Carnic Peace Trail – KHW 403

150 km - 6 days - moderate

Carnic Peace Trail – KHW 403

Carnic Peace Trail – KHW 403 150 150 Hiking Blog

Tour information KHW 403

Distance: 131 km
Ascent: 7236 m
Descent: 8730 m
Difficulty: moderate
Stages: 7 days


1 Sillianer Hütte to Porzehütte, 20km
2 Porzehütte to Hochweißsteinhaus, 17km
3 Hochweißsteinhaus to Wolayersee-Hütte, 15km
4 Wolayersee-Hütte to Zollerseehütte, 23km
5 Zollerseehütte to Alpenhof Plattner, 24km
6 Alpenhof Plattner to Gasthaus Starhand, 23km
7 Dolinza Alm to St.Stefan Vorderberg (station)

Map Karnischer Höhenweg

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The Carnic High Trail or KHW 403 is one of the most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in Europe. The path is also part of the E10 European long-distance hiking trail. This long-distance hiking trail KHW 403 is around 150 km long and leads through a varied landscape. During the First World War, the front between Italy and Austria ran along the crest of the Carnic Alps. The traces of this mountain war are visible along the long-distance hiking trail.

Carnic Peace Trail – „Via della pace“

This is why this trail is also called “Via della Pace” or the Carnic Peace Trail. The KHW 403 is a long, inner-Italian high-altitude trail along the former Italian-Austrian frontline of the First World War in the Alps.

Awesome landscape

Those who want to hike half of the KHW 403 will find two different sections. The western part is high alpine from Sillian to the mountaineering village of Mauthen. The eastern part shows itself more from its gentle side. Here you hike across extensive alpine pastures to Thörl Maglern.

Usefull information about the Carnic Peace Trail, Austria, Italy

We hiked a total of 131 km. As part of the European long-distance hiking trail E10, the Carnic High Trail leads you through the alpine landscape of the Carnic Mountains. The course along the Walk of Peace offers attractive views and gives you an idea of the horrors of a senseless war. Most of the sections of this long-distance hiking trail are easy to manage. Some passages require some surefootedness.

  • The Carnic Peace Trail or KHW 403 long-distance hiking trail is well marked on the Austrian side. If you are hiking on the Italian side, the KHW 403 markings are missing. Nevertheless, the hiking trail is easy to identify. Along the Friedensweg you will find numerous objects such as ruins that are reminiscent of the terrible wartime.
  • Orientation: red and white stripes as hiking signs with KHW 403. The entire length of the hiking trail runs through a varied mountain landscape and offers wonderful views and panoramas.
  • Good, stable hiking shoes are sufficient. Climbing gear is not required.

Our personal hiking report

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Video of the Tour

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