Starting at the summit station, the tour starts deceptively comfortably. The first costal is already waiting in the summit house. After the first course has been served, descend to the Neugarten Almseehütte (path no. 177) and turn right at the level of the Himmelsspirale (path no. 3). Right at the beginning you cross the Gerlitzen summit road and follow the path for the ski slope area, always descending in the direction of Neugarten. The path leaves the piste at the distinctive wooden hut (shelter for cows) and leads through the spruce forest and further on past the Neugarten reservoir with attached water adventure world to the Neugarten Almseehütte and the second costal on the tour.
After this culinary stop, you start again slightly uphill in the direction of Stifterboden (path no. 5). The worst is already done here, because the descent to the Kammerhütte is done quickly. The Kammerhütte is not part of the Kostale Tour, but digestion can also be promoted here with clear alpine water.
Without significant differences in altitude, it goes to the last costal in the Pöllinger Hütte (path no. 1762). You can exchange your culinary expertise on the sun-drenched terrace before you take the path (path no. 176) through the Pöllingersiedlung via the Waldtratte to the mountain station of the Kanzelbahn.
You don't know what you should imagine by a "Kostale"? A taste of homemade dishes is referred to as "Kostale". So let yourself be surprised!
Getting thereBy 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.
ParkingThere are plenty of parking spots available in the gondola station parking lot- please pay attention to the parking guidance system.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentHiking shoes, drinking water and a rain jacket.
- 5 Waypoints
- 5 Waypoints