Sunrise tour to the Astenau Alpe

What is a good way to start the day? Everybody has different habits and morning motivation rituals, but sometimes it’s hard to get going. Maybe a mountain tour kick-starts your day? Our tip: The sunrise tour to the Astenau Alpe (1,483m) in the Rofan mountains.
Equipped with the essentials and wearing a headlamp, you set off early. The sunrise tour starts in Eben am Achensee and follows a steep path that affords beautiful views of the Tirolean Inntal valley as it climbs to the forest treeline. Once you have reached your destination, you soak up the beauty of the sunrise. The red fireball rises slowly, and the spectacular light bathes everything in a beautiful, golden hue. This experience is guaranteed to leave you awestruck and blissfully happy, and certainly hungry. Time to refuel with a hearty mountain breakfast at the Astenau Alpe (1,483m) where you are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the Karwendel, the Kaiser mountains, the Zillertal Alps, the Stubai Glacier, and the Tiroler Inntal valley.

The sunrise tour to the Astenau Alpe is a guided, moderately difficult hike that occurs every Thursday from June to October. The walking time is approx. 4 hours. If you have an AchenseeCard (guest card), the tour is free of charge. Click here for details and registration information.

Seasoned hikers can of course self-organize the tour and top it with an ascent from the Astenau Alpe to the Ebner Joch (1,957m).
Packing list: Sturdy shoes (ankle-high mountain boots) and weather appropriate clothing are essential for all hikes. The use of telescopic poles is also recommended.

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Sonnenaufgang Rofanspitze (2)
Sonnenaufgang Ebner Joch (2)
Sonnenaufgang Rofanspitze (4)
the chapel Notburga Kapelle nearby the Astenau Alpe ©Hans Hofer