Sleigh Rides - Winter landscapes and nostalgia

A family sleigh ride is both a nostalgic and a modern way of relaxing away from the ski pistes. The contrast between the original function of the sleigh and it’s modern use couldn’t be greater. Back in the day, horse drawn carriages were simply a means of transporting goods and people from A to B.

Horse sleigh ride in Mayrhofen Zillertal

©Laurin Moser

Created by Gabi Huber

We all suffer stress in our lives and need to make sure that, every now and again, we take the time to relax. A sleigh ride is the perfect opportunity for just that. Discover total tranquillity with only the sound of the horses hooves on the snow. Wrap up in a fluffy, warm, wool blanket as you glide past frozen streams and snow-covered meadows in the clear, crisp winter air.


©Laurin Moser

A sleigh ride for the whole family or just for two?

There are many different types of sleigh rides: those looking to escape the stress of everyday life will find the peace they need to relax and rejuvenate; couples can enjoy the romance as they snuggle up together under a blanket; and a sleigh party for the whole family is so much fun – the children’s eyes just light up the minute they see the horses.


Where can you book a sleigh ride?

Sleigh ride in Zillertal

The Kiendlerhof:

This farm in Schwendau was built by the Neuner family in 1953. The family breed Haflinger horses and have always offered carriage rides. They have two beautiful carriages, each drawn by two Haflingers. The carriages can seat up to 11 people, and either sleigh or carriage rides are available all year round. The carriages can also be booked for weddings and are specially decorated for the occasion.

Details & Reservation

Neuner Family
Schormis 100,
6283 Schwendau
Tel: +43 5282 3660

Kutschenfahrten im Zillertal

The Zillertal Viererleih:

This riding stable has been owned by the Wechselberger family for over 40 years and they have been offering carriage rides for the same number of years. The carriages can seat up to 12 people and carriage rides are available all year round. Reservations can be made for either a 50-minute tour of Mayrhofen or a two-hour ride with a refreshment stop.

Details & Reservation:

Rauchenwald 657
6290 Mayrhofen
Tel: +43 5285 63350
Fax: +43 5285 6335015