This walk is largely for those who love hiking uphill, steeply! The gradient will keep you busy as you follow the trails up, up, up. However, all that hard work is certainly worth the effort thanks to the majestic views of the Rofan Mountains. Plessenberg mountain, also called “Blessinger” by the locals, is part of the “triple treat” comprising the Kienberg, Plessenberg and Heuberg peaks, which are located in close proximity to one another. Once you have summitted this peak and the easier Kienberg, an area with the tempting name “Einkehrboden” – "retreat area" – awaits. However, for a bite to eat and warm bed you will have to wait until you get to Pinegg, the destination of this stage. We recommend the Gwercherwirt inn. Pinegg is a part of Brandenberg, an idyllic settlement on a sunny plateau.
Eagle View ·Two mountains offering magnificent views take centre stage on this beautiful but demanding stage: the 1,743-metre Plessenberg and the Kienberg. The latter is actually 43 metres higher, but from the Inn Valley it is the Plessenberg that seems more impressive than the two adjacent peaks of the Heuberg and the Kienberg.
Eagle Kick ·The Eagle Kick in this hike is definitely more about the journey than the destination. The trail taking you up to the top of the Plessenberg peak is rated difficult (black), supported by a fixed anchoring system of cables, steps and ladders. This hike should only be attempted by those who are sure footed, comfortable on unstable ground and have appropriate mountaineering skills and experience.