The Alpe-Adria-Trail is a transnational journey of discovery of about 700km in length. Three countries – Austria, Italy and Slovenia - and three cultures make the hike an unforgettable experience for you. The route leads from the foot of the majestic Grossglockner - at 3.798m altitude the highest mountain in Austria - to the azure blue sea. Explore a balanced mixture of natural spectacles, alpine water experiences and fascinating fauna and flora. You will walk along bathing lakes, streams and rivers until you have reached your final destination, the Adriatic Sea.
The Alpe-Adria-Trail has been designed mainly with pleasure hikers in mind and is signposted throughout. It is divided in 43 stages, each 17km long, leading through Carinthia, Friaul-Julisch Venetia and Slovenia, altogether 690km towards the south. The trail leads through a non-alpine area, features minor altitude differences, and is thus suitable for ramblers. The accompanying Mediterranean climate, which promises long days and pleasant temperatures, makes the stunning views even more impressive. The trail can be walked from both sides and each stage leads along a defined route with about 6 hours walking time per day. As a reward, each stage offers at least one culinary highlight and ends in a place with suitable overnight options. Themed packages between 3 and 7 nights can be booked online.
The ultimate highlight of each stage is the “magic place” where all four elements are in harmony. These places are natural gems and transmit a surprising intensity. They are inviting spots to stop for a while and enable you not only to see the landscape, but also to feel it.
For further information on the Alpe-Adria-Trail, go to: www.alpe-adria-trail.com
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