The Alpe-Adria Trail, which is signposted from start to finish, is a varied 750-km-long voyage of exploration that traverses the borders of three countries – Austria, Italy and Slovenia – and three cultures. It runs from the foothills of the majestic Grossglockner Mountain to the azure Adriatic Sea. With views of a superb variety of natural wonders, alpine aquatic adventures and fascinating animal and plant life, it wends its way around lakes, streams and rivers, until it reaches its goal: the Adriatic Sea. A practical benefit: The Alpe-Adria Trail Booking Centre is ready to help you organise the individual tour you want and make it happen.
Trekking enthusiasts can book their hiking routes by phoning the Alpe-Adria Trail Booking Centre or with a click of the mouse at alpe-adria-trail.com. You can choose from various packages or put your desired tour together with the help of a personal consultation.
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Look forward to this first leg of the Alpe-Adria Trail: this unique experience, which is characterized by numerous natural phenomena. The highest mountain in Austria, the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps, the mighty Gößnitzfall and last but not least the famous pilgrimage church Heiligenblut line your unforgettable way!
Experience first hand the untouched natural landscape in the core and the mountain farming cultural landscape in the outer zone: On this stage you will get to know the two formative elements of the Hohe Tauern National Park. With jewels of peasant wooden architecture such as the Apriacher Stockmühlen and the Mentlhof and with magnificent views of the Großglockner and the mighty waterfall "Jungfernsprung".
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We can look forward to a predominantly downhill hike along an old pilgrimage route: From "Marterle" we hike over romantic alpine pastures and through cool forests directly to Stall in the Mölltal. Part of our route leads through forest roads, but often on old trails through forests down to stable.
This stage corresponds to a journey into the "good old days". First, the Mölltal descending from Innerfragant is reached. After a long ascent to the Staneralm, the promising crossing to Mallnitz, the alpine pearl of the national park, awaits you as the culmination of this stage!
Look forward to this last, "fabulous", but also for those interested in technology great, stage in the Hohe Tauern! The ancient cult place Danielsberg, the legendary Barbarossa gorge and the small white pilgrimage church of St. Maria in Hohenburg know all sorts of things to tell and are highlights along the way, which leads from the picturesque Mölltal into the idyllic Drautal valley.
This stage takes you past the Filialkirche St. Lucia with the Altersberger Augenwasser. Fairy-tale the route runs along the Drachenwandermeile with the longest suspension bridge in the Alps to Neuschitz (walkable only during opening hours). The finale is called Gmünd. An award-winning artist's city whose liveliness is particularly astonishing for art lovers.
On this stage, a leisurely hike along a high plateau awaits you. On lush forest and meadow paths to Treffling to the castle Sommeregg. Make the most of the panoramic view: the artist town Gmünd, which you left behind on the last stage, the Lieser and Maltatal and the surrounding mountains.
In Seeboden on the Millstätter See, the gently rolling hills of the Nockberge await you on this stage, with traces of legendary slayers, the so-called "Hadian Leit". At the Tschiernock you will experience the unique view of the beautiful landscape, as well as a hint of the past.
The hike across the lush pastures on the Millstätter Höhensteig touches all the senses: Let yourself be inspired by the fantastic view of the picturesque Lake Millstätter See. Follow the paved pebbled paths until you reach your destination in the evening: the romantic, promising shore of Lake Millstatt.
The fragrant and thriving biodiversity of this stage through one of the most beautiful areas in the biosphere reserve Nockberge is due to the changing calcareous and crystalline ancient rock. Three peaks are to be tackled until the stage destination, the Falkerthaus / Lärchenhütte: the Predigerstuhl (2,170 m), the Pfannnock (2,254 m) and the Mallnock (2,226 m).
The fragrance of Speik, the "Gold of the Nockberge", accompanies the promising stage of the Alpe-Adria-Trails beginning at the Falkerthaus / Lärchenhütte. Over the Hundsfeldscharte you reach the Falkertsee and the Rödresnock. Following the aroma of the Speik, you hike over the Schwarzkofel and on to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
This stage takes you from the Wasser-Sinnespark in Bad Kleinkirchheim via the Waldtratte to the Kaiserburg. Via the mighty double summit of the Wöllaner Nock we reach the geographical center of Carinthia in the municipality of Arriach. And maybe also to your own center.
This stage leads from the rural Arriach on the fire mountain. Starting in Arriach, the geographical center of Carinthia, the hike leads you over the western flank of the Gerlitzen Alpe, on partly small paths, through beautiful forest and pasture landscapes. In the midst of this paradise, a small alpine lake invites you to unwind. In between, and especially at the summit, there are fantastic views of the unique Carinthian mountain and lake paradise.
After a unique sunrise, it goes through fragrant spruce and larch forests down to the lake. The short, longing panoramic views of the surrounding mountain landscape and on the emerald-green Lake Ossiach shorten the way. The lapping of the waterfall, the Carinthian snack in between and the chirping of birds in the lead meadow sweeten the way. The goal of longing is on this stage Ossiach with the beautiful Ossiach Abbey, the venue of the Carinthian summer and the home of the Carinthian Academy of Music.
Look forward to a wonderful hike from Lake Ossiach to Lake Wörthersee on this stage of the Alpe-Adria-Trail. And that's how it goes for you over the Ossiacher Tauern from the richest lake to the largest, most famous and most dazzling lake in Carinthia - including historical insights.
From the sophisticated Velden am Wörthersee with its casino and nightlife, it goes back to the Garden of Eden. This stage takes you along the picturesque Drava River, home to many birds and animals and past an idyllic valley called Turkey (former Turkish army camp). Afterwards the Faaker See waits with its impressive turquoise color and along the Jakobweg the way leads skywards to the castle arena Finkenstein.
Silence and tranquility await the hiker on this stage, on which border crossing borders. Accompanied only by the wind, from Carinthia it goes over the majestic mountain range of the Karawanken to Slovenia. What used to separate people now connects the two cultures. Hidden between the mountains lies Kranjska Gora, right at the gateway to Triglav National Park, a true Eden garden in the Julian Alps.
This stage starts in Kranjska Gora, passes the hotel Lek to the lakes of Jasna and from there on a forest road to Erika. You walk over pastures and
through forests, along the mountain stream Pišnica and past the refuge Mihov dom and the Russian chapel. From there you continue on the old donkey path to the Vršič pass, the
highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Then you hike downhill to Soča spring and on to the final destination to Trenta.
This stage along the well-marked, well-tended Soča trail leads along the emerald-green Soča almost all the time, passing through part of the unspoilt Triglav National Park. At the suspension bridge over the Kršovec Gorge, which forms the natural boundary of the Triglav National Park, the route continues towards Vodenca, where it crosses the confluence of Soča and Koritnica and soon reaches Bovec.