Long-distance hiking in the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Area

From the glacier to the sea: long-distance hiking on the Alpe-Adria Trail

Hiking without borders: An unforgettable hiking journey, from the foot of the 3789 metre-high Grossglockner to the coast of the Adriatic Sea – traversing Carinthia, Slovenia and Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region. At the end of the trail, you find yourself in Muggia, a small harbour town a little south of Triest. In between is the endless sense of freedom of a long-distance hiking adventure.

Setting out in the morning, walking solo or with fellow travellers, taking breaks, enjoying the views and soaking up the beauty of your natural surroundings. An experience full of contrasts that transcends borders, and is sure to leave you deeply inspired.

Step into an adventure on the Alpe-Adria Trail

Established in 2012, the Alpe-Adria Trail is a joint project designed by Austria’s ‘Kärnten Werbung’ advertising body, the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Tourist Board in Italy. A joint project with a big impact. The venture was also supported by each of the three countries’ Alpine Associations, which continue to be responsible for trail maintenance and signposting along the route.

Fact Box: Alpe-Adria Trail

The art of slow travel

Imagine setting out at the foot of the mighty Grossglockner, taking your first steps of your Alpe-Adria Trail journey on the edges of the Pasterze glacier. There is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation. Walking along the sunny side of the Hohe Tauern National Park, we pass through beautiful landscapes, encounter cultural monuments of traditions past, such as the ancient stock mills in the alpine village of Apriach. Many days later, we find ourselves in Slovenia – walking alongside the emerald green water of the Soca river. At long last, having covered almost 750 km, we reach the Adriatic Coast – immersing ourselves into the cool waves at Duino beach, as a more than well-deserved reward.

Services offered by the Alpe-Adria Trail Booking Center

Getting itchy feet?

Whether you embark on the entire route, or choose to walk specific sections of the Alpe-Adria Trail – you’re in for an unforgettable experience of stunning landscapes, culinary diversity and the different cultures of three countries. The Trail Angels at the Alpe-Adria Booking Center will be delighted to assist you with further information! Simply call +43 4782 93093 or send an email to info@alpe-adria-trail.com.

For information on any aspect of your holiday, don’t hesitate to contact us, send us a no-obligation holiday enquiry, or phone us on +43 4824 2700-20.

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