Rushing creeks and enchanted forests. Jaw-dropping views. Meadows in bloom. Not to mention world-class climbing on the beautiful granite and limestone. Climbing is a great activity for children: it builds self-esteem, improves strength and balance, and teaches them how to focus on a task. The best way to for youngsters to learn climbing skills is to not “teach” them at all. Climbing comes naturally to children, given the appropriate terrain. In Tirol they can learn basics like belaying and knot tying from certified and experienced climbing guides.
Family-Friendly Climbing Activities in Tirol
- Climbing with children in the Klettergarten Fernergries
Accompanied by a mountain guide, children aged 5 years and older can learn to climb with or without their parents on the granite of the Klettergarten Fernergries in the Kaunertal Valley. The sessions ends at lunchtime with a BBQ.
Every Wednesday from 29 May to 13 October 2017. Meeting point: 9:30 at the Klettergarten Fernergries. Duration: approx. 4 hours. Price (incl. lunch): €35. Please sign up by 17:30 the day before at the Infobüro Kaunertal (+43 50 225200, email@example.com) or with your accommodation host.
- Holderli-Seppl-Klettersteig via ferrata
This adventure for children aged 5 years and older invites them to take on a spectacular via ferrata fixed-rope climbing trail along the waterfalls of the Riffelbachs river. Surrounded by pine trees, children and adults will have a great time exploring the shimmering gneiss.
Every Wednesday from 29 May until 13 October 2017. Meeting point: 14:00 at the Klettergarten Fernergries. Duration: 2 to 3 hours. Price: €40. Please sign up by 17:30 the day before at the Infobüro Kaunertal (+43 50 225200, firstname.lastname@example.org) or with your accommodation host.
- "Juhu Klettern" in the Klettergarten Nauders
Every Tuesday the Klettergarten Nauders and mountain guide Karl welcome children aged 5 years and older for a beginners' climbing session.
Every Tuesday from 3 July until 1 September 2017. Meeting point: 10:00 at the Infobüro Nauders. Duration: 6 hours. Price: €5 (for lunch). Please sign up by 16:30 the day before at the Infobüro Nauders +43 50 225400, email@example.com) or with your accommodation host.
- "Waldläufertag" forest adventure in the Hochseilgarten Sautens
The "Waldläufertag" is a forest day in the Hochoetz region with plenty of great activities for all ages. Equipped with GPS trackers, children aged 3 years and older can embark on a treasure hunt in the Gaistal Valley and build a fun ball-roll track in the wood. Children 10 years and older start the day in the high-rope adventure park in Sautens before ending the session on the zipwire over the Ötztaler Ache river. At the end of the day everyone comes together for a cosy campfire.
Every Tuesday from 5 June until 13 October 2017. Meeting point: 9:00 at the Schwimmbad Oetz. Duration: either half-day or full day (participants can choose). Price: €25/full day or €15/half-day (for participants with a guestcard); participation is free for children staying at one of the WIDI accommodation partners. Please sign up by 18:00 the day before via "WIDI's hotline“"(+43 664 6547709).
- „Abenteuer im Wald“ am Achensee
Zipwire or rock climbing in the forest? Or how about both! This activity programme near Lake Achensee is designed for children aged 4 to 11 years and is packed full of fun and games in the forest. Accompanied by qualified guides, children learn how to climb safely. The day ends with a hearty snack.
Every Thursday from 26 June until 1 September 2017. Meeting point: 9:30 at the Infobüro Maurach. Duration: 7 hours. Price: €7 Euro (for food). No registration required.
- Climbing adventures for teenagers at Lake Achensee
Ready, steady ... climb! Every Wednesday teenagers aged 12 to 16 can test their skills and nerve high above the ground near Lake Achensee. The day starts with tree climbing (secured with ropes), continues with a climbing obstacle course and ends with a thrilling abseiling session. Who dares to go first? The day concludes with a go on the zipwire over the canyon.
Every Wedesday from 26 June until 1 September 2017. Meeting point: 10:30 at the Kinderhotel Buchau in Maurach. Duration: approx. 4.5 hours. Price €35 (incl. equipment hire). Please sign up by 17:00 the day before at one of the local tourism centres or by calling +43 5246 5300-0.
- Climbing with children in Ellmau
This activity programme is the ideal way for families to learn how to climb. Accompanied by a mountain guide, families travel by car or taxi to the Wochenbrunner Alm hut. From there it is a 40-minute walk to the climbing area at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. A day of fun and adventures on the rocks awaits!
Every Tuesday from 16 May until 31 October 2017. Meeting point: 8:30 at the Infobüro Ellmau. Duration: approx. 6 hours. Price: €75/child (with guestcard) or €85/child (without guestcard); €45/parent. Please register online at www.wilderkaiser.com
- "Fun and Action" in the Hochseilgarten Fieberbrunn
Held as part of the Tatzi Children's Programme, this course offers youngsters the chance to learn how to climb with the guides from Fun Connection every Monday in the Hochseilgarten Fieberbrunn high-rope adventure park.
Every Monday from 26 June until 8 September 2017. Meeting point: 9:30 at the Hochseilgarten Fieberbrunn. Duration: 6 hours. Price: €7; free for guestcard holders. Please register by 17:00 the day before by calling +43 664 2745632 (Eva Schwaiger).
The Klettergarten Mauritzalm is a climbing area near Lake Achensee. It has four easy climbs (graded 3) for children, beginners and families. Each is relatively short at just 8 metres. Near the Maurizenalm hut is an area for practising rope skills.More Information
This climbing area on the Rabantkofel mountain has been created with a lot of attention to detail. Children and beginners will appreciate the clear signposting and well-secured climbing. All in all there are 40 pitches rated between 4 and 8.More Information
The climbing area in Oberried lies at the western end of the Ötztal Valley near the village of Längenfeld. It offers a total of 109 pitches rated between 3 and 7 catering for climbers of all abilities.More Information
It is just a three-minute walk to this picturesque climbing area between the villages of St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Hochfilzen. The area has 25 climbs graded between 3 and 7, making it ideal for children and beginners.More Information
The beautiful high-alpine Klettergarten Fernergries climbing area is close to the Kaunertal Glacier Road and has a total of 44 pitches rated between 3 and 6, including a number of multi-pitch routes. There is also a via ferrata nearby.More Information
Situated at the foot of the Ballunspitze, the Silvapark Galtür is a huge bouldering area with around 175 different boulder problems to explore. There is even a separate children's bouldering area where youngsters can try out this fun sport.More Information
Up to 15 metres in height, the rocks at the "Murmeltier- und Gamsfelsen" climbing areas offer 16 different pitches. They are located near the Gaudeamushütte hut and are ideal for beginners and children. Most of the climbs are rated between 3 and 6b+.More Information