From the starting point at the Weinebene you'll be hiking on an ascending path passing the Weinofen. Follow the forest path for about 45 minutes until you get to the Grillitschhütte (hiking path no. 05). From here the way will lead steeply uphill towards the Hühnerstütze and then to the highest point of the tour, the Großer Speikkogel. On the way, you'll be passing the Seespitz. The following part will lead you further downhill, passing the Krakaberg until you reach the Wallfahrer Kreuz (engl. pilgrims' cross) at the Jauksattel. The final part of this leg (hiking path no. 594) encompasses roughly 4 km (2.5 miles), passing Kleinalpl on the way to the Kärntner Brandl.
- Elevated between 1,406 m and 2,121 m, the hike is among the 3 highest elevated hikes in Carinthia. You're facing an uphill climb of 649 vertical meters on this hike.
- With an overall length of 17 km the hike is among the 3 longest hikes in Carinthia available on TouriSpo.com.
- This moderate hike is perfect for the whole family. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip. (See all dog friendly hikes in Carinthia.)
- Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Highlights of the tour
The Wallfahrer Kreuz (engl. pilgrims' cross) is a popular meeting point for pilgrims.
Solid footwear, slip-proof soles and weather-proof clothing.
Take the A2 Südautobahn (motorway), exit at Wolfsberg and then turn left into the direction of Frantschach – St. Gertraud. Once you're there, turn right at the sign-board Weinebene. You'll find car parks at the Weinebene.