Stage 4 Dobratsch Hiking trail - from Arnoldstein to Villach-Warmbad

Hiking Trail · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
17.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
192 m
Descent
276 m
In and out Botanical highlights Cultural/historical value
An impressive walk through an impressive nature reserve called "Schütt".
On the last stage of the Dobratsch hiking trail you can experience unspoilt nature but partly also the negative effects of modern transport due to the proximity to the motorway. Apart from the occasional traffic noise you will come across the unique landscape created by the landslide of 1348 just to discover a antique Roman road in Warmbad Villach. From Arnoldstein it is a short stroll to the beautiful forest at the foot of the Dobratsch where the cows graze near the Gail river and a cozy inn offers local specialties. White sand banks line the river and polished rocks rise from the turquoise water. Two botanical jewels await the hiker near the village Oberschütt. There are two protected meadows called Gladiolenwiese and Weinitzen, both famous for their variety of different flowers. In Federaun there is a castle ruin which shows the former importance of this place. Here the Roman road begins and reminds the hiker of the long gone past. On the way we can also find a spring, called Studenca. During rainy seasons or when the snow melts then you can experience the water rushing out of the rock - no better place for a cool foot bath! From there it is only a short way left to our destination Villach –Warmbad.

Author’s recommendation

The best places to stay visit www.region-villach.at and for local specialities visit Lisi's Almwirtschaft.
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Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
586 m
Lowest point
500 m
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Equipment

Raincoat, good walking shoes ,water ,camera etc.

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

Start

Arnoldstein main square (575 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.549465, 13.709962
UTM
33T 401103 5155908

Destination

The train station Villach-Warmbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Public transport

Arnoldstein is best reached by bus from Villach bus station.

Getting there

Please take the exit " Arnoldstein " on the A2 motorway towards Italy.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Updated: August 14, 2019


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