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Circular hike to the Remes Lakes

Demanding mountain hike through varied landscapes in the Villgratner Mountains.

To reach the starting point of our hike, we drive from Innervillgraten up the Hochberg Road to the small car park at the beginning of the “Kamelisenalm” forest road at the Schettlet farm. There we start and follow the forest road (marker no. 1), which soon leads us to the Kamelisenalm. The Kamelisenalm is a small village of huts surrounded by an unspoilt mountain landscape: behind us dense forests, on the sunny slopes extensive mountain meadows.

We continue following path no. 1 and it becomes steeper and steeper uphill, soon the road ends and a narrow path accompanies us uphill. Above the timberline we find ourselves in sparse high alpine meadows, a little further up and we reach the highest point, the Öwelenke. After crossing this pass (2,555 m a.s.l.), we slightly descend to the Remes Lakes. The two mountain lakes are located at the feet of the mountain peaks “Rotes Kinkele” and “Hochstein”.

For the descent we choose path no. 18 and from the junction we take path no. 20. This section is a bit exposed and leads through stony and sometimes slippery terrain: caution, patience and sure-footedness are necessary to get safely through this wild landscape. Soon the path becomes better and leads as a high altitude path through a landscape of steep high alpine meadows. Finally, we descend to the Bergletalm, from where the trail continues along a forest road in many serpentines down into the valley. At about 1,830 m a.s.l., we turn right to take the forest road connection directly to the car park at the Schettlet-Hof farm (this path is not marked). After almost 5 hours walking time we come back to our starting point.

Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space at Schettlet, Innervillgraten Hochberg
Route: Schettlet – Kamelisenalm – Öwelenke pass – Remesseen lakes – Bergletalm – Schettlet
Signposts: no. 1, 18, 20, forest path to Schettlet
Distance: approx. 12.5 km
Walking time: about 5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 850 m
Altitude level: between 1,740 and 2,555 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2019

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