Hiking in the Garden of Eden
The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages.
This long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, and without any major detours leads close to the point where the three countries of Austria, Italy and Slovenia intersect.
The Trail runs mainly through the non-Alpine area and as far as possible there are only slight differences in altitude.
The stages are around 20 km long and each take about 6 hours to walk, and are consistently signposted.
Each stage leads along a defined route which can be walked in both directions. Each stage also offers at least one attractive culinary offering and ends in a place with suitable overnight accommodation options.
The Alpe-Adria-Trail runs along existing paths, connects them and hence has all the character of a hiking trail.
On each stage there are several landmarks which substantially influence the rhythm of hiking. In future each stage will include at least one “magic place”, a special place where the four elements are in harmony. These places already exist, and are “jewels of the landscape” of great intensity for all who see them.
ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta
Long distance hiking trail • Slovenia
This stage leads via the Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Hikers can enjoy the picturesque view of the stunning north faces of the highest peaks.
This stage starts in Kranjska Gora (810 metres).
The Russian Chapel and the Ajdovska deklicaare the magical points of this section.
Circular ST6 AAT: Rifugio Zacchi - Krajnska Gora
Long distance hiking trail • Tarvisio
This is a tour with sporting milestones: The route goes along hiking trail 9 (Via Alpina) past the impressive ski flying hill at Planica to the Zelenci nature reserve, and past Podkoren. The destination Kranjska Gora has long had international importance as the venue of the Ski World Cup.