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Alpe-Adria-Trail Carinthia © Franz Gerdl/ Kärnten Werbung From
The Alpe-Adria-Trail's "Lakeside Package" includes:
  • 3 nights with half-board featuring Alps-Adriatic cuisine at a Natur-Aktiv-Park partner establishment
  • 2 selected trail stages
  • luggage transport
  • transfers provided by the Alpe-Adria-Trail mobility service
  • Alpe-Adria Kärnten Card and tour documents

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For a unique walking holiday with plenty of choice and room to create your own itinerary, Carinthia’s Alpe-Adria-Trail is a superb destination. This 43-stage, long-distance hiking trail that connects existing paths leads from the foot of Austria’s highest mountain - the Grossglockner - through the most picturesque mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, coming to the point where the countries of Austria, Italy, and Slovenia intersect at the Dreiländereck (‘three country corner’), and then on towards Trieste and the Adriatic.

Each signposted stage is approximately 20km long and can be walked in either direction in about six to seven hours (one way). Wonderfully suited to recreational hikers, the Alpe-Adria-Trail has only slight variants in altitude and features special natural landmarks along the way that truly give way for re€flection and inf€uence the feel of the hike. Enticing culinary offerings can be found en route and each stage ends in a place with suitable overnight accommodation options.

A great way to capture the spirit of summer in Carinthia is along the lakeside stages of the Alpe-Adria-Trail. Basking in over 2000 annual hours of sunshine, it’s easy to imagine that summer, here in Austria’s most southerly province, comes alive with a laid back feeling of joie de vivre. Two trail stages that highlight the best of Carinthia’s enticing mountain and lake offerings are Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Stage Ossiach to Velden: Along this lakeside stage you will pass historic sites, tread on Roma paths, and be lured by bathing lakes and pretty viewpoints over Lake Wörthersee as the route from Ossiach Abbey leads alongside Lake Ossiacher See to the lively holiday resort town of Velden am Wörthersee (17.4km, walk time 7 hrs).

Stage Velden to Faaker See: From Velden, trek through the heart of Carinthia, following scenic Lake Faaker See and passing the famous ruins of Finkenstein Castle - today, home to Carinthia’s most attractive outdoor concert arena. Your destination is the Baumgartnerhöhe, offering amazing views over half of Carinthia (21.3km, walk time 7 hrs).

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Alpe-Adria-Trail Carinthia © Franz Gerdl
Alpe-Adria-Trail Carinthia © Franz Gerdl
Alpe-Adria-Trail Carinthia © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl
Alpe-Adria-Trail Carinthia © Kärnten Werbung, Franz Gerdl
Alpe-Adria-Trail Lunch Stop © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
Alpe-Adria-Trail Lunch Stop © Kärnten Werbung / Franz Gerdl
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