TYROLEAN SUNSHINE IN THE ZUGSPITZ ARENA
Summer holidays could hardly be more versatile: Amidst mountain lakes, mountain lodges and breath-taking peaks, the Tyyrol Zugspitz Arena provides a diversified holiday landscape, both for sport enthusiasts and for families alike
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the pleasure of an amazingly wide-ranged selection of activities whilst on holiday? This wish can be fulfilled by Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena with a true abundance of recreational offers – holiday dreams can come true in any and all of the eight towns and villages of Ehrwald, Lermoos, Berwang, Bichlbach, Biberwier, Heiterwang am See, Laehn-Wengle and Namlos. While sport enthusiasts can hit the trails within “Austria’s best biking region” or along 90 hiking routes, families are able to have a great time with lots of fun and leisure activities, for instance on Tyrol’s longest summer toboggan run or on any of the numerous swimming lakes of the region. Whether you prefer the Gipfelmuseum (mountain peak museum), Kid’s Adventure Club or golf: The sunny side of the Zugspitze provides a versatile range of holiday pleasure.
“Austria’s best biking region” attracts mountain bikers
Climbing toward the peaks of the magnificent mountain landscape: An almost inexhaustible repertoire of diverse tours is provided for mountain bikers and hikers. Thanks to over 100 marked tour trails with an overall length of 4,330 km, the holiday region between the Zugspitze, Wetterstein, Mieminger Chain and Ammergauer Alps can justifiably state a claim to be “Austria’s best biking region” – a title twice awarded to Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena by more than 18,000 readers of the “Mountainbike” magazine. Although over 100,000 metres in altitude promise a sweaty brow, to say the least, they also promise unforgettable moments of bliss for all biking fans – additionally, a renowned MTB Guiding School, various rental and servicing stations and GPS tours are also provided for bikers of various levels of proficiency (under www.zugspitzarena.com). For extreme bikers, the freeride trail on the Grubigstein in Lermoos is the top address, because not only greenhorns and amateur bikers reach their limits with the demanding jumps and obstacles. For those who prefer to wander the mountains on foot, 90 different hiking routes provide unforgettable pleasure at the heart of nature. From high altitude tours for climbers to amazing sunrise and sunset hiking tours and orchid or herb hikes – practically anyone and everyone can be infected by "hiking fever" in Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena. During the hiking weeks, which last right through the summer season, guided tours are provided with various levels of difficulty - including free hiking maps and free hiking bus services. Nordic Walking fans will also find ideal training conditions: According to scientific studies, heart rate training is at its most effective and calorie consumption is particularly stimulated at the medium levels of altitude within the region.
Economically priced holidays with the Z Ticket
The fact that wonderfully diversified holiday pleasure can be afforded at reasonable prices is proved in a double respect by Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena: Not only does the practical location directly on the border to Germany mean that you can travel toll-free, but thrifty visitors will also really get their money’s worth by purchasing a Z Ticket. The seven day valid ticket, on offer during the period between the 21st of May and the 18th of October 2009 for 65 Euro (children/adolescents: 30/50 Euro), includes lots of attractive extras, such as free transportation on the region's cable cars etc. as well as utilisation of the local recreational facilities and local public transport. Among the highlights is also a visit to the Biberwier Resort, where Tyrol’s longest summer toboggan run provides a great adrenaline rush along a 1.3 kilometre track. Another adrenaline rush will also be provided by the planned high wire forest adventure park in Bichlbach, which is due to be completed in summer 2009, where exciting and interesting obstacles provide challenges at up to 15 metres above the ground, amidst the Tyrolean forest.
(Nature) Adventure holidays for children
Children are able to experience adventures of a different kind: During the week, trained supervisors take care of the youngsters at the Kid’s Adventure Club and playfully familiarise them with the merits of nature. During a wild safari, adventures on the waterfall, a pirate day on the Blindsee Lake or a quiz rally, the kids are able to frolic within Mother Nature’s garden and are merrily amongst the company of other children, as well as the good company of “Wusel Wassergeist” (Wusel Water Ghost), the mascot of Familiennester Tirol (Tyrolean Family Nests Association). While the children are busy having fun, the adults can perhaps take advantage of the moment and work on their golf handicaps, for which the 9 hole course of Tyrol’s Zugspitz Golf Club, which is located between Ehrwald and Lermoos, offers top conditions. The impressive mountain panorama of the Wetterstein Range serves as a faithful companion along the spaciously designed fairways amidst an idyllic mossy landscape, so that long drives on the illuminated and heated driving range, as well as precise putts, become child’s play. Under the instructions of the experienced PGA professional, Patrick McHugh, beginners and advanced players alike will be able to make astoundingly quick progress with each hit.
Gipfelmuseum (mountain peak museum) provides outlooks and insights
Simply put up your feet and enjoy the cool, blue waters: This attractive invitation is given by the numerous swimming lakes and the family, indoor water park and swimming baths in Ehrwald. And if the weather should happen to put a damper on your plans, then a very interesting and informative alternative is provided by the Gipfelmuseum on the Zugspitze. The Tyrolean Zugspitzbahn can take you up to the “Dach Deutschlands” (Roof of Germany), where you can experience the Zugspitze in all of its variations. In addition to a magnificent view over the surrounding mountain landscape, you will also be provided with a three-dimensional multimedia presentation, which allows insights into the secrets of the peak. With the aid of special effects and state-of-the-art technology, amazing spectacles of nature that are simply beyond words are graphically presented to enthral visitors. A further visual highlight is also presented in Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena, during the summer solstice period when on the 20th of June 2009, during the Bergfeuer (Mountain Fire) celebrations, around 8,000 individual fires will be ignited to light up the night skies and to form symbolic figures from mythology and belief.
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Contacto Zugspitz Arena
Am Rettensee 1, AT-6632 Ehrwald