Technical categories


24.1 km


1,773 m

Maximum height

2,130 m

km effort


Level of difficulty


ITRA points



Running times












Course description


Start at the Plöckenhaus and head south-east in the direction of the Angerbachtal valley, always following the signs to the Freikofel/Cuelat. After about 3.5 km you reach the Freikofel/Cuelat, where you should definitely visit the open-air museum of the First World War. From Freikofel/Cuelat you then descend in the direction of Großer Pal/Pal Grande and run the approx. 500 m to Rossbodentörl/Passo Cavallo, where you turn right in a southerly direction and thus into Italy. There you run in an easterly direction, always following trail no. 401, first past the Casera Palgrande di Sotto and finally to the Casera Palgrande di Sopra (approx. 1.8 km). Continue eastwards until you reach a large basin, from where you take the path to the Promossattel. The next climb is waiting (approx. 1.5 km, approx. 330 positive meters in altitude). Then you descend to Lago Avostanis/Lake Avostanis and after the lake you continue running along the sloping, concreted road to Kronhoftörl/Passo Pramosio (approx. 2.5 km). Here you cross the border again and are back in Austria. On the Austrian side, follow the trail to the fork (approx. 450 m) and take the left path at the signpost, which leads towards Obere Spielbodenalm. After about 2.5 km you reach the highest point of the trail, the Köderkopf, and from there you descend over what feels like 150 horseshoe bends to the Frondell Alm below (about 3 km to the Obere Frondell Alm, about 3.5 km to the Untere Frondell Alm). From here, follow the forest path into the Krohnhofgraben and then run northwards following the stream towards Kronhof, from there finally to Weidenburg to the endpoint of the trail (approx. 3.5 km).

Possible variants

1) From the Köderkopf you can run to the Spielbodenalm, then to the Lake Grünsee and via the Angerbachtal valley back to the starting point (see Plöckenhaus-Köderkopf Trail).

2) At the Promossattel you can also run to the summits of either Blaustein/Cima Avostanis or Creta di Timau/Piz Timau.

3) You can shorten the last 7 km or so by being picked up at the Frondell Alm.

Recommended months

May till October

Suitable for dogs

Please direct your enquiries to the tourist information office of the market town of Kötschach-Mauthen.

Go and visit

·    Open-air museum of the 1st World War at Freikofel

·    Casera Pramosio

·    Climbing Garden Avostanis di Pramosio

Useful information

·    On this trail you need some means of transport back to your car.

·    The Blaustein has different names: Promos, Pramosio, Cima Avostanis or Blaustein.

Additional information

Download GPX

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

PHP Code Snippets Powered By :