To the Rastkogelhütte in the Tux Alps

Far from main roads and lift facilities, the Rastkogelhütte mountain hut is located above a lonely valley in the Tux Alps.

From Hippach via the Zillertal Mountain Road we reach the farms of Schwendberg. Until the Sportalm parking space the road is open to the public (the upper part is chargeable) and this is exactly where our hike starts. For about 1 km we follow the road. At the third bend we reach the junction, where the gravel road to the Rastkogelhütte mountain hut starts.

The gravel path leads directly to the Rastkogelhütte. The meadow and heath landscape along the path opens up the view on the Sidantal valley with its alpine pastures and the alpine world from the Rastkogel via Rosskopf to the Rauhenkopf and across the Zillertal valley to the Zillertal Alps. After about 90 minutes we reach the Rastkogelhütte, a popular stopover in this part of the Tux Alps.

From here, paths lead over the Sidanjoch to Hochfügen and the surrounding mountain peaks, including the 2,762 m high Rastkogel. An alternative way back leads down to the Sidanalm and from there directly to the Sportalm car park.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Schwendberg, Sportalm parking space (bus stop)
Destination: Rastkogelhütte mountain hut
Marker: Rastkogelhütte
Distance: approx. 3.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours ascent, 1 hour descent
Altitude difference: approx. 400 m
Altitude level: between 1,720 and 2,120 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? yes
Experienced in: September 2018

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