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Erzberg Mountain Trail: Schwandnock bis Spitzeck

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This section of the Erzberger Höhenweg trail leads you to the three peaks of the "Bleiberger Erzgebirge" and offers beautiful views of the Drautal valley and the mountains of the "Hohe Tauern".
moderate
Distance 15 km
6:00 h
903 m
903 m
1,516 m
876 m
This circular hiking tour leads along well maintained and marked hiking paths of the "Alpenverein" (Austrian Alpine Association).
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Region Villach
Update: March 03, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Schwandnock, 1,516 m
Lowest point
Kadutschen, 876 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Asphalt 47.66%Forested/wild trail 1.70%Path 45.67%Unknown 4.95%
Asphalt
7.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
Path
6.8 km
Unknown
0.7 km
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Tips and hints

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Tourist information office Bad Bleiberg (912 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.625789, 13.676142
DMS
46°37'32.8"N 13°40'34.1"E
UTM
33T 398652 5164431
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Destination

Tourist information office Bad Bleiberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park in front of the tourist information office, follow the road to the Kurzentrum Bad Bleiberg. At the level of the Kurzentrum, follow the way to the east until you get to the junction of the paths 15A & 288. Take the path no. 288 to the 1,517 m high Schwandnock which is also the highest point of the tour until you reach the Erzberger Höhenweg (trail no. 288A) and follow the course of the path to the east until you reach the 1.426 m high Mittagskofel and the summit cross of the 1,332 m high Spitzeck.

On a clear day you will be able to admire the glaciers of the 3,360 m Hochalmspitze. To get back to the starting point, take the path no. 288A to an area called “Kadutschen”. Here you can enjoy a culinary stop at the farms Hecher (vlg. Baumgartner) or Schützelhofer, where you can buy local products.Follow the path no. 15 and then no. 16 to Hüttendorf westwards back to the starting point in Bad Bleiberg. It is also very recommendable to stop at the restaurant "zum Mohren".

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bad Bleiberg can be reached at regular intervals by public transport.

Click here for timetable information.

Click here for the Carinthia train station shuttle.

Getting there

Bad Bleiberg can be reached via the A2 (exit Hermagor) or via A10 (exit Villach West). Then follow the signs to Bad Bleiberg.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in front of the tourist information office.

Coordinates

DD
46.625789, 13.676142
DMS
46°37'32.8"N 13°40'34.1"E
UTM
33T 398652 5164431
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 064 - Villacher Alpe / Unteres Drautal (M 1:50 000)

Equipment

Hiking boots with profiled sole, rucksack, functional underwear, rainwear, walking sticks, food and drink, maps, first aid, mobile phone

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Rating

3.5
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Martin Marktl 
April 17, 2020 · Community
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Elisabeth Bergmair
November 01, 2017 · Community
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Hermi Winkler
March 13, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? March 13, 2017
vom Spitzeck Richtung Hochalmspitze
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
903 m
Descent
903 m
Highest point
1,516 m
Lowest point
876 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Summit route

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