The Gailtal altitude trail

Beautiful, little frequented hike in the Gailtal altitude trail

In the south of the Lienz Dolomites and in the west wings of the gailtal Alps, the Gailtal altitude trail proceeds thruogh impressive natural landscapes in the Gailtal and Lesachtal. Bounded in the North by the Pustertal and in the south by Tirol's Gailtal and Lesachtal, the Gailtal altitude trail is a gentle complement to the Peace trail (Carnic altitude trail 403) on the carnic ridge. The entire route of the Gailtal altitude trail is not difficult.

 

The route begins in St. Oswald near Kartitsch and proceeds via the Dorfberg up to the Golzentipp. Continue -after an overnight stay in the "Connyalm" above Obertilliach - via the Kofelspitz to the Gontrunsattel. You have a choice here, either procced in the valley to the Ochsengartenalm and up again to Gumpedall, or opt for the somewhat steeper climb to the Tamerlanhöhe and from there cross a few steeper gravel gullies to get there.

 

Another trail proceeds at the base of the Eggekofel massif, which has two distinct gravel gullies, across to Hals above the Kircher Almen and from there down to the Lotteralm. The continuation of the "Gailtaler Höhenweg" in Carinthia can unfortunately no longer be recommended, as the necessary infrastructure is missing! From the Lotteralm we take the goods path out of the valley. At the beginning, the path is rather flat and climbs a bit until you reach the fields in Obereggen. We then descend via a narrow asphalt road shortly after the church in Eggen. Here we turn left to the houses and follow the field path or hiking trail in the direction of Wacht (bus stop line 965).

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View to Steinrastl and Golzentipp
View to Steinrastl and Golzentipp
The Gailtal altitude trail at the Kircher Alm
The Gailtal altitude trail at the Kircher Alm

The Gailtal altitude trail

starting point:
St. Oswald / Kartitsch
destination point:
Untertilliach/Wacht
highest point:
2300 m
total walking time
13 h
distance
30 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1700 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

The stages of the Gailtal altitude trail

The Gailtal altitude trail Stage 1

starting point:
St. Oswald bei Kartitsch
destination point:
Connyalm
highest point:
2317 m
total walking time
6 h
distance
13 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1084 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

The Gailtal altitude trail Stage 2

starting point:
Connyalm
destination point:
Lotteralm
highest point:
2172 m
total walking time
7:30 h
distance
16.8 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
652 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Hut overnight stay at the Gailtal altitude trail

infrastructure.name
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Panorama Restaurant Conny-Alm 2.070 m
Dorf 127
9942 Obertilliach
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