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Alpe Adria Trail: the Ring of the 3 Nations Austria – Italy – Slovenia

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

The Alpe-Adria trail connects Carinthia (Austria), Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy) in a total of 43 different stages. This 7 night walking tour covers the 'ring of the 3 nations', a part of the trail that encircles the area where the three countries meet, that brings you closer to a mix of different cultures along the way and lets you discover the beauty of the Eastern Julian Alps. Contact us for availability, prices start from € 675 per person

Highlights

  • Explore the best bits of the famous Alpe-Adria trail
  • Enjoy the mix of cultures, languages and traditions
  • Soak up the peace and tranquility

Included

  • 7 nights in selected 3* (where available) hotel double rooms
  • Half board basis
  • Alpe Adria trail map
  • 3 luggage transfers: Tarvisio-Kranjska Gora; Kranjska Gora-Villach; Villach Tarvisio

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Other luggage transfers
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything else not mentioned above

Itinerary

Day 1: Tarvisio - Fusine Lakes
Start from Tarvisio and make your way to the beautiful area around the Fusine Lakes with their crystal clear water. This stage is mainly uphill, though fairly gentle until then end.
Distance 18.5 km ; Duration 7:00 h; Ascent 976 m; Descent 341 m

Day 2: Fusine Lakes - Kranjska Gora
Cross the border into Slovenia to the famous mountain resort of Kranjska Gora, on the ski world cup circuit. After a slight uphill start there is a longer descent then the terrain is fairly flat. If you have time stop off at the Zelenci nature reserve full of interesting flora and fauna.
Distance 16.2 km; Duration 6:00 h; Ascent 618 m; Descent 1187 m

Day 3: Kranjska Gora - Baumgartnerhöhe
Another border crossing, this time uphill into Austria, enjoy the fantastic panoramic views from the top then head downhill to Baumgartnerhöhe overlooking Lake Faak. People with a fear of heights might find this stage a little tricky around Trupejevo poldne.
Distance 21.4 km; Duration 8:30 h; Ascent 1398 m; Descent 1290 m

Day 4: Baumgartnerhöhe - Villach
A much easier day today, mainly downhill, starting at Lake Faak, past Finkenstein Castle and through the village of Faak am See, continuing on through some picturesque wooded countryside before reaching the River Gail, which you will follow to Villach. After you check into your hotel you might like to head to the Kärnten Therme spa, ideal for soothing aching legs.
Distance 15.1 km; Duration 4:15 h; Ascent 120 m; Descent 539 m

Day 5: Villach - Warmbad - Feistritz
This stage is mainly flat, head along the Römerweg (Roman Way) to Federaun where some people like to make a small detour to visit the ruins of the eponymous castle. You will reach the Gail valley floor, though the trail is flat you can enjoy the views of the towering mountain slopes to either side, continue on to Feistritz.
Distance 19.9 km; Duration 6:15 h; Ascent 305 m; Descent 247 m

Day 6: Feistritz an der Gail - Valbruna
The longest stage in this tour, head uphill to cross the Italian border, and back downhill into the Valley, through the village of Camporosso, and on to Valbruna.
Distance 23.4 km; Duration 7:30 h; Ascent 1306 m; Descent 1034 m

Day 7: Valbruna - Monte Lussari - Tarvisio
Head uphill to Mount Lussari, with its charming hamlet and church at 1790m and back down to the ski resort of Tarvisio at 754m.
Distance 19.4 km; Duration 7:00 h; Ascent 1002 m; Descent 1059 m

Please Note

Start/end point can be at any stage of the itinerary, just let us know if you would like to start from a different stage.

Extras/Upgrades

Luggage transfers available on request for stages where they are not already included. Extra night available at the end of the tour, contact us for a quote.

The Alpe Adria Trail connects the Carinthia region of Austria with western Slovenia and Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Starting from the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, it continues on through Slovenia and Italy until reaching its final destination of Muggia/Trieste on the Adriatic sea. The trail covers a total of 43 stages across a variety of terrain.

This short walking holiday covers the border area where the three countries meet, from Tarvisio in Italy, through Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, into Villach in Austria to name but a few stops, with a private transfer back to the starting point of your tour. You will experience a real mix of local cultures and languages reflected in the cuisine and traditions of the area.

Highlights include Borgo Lussari, a tiny, picturesque hamlet on Mount Lussari and the stunning Lake Fusine in Italy, and the gorgeous city of Villach in Austria.

Selected 3* hotels along Alpe Adria Trail

You will stay in select hotels and mountain huts along the tour route, see the itinerary for details on where you will be stopping each night.

Full details will be provided after booking.

Nearest Airport: Klagenfurt Airport (approx. 45mins)

Other airports: Ljubljana (1 hr 20 mins), Trieste (1hr 20 mins), Venice Marco Polo (2 hrs), Venice Treviso (2 hrs)

By Car:
Get on A2/E66 from Josef-Sablatnig-Straße. Follow A2 to Via Dante Alighieri in Tarvisio, Italia. Take exit Tarvisio from A23/E55.

By Public Transport:
Approx. 3 hours depending on arrival airport.

By Private Transfer:
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

The Alpe-Adria trail connects Carinthia (Austria), Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy) in a total of 43 different stages. This 7 night walking tour covers the 'ring of the 3 nations', a part of the trail that encircles the area where the three countries meet, that brings you closer to a mix of different cultures along the way and lets you discover the beauty of the Eastern Julian Alps. Contact us for availability, prices start from € 675 per person

Highlights

  • Explore the best bits of the famous Alpe-Adria trail
  • Enjoy the mix of cultures, languages and traditions
  • Soak up the peace and tranquility

Included

  • 7 nights in selected 3* (where available) hotel double rooms
  • Half board basis
  • Alpe Adria trail map
  • 3 luggage transfers: Tarvisio-Kranjska Gora; Kranjska Gora-Villach; Villach Tarvisio

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Other luggage transfers
  • Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything else not mentioned above

Please Note

Start/end point can be at any stage of the itinerary, just let us know if you would like to start from a different stage.

Extras/Upgrades

Luggage transfers available on request for stages where they are not already included. Extra night available at the end of the tour, contact us for a quote.

Location

Location

The Alpe Adria Trail connects the Carinthia region of Austria with western Slovenia and Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Starting from the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, it continues on through Slovenia and Italy until reaching its final destination of Muggia/Trieste on the Adriatic sea. The trail covers a total of 43 stages across a variety of terrain.

This short walking holiday covers the border area where the three countries meet, from Tarvisio in Italy, through Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, into Villach in Austria to name but a few stops, with a private transfer back to the starting point of your tour. You will experience a real mix of local cultures and languages reflected in the cuisine and traditions of the area.

Highlights include Borgo Lussari, a tiny, picturesque hamlet on Mount Lussari and the stunning Lake Fusine in Italy, and the gorgeous city of Villach in Austria.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Selected 3* hotels along Alpe Adria Trail

You will stay in select hotels and mountain huts along the tour route, see the itinerary for details on where you will be stopping each night.

Full details will be provided after booking.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Klagenfurt Airport (approx. 45mins)

Other airports: Ljubljana (1 hr 20 mins), Trieste (1hr 20 mins), Venice Marco Polo (2 hrs), Venice Treviso (2 hrs)

By Car:
Get on A2/E66 from Josef-Sablatnig-Straße. Follow A2 to Via Dante Alighieri in Tarvisio, Italia. Take exit Tarvisio from A23/E55.

By Public Transport:
Approx. 3 hours depending on arrival airport.

By Private Transfer:
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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