Summits as far as the eye can see! This is one of the best meadow-traversing, ridge-walking, view-granting hikes along the Venediger High Trail, bringing you close to prominent peaks such as the Hoher Eicham, Großer and Kleiner Hexenkopf, Säulkopf and Rauhkopf. Sure, the terrain is rugged. And yes, the trail has some steep ups and downs. But the tread is good, the vertical suffering short-lived and the scenery gorgeous. Culminating on a ridge named "Eselsrücken", literally, "donkey's back", the hike gives a panoramic payoff of jagged peaks and emerald ridges that will leave you grasping for your camera. From the ridge it is just a short walk down to the Bonn-Matreier-Hütte Hut, a beautiful shingle-clad shelter that is your base for the night.
Eagle View ·A rewarding one-hour walk takes you from the Eissee Hütte to the Eissee, a pristine and clear alpine lake flanked by rocky peaks. With stunning scenery on all sides, the Bonn-Matreier-Hütte sits on a ridge on the southern flank of the Eicham Mountains. It is one of the finest viewing outposts in the area and will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you, including the Lasörling Range all the way to the Dolomites and the Schober Mountains. If the weather is clear, you’ll even have wonderful views of the 2,864-metre Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain.
Eagle Kick ·Peak baggers may want to nab the pinnacle of the 3,371-metre Hoher Eicham. The trail furiously works its way up to the top of Hoher Eicham from the Bonn-Matreier-Hütte. Noted for being one of the most striking 3,000-metre-plus peaks of the Venediger Range, with four ridges spreading in all directions, it offers grade II-III climbing and rock scrambling. The climb from the hut to the summit takes some 3.5 hours to complete.