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Experience the most beautiful hiking paths, the wonderful cuisine and the Mediterranean flair in Friuli-Venezia Giulia up close and at your own pace. A destination that is made for enjoyable hiking.

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That depends entirely on your preferred time of year. Basically, you can enjoy a hiking holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia from April until the beginning of November.

In the beautiful region there are many cultural highlights and sights that offer a successful change from active hiking. Plan a trip to the city of Aquileia and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site from the Roman Empire, or explore the wonderful port city of Trieste during a stroll through the city. The charming towns of Udine, Grado, Gorizia and Pordenone are also wonderful destinations for excursions. For real gourmets, a trip to San Daniele is an absolute highlight, because the small town is world-famous for its wonderful San Daniele ham.

The beautiful area in northeast Italy combines the best of the region in terms of culture, tradition and cuisine. On a hiking tour you will discover these special features from the most beautiful side – on foot. The area in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is the ideal travel destination for active holidaymakers who are looking for delicious cuisine, excellent wines and unspoiled nature.

Our most beautiful hiking tours in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea

Experience a wonderful hiking tour that takes you from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea in Trieste. Your eight-day hiking tour begins in Tarvis with a circular hike to the pilgrimage site on Monte Lussari. The tour c ontinues through picturesque Venzone, over Monte Cumieli to Gemona and to Udine. The route leads through the vineyards of the Collio to Gradisca d'Isonzo and the next day to Trieste. On the last day, a tour in the direction of Slovenia with breathtaking views of Trieste provides the conclusion to a successful break in Italy.

Alpe-Adria-Trail: From Cividale to Trieste

The first two routes on the long-distance hiking trail lead you first to Prepotto and the next day to Šmartno in Brda in Slovenia. The next day the route leads you back to the Friulian Collio area and to Cormons. The hiking tour continues and on the following two days you march first to Gradisca d’Isonzo and finally to Duino/Sistiana. On the last stage you hike on the picturesque Rilke trail in the footsteps of the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke and end your hiking tour with a good Italian meal in the port city of Trieste.

The Miramare Castle near Trieste

Alpe-Adria Border Triangle Tour

On this hiking tour you can explore the three countries Austria, Italy and Slovenia in just eight days. Starting from Villach, you first hike to Feistritz an der Gail in Austria, then on to Camporosso and Monte Lussari in Italy and on the fifth day of your active trip to Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. After a day of rest, you conclude your hiking holiday with the last day’s stage from Kranjska Gora to Villach.


The first hiking stage takes you from Trieste through the Rosandratal valley to Pesek in Slovenia and on the following day to Muggia, a small Italian community right by the sea. On the fourth day you leave Italy and hike over the border to Koper in Croatia. On the next hiking stages you will explore Piran on the Adria coast, Motovun in the interior of the country and finally your final stage destination Poreč on the east coast of the Croatian peninsula Istria.

Top attractions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia


The harbour city full of enjoyable highlights and cultural sights


Shopping, cosy café bars and typical restaurants

Monte Lussari

The pilgrimage site on the holy mountain Monte Lussari with a magnificent view

Gemona del Friuli

Culture and history in one of the most beautiful historic towns in the region

What our guests say

"A hiking holiday in Friuli offers everything the pleasure-seeking hiker is looking for: wonderful food, a great climate and warm Italian hospitality. Our trip was particularly relaxed as we didn't have to worry about anything."

Ralf W.

"We really enjoyed the hikes ... and Friuli is just super beautiful. Good food and the wine was simply heavenly. This is our 2nd trip with eurohike.at and we are very satisfied. We wish you all a great summer and we will certainly be travelling with eurohike again sometime."

Beatrice S.

"Varied tours through beautiful landscapes paired with culture. Good selection of hotels."

Ulrike O.

"The best way to get to know the country and its people. We particularly liked the fact that we were able to experience the different cultures, landscapes and cuisine of the three countries in one week. All the hotels were very good and the luggage transport always worked perfectly. This was certainly not our last holiday with Eurohike!"

Ingrid H.

Useful information about your hiking holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Facts about Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Location: In northeast Italy
  • Area: 7,924 km²
  • Population: 1.2 million inhabitants
  • Capital: Trieste with approx. 204,234 inhabitants
  • Official language: Italian
  • Highest mountain: The Cima dei Preti at 2,706 metres in the southern Carnic Alps
  • Coast: 111 metres
  • Season: The best climate for hiking tours in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is from April to November
Piazza Unita in Trieste at twilight

Climate in the Friuli region

The regions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia are characterised by a mild climate and belong to the climatic zone of the subtropics. However, the weather may be different depending on the area. In the alpine regions in the north, it is a little colder and in winter there is snowfall at higher altitudes. In the southern hilly regions and on the Adriatic coast, on the other hand, the climate is mild and it can get hot, especially in summer months. A hiking holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is wonderful from April and an active break in the great outdoors can be enjoyed up to late autumn.

Rilke hiking trail with a view of the harbour of Sistiana

Culture and Traditions

The region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is shaped by the influences of different cultures and languages. For the locals, the preservation of long-lived tradition and old customs is an important part of daily life. In recent years, numerous exhibitions have been brought into being in order to preserve this special identity and to bring it closer to visitors to the region. In Friuli, you can discover strong characteristics of the Friulian language and culture, while the region Venezia Giulia is shaped by the interwar period and Venetian influences.

The Gemona wash house

The Friulian cuisine

The Friulian cuisine is based on the use of simple and regional ingredients and offers something for every palate. From the world-famous San Daniele ham, the cheese from Montasio, the sweet yeasted cake with dried fruit called Gubana, tasty dishes with meat and fish or the internationally famous spirit Grappa. A particularly long-lived and valuable tradition in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is wine culture. This is preserved to this day and attention is always paid to the highest quality vines. There is a reason why countless connoisseurs and wine fans make a pilgrimage to this region to taste the best wines and take a bottle or two home. After all, the fertile Po Valley and the hilly Collio area, as well as the mild climatic conditions, offer the ideal environment for the cultivation of good wine.

San Daniele ham production
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