Stage 6 is a long, relatively gentle day that follows a route through a range of different landscapes some familiar, some new. Although the alpine scenery of the first 5 days is still there to be enjoyed, a pastoral landscape, the landscape that will dominate the last two stages of the walk, starts to emerge. Here the dominant features are rich meadows, farmsteads and cattle. There are still some big mountains to appreciate however and the best one, Trogkofel (2280m) comes towards day’s end.
The final part of the walk involves a knee-crunching descent into Naßfeld, a ski resort located above a pass. The noisiness of the resort provides a sharp, unwelcome contrast to what is otherwise a quite remote walk. The best views are those to the south and east where the distinct dolomite like silhouette of the Julian Alps are a constant distraction.
The First World War front line and Karnischer Höhenweg diverge on this stretch of the route with the front line heading south-east (to the deadly Isonzo Front) near Trogkofel. The route continues to follow the border however and this reflects the gains Italy made at the end of the First World War.