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The "A hike through paradise" package includes:
  • 6 nights with half-board featuring Alps-Adriatic cuisine at a Natur-Aktiv-Park partner establishment
  • guided hike on the selected trail stages with certified guide
  • luggage transport
  • transfers provided by the Alpe-Adria-Trail mobility service
  • Alpe-Adria Kärnten Card and tour documents
  • toll-free return trip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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The paths of the Alpe-Adria-Trail have long lead through some of the most beautiful scenery of the Alps-Adriatic region, but now have increased accessibility having been brought together in map form for the first time.

In 43 stages, each covering approx 17km, the trail passes through Carinthia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Slovenia, forming a total distance of approx 750km in a southerly direction to Muggia, a little to the south of the old Austro-Hungarian port of Trieste. From the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the 3,798m high Grossglockner, to the azure blue Adriatic, hikers are accompanied by a Mediterranean climate which promises many hours of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. It’s fair to say that when walking the Alpe-Adria-Trail, the route really is the destination. If you don’t want to stride along the entire length, you can opt for just a stage or two, and still be assured of heavenly views, a glorious spectacle of nature, sparkling swimming lakes and majestic mountain peaks.

Two highlight Carinthian stages are Alpe-Adria-Trail Stages 12 and 16. The western shore of the picturesque Lake Millstätter See is the starting point leading up to Millstätter Alpe, a high-plateau with stretching views over the lake and National Park Hohe Tauern in the background. After a traditional (and hearty) break at the Alexander mountain hut, follow the trail via a natural staircase covered in garnet pebbles to the ‘Garnet Gate’, before descending to Döbriach, a charming village on the eastern shores of the lake.

Spectacular mountains views and a blossoming spa culture come to life on Stage 16, as the trail leads from the charming spa town of Bad Kleinkirchheim along the rolling hills of the Nockberge Biosphere Park and back. Our tip: Enjoy some pamper time at the Römertherme spa. If craggy peaks and glaciers are more your taste, go for Stage 1 to 8 which lead all the way down from the glaciers of the Großglockner throughout the National Park Hohe Tauern towards the Carinthian Lake District. Great views included!

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