Hiking at Lake Faaker See - Mittagskogel

Mountain Hike · Villach - Faaker See - Ossiacher See
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1036 m
Descent
1036 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Summit route exposed
Intermediate hiking tour up to the summit of the majestic Mittagskogel.
This moderately difficult tour starts with either the rather comfortable forest road or the steeper forest ascent to the Berta hut and from there you continue up to the summit of the Mittagskogel.

Author’s recommendation

If you prefer an easier tour, you might as well take the path from the Berta hut to the Ferlacher Spitz. Don´t forget to enjoy a traditional Carinthian snack in the hut.
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Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
Mittagskogel, 2145 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Schranken, 1177 m
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Safety information

This tour is an alpine hiking tour and has potential dangers (thunderstorms, fog, falling rocks etc.). It requires not only a good physical state but also sure-footedness in the ascent and descent.

Equipment

Mountain boots with outsole, backpack, functional underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and mobile phone.

Tips, hints and links

 Region Villach Tourism

 +43 4242 42000

 www.visitvillach.at/en

 

 

Start

Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut (1177 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.523865, 13.951422
UTM
33T 419576 5152789

Destination

Parking area on the forest road to the Berta hut

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Public transport

Unteraichwald can be reached at regular intervals by public transport. If you start the tour at the Hotel Mittagskogel the duration extends considerably.

Getting there

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.

Parking

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)

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Updated: August 14, 2019


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