The Oberried climbing area near Längenfeld, © Tirol Webung/Hans Herbig
The Oberried climbing area near Längenfeld, © Tirol Webung/Hans Herbig

Rock Climbing with Children

Rushing rivers, enchanted forests and meadows in bloom - Tirol's nature is just amazing. One of the best ways to experience it at first hand is rock climbing, an ideal activity for children. Many of the region's climbing areas offer courses for youngsters combining fun and games with the basics of rock climbing. Click on the link below to find out more about Tirol's family-friendly climbing areas.

Family-Friendly Climbing Activities in Tirol

  • Rock climbing for children at the Fernergries climbing area

Under the watchful eye of a mountain guide, children aged 6 years and older can have a go at rock climbing either on their own or together with their parents at the Fernergries climbing area in the Kaunertal Valley. The session ends at lunchtime with a BBQ and tasty sausages.

Every Tuesday from 18 June until 24 September 2019. Meeting time and place: 9:30 at the Fernergries climbing area. Duration: approx 4 hours. A fee of €40 applies, including lunch. Please sign up no later than 17:30 the day before by contacting the Kaunertal Valley tourism information office (+43 50 225200, office@kaunertal.com) or by speaking to your accommodation provider.

  • Holderli-Seppl-Klettersteig via ferrata in the Kaunertal Valley

This offer, which is open to children aged 8 years and older, gives young climbers the chance to complete a well-known via ferrata leading into the gorge of the Riffelbach river, complete with spectacular waterfalls. Via ferrata are climbing routes ideal for children with metal handholds and footholds as well as a steel rope anchored into the rock for maximum safety.

Every Tuesday from 18 June until 24 September 2019. Meeting time and place: 14:00 in the Fernergries climbing area. Duration: approx. 3 hours. A fee of €40 applies. Minimum number of participants: 5 people. Please sign up no later than 17:30 on the day beforeby contacting the Kaunertal tourist information office (+43 50 225200, office@kaunertal.com) or speaking to your accommodation provider.

  • Adventure day in the Sautens high-rope adventure park

This adventure day in the family-friendly region around Hochoetz has lots to see and do for both children and their parents. Children aged 10 years and older start the day with a nerve-jangling session in the Sautens high-rope adventure park, including a spectacular ropeslide over the Ötztaler Ache river. After all that adrenaline-pumping action it's time to meet up with the younger children in the beautiful Gaistal Valley, where the day comes to an end around a cosy camp fire.

Every Tuesday from 3 June until 11 October 2019. Meeting time and place: 9:00 at the swimming pool in Oetz. Duration: half-day or full day options available. A fee of €25 per full day and €15 per half day applies (for guestcard holders); the adventure day is free of charge for children staying at one of the WIDI Accommodation Partners. Please sign up no later than 18:00 the day before by calling WIDI's hotline on +43 664 6547709.

  • Rock climbing fun with Kraxel Kris by Lake Achensee

Pull on your hiking boots and join friendly local mascot Kraxel Kris for a day of fun and adventure by Lake Achensee. Highlights include a zipwire and lots of rock climbing as well as the chance to build a hut in the forest and take a look at the local flora and fauna close up using a magnifying glass. Children are accompanied by qualified local guides with ropes and helmets. A hearty picnic is also provided.

Every Tuesday from 24 June until 30 August 2019 for children aged 4-10 years. Meeting time and place: 9:30 at the tourist information office in Achenkirch, the Welcome-CENTER Achensee in Maurach or the tourist information office in Pertisau. Duration: approx. 7 hours. A fee of €7 applies to cover the cost of the picnic. Please bring sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing (depending on the weather), a rucksack which children can wear themselves and the AchenseeCard (local guestcard, otherwise an extra fee will apply for the bus journey). No advance registration necessary.

  • Rock climbing adventure at Lake Achensee

Ready, steady, climb! Children have the chance to scale the heights in the new Achenseehof climbing area. The climbing wall here is 18 metres high and offer fabulous views of Lake Achensee. The session is held by local guides who have lots of tips and tricks to help youngsters with their climbing technique.

Every Tuesday from 24 June until 30 August 2019 for children and teens aged 10-16 years. Meeting time and place: 10:00 at the Achenseehof climbing area, Achenkirch. Duration: approx. 4 hours. A fee of €35 applies, including equipment hire. Please remember to bring waterproof clothing, a warm jacket and a packed lunch. Please sign up no later than 17:00 the day before by contacting the tourist information office on +43 5 953000.

  • Climbing for children and families in Ellmau, Wilder Kaiser

This is the perfect opportunity for all the family to learn rock climbing together. Children aged 6–12 years learn the basics in a fun, relaxed atmosphere alongside their parents. The guides show participants the most important techniques and safety rules as well as explaining the main dangers of climbing in alpine terrain. An exciting and informative day for all ages.   

Every Thursday from 30 May until 24 October 2019 for children and teens aged 6-12 and their parents (max. 4 children, max. 4 adults). Meeting time and place: 8:30 at the Wochenbrunner Alm, Wochenbrunnerweg 44 in Ellmau. Duration: approx. 7 hours. A fee of €60 per child and €45 per adult applies (with guestcard) or €66 per child and €55 per adult (without guestcard). Payment must be made in cash to the guide in charge. Please bring along a packed lunch. Please sign up at the latest by 12:00 online via www.wilderkaiser.info or in one of the local tourist information offices in the Wilder Kaiser region.

  • "Action without Limits" in Fieberbrunn

Fun, action and adventure! Participants test their nerve first in the low rope adventure park before progressing to the obstacle course high above the ground in the treetops. The week ends with fun and games around the campfire.

Every Friday from 1 July until 6 September and from 3 until 25 October 2019. Meeting time and place: 9:30 at the high rope adventure park (near the Hotel Chalets Grosslehen). Duration: 6 hours. A fee of €12 per day, €19 per week, €29 per family applies (2 adults & max. 3 children). Extra fee for adults: €25. Please sign up by contacting the tourist information office by 17:00 at the latest the day before (+43 664 2745632 or online at www.tatzi.at).

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