This walk is largely for those interested in heading up, steeply. The grade will keep you busy as you follow trails up, up, up. However, it more than makes up for the efforts with superior views; views to knock off your sweaty socks. Hike from lush pastures into remote Alpine terrain in the Rofan Mountains. Plessenberg Mountain, also called “Blessinger” by the locals, is part of the “triple star” Kienberg, Plessenberg and Heuberg Peaks, which are located in close proximity to one another. Once you have surmounted this peak and the easier Kienberg Peak, an area with the tempting name “Einkehrboden” – retreat area – awaits. However, for a bite to eat and an overnight stay, you will have to wait until you get to Pinegg, the destination of this segment – at Gwercherwirt Inn if you can. Pinegg is a part of Brandenberg – an idyllic holiday resort on a sunny upland plateau.
Eagle View ·Two mountains offering magnificent views take center stage in this beautiful but demanding segment: 1,743-metre Plessenberg Peak and Kienberg Peak. The latter is 43 metres higher, however, from Inntal Valley, Plessenberg Peak seems more impressive than its two counterparts, Heuberg and Kienberg Peaks.
Eagle Kick ·The Eagle Kick in this hike is definitely more about the journey than the destination; it is the vertical adventure taking you up atop Plessenberg Peak along a black-rated trail, assisted 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.