The area of Gerlosberg at the beginning of the Gerlostal valley extends up to the 2,558 m high Kreuzjoch mountain.
Altitude: 1,050 m asl
The farms of Gerlosberg hark back to the so-called “Schwaighöfe” farms, self-sufficient farms, established in the 12th century. The village has been mentioned for the first time in 1237 as “Gerlaisperch”. On the emblem there is a black head of a steer referring to livestock breeding, and the golden background refers to Gerlosberg, as also some neighbouring villages such as Hainzenberg, as a place in which people digged for gold.
The natural borders of Gerlosberg are the 2,558 m high Kreuzjoch mountain and the gorge of the Gerlosbach river. Gerlosberg is a perfect place for those who seek relaxation far away from hustle and bustle! As far as hiking and promenading is concerned we recommend you the Via Crucis of Gerlosberg with its chapel as well as the 4 km long trail starting at Erlach/Almhof and leading to the Astachhof tavern. Underneath the path you are going to notice some beautiful farms, which are only in part accessible via goods cable lifts or on foot. As great parts of this trail are rather flat it is also suitable for prams. The local means of transport “Regio Tax”, which is offered in the two villages of Gerlosberg and Rohrberg, takes you comfortably to your starting point.
Also at Gerlosberg the Zillertal Arena dominates summer and winter offers regarding leisure time activities. Located above the village, in summer it offers well-groomed hiking and a 325 km network of MTB trails. And after an exhausting hike you absolutely have to stop for a Tyrolean afternoon snack. Other popular activities are Nordic Walking as well as jogging. And the surrounding meadows are perfect for kite flying and model aircraft flyers. In winter the ski region Zillertal Arena makes you choose from 143 km of ski runs. Furthermore there are a 2 km long toboggan run at the Enzianhof farm and several cross-country ski trails in the surroundings. Winter can start right now!
Our recommendation: along the hiking trails in the surroundings of Gerlosberg you can see several centuries-old farm houses. Great photo motifs!