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Water fun in Gerlos in the Zillertal

Experience water sports and water fun during your summer vacation in Gerlos in the Zillertal Arena. The Durlassboden reservoir is a crystal-clear mountain lake in the middle of the Zillertal Alps and breathtaking landscape. Swimming in the refreshing water, riding pedal boats, sailing, surfing, and much more are offered at the Durlassboden reservoir. In Gerlos, there is also the unique opportunity to earn a sailing or surfing certificate at Austria's highest sailing and surfing school.

Durlaßboden reservoir

The crystal-clear spring water of the Durlaßboden reservoir warms up in summer to a pleasant 20° to 23° and makes Gerlos a great insider's tip for water sports enthusiasts! Learn how to surf or sail in the Gerlos surfing and sailing school or simply relax by splashing around in the water, swimming, or riding a pedal boat. A spacious sunbathing area right on the lake with a large children's playground and grilling opportunity provides for relaxation on the Gerlos mountain lake.   

A special hiking tip: the loop trail around the reservoir with refreshment opportunities at Alpengasthof Finkau, the rustic Bärschlagalm, and at the Seestüberl right on the dam crest.


Sailing and surfing on a mountain lake

Austria's highest sailing and surfing school (elev. 1,400 m) is located on the Durlassboden reservoir in Gerlos in the Zillertal. The landing stage is located right on the dam crest of the reservoir near the "Seestüberl" restaurant.

Sailing certificate with the Arena-Scheck:
✗ € 130.00 per person incl. 1-week sailing course and sailing certificate. Equipment included in the price.

Surfing certificate with the Arena-Scheck:
✗ € 105.00 per person incl. 1-week surfing course and surfing certificate from VÖYWS. Equipment included in the price.

Sailboat and pedal boat rental with the Arena-Scheck:
✗ Sailboat – € 17.00 / hr.
✗ Surfboard - € 14.00 / hr.
✗ Pedal boat - € 12.00 / hr.
✗ Stand-up paddling - € 8.00 / hr.

Additional information:
Hannes Hauser
Tel. +43 664 3426523