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I2 - Rattendorfer Alm Straniger Alm Runde

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  • Rattendorfer Alm
    Rattendorfer Alm
    Photo: Fabio Tabacchi, Nassfeld - Pressegger See
m 2000 1500 1000 500 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Straniger Alm Verleih & … Sölle Lanzenalm Rad Verleih … Sölle Holzkirche Verleih & … Sölle Gästehaus Alpenblick
Distance 43.9 km
6:00 h
1,440 m
1,440 m
1,780 m
600 m
In Rattendorf the ascent begins via the forest road to the Rattendorfer Alm. After the alp the path becomes a little 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. Turn right here (north-west direction) and follow the asphalt road for about 2 kilometres. At the turn-off at 1,400 m above sea level turn right towards Straniger Sattel/Starniger Alm - gravel road, just under 200 hm uphill. The descent via the Straniger Alm meets the R3 cycle path in the village of Stranig - follow this to the starting point (the last 2 km along the L22). With the E-MTB you can enjoy the wonderful landscape and panorama even more.

HIGHLIGHT: Scotti Chapel at KM 14.3

Author’s recommendation

Rest on the member alpine pastures of the Gailtaler Almkäserei Rattendorfer Alm and Straniger Alm!
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Update: September 15, 2022
Highest point
1,780 m
Lowest point
600 m
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Straniger Alm

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-assessment
  • Start in time and plan for reserves
  • Leave 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


Tröpolach Talstation Millenniumexpress (613 m)
46.611716, 13.280234
46°36'42.2"N 13°16'48.8"E
33T 368310 5163453


Tröpolach Talstation Millenniumexpress

Turn-by-turn directions

KM 0 From the Millennium Express valley station directly to the L22 main road - follow this road to Rattendorf

KM2.7 At the road junction in Rattendorf turn left into the village

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 right and follow the asphalt road downhill for about 2 km

KM 20.6 Turn right onto a gravel road

KM 21.6 straight ahead

KM 21.9 Keep straight on or slightly to the right

KM 23.1 Stringy saddle, straight on

KM 23.2 Keep left

KM 23.5 Keep to the right, then immediately afterwards keep to the left

KM 24.0 Straniger Alm: from here follow the main trail into the valley

KM 33.0 Intersection with asphalt road: turn right towards Stranig

KM 33.4 Stranig: bear right and follow the L24 as far as the Gailbrücke bridge

KM 34.9 Across the Gailbrücke bridge, then turn right and follow the R3 cycle path

KM 39.3 Turn right over the Gailbrücke bridge, then immediately left again, following the cycle path

KM 41.2 Rattendorf - follow the R3 cycle path for another 700 metres

KM 41.9 Turn right

KM 42.3 Turn left and follow the L22 road to your starting point


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Journey to Tröpolach by public transport possible.

Getting there

Via B111 (direction Kötschach-Mauthen or direction Hermagor) to the junction Tröpolach. From there follow the signs Millennium-Express.


Public parking spaces are available directly at the starting point.


46.611716, 13.280234
46°36'42.2"N 13°16'48.8"E
33T 368310 5163453
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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43.9 km
6:00 h
1,440 m
1,440 m
Highest point
1,780 m
Lowest point
600 m
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