The idyllic Alpine village of Gerlos offers visitors a restorative respite from the demanding duress of everyday life. The authentic Austrian village is sure to satisfy both those seeking a serene sojourn and an Alpine adventure; energetic hiking tracks afford invigorating experiences while sedate railway rides boasts breath-taking scenery without the need for exertion. Ancient traditions are nurtured amongst the residents of this provincial place, many of which are most prominent in the fine food and warm atmosphere.
Follow the gentle rush of the river to the heart of the Schwarzach Valley on this gentle hike which yields rich rewards; delve into heavy blankets of forest before emerging upon the banks of a reservoir and following the trail through the romantic and verdant valley. A gentle ascension will deliver wanderers to a 1,400m summit, upon which rests an authentic snack bar waiting to offer warm apple strudel and spiced, sweet tea.
Avoid exertion while still enjoying magnificent mountain vistas on one of the villages many nearby Cable Cars. Diverse routes reveal distinctive scenery that is always enhanced by the vertiginous position parallel to the mountain peaks.
Traditional Tyrolean food is dedicated to warm the heart and satisfying the stomach, intentions which are clearly evident when sampling the villages alluring array of regional delicacies; sizzling Weiner schnitzel, dense and delicious dumplings and delicately spiced apple strudel all feature on the menus of traditional Austrian eateries. One of the most critically acclaimed places in which to enjoy these traditional treats is the Hotel Gerloshof, a timbered structure that awaits your visit warmly.