The Karnische Höhenweg or "Friedensweg" leads along the entire Karnische Kamm, which runs along the border between Austria and Italy.
Distance 19 km
The Karnische Höhenweg is about 150 km long from Sillian to Arnoldstein and can be divided into 8-11 daily stages, a descent into the valley is (almost) possible at any time. Overnight stays in managed huts are sufficiently available.
The somewhat longer section east of the Plöckenpass offers a gentle mountain landscape with extensive alpine meadows and easy hiking mountains. West of the Plöckenpass, the more interesting alpine section stretches along the highest peaks of the Carnic Ridge. The alpine long-distance hiking trail leads through a scenically extremely beautiful and varied area.
In addition to the conventional route, summit ascents can also be included. Especially recommended are the local mountain Oisternig and Starhand.
Mostly alpine terrain, especially in the western part of the Karnischen Höhenweg. Sure-footedness, freedom from vertigo and the ability to climb easy climbing sections are required. Conditionally partly very demanding.
Tips and hints
Further information is available from the Nassfeld-Pressegger Information & Service Center at +43 4285 8241 and email@example.com
The KHW in the direction of Thörl-Maglern leads through Italian territory back to Austria and on to the Feistritzer Alm. The Feistritzer Alm is one of the last stations of the Karnischer Höhenweg. From here, the route continues along the Achomitzer-, the Göriacher-Alm and the following forest road to Maglern, your destination at the end of the Karnischen Höhenweg.
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Arrival to Vorderberg possible with public transport.