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Kartitscher Sattel Height Climbing height - length
1525m (road height 1529m)
Sign 1530m
459m - 8.8 km (Tassenbach)
1342m - 41.8 km (Kötschach-Mauthen)
Difficulty Beauty
2 (5) (West); 3-4 (East) 3-4 (5)
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This is a nice little pass in the Gailtal in Tirol taking you to/from Lesachtal in Kärnten. From the west it is a nice and easy climb from Tassenbach (1070m) up to 1529m a bit before the actual pass.

I started to count the height metres from the east in Kötschach-Mauthen (968m) but I eventually gave up as there are more up and downs on this ”climb” than any other pass I am aware of anywhere. It is probably at least the double amount of height metres than the seeming 561 height metres difference between the start and the road height and I have heard (since I have only done part of that side) that it should be a quite hard climb due to the many ups and downs. (I have input the estimated height metres from gpsies.com produced profile uploaded to ridewithgps.com (that might be slightly closer to the truth (these GPS measures always exaggerate).)

Other comments Despite all the ups and downs on the east side this is a very nice road. Tilliacher Joch/Forcella Dignàs (2094m) is a gravel road pass from Obertilliach on the Austrian side and all but the last 85m or so is fine with a road bike. The Italian side is a long walk with a road bike.