The beautiful panorama is normally the reward once you've climbed up to the highest point of a tour. But not on this hike to the Astjoch ridge: here there is a viewing platform right where you start at the Zumis car park. But don't let this hold you back from the hike itself, as a wealth of wonderful routes await you, crossing wide open meadows and pastures before finally reaching the Astjoch ridge itself. High above the Lüsner valley, it boasts exceptionally wide views of the Alps, over the Pustertal valley and the Dolomites. To help you get your bearings, the names of the countless mountain ranges and peaks that you can see have been engraved into a stone slab in the ground. A large part of the hike passes through nature conservation areas, where farmed mountain pastures alternate with upland moors and little marshy valley cuttings. The route also promises a number of curiosities to enjoy on the way, such as the little Alpine chapel Pianer Kreuz.