We are going on a varied journey of discovery that is around 690 km in length. Through three countries – Austria, Italy and Slovenia – and three cultures. From the foot of the majestic Grossglockner to the azure sea. Along the Alpe Adria Trail – with heavenly views of the „Garden of Eden”. With views of a well balanced mix of glorious spectacles of nature, alpine water experiences and a fascinating world of animals and plants. Along lakes, streams and rivers to our destination, the Adriatic.
The blooming, fragrant biodiversity of this leg that leads through one of the most stunning areas in the Nockberge Biosphere Park is due to the alternating calciferous and crystalline prehistoric rock. Three summits are to be conquered before this leg reaches its destination, the Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte: Predigerstuhl Mountain (2,170m), Pfannnock Mountain (2,254m) and Mallnock Mountain (2,226m)
Stage No. 16 of the Alpe Adria Trail: Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte – Bad Kleinkirchheim
From the Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte via the Hundsfeldscharte up to the Falkert, then on to the Rödresnock, which is also the highest point of this stage. From the Rödresnock we go gently downhill to the Schwarzkofel, then continue on to the Moschelitzenalm and via the Zirkitzen village back to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
This leg of the Alpe Adria Trail leads dedicated hikers from the Wasser-Sinnespark in Bad Kleinkirchheim to Kaiserburg Mountain in the direction of the Waldtratte mountain restaurant. Via the mighty double summit of the Wöllaner Nock, you will be heading for Carinthia’s geographic centre, the municipality of Arriach. And who knows – you may even rediscover your own centre in the process.