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Zillertal in the summer

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Not sure if I have got the right section of the forum, but we are planning a trip to the Zillertal in the summer having enjoyed the area for ski-ing. I have looked on the excellent Zillertal website but was wondering if anyone had first hand experience of using any of the action/activities based companies in the area for things such as canyoning, rafting, climbing etc? We'd be looking to book things aimed at families so wondering whether it's worth booking through these types of companies or perhaps just doing things like the high ropes courses and hiking/biking trails.

Many thanks in advance for any advice
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I don't really know Zillertal, but Ötztal is definitely better for rafting and canyoning if that helps?

Also Area47 in Ötztal is great, with wake boarding, high ropes, even motocross, and a bunch of other stuff. I've never hiked or biked there but there's plenty of that too... Also the Aquadome spa + the Ötzi iceman educational stuff.
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@skibeskibe, Have done quite a few summer trips to Mayrhofen and thinking about grabbing a last minute trip there in August. We always book with https://actionclub-zillertal.at/sommer/ - done pretty much all of it, the canyoning is especially good, white water rafting great but not scary rapids, and Mayrhofen is a more lively place than most Austrian towns in summer. Worth booking activities soon as you get there or before as they do get busy.

Bike hire is excellent locally. You should also do the birds of prey show up on the Ahorn.

Normally grab a morning or two skiing at Hintertux if the conditions permit - can be touch and go in August. If you don't fancy lugging gear, the rental place right by the lift will even rent you pants and jacket.

As towns go I'd pick Mayrhofen over Solden any day.
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@skibeskibe, If you're doing any walking or cycling then just near Mayrhofen there's the Sennerei (creamery) where you can do a tour of how they make the Zillertal mountain cheese (including some tasting samples) Very Happy
Edit: Tripadvisor reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g608662-d3458109-Reviews-ErlebnisSennerei_Zillertal-Mayrhofen_Tirol_Austrian_Alps.html

website (in German): http://www.erlebnissennerei-zillertal.at/


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Agree with everything @Pruman, said. Schwarti at Action Club is very good guide for family rafting in the Ziller. It’s not going to be very challenging though (as @clarky999 said) but we have done it twice with 9 and 7 year olds). The hydro plant up stream let’s our significant water at various times and the river level rises causing decent rapids for begginers. We haven’t tried canyoning yet but I believe they take you up to Ginzling.

There are some really nice outdoor pools with slides in the valley. Best is at Stumm in my opinion.

Plenty of via Ferrata in the valley too. From kids level to quite challenging.
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Brilliant - thank you all. It was Action club that I was looking at and hoping to hear that the rapids and canyoning were fun but not too scary as will be first time for 10 and 8 year olds. We were looking at Stumm so perfect for the swimming - we'll definitely buy the Active card. I'll also look in to the other suggestions - summer ski-ing for the novelty alone, cheese because...cheese and via Ferrata too. Thanks again
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Oh and the canyon coaster at Zell is a must!
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skibeskibe wrote:
Brilliant - thank you all. It was Action club that I was looking at and hoping to hear that the rapids and canyoning were fun but not too scary as will be first time for 10 and 8 year olds.


In that case they'd be too young for the main rafting section on the Ötz anyway then. Hope you have a great trip!
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My Kids did the canyoning when they were early teens and loved it.
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@clarky999, I will look into the Otzal as well - maybe a good option for in a few years time as you say
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@Bennyboy1, I'm all over the summer tobogganing - I remember them from trips to Austria when I was younger. If we saw one from the car we'd screech over to the side of the road for a few goes. There also used to be one at Alton Towers but wasn't a patch on the Austrian ones. Too much H&S and queues for a start
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Mountain bike wise, we didn't investigate too hard, but any interesting-looking trails seemed to be banned to bikes.
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@skibeskibe, yup, brake off the whole way down! Kids (and parents) love it.

@stevomcd, they seem to have some mountain biking trails at Zell but we haven’t tried biking yet.
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Fantastic place in the summer. Had a 2/3 centre trip in summer last year. Lehrmoos for 2 nights to go to area 47 followed by a week in mayrhofen and a week in zell. Canyoning in mayrhofen was an absolute highlight- think we used Action Sports ??? Plenty of buzz around the town at nights too. If you need any more info please feel free to pm me
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