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The Alpe-Adria Circuit 28

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The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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The Alpe-Adria Circuit 28
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Country
Austria, Italy, Slovenia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

Itinerary

Day 1: Villach
Day 2: Feistritz an der Gail
Day 3: Camporosso
Day 4: Camporosso
Day 5: Kranjska Gora
Day 6: Kranjska Gora
Day 7: Villach
Day 8: Departure

Overview for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

Enjoy a unique circular itinerary in the Alps where the borders of Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet. Start from Villach in Austria, then follow the ridges of the Carnic Alps in Italy, cross the stunning Julian Alps and take in the landscapes of Triglav National Park in Slovenia, then reach Kranjska Gora and finish back in Villach.

Highlights

  • Villach, an Austiran city with Mediterranean charm
  • The turquoise-blue Lake Faakersee, one of Carinthia’s warmest lakes
  • Carnic Alps
  • Julian Alps
  • Tarvisio
  • Monte Lussari (Luschariberg)
  • White Rock Lakes (Laghi di Fusine)
  • Triglav National Park
  • Kranjska Gora


Itinerary for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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Day 1: Arrival at Villach

Individual arrival at the hotel in Villach. Villach is easily reachable by train from Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana.

  • Walking for the day: none / walk around Villach
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 2: Villach – Feistritz an der Gail

You start in the lively city centre of Villach and find yourself surrounded by untouched nature in no time. You walk along the old Roman road and the river Gail through the nature reserve of Schütt. The impressive Dobratsch massif is watching over you. At the end of the stage you reach the small village of Nötsch and finally Feistritz an der Gail.

  • Walking for the day: 5-6 hours ↑200m ↓125m
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 3: Feistritz an der Gail – Camporosso

Today your route leads across the border to Italy, mostly through untouched natural landscape with beautiful views of the Dobratsch and the idyllic Gailtal valley. This mountain range is characterized by the beautiful alpine landscapes of the Karnische Kamm. On the descent, you will soon see the church of Camporosso, today’s stage destination.

  • Walking for the day: 4-5 hours ↑375m ↓1075m
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 4: Monte Lussari

Today’s circular walk takes you to the famous Monte Lussari, which has always been the destination of many pilgrimages. The experience is rounded off with a breathtaking view of the entire mountain range of the Julian Alps. Alternatively, you can take the cable car from Camporosso to Monte Lussari (ticket not included) and then easily return to Camporosso for your second overnight there.

  • Walking for the day: 4-5 hours ↑950m ↓950m (or 2 hours ↑0m ↓950m if you take the cable car to the top)
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 5: Camporosso – Kranjska Gora

A short transfer in the morning will bring you to the starting point of today’s walk. At the foot of the mighty Mangart Group, you will hike to the White Lakes (Laghi di Fusine), formed by glaciers and embedded in a dense spruce forest at the foot of the mountain of Mangart. Through wide plateaus, wet meadows, peat bogs and pine forests, you walk over the Italian / Slovenian border to the resort of Kranjska Gora.

  • Walking for the day: 5 hours ↑275m ↓200m
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 6: Kranjska Gora Circular Walks

Today you are free to explore the surroundings of Kranjska Gora – also called the Kitzbühel of Slovenia – or to enjoy a rest day. There are plenty of opportunities for shorter or longer walking day tours around the gateway to the famous Triglav National Park, around Slovenia’s highest mountain. Second overnight in Kranjska Gora.

  • Walking for the day: no walking or optional walks of 3 to 5 hours
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 7: Kranjska Gora – Arnoldstein/Villach

You leave Slovenia today and return to Austria on foot. From the wide high valley of Kranjska Gora, the route leads up to the Monte Forno, which marks the border between the two countries. The descent then takes you to Arnoldstein and by train you return to Villach.

  • Walking for the day: 4-5 hours ↑625m ↓950m
  • Accommodation: hotel or guesthouse (3-star quality)

Day 8: Departure or Onward Travel

Return home or individual stay extension.

Hotels for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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Accommodation is in 3-star hotels and hand-picked family-run guesthouses of 3-star quality. All accommodations offer double/twin rooms with en-suite facilities. We will provide to you exact accommodation details upon receiving of full payment..

 

Meals

Breakfast is included. Packed lunches for next day can be pre-ordered in the hotels. For dinner you have a range of alternatives in the town / village where your spending the overnight.

Travel for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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Recommended arrival and departure airports: Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. They both have good bus/train connections to Villach. Please note that flight information can change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please do check directly with the airlines’ websites or Skyscanner before finalising any booking with us. Please do not book your flights before we have confirmed your booking.

By car: Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11. Unattended parking facilities are available at the first hotel, either directly at the hotel or nearby (for the overnights booked at the hotel). Public parking garage: approx. € 35.00 per week. Advance reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.

By train: Timetables on www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.

Baggage Transfers

Baggage transfer is included on all walking days and will be arranged by your current hotel to your next hotel. After check out, you should leave baggage at the hotel reception and you can start hiking. When you arrive at your next hotel, your baggage will be at the hotel reception.

Country Info

For up to date travel advice and country info, please check here.

Trip Info for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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Difficulty Grade: Moderate

The route is a collection of diverse walks of a moderate grade on Alpine terrain. No climbing experience is required. Average walking time if 5 hours per day (read more about difficulty grades).

Route Navigation

You will walk mostly on alpine hiking trails. We strongly advise you to follow only marked trails and never try to shorten the path through the unknown and unmarked terrain. We will provide you with detailed road notes and maps and you can call our 24/7 local assistance phone number anytime. More detailed info on route navigation will be included in your holiday information pack.

When to Go

As the capacity of the accommodations is limited and some of them are already booked out due to different events, this tour can start on Sundays only as follows (2019 dates):

  • June: 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • July: 7th, 14th, 21st
  • August: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • September: 8th, 15th

Weather

Climate is mostly of a mountain and alpine character, cold and moist influenced by high altitudes. Snow cover in valleys and peaks persists from 180 to 250 days of a year. Windy weather is typical and during summer afternoon storms are usual. Average temperature in July is 15°C.

What to Bring

Main luggage is limited to 20 kg. For your daily essentials, you should bring a comfortable 15-20 l rucksack. It is essential to bring good hiking shoes and waterproof jacket. Below is a non-exclusive list of what you should bring to this trip. More detailed info will be included in your holiday information pack. If you need further advice, please contact us or a reputable outdoor retailer.

  • Good hiking boots;
  • Hiking socks;
  • Several t-shirts (cotton or preferably breathable/fast drying);
  • Packable waterproof and windproof jacket with hood;
  • Synthetic mid layer or warm fleece;
  • Trainers and/or sandals – to relax and wear inside accommodation;
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip salve;
  • Hat/Baseball cap;
  • Personal First Aid kit (wet wipes, flu remedies, stomach remedies).

Included for The Alpe-Adria Circuit

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  • Detailed holiday information pack including GPS-checked and regularly updated route descriptions and road notes
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in hand-picked 3-star hotels and guesthouses as listed in itinerary
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Daily luggage transport to next hotel on all walking days
  • 24/7 phone assistance by our local office / representative

Single Room & Solo Traveller Supplements

  • Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplement is applicable.
  • This holiday is NOT available for solo travellers.

Please click the CHECK AVAILABILITY button above to see the price of the holiday and the different options, extras and supplements for your desired dates.

Excluded

  • Flights and connecting arrival and departure land transfers
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the program

Extensions

  • Extra night(s) in Villach

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