Carnic High-Altitude Path

Along the border path between Italy and Austria.

The Carnic high-altitude path is a unique experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts. Again and again you are spoilt with unforgettable views onto the Sextner Dolomites and the entire UNESCO World Heritage region. You walk past numerous smaller and larger mountain lakes, of which Lake Wolyaersee with its crystal-clear water is a very special highlight. En route through the realm of groundhogs you get to observe daily, how the scenery around changes: initially jagged and rocky, later vast plateaus and lush meadows dominate the view. As a finale Villach awaits, Carinthia’s second largest town. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in the lovely alleyways and a relaxing end to your holiday.

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

In the morning you enjoy a transfer to the mountaineers village of Sexten. Then by cable car ascent to the start of the tour onto Mount Helm. With a view onto the renowned sundial ‚Sextner Sonnenuhr‘, the peaks of the Dolomites towering high above Sexten you walk along the Carnic ridge. You cross the border over to Austria, lateron the route leads you back to Italy. Past the huts Sillianer Hütte and Klammbachalm you reach the pass Kreuzberg.

approx. 4.5 to 5.5 hours
15 km
480 m
880 m

Transfer to Sega Digon, from there you hike slightly below the actual high-altitude path, accompanied by an amazing view onto the steeply ascending flanks of the large Kinigat. In the shade through forests and across colourful flowering meadows you reach the valley Val Visdende.

approx. 4.5 to 5.5 hours
13 km
580 m
780 m

Via forest paths you ascend higher and higher to the mountain chain Monte Rinaldo. In the stunning high mountain valley Val Popera you enjoy the stupendous view onto the mighty rock castles and down onto the marvellous Laghi d`Olbe. Via the mountain ridge of the Sasso Alto you continue to Sappada. A shorter alternative route via the valley Val Visdende to the Rifugio Sorgente del Piave is also on offer.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
16 km
1.130 m
1.150 m

Short transfer to the trailhead, the quaint hut „Rifugio Tolazzi“. After a while you reach Lake Wolayer See, this crystal-clear, blue lake is a very special highlight of today’s tour. Again and again you enjoy wonderful views onto the pass and the impressive rock faces. You descend via the Carinthian border path all the way to the alp Valentinalm. By public transport you reach Kötschach Mauthen.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
11 km
780 m
1.100 m

From Tröpolach with the Millenium Express on to the Nassfeld. The Nassfeld-pass leads past numerous glistening lakes and burbling streams, alpenrose fields, wet meadows cotton grass and various types of orchids characterising today’s scenery. We highly recommend you enjoy a tasting of the characteristic cheese specialtities on one of the many alp-dairies.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
16 km
530 m
990 m

Your final hiking stage leads you once more from the Eggeralm, location of numerous huts owned by the farmers of the Gailtal-valley, via beautiful alp- and forest roads gently downhill into the Gailtal-valley. By public transport finally to Villach, the final destination of your hiking holiday.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
15 km
25 m
880 m

Tour character

The route leads along well-marked mountain- and hiking paths, the slightly more exposed section of the Carnic high-altitude path is generously bypassed. The paths are easy to walk and for walking times up to 7 hours a good basic fitness level is required. Panoramic views onto the surrounding mountain world of the Dolomites await.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Saturday
Season 2
Jul 15, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Saturday
Carnic High-Altitude Path 8 days, IT-SJWTV-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
689.00
169.00
728.00
169.00

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Extra night prices in Toblach upon request

Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 2
Jul 15, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Villach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59.00
76.00
59.00
76.00
Price
Transfer
69.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7x overnight stays as stated, breakfast included  
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (DE, EN)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Cable car ride Helm/Nassfeld
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised airport transfer on request
  • Organised return transfer to Toblach EUR 69,- per person (Sunday only). Booking required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Venice or Treviso airport. From there by train to Toblach.
  • Arrival by train in Toblach via Innsbruck.
  • Parking: unguarded car parks free of charge near the hotel. No reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Villach by train in approx. 1.5 hours to Lienz and from there in approx. 1 hour to Toblach.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, is not included in the tour price
  • Special dates from 5 persons
  • Bus journey on Day 4 from the Rifugio Sorgente del Piave – Sappada, cost approx. EUR 5.- per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

 

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