and from the information office in Ehrwald.
For further information visit www.zugspitzarena.com or call +43-5673-20-000