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Karnische Dolomitenstraße

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The Carnic Dolomite Road (abbreviated KDS) is 300 km long and is the main transport link around the Carnic Alps with 58 excursion roads!
difficult
Distance 294.1 km
45:30 h
8,373 m
8,373 m
The KDS is a beautiful, romantic, almost without exception quiet tourist excursion road with numerous viewpoints. It is 300 km long and can also be driven in sections thanks to the two north-south connections, the Nassfeld Pass and the Plöcken Pass. The beautiful landscape invites you to go hiking and climbing. Many heights and side valleys can be reached by car via mountain and alpine roads. Numerous alpine pastures are farmed during the alpine season. Because of the friendly relationship between Austria and Italy, the national border is no obstacle for hikers.

The inhabitants of the KDS have been cultivating folklore and customs since time immemorial. The different eating habits offer the gourmet culinary specialities in Carinthian, Tyrolean and Italian style. The climate, influenced by the Adriatic Sea, is mild and is characterized by beautiful summers and snowy winters.

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Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See
Updated: August 24, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,637 m
Lowest point
547 m
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Safety information

  • Always drive halfway.
  • Always adjust your speed so that you can stop in time before obstacles or avoid oncoming traffic
  • The use of the bicycle routes is at your own risk.
  • Check your sports equipment and wear a helmet
  • Observe the road traffic regulations and provide first aid if necessary.
  • Correct self-assessmentStart in time and plan for reserves
  • Leave higher altitudes in bad weather
  • For a safe cooperation please follow the Fair Play rules Emergency call: (+43 4282)112

Start

Hermagor (570 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.627560, 13.414300
DMS
46°37'39.2"N 13°24'51.5"E
UTM
33T 378611 5164998
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Destination

Hermagor

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Public transport

Arrival to Hermagor and Kötschach-Mauthen possible with public transport.

www.nassfeld.at/mobilitaet

Getting there

Parking

Parking spaces are available!

Coordinates

DD
46.627560, 13.414300
DMS
46°37'39.2"N 13°24'51.5"E
UTM
33T 378611 5164998
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Helmet duty!!!!!!
  • Right clothing: Do not only adapt your clothing to the current weather conditions. Also pack warm clothing, a spare jersey and rain protection in summer, especially in the early and late seasons.
  • Emergency equipment: bandages, repair kit (spare hose, pump, tools), map, mobile phone and possibly GPS
  • ATTENTION: In the mountains reception is not guaranteed everywhere!
  • Take enough to drink with you and plan a stopover in good time

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
294.1 km
Duration
45:30 h
Ascent
8,373 m
Descent
8,373 m
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