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walking routes

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walking routes

Is there a map available of walking routes suitable for Winter walks?Is it fairly safe for a female to walk alone in the countryside there? Any good coffee shops in near-by villages to aim for? Looking forward to visiting later this month-hope it snows!!

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1. Re: walking routes

Walking alone is no problem - Austria is in general very, very safe.

I think there will be several options for nice walks - best would be to ask the reception of your hotel for a map and detailed info.

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2. Re: walking routes

Many good opportunities for walking / hiking near to Mayrhofen. You will need to choose those best for you.

One nice walk is along the Ziller river toward Zell am Ziller- a well marked pathway - good with or without snow.- usually many people walking along this route- several places to stop along the way and several nice cafes in Zell am Ziller near to the town center where a bridge crosses the Ziller- good food , pastry and Ices ---tired - you can take the Zillertalbahn train back to Mayrhofen- often powered by a steam engine.

It is also nice to walk from Mayrhofen to Brandberg - in Brandberg several cafe / restaurants - no trouble to find them- this is a small but nice village. Some with nice sun terraces in good weather.

Many like to take the Penken Gondola Bahn and chair lift to the top of the Penken Mountain - a nice mountain walk in the snow across the mountain tops to what I know as the Penken Joch - not a hard walk- there several mountain huts serving good food and drink- outdoor and in door -

Some have beach chairs for rent - sit in the sun on a nice day- often some music playing- great views across the valley - a good drink adds to the good time. No need to be a skier.

From the top of Finkenberg - you can take the lift down to town and then walk or take the bus back to mayrhofen- 10 minutes perhaps - or make a nice walk down the mountain part way through a nice forest.

From Finkenberg is a nice walk up a narrow road to the area I know as Asteeg- you pass numerous farms- cows in the barns- farmers working around and some very nice houses - several little cafes along this route to stop and have something - many benches too to sit and look at the views-

Perhaps if the snow is gone a nice walk is that toward the Stillup Lake - ask at the tourist office.

No need to worry about safety- you will see many walking alone - very safe for anyone alone - you will meet others along these walks - most will greet you - mothers with kids to the very old- age no factor-

Usually the only time there is a problem is when people decide to leave the trails and then after some time find themselves in terrain that is not to their liking-

Regular routes are very safe to walk without any worry.

Tourist office maps are available as mentioned - often routes are marked with numbers and paint - small signs to direct you to huts etc. and also approximate times to assist you.

The only warning- be certain to be back before it begins to become dark- many of these areas are in relatively narrow valleys and the sun can disappear quickly even in March.

Mayrhofen is a great place for the walkers

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