Panoramic circular path on the Penken

Enjoy a nice walk on the Penken at more than 2,000 m a.s.l., the adventure mountain above Mayrhofen and Finkenberg in the beautiful Zillertal valley.

Whoever wants to do this easy round tour, which can be done by everyone, is in any case dependent on a cable car. Either from Finkenberg or from Mayrhofen you can reach the starting point of the panoramic circular path by cable car. We start our tour in Mayrhofen, where we take the Penken Cable Car up to the mountain station. Past the Pilzbar restaurant we climb up to the Lärchwald Hütte mountain hut. At the reservoir near the Penkenalm hut we continue along the ridge towards the Penkenjochhaus tavern.

The trail follows the mountain ridge, which serves as a natural viewing platform and opens the view on the Zillertal valley up to the Zillertal Main Ridge. Numerous glaciers and also the Stillup Reservoir can be seen from here. Past the Penken Panorahma Restaurant we walk up to the highest point, the Penkenjoch ridge. Here, at the mountain station of the Finkenberger Almbahn cable car, there are several rest points, such as the Penkenjochhaus, the Penkentenne and the Granatalm. We enjoy the view on the Tux Valley and the Tux Alps. Near the reservoir, the “Granatkapelle” can be found, a garnet-shaped place of worship designed by the Swiss star architect Mario Botta.

Culinary delights, culture and various leisure activities also for children (from the mountain playground and climbing rocks to the E-Trial course) make the Penken the number one excursion and adventure mountain in the Zillertal valley.

Author: AT

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: mountain station of the Penkenbahn cable car (Mayrhofen)
Destination: Penkenjochhaus tavern
Marker: Panoramarundweg
Distance: approx. 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
Altitude level: between 1,790 and 2,095 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? yes
Experienced in: September 2018

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