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HP3 - Rattendorfer Alm - Pontebba

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  • Pontebba
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Distance 56.4 km
6:00 h
2,207 m
2,207 m
1,780 m
582 m
From the valley station of the Millennium Express in Tröpolach on the road to Rattendorf Here the ascent begins via the forest road to the Rattendorf alpine pasture. After the alpine pasture, the path becomes somewhat more demanding and leads as a cart track to the Zanklhütte. From here the bike has to be pushed/carried for the most part - there are still 130 metres of altitude difference to the Rattendorfer Sattel. The descent on the Italian side begins with a fantastic single trail, which later turns into a gravel road that leads to the Lanzenalm. The asphalt road then leads downhill to Pontebba and over the Nassfeld Pass back to the starting point. The tour can also be done by E-MTB - for the whole round you might have to recharge your battery. Take a charger or spare battery with you.

HIGHLIGHT: Scotti Chapel at KM 14.3

Alternative: from the Lanzenalm via the Straniger Sattel back to Austria and via Stranig and Rattendorf back to the starting point (see tour I2)

Author’s recommendation

The water adventure trail in Rattendorf is always worth a visit!
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Update: October 19, 2022
Highest point
1,780 m
Lowest point
582 m
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Rest stops

Gasthof-Pension Durnthaler
Rattendorfer Alm
Pizzeria Pontafel
Wulfenia da Livio
Bar Kabrio
Alpenhotel Plattner

Safety information

  • When the line is closed - absolute driving ban!
  • Always drive on half sight.
  • Always adjust your speed so that you can stop in time before obstacles or avoid oncoming traffic
  • Watch out for pedestrians and hikers and drive slowly past
  • Driving on the track with motorcycles will be reported without exception.
  • The use of the bicycle routes is at your own risk.
  • In the forest, especially camping, camping in the dark, making fires, disturbing game or entering forest cultures under 3 m tree height are prohibited by law.
  • Check your sports equipment regularly and wear a helmet
  • Only the use of the approved, marked routes is permitted.
  • Never leave the marked path
  • We ask for consideration for the environment.
  • Avoid noise and pollution.
  • Restrict driving in the twilight to protect wild animals.
  • Observe the road traffic regulations and provide first aid if necessary.
  • Please always close gates and gates.
  • Caution during forestry work!Correct self-assessmentStart in time and plan for reservesLeave higher altitudes in bad weather
  • Make sure that you can get through safely if there are impassable stretches of road.
  • If you do not feel safe, turn back soon enough
  • For a safe cooperation please follow the Fair Play rules (Link) Emergency call: (+43 4282)112

Tips and hints

Refreshment stops along the tour:
  • Rattendorfer Alm
  • Lanzenalm
  • Café Maier


Talstation des Millennium Express in Tröpolach (613 m)
46.611594, 13.280142
46°36'41.7"N 13°16'48.5"E
33T 368303 5163440
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Talstation des Millennium Express in Tröpolach

Turn-by-turn directions

KM 0 From the Millennium Express valley station directly to the L22 country road in the direction of Rattendorf

KM 2.7 Keep to the left and continue through the village in an arc to the left

KM 2.9 Continue straight on along the asphalt road

KM 3.3 Keep slightly to the left - gravel road

KM 3.8 Turn right - stay on the gravel road

KM 4.0 Straight on - the ascent to the Rattendorfer Alm begins - always stay on the main trail

KM 13.2 Rattendorfer Alm - straight on

KM 13.4 Turn right - Grober Karrenweg

KM 14.2 Straight on towards the Scotti Chapel, then left uphill to the Zanklhütte

KM 14.4 The trail to the Rattendorfer Sattel begins at the Zanklhütte; the bike has to be pushed or carried for the most part here

KM 15.2 right - just a few metres to the saddle

KM 15.4 Rattendorfer Sattel - now on the hiking trail downhill towards Lanzenalm

KM 16.8 Turn right onto a gravel road that continues to descend

KM 18.3 Lanzenalm - turn left and follow the asphalt road to Pontebba

KM 33.2 Pontebba - sharp left over the sealed road to the Nassfeld Pass

KM 46.0 Nassfeld Pass - downhill over the pass road to the starting point


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

from Western Austria and Germany

A10 Tauernautobahn via Tauern- and Katschbergtunnel (toll) until exit Feistritz/ Drau, continue in direction Hermagor via Windische Höhe, through Hermagor ... further see above

or: alternatively, take the A10 to the Villach junction, continue on the A2 south motorway towards Italy, exit Hermagor/Gailtal to Hermagor ... further see above,

or: Motorway via Rosenheim, Kufstein (A12 Inntal motorway, exit Kufstein Süd), Felbertauern tunnel (toll) to Lienz, Gailbergsattel, Kötschach-Mauthen, direction Hermagor until the Nassfeld junction ... further see above (distance Munich - Nassfeld: 298 km)

from Eastern Austria

A2 south motorway to exit Hermagor / Gailtal, continue to Hermagor and direction Kötschach-Mauthen, junction Nassfeld, Nassfeld main road to the Nassfeld (distance Vienna - Nassfeld: 420 km)

from Italy

Take the motorway to Udine and continue towards Austria, exit at Pontebba, through the village of Pontebba take the Italian pass road to the Nassfeld (Passo di Pramollo) (distance Udine - Nassfeld: 85 km)


Autostrada Udine - Tarvisio - exit Hermagor/Gailtal. Continue to Hermagor and direction Kötschach/Mauthen


Public parking spaces are available directly at the starting point.


46.611594, 13.280142
46°36'41.7"N 13°16'48.5"E
33T 368303 5163440
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


  • 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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Bernd K.
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When did you do this route? October 04, 2016

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6:00 h
2,207 m
2,207 m
Highest point
1,780 m
Lowest point
582 m
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