Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut (1177 m)
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Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut
With an offroad car you can drive to the parking lot on the forest road to Bertahütte. That's why the described tour starts at the parking lot, just before a gate. Follow the forest road to the barrier and then take either the forest road or the steeper forest path (path no. 680) to reach the saddle at the height of the Berta hut. From here, follow the signposted normal ascent (path no. 680) and cross right at the beginning some gorges on the east flank to the walls of the so called Hühnerkogel. From here in numerous serpentines climb and walk on the 2,070 m high saddle. Walk in a northwesterly direction to get below the summit of the Mittagskogel. The way back is on the same track.
Unteraichwald can be reached at regular intervals by public transport. If you start the tour at the Hotel Mittagskogel the duration extends considerably.
Coming from Villach or from the Rosental, take the B85 (Rosentalstraße) to Unteraichwald and turn at the Hotel Mittagskogel into the Kopeiner Straße. At the intersection Kopein, leave the road and turn right towards Bertahütte.
Just before the gate, there are a few parking spaces available.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Kompass Nr. 062 - Villach / Faaker See (M 1:25 000)