Between the Drautal in the north and the Lesachtal, the Upper and Lower Gailtal in the south, the Gailtal Alps cover an area of around 90 km from Kartitsch in East Tyrol to the Windischen Höhe, Dobratsch and the Villacher Alps. The Gailtal Alps are regarded as the gentle counterpart to the Carnic Ridge and the Lienzer Dolomiten, which form a wonderful backdrop on the first daily stages.
Section 1: from Kartitsch (St. Oswald) to the Gailbergsattel
St. Oswald (1,364 m) - Dorfberg (2,114 m) ~ 2.5-3 hours - Golzentipp (2,317 m) ~ 1.5 hours - Connyalm (2,070 m) ~ 0.5 hours
TOTAL WALKING TIME 5-6 hours ascent 1,240 metres in altitude, descent 130 metres in altitude
Section 2: from Gailbergsattel to Weißbriach
Gasthof Gailberghöhe (971 m) - Jukbichl (1,888 m) ~ 2 hours - Dellacher Alm (1,667 m) - Ploner Alm (1,676 m) ~ 1 hour - Jaukenalm (1,934 m) ~ 2 hours - Jaukensattel / Reisskofelbiwak ~ 2.5 hours.
TOTAL WALKING TIME 7.5 hours
Reisskofelbiwak - Reisskofel (2,374 m - surefootedness and a head for heights required) ~ 3 hours - Törl (2,019 m) - Comptonhütte (1,580 m) ~ 1.5 hours - Weißensee / Greifenburg or Weißbriach (817 m)
TOTAL WALKING TIME 6.5-7 hours
Section 3: from Weißbriach to Windischen Höhe
Weißbriach (817 m) - Naggleralm (1,324 m) ~ 4 hours - Kohlröslhütte (1,523 m) ~ 1 hour - Radniger Alm (1,558 m) - Hermagorer Bodenalm (1,223 m) ~ 1 hour - Weissensee (930 m) ~ 1.5 hours
Open-air museum 1915 to 1918
Since 1983 the Association of Friends of the Dolomites (Verein der Dolomitenfreunde) has been involved in the establishment and maintenance of the open-air museum 1915-1918 with volunteers from many countries as part of its "Peace Paths" („Friedenswege“) campaign. According to Prof. Schaumann's idea, previously hard-fought batle zones should now become places of encount
By bus to the mountains
Karnischer Höhenweg (timetable)