Looking towards the Schleimsattel ridge, © Naturpark Karwendel/Sina Hölscher
Looking towards the Schleimsattel ridge, © Naturpark Karwendel/Sina Hölscher

Mountain Hike
Pasillsattel & Schleimsattel

Green meadows, craggy ridges and eye-catching rock formations characterise the landscape taken in by this hike through the foothills of the Karwendel Mountains. The highest mountain en route is the Juchtenkopf (1,826 metres). It may not be a "real" peak, but it certainly offers fine views. The hike begins at the Almgasthaus Pletzachalm (1,040 metres) north-west of Pertisau on the shores of Lake Achensee. The middle section of the trail is somewhat overgrown and difficult to follow in places, so hikers should pay attention.

Open interactive map

Starting point  

Almgasthaus Pletzachalm

Hike to

Pasillsattel, Schleimsattel

Finishing point

Almgasthaus Pletzachalm

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains


9.2 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,826m 1,040m

Elevation uphill 790m
Vertical metres downhill 790m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.


Car park in Gerntal Valley (toll road, north-west of the Almgasthaus Pletzachalm)

Places serving food & drink

  • Almgasthaus Pletzachalm (May until October)
  • Gasthof Klara, Gasthof Dorfwirt and other locations in Pertisau


Trail description

The hike begins with a wonderful view from the Almgasthaus Pletzachalm, a mountain inn located between the Seebergspitze (2,085 metres) and the Mondscheinspitze (2,106 metres). The steep trail, most of which leads through meadows and forests, is well-marked. After two hours of walking you will reach the Pasillsattel ridge at 1,682 metres. From here onwards, the trail (heading west) is more difficult to follow. It takes around half an hour to reach the Juchtenkopf. Head towards the southern ridge of the Hohe Gans mountain (1,950 metres). Hikers can, if they wish, climb this mountain. However, it is not recommended if the ground is wet (slippery grass slopes). We therefore recommend turning left and continuing down through meadows to the Überschüssalm (1,640 metres) and then on to the Schleimsattel ridge (1,556 metres). The final section is then down along a series of switchbacks into the Gerntal Valley before heading to the Pletzachalm hut.

There are no places serving food and drink en route except the huts at the start and end of the hike. We therefore recommend taking plenty of food and water. 

Information on place

Arrival date

How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Ihr Ziel: Pasillsattel & Schleimsattel (47.45302,11.65824)

powered by Rome2Rio

Search accommodation

Number of travelers

Hiking trails in this region

show more +

How did you like this article?

Want to receive an answer? If so, please get in touch using the contact form.

Go up

Is your inbox in need of a holiday?

Then subscribe to our weekly newsletter full of exclusive holiday tips from Tirol!