Hiking tour Alpe Adria Trail with seaview
Vineyards on the hiking trail Alpe Adria Trail
Cultur in Trieste on the hiking tour Alpe Adria Trail
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Alpe-Adria-Trail

From Cividale to Trieste.

When you think of the Adriatic, what springs to mind? Probably the sea, first-class wine, Italian towns and cultural delights. Correct? Well this hiking trip promises exactly that! The route takes you through three countries in eight days, passing through picturesque villages and past ancient memorials. From Cividale to Trieste. Starting with a good glass of wine in the vineyards of Prepotto/Udine to the region of Fruili-Venezia Guilia and the impressive Karst Plateu. Let yourself be enchanted by the landscape of the Alpe Adria. You will love it, promise! 

Details of the walking holiday in the Alpe Adria region

Alpe Adria, the place to be for every gourmet and culture lover! The entire Alpe Adria Trail measures about 750 kilometres from Austria’s highest mountain Grossglockner, to Muggia. You will travel 110kilometres from Cividale to Trieste. You will pass historical sites where history comes to life. Particularly, the city of Cradisca, which became well known for the twelve Isonzo battles between 1915 and 1918. Today, the mighty fort still dominates the skyline. It’s definitely worth a visit! After the daily hikes, you can enjoy fine wines from the surrounding regions.

The highlights of the Alpe Adria Trail at a glance:

  • Three country trail: Starting in Carinthia via Slovenia to Fruili-Venezia Giulia, the trail takes you through important pilgrimage destinations, wine-growing strongholds and past imposing waterways.
  • Historic sites: The route from Gradisca to Duino is marked by traces of the First World War. Particularly impressive is the underground waterways from the catchment area of the Isonzo!
  • In the footseps of Rilke: Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke penned parts of his ‘Duino Elegies’ at the Duino Castle.

Useful information about the Alpe Adria

One the day of your arrival to the pilgrimage town of Prepotto in the province of Udine, you should definitely take a walk in the picturesque village and surrounding vineyards. Over the next few days, there are five to seven hour hikes through the Lombard town of Cividale and on to Šmartno and Trieste. The tours lead along well developed paths and through forests and meadows. After an average of 17 kilometres per day, you can enjoy Italian pasta in the evening!

Have you become a fan of the three-country trail? The Eurohike team is at your disposal for comprehensive maps and more information!

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Theresa Badinger
Theresa Badinger
+43 6219 7444 165 Contact

Itinerary

Welcome to the Friuli! Enjoy a walk through the picturesque city.

Enjoy today´s walking tour with wonderful views over the lowlands of Friuli and the Slovenian Brda. Finish the day with a glass of wine in Prepotto.

approx. 7.5 hours
22 km
550 m
580 m

You walk along the Italian-Slovenian boarder, past the landscapes of the Collio, as well as past numerous churches. At the end of the day At the end of the day Šmartno with its beautiful historic center is awaiting you.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
630 m
480 m

You leave Brda, intersection of three cultures (Slavonian, Romanic and Germanic) and you return to the “Friuli” Collio. Surrounded by vine of the well-known DOC wines you come to Cormons with still has some Habsburg flair. This small town is the cultural centre of the Collio today. Enjoy a good glass of wine in the Enoteca at the main square.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
15 km
350 m
530 m

Your walking tour leads you through the hilly landscape “Görzer Collio” into the city Gradisca. The city is mainly known through the front of First World War and the twelve battles of the Isonzo. The mighty castle still dominates the city today. In the historic centre in Palazzo dei Provveditori from the 15th century, is located the Enoteca Regionale, called La Serenissima. There you can taste the finest wines of the region Friaul.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
17 km
480 m
450 m

After a short transfer today´s walking route leads through sparse karst, coined through the First World War. Numerous underground waterways divide your path (for instance Doberdo del Lago) as well as the estuary of river Timavo. The river is with its 2 km probably the shortest river in the world. The last section of the todays hike from Monfalcne to Duino/Sistiana may be shortened by bus. Your goal Duino welcomes you with its same-named palace.

approx. 8 hours
25 km
730 m
680 m

The first part of today´s tour leads along the popular Rilke path, it is named after the German author. You continue along the karst to the capital city of the region, to Trieste. Enjoy the evening at the main square (Piazza della Libertá) with its precious buildings.

approx. 7.5 hours
23 km
480 m
500 m

Tour character

Easy walking tour along good walking paths, as well as forest roads and meadow paths. Some daily tours are with 8 hours walking time a little bit longer but can be managed with appropriate shape without any difficulty. Some tours can be shortened by public transport.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Sunday
Season 2
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Sunday
Alpe Adria Trail 8 days, IT-AAWUT-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
598.00
149.00
633.00
149.00

Category: 3***- hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Season 2
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Cividale del Friuli
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Trieste
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
49.00
64.00
74.00
109.00
49.00
64.00
74.00
109.00

Services and infos

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Airport Trieste, Venedig or Ljublijana and anward journey by train and bus.
  • Via Udine by train to Cividale del Friuli.
  • Parking: free parking at the arrival hotel, no reservation required.
  • Departure from Trieste by train to Cividale del Friuli. Duration approx. 2.5 hours

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fare from Monfalcone to Duino/Sistiana on day 6, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Special dates for groups of min. 5 persons on request!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Theresa Badinger
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Theresa Badinger , Customer Service Assistant
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Ulrike Ordnung DE | 16.06.2017
Faszination Alpe-Adria-Trail
Abwechslungsreiche Touren durch schöne Landschaften gepaart mit Kultur. Gute Auswahl an Hotels.
5 stars
Barbara Eder AT | 13.04.2017
Erlebnisreich
Top Organisation mit freundlicher und kompetenter Beratung. Die Reise war für uns ein Hit und wir waren sehr zufrieden mit der Abwicklung.

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