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Via Ferrata & High ropes course

Family Via Ferrata

Fun for the whole family

This family friendly route is particularly suitable for children (anchoring adjusted to child height) and alternates between classic Ferrate terrain (rock faces and walking sections) and interesting high rope course elements. The high rope elements demand both courage and dexterity. They can, however, be avoided as the via Ferrate runs parallel to the walking trail to Gasthof Zimmereben.

Little hands and little feet - are what makes climbing via Ferrate so very challenging for many children. Their arms are normally not long enough to reach the rope and footholds are often too widely spaced. A pleasant afternoon climbing sometimes has the potential to turn into a nigh-on insurmountable challenge for families. No so here! There is a small practice area next to the via Ferrata access point, where young climbers can gain confidence and test their sure-footedness and the rules of climbing are explained in a series of child-friendly drawings.

Date:

May - Oktober

Price:

€ 50 per person

Requirements:

no fear of heights, suitable for beginners and families

Age:

from 7 years

Duration:

about 2 hours

All important information

Included

Organization

Anreise

FAQs

Included

  • Tour by a state-certified mountain guide
  • Via ferrata set
  • helmet

Organization

You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley and we take care of the entire organisation for your outdoor adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

Anreise

Address: Via Ferrata Address: 6290 Mayrhofen, Burgstall 382

Bundesstrasse B 169 - turn right before the train station Mayrhofen to Schwendauer Strasse - follow the street – 200 meters after the restaurant Gasthof Zillertal Parkplatz Via Ferrata.

FAQs

What exactly is a via ferrata?

A via ferrata is a climbing route that employs steel cables, rungs or ladders, fixed to the rock to which the climbers affix a harness, which allows the climbers to secure themselves to the metal fixture and limit any fall. The cable and other fixtures, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps, and ladders and bridges, provide both footings and handholds.

Do you have to be able to climb?

No. A healthy physical condition and good surefootedness are sufficient.

Minimum number of participants

We run our tours with a minimum of 4 participants. (Exceptions see tour description) If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we will arrange a new date with you.

Personal requirements

A healthy physical condition and good surefootedness are sufficient. Age limits are stated on all tours.

Our events are only suitable for people with limited mobility to a limited extent or - depending on the degree of personal restriction – perhaps not at all. Please contact us for individual information if necessary.

Parking

There is a signposted Via Ferrata car park – paid parking

Punctuality

Please be on time at our base camp. Especially in summer traffic jams occur in the Ziller Valley. Please understand that we cannot keep the other guests waiting and that the tours will start as booked. In case of foreseeable delay, please be sure to call - 0043-664 3120266

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