This is the perfect occasion for a transnational trekking on the border among Italy, Slovenia and Austria! The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia (Austria), Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia for a total of 43 stages and about 750 km. Here a selection of these stages will allow you to enjoy your trekking along one of the most scenic part of the Alpe Adria Trail. Thanks to our luggage transfer service, you don’t need to take all your luggage with you during the trekking from stage to stage, but only what you need for the day. Anyway, this tour is recommended to those who are used to long-distance trekking on mountains, with high daily elevation gain.
The itinerary may vary in case of poor weather conditions.
DAY 1: TARVISIO
Arrival to Tarvisio and check-in at the hotel. Free visit of the town.
DAY 2: FUSINE LAKES/ZACCHI MOUNTAIN HUT (ITA, 18,8 km, 6,30 hrs, difference in altitude: up 1259 m, down 627 m)
The itinerary of the day covers the circular trail stage n.5. You will start from Tarvisio and you will trek through Mount Borgo to Alpe Adria cycle lane, until you reach Fusine lakes. You will experience the thrill of a night in Zacchi mountain hut, surrounded by beautiful Ponze mountains (Julian Alps). We suggest to bring personal towel and sleeping sheets (although rentable in the hut).
DAY 3: KRANJSKA GORA (SLO, 16,2 km, 5,30 hrs, difference in altitude: up 618 m, down 1187 m)
The route is the circular trail stage n. 6 and you will cross the border to reach Kranjska Gora. This part represents a sporting milestones: you will trek along hiking trail n. 9 (Via Alpina) and pass the impressive ski flying hill at Planica. You will then reach Zelenci nature reserve, and walk past Podkoren. The destination Kranjska Gora has long had international importance as the venue of the Ski World Cup.
DAY 4: BAUMGARTNERHOHE/FAAK LAKE (A, 21,2 km, 8,30 hrs, difference in altitude: up 1398 m, down 1290 m)
On this stage you will cross the border again while climbing Karawanken mountains. The destination of the route is Baumgartnerhöhe, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the turquoise Faak lake (Faaker See).
DAY 5: WARMBAD VILLACH (A, 15 km, 4 hrs, difference in altitude: up 161 m, down 576 m)
After starting this circular stage 1 with a view of the turquoise Faak Lake, the route leads via the small village of Faak through the Faaker Moor and along the idyllic wooded landscape of Dobrova. The destination is Warmbad-Villach with its newly opened Kärnten Therme, which promises spa enjoyment and fun on the waterslides.
DAY 6: FEISTRITZ AN DER GAIL (A, 19,9 km, 6 hrs, difference in altitude: up 287 m, down 208 m)
This circular itinerary follows the trail of history starting from Warmbad-Villach and heading to the Gail Valley. The mountain of Villach, the Dobratsch, with Carinthia’s first natural park, and the Schütt region, will guide you for part of the trail towards Feistritz an der Gail.
DAY 7: VALBRUNA (ITA, 23,5km, 7 hrs, difference in altitude: up 1371 m, down 1123 m)
This circular stage tour n. 3 is characterised by an impressive mountain landscape: the hike, which crosses the national border, takes you into the Eastern Carnic Alps on the Carinthian side, and onto the Feistritzer Alm at the foot of the distinctive Oisternig. In Italy the trail leads from the Achomitzer Alm down into the valley to the village of Camporosso, and on to Valbruna.
DAY 8: MOUNT LUSSARI – TARVISIO (ITA, 19 km, 6.30 hrs, difference in altitude: up 1162 m, down 1219 m)
Between Valbruna and Tarvisio the path reaches an altitude of 1790 m with Mount Lussari. You will walk down the valley along the Pilgrim path to Camporosso and again to Tarvisio. This is circular stage n.4.
DAY 9: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport.
The tour includes:
- 7 nights in a hotel/mountain hut, in a double room on half board basis, 1 night at a Gasthaus on bed&breakfast basis.
- Alpe Adria Trail Map
- 6 luggage transfers
- Transfer from/to the airport (Trieste, Venezia, Treviso, Klagenfurt, Ljubliana)
The tour does not include:
Lunches and drinks, dinner at the Gasthaus.
Equipment you need to have:
- Technical trekking clothing.
- Personal towel and sleeping sheets for the night in the hut (but you can also rent them in the hut)
Contact us for a quotation.