Höfe Trail Leg 2: Kartitsch-Obertilliach

Wanderung von Hof zu Hof im Tiroler Gail- und Lesachtal

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10.8 km
altitude meters uphill
435 m
altitude meters downhill
323 m
walking time uphill
3:45 h
walking time downhill
3:45 h
highest point
1620 m
starting point:
Dorfzentrum Kartitsch
destination point:
Dorfzentrum Obertilliach

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Due to damage caused by trees being thrown, it will not be possible to walk the yard trail until 2021. However, within the weekly programme of the TVB Osttirol, the farm experiences are carried out.

The second leg starts in the village centre of Kartitsch outside the municipal office. After the Dolomitenhof inn we turn left off the main road and follow a first asphalted and then gravelled slightly uphill road to the "Sonnseite". At Unterjakober farm we reach an asphalt road, where we turn right and follow the road for about 80 metres. We pass the "Zwischen den Straßen" field, which is cultivated by the Joasa farm. The Joasa farm itself is another approx. 150 metres straight ahead. In the direction of Obertilliach, however, we take a sharp left immediately after the Oberjakober Hof farm garden onto a meadow path that takes us uphill along a wooden fence. We pass the impressive Unteregg farm; after another 200 metres further uphill we reach a dip and another asphalt road, which we follow to the left. After another 200 metres we take a sharp right onto a forest climb. Soon the path takes us along the upper edge of the meadow beside the forest; from here, through some larches, there is a beautiful view of the farms of Kartitsch and the Karnischer Kamm ridge in the background. Above the Innerlerch farm, the path crosses a meadow that takes us to an ash tree on a gravel path, which we follow uphill. As soon as we are back in the forest we keep right at the first turn-off and follow a forest road for about 1.5 km. Before we reach the half-open areas of the larch meadows above Kartitsch Saddle, we can take a detour right back downhill to the Klammerwirt in Rauchenbach and stop off for a bite to eat (signposted, approx. 500 m, about a 10-minute walk).

We continue through the larch meadows above Kartitsch Saddle. We continue to follow the course of this historic thoroughfare, which always follows or takes us through the well-kept larch meadows.

Just before we reach another asphalt road, we pass the Mühlenbach shack and the Mühlenbach hayrack. We reach the asphalt road and follow it to the Äußerst farms. Here begins a meadow path that crosses a small stream after 150 m. At the first barn, which we pass shortly afterwards, you can already see the first roofs of the "Obertillga" farms in the distance. The meadow path then continues slightly uphill and meets an asphalt road in a bend, which we follow upwards to the Ebner farms. Above the Inner-Ebner farm we turn into the bottom of the gravel paths on the right and then immediately left again above the stable onto a picturesque footpath which runs between a dry stone wall ("Klaubsteinmauer", "Lesesteinmauer") and a wooden fence. Via this path we reach a pasture area and we keep walking along its upper edge before we meet the start of a slightly uphill path into the forest. Soon we walk downhill again and cross a small stream, after which it goes slightly uphill again. Only a few metres after the stream, the path leads into a forest road, which we follow. In the "Gostebene", a clearing in the forest, we continue downhill along the forest road; in the first bend after the clearing we leave it again and continue straight ahead along a forest path. Soon we turn left and cross a dry stream bed and continue downhill again along a forest road. At the next forest crossroad we turn left and go slightly uphill for about 250 m. We leave the forest road and turn right on a downhill forest path; we then keep left, cross the Lahnbach stream on a wooden bridge shortly thereafter and then continue on the Obertilliacher Kirchsteig along the edge of the forest. We reach the first (uninhabited) house, turn right and walk downhill to the Rodarm village. Immediately after a small free-standing barn in the centre of Rodarm we turn left and, after the last houses, cross a wide wooden bridge. We follow the asphalted village road past the Family-Alm hotel and then directly into the village centre of Obertilliach, our destination of this leg. In the village centre we find Anja and Roland Ebner's Niescherhof farm, Maria and Harald Mitterdorfer's Messenbacherhof farm and Hans and Viktoria Obererlacher's Oswalderhof farm as well as Helmut Egarter, the night guard of Obertilliach.


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