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SLOVENIA - HIKING ALPE ADRIA TRAIL : 8days 7 nights Self Guided
From the high peaks around Kranjska Gora, to the vineyards of Brda ,through the emerald valley of Soča river and the Triglav National Park. The itinerary crosses the boarder between Slovenia and Italy to finish at the town of Cividale del Friuli. Optional Tour with a qualified mountain guide includes the scenic stages 23, 24 ,25 ,26, 27,28 of the Alpe Adria Trail.
The Alpe - Adria - Trail is a newly developed long distance hiking path ( 43 stages) from the foot of the Grossglockner to the Adriatic sea and the town of Muggia. The trail was jointly developed and impemented by three partners from Austria (Karnten Werbung) Slovenia (Slovenian Tourism Board) and Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia Tourism Board).
The Alpe - Adria - Trail crosses three countries and was conceived as an easy-to-walk pleasure trail in mainly non alpine terrain. The route leads along existing paths of accordingly good hiking quality and has given the theme " Hiking in the Garden of Eden"as a metaphor for the great variety that is encountered on the south side of the Alps and in the Alps-Adriatic region.
Whilst hiking from the glaciers of the Hohe tauern mountain range, along lakes,brooks and rivers to the Adriatic coast, one gets to know the cultural diversity of three different countries connected by a common history and past.
Highlights along the way :
1 DAY: Arrival in Kranjska Gora
Arrival in Kranjska Gora. Half board in Kranjska Gora
2 DAY: Kranjska Gora – Trenta, Stage 23 - Alpe Adria Trail
This stage leads via the Vrsic Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Hikers can enjoy the picturesque view of the stunning north faces of the highest peaks. Difficulty: moderate, distance: 17.8 km, ascent: 962 m, descent: 1146 m, duration: 6:30 h.
Arrival in Trenta. Overnight in Trenta - Half board in Trenta
3 DAY: Trenta – Bovec, Stage 24 - Alpe Adria Trail
This stage takes you along the marked and well tended Soca Trail. At the bridge over the Soca near Krsovec, which is close to the Triglav National Park, your route continues towards Jablance and Bovec. Difficulty: moderate, distance: 20,9 km, ascent: 571 m, descent: 736 m, duration: 6:00 h.
Arrival in Bovec. Half board - Hotel in Bovec
4 DAY: Bovec – Dreznica, Stage 25 - Alpe Adria Trail
A large part of this picturesque stage runs along the left bank of the River Soca, before turning away from the river towards the end of this stage. The route then leads up to the delightful village of Dreznica near Kobarid. Difficulty: moderate, distance: 25.2 km, ascent: 1176 m, descent: 1105 m, duration: 6:30 h.
Arrival in Dreznica. Half board - Pension in Dreznica
5 DAY: Dreznica - Tolmin, Stage 26 - Alpe Adria Trail
This stage is steeped in history – on former military paths and across the Alpine meadows of the Triglav National Park – and combines memories of the First World War with the traditional way of life of the inhabitants of this region. At the end of this stretch, the route descends again to the River Soca, before reaching the town of Tolmin in the evening. Difficulty: difficult, distance: 18.3 km, ascent: 837 m, descent: 1182 m, duration: 6:30 h.
Arrival in Tolmin. Half board - Pension in Tolmin
6 DAY: Tolmin – Tribil di Sopra, Stage 27 - Alpe Adria Trail
On this “peace stage” you will cross the border between Slovenia and Italy. Your route takes you past valleys, rolling hills, an open air museum and a castle, and you will walk on paths which have written history. Difficulty: moderate, distance: 18.6 km, ascent: 1550 m, descent: 1119 m, duration: 6:00 h.
Arrival in Tribil di Sopra. Half board - Pension in Tribil
7 DAY: Tribil di Sopra – Cividale del Friuli, Stage 28 - Alpe Adria Trail
From Tribil di Sopra we walk to Cividale del Friuli, which is under UNESCO heritage. Difficulty: moderate, distance: 24,4km, ascent: 685m, descent: 1178m, duration: 7:00 h
Arrival in Cividale. Half board - Pension in Cividale del Friuli
8.DAY : Cividale del Friuli – Departure
End of our services. Time to greet your new travel friends. On request is possible to arrange transfer back to Kranjska Gora or to the nearby airports of Trieste, Venice, Ljubljana.
- 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
- 7 nights accommodation in a 3* hotel
- Luggage transfer
- Maps for the trail
- All group safety equipment
- Travel and activity insurance
- Personal safety equipment
- Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
- Any other items not mentioned as included
-OPTIONAL service of a fully qualified and experienced mountain guide for the duration of your trip