Summer activities

So much to explore in the Austrian Tyrol!

Of course there is plenty of hiking, biking and even walks on the Hintertux Glacier in summer, but there are a few more unusual outdoor activities which guests staying at the Tuxerhof can try out on holiday. We have put together a list of some of the most wild, wacky and wonderful ideas for the warm summer months. Each activity is led by an experienced guide.

Rafting

If rafting isn't your thing because of the cold water then think again! Such is the adrenaline rush that you won't even have a moment to think about it when you are cruising down the river with a guide. The Tuxerhof is an ideal starting point for rafting adventures in the Zillertal Valley. Rafting sessions are available for all ages and abilities, from total novices to experienced rafters.

Canyoning

For thousands of years the region's rivers have carved their way through the landscape, creating deep gorges and canyons traversing the rocks. Canyoning gives participants the chance to follow the flow of the water as they slip, slide, jump and swim along the Zemmschlucht gorge. A great activity for all the family!

High-rope adventure park

Fancy a challenge for mind and body? Then head to the high-rope adventure park in the Zemmschlucht gorge in Finkenberg!

Here visitors will find the most spectacular high obstacle course of its kind up to 15 metres above the ground. There are two courses to choose from with 30 stations and different difficulty ratings. The high-rope adventure park is open to all guests at least ten years old.

Paragliding

There really aren't words to describe the feeling of cruising high in the sky as you gaze down on the mountains far below. Local paragliding schools give amateurs and professionals alike the chance to experience this sensation. Beginners can take to the air with an experienced pilot for a tandem flight, while pros can go it alone. You will be amazed not only by the views but also by the feeling of climbing higher and higher into the air thanks to the thermal winds in the Zillertal Valley.

Arena Coaster

Rollercoasters are nothing special - they can be found in many places around the world. However, the Alpine Coaster in the Zillertal Valley is a little different from most - it is a mini rollercoaster in the heart of the Alps! Located at 1,450 metres above sea level, this 1.5-kilometre-long coaster winds its way down through a series of twists and turns. It is a great activity not only kids but for all the family - especially if you race each other to see who is the fastest from top to bottom. Down at the bottom of the Arena Coaster there is another highlight for adrenaline junkies: the Bag Jump. This huge bag inflated with air provides a soft and safe landing no matter how far up you jump from.

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Birds of prey show

There is no animal that embodies elegance, courage and determination more than the eagle. However, most people are never fortunate enough to observe this majestic but shy alpine bird close up. The birds of prey show on the Ahorn mountain gives visitors to this region the chance to do precisely that.

At 2,000 metres above sea level you will be able to watch the King of the Skies, as the eagle is commonly known, in full flight.  The one-hour show includes not only eagles but also eagle owls and falcons flying just metres above the crows and performing spectacular tricks as a birds of prey expert tells you about the lifestyle and habitat of these beautiful creatures.

Action, fun & show

Holidays in the Tuxertal Valley are full of surprises!

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