High and sacred

an Alpine pilgrim trail through Osttirol, South Tyrol and Upper Carinthia

200 kilometres – nine day’s stages – 9,200 metres in altitude

The “Alpine Pilgrim Trail High and Sacred” covers 200 kilometres, split into nine day’s stages, and leads from Lavant via Innichen to Heiligenblut, whereas one place of religious significance is part of each stage. Next to the famous St. Mary’s pilgrimage sites Maria Luggau, Kalkstein in Innervillgraten, and Obermauern in Virgen, also regional gems like St. Korbinian in Assling or St. Oswald in Kartitsch will be visited. On average, each day’s stage comprises 20 kilometres length and more than 1,000 metres in altitude. The total walking time amounts to about 65 hours.

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High and sacred – an Alpine pilgrim trail through East Tyrol, South Tyrol and Upper Carinthia

starting point:
Lavant
destination point:
Heiligenblut
highest point:
2654 m
total walking time
65 h
distance
194 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
9793 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

The stages of the Alpine pilgrim trail

Stage 01 from Lavant to St. Korbinian

starting point:
Wallfahrtskirche in Lavant,
destination point:
St. Korbinian
highest point:
1050 m
total walking time
6 h
distance
20 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
706 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Section 02 from St. Korbinian to Maria Luggau

starting point:
St. Korbinian
destination point:
Maria Luggau
highest point:
1880 m
total walking time
7 h
distance
19.2 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1393 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 03 from Maria Luggau to St. Oswald

starting point:
Maria Luggau
destination point:
St. Oswald
highest point:
2218 m
total walking time
7 h
distance
25.3 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1200 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 04 from St. Oswald to Innichen

starting point:
St. Oswald
destination point:
Innichen
highest point:
1397 m
total walking time
7 h
distance
24.2 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
459 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 05 from Innichen to Kalkstein

starting point:
Innichen
destination point:
Kalkstein
highest point:
2526 m
total walking time
7 h
distance
14.5 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1422 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 06 from Kalkstein to St. Jakob im Defereggental

starting point:
Kalkstein
destination point:
St. Jakob im D.
highest point:
2502 m
total walking time
8 h
distance
20.4 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1170 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 07 from St. Jakob im Defereggental to Obermauern

starting point:
St. Jakob im D.
destination point:
Obermauern
highest point:
2620 m
total walking time
8 h
distance
20.2 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1742 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 08 from Obermauern to Kals

starting point:
Obermauern
destination point:
Kals
highest point:
2206 m
total walking time
9 h
distance
24.9 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1440 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

Stage 09 from Kals to Heiligenblut

starting point:
Kals
destination point:
Heiligenblut
highest point:
2654 m
total walking time
8 h
distance
22.5 km
🔋
altitude meters uphill
1411 hm
🞽
difficulty
average

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