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Gerlitzen Costal Path Hike

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A culinary-centered hike with a sporty feel.  
moderate
Distance 7 km
4:00 h
606 m
137 m
Starting from the mountain station of the gondola you ascend up the mountain to the Pöllinger Hut, to the Neugarten Almsee Hut and to the Summit-House.  In every hut you can expect a culinary highlight, also known as a "Costal."

You don't know what we mean by "Costal?"  A "Costal" is a special type of homemade dish, unique to this region.  

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Region Villach
Update: August 13, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,908 m
Lowest point
1,440 m
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Safety information

Please limit yourself to only one portion of each of the delicious "Costals."  ;-) 

Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Gondola Middle Station (1,439 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.681261, 13.899812
DMS
46°40'52.5"N 13°53'59.3"E
UTM
33T 415861 5170332
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Destination

Gerlitzen Summit-House

Turn-by-turn directions

From the gondola middle station you take path number 33 past the Hotel Alpenrose.  From there you follow path number 52 further to the Pöllinger Hut.  Here is where you can treat yourself to your first break and of course your first "Costal."

Costal number one is delicious Carinthian Cheese Noodles, which will help power you through the next 45-60 minute phase of the journey to the Neugarten-Almsee Hut on path number 5.  At Almsee the main course will be an "Almochen Steak."  With your mouth already watering at the thought of your third "Costal," a strudel specialty, you begin the the third phase of the tour: a 45 minute hike to the Gerlitzen summit on path number 3.  For the return journey, most casual hikers decide to take the chairlift back to the gondola middle station.

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Public transport

You can easily reach the Gerlitzen gondola with the S2 train of the ÖBB- "Bahnhof Annenheim."

Getting there

By car you reach the Gerlitzen alps most easily with the A10 highway, taking the "Villach-Ossiacher See" exit.  After that you simply follow the signs.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spots available in the gondola station parking lot- please pay attention to the parking guidance system. 

Coordinates

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46.681261, 13.899812
DMS
46°40'52.5"N 13°53'59.3"E
UTM
33T 415861 5170332
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking shoes, drinking water and a rain jacket.  

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Joachim Staiger
August 06, 2019 · Community
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Michael Hentsch
June 20, 2017 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
606 m
Descent
137 m
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