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Hiking to the Astjoch along the Alpine Pasture Rodenecker and Lüsner Alm

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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m 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 1600 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Starkenfeldhütte Pianer Kreuz Kapelle Astjoch (2.195 m) Pianer Kreuz Kapelle Astalm Rastnerhütte Kreuzwiesenhütte Ronerhütte Ronerhütte
This scenic route leading through pine forests and sunny meadows is at its best from early summer to late autumn. On clear days hikers are treated to a magnificent spectacle, when the rhododendrons are in bloom or in autumn, after the first snowfall. Much of the route runs through a nature reserve and across farm pastures, alternating with swampy terrain and small gullies.
Distance 18.8 km
5:30 h
600 m
600 m
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Author
Hubert Mair
Updated: October 10, 2017
Highest point
2,192 m
Lowest point
1,727 m

Rest Stop

Kreuzwiesenhütte
Starkenfeldhütte
Ronerhütte
Rastnerhütte

Start

Parking lot Zumis (1,725 m) (1,727 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.775438, 11.727426
DMS
46°46'31.6"N 11°43'38.7"E
UTM
32T 708216 5183822
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Destination

Parking lot Zumis (1,725 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Zumis parking lot (1,749m; bus service from Rodengo or Luson) and follow the road through the mountain pasture for a short way. Turn left at the signpost on to trail no. 4 and ascend up the Confinweg trail. Take the forest road up a gentle incline, across the flat meadows before arriving at the Ronerhütte inn (1,832m; refreshments served). Follow trail no. 2 east and then head uphill, to arrive at the magnificent Pianer Kreuz chapel (1,901m). Follow the road east past some breath-taking pastures to the Starkenfeldhütte hut (1,936m; refreshments served). The Rastnerhütte mountain hut (1,931m) to the left is just a short way away and over the hill there is also the Astalm pasture (1,954m). Continuing along trail no. 2, there is a steeper stretch of road before reaching the forest edge. Follow a gravel path across the pasture to reach the summit of the Astjoch (2,194m). Descending south, follow the field road on trail no. 12 down to the Kreuzwiesenhütte hut (1,924m; refreshments served). The return is on trail no. 2A, westwards across the meadows and through a sparse larch forest, across some mountain pastures. At the Starkenfeldhütte, take the same route to return to the Zumis parking lot.

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Coordinates

DD
46.775438, 11.727426
DMS
46°46'31.6"N 11°43'38.7"E
UTM
32T 708216 5183822
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Distance
18.8 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m

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