The Carnic mountain ridge appears almost insignificant compared to the stately Dolomite rock towers on the opposite side of the Sesto valley. But this impression is deceiving! From Sesto, you can not only reach the Tre Cime Dolomiti, a popular and panoramic hiking and skiing area, but also the western foothills of a mountain range that stretches for over 100 km, almost to Villach in Carinthia. Interesting detail: The Carnic Alps were formed long before the Dolomites. Numerous fossil finds indicate a turbulent, geological past. However, the mountain range also has great historical importance, as it forms part of the Italian-Austrian border. Those who want to experience a border passing on high tracks can walk from the Monte Elmo peak (2,434 m) past the Helmhaus and along the ridge - with their left foot in Austria and the right one in Italy. This is also the starting point of the popular Carnic high route, also called the "peace route", which leads in eight to eleven days of walking to Arnoldstein in Carinthia.
From 26.06. to 02.10.2022, the Fischleintal valley can be reached with the Sesto-Fischleintal bus route 440, on foot, by bicycle or - if a valid transit permit is presented - by car. No reservations are required for the Sesto-Fischleintal shuttle bus. For visitors coming from outside Sesto, it is recommended to take the public bus route 446 from Dobbiaco - San Candido. You can change to the shuttle bus to the Fischleintal valley at the valley station of the Helm cable car in Sesto.
Reservations for a valid transit permit or a parking space in the Fischleintal valley can be made at www.drei-zinnen.bz/en/fischleintal.