Hiking border triangle, Italy - Austria - Slovenia

  • From 839 €
  • Holiday type Hiking
  • Duration 8 days
  • Difficulty Level Media

This hiking trip offers the unique experience of discovering three countries in one week. The south of Austria meets Italy and Slovenia. Experience an exciting and easy hiking trip in impressive mountain and natural landscapes characterised by the three cultures of the countries. In Italy you walk through a small part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. No less impressive is the Slovenian part of the hiking tour.

The start is in Villach. Here you can feel the near south. IThe Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is characterised by the Carnic mountain group of over 100 km in length, between the catchment areas of Drau, Gail and Tagliamento, and the Julian Alps, which are still the border between Slovenian and Friulan language area. A highlight of the tour is certainly the Italian pilgrimage town of Monte Lussari. The slovenian part leads to the Triglav National Park and the fashionable ski resort of Kranjska Gora – also known as the Kitzbühel of Slovenia.
The hike runs along marked mountain and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone with a good basic condition.

Included and Not Included Services

Accommodation in guesthouses or hotels of a 3*** category

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast


Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Transfers according to the program

Well planned routes

Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

Navigation APP

Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

Arrival to the starting point of the tour

Departure at the end of the tour

Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

Lunch, Dinner

Not mentioned entries

Travel insurance

All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

The sanctuary of the Madonna of Lussari, where according to tradition the Virgin is said to have appeared, is located on Lussari Mountain (Monte Lussari).
The Weißenfels lakes, also known as Laghi di Fusine, are two impressive glacial lakes and are situated at 924 and 928 metres above sea level.
Kranjska Gora
The wooden chapel dedicated to St. Vladimir was built in 1917 by surviving Russian prisoners of war to commemorate those who died while building the road over the Vršič
Located at the intersection of three cultures, it is surrounded by a lively valley landscape, whose character and special atmosphere can best be experienced on foot.
The Tromeja emblem of friendship is located at the Dreiländereck where Austria, Slovenia and Italy meet and represents a historical monument to the friendship between these three countries.

Day 1: Villach

Individual arrival at the hotel in Villach.

Day 2: Villach – Dobratsch - Villach

(ascent approx. 750 m, descent approx. 550 m / approx. 4 hours)

You start the trip in the lively city center of Villach but a short bus ride takes you in the middle of nature in Rosstratte. You then walk to the Dobratsch, Villach’s landmark mountain beloved and treasured as a local recreational area by the city’s inhabitants. Enjoy the magnificent panorama! The Dobratsch Nature Park - covering 7250 hectares and lying in the middle of Carinthia‘s idyllic lake landscape - is made of forests, mountain pastures, rivers and the high mountains create a habitat for a vast number of plants and animals.

Day 3: Villach - Camporosso

(ascent approx. 380 m, descent approx. 1.080 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours)

A transfer takes you to the starting point of your trip at the Feistritzer Untere Alm. Today your tour 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 characterised by a beautiful alpine landscapes. On the descent you will soon see the church of Camporosso, today‘s stage destination.

Day 4: Camporosso – Monte Lussari – Camporosso

(ascent approx. 960 m, descent approx. 960 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours; option with cable car: ascent approx. 0 m, descent approx. 975 m / approx. 2.5 hours)

Today‘s round trip takes you to the famous Monte Lussari, which has always been the destination of many pilgrimages by Italian, Slavic and German believers. The experience is rounded off with a breathtaking view of the entire mountain range of the Julian Alps, skilfully staged in front of the terraces of the inns. Alternatively, you can take the cable car from Camporosso to Monte Lussari (ticket not included) and then easily return to the starting point.

Day 5: Camporosso - Kranjska Gora

(ascent approx. 300 m, descent approx. 230 m / approx. 5 hours)

Transfer in the morning to the starting point of the tour. At the foot of the mighty Mangart Group, you will hike to the White Lakes (Laghi di Fusine), small and fascinating lakes formed by glaciers embedded in a dense spruce forest at the foot of the mountain Mangart. Depending on the season, enjoy the fascinating reflection of the surrounding mountains. Through wide plateaus, wet meadows, peat bogs and pine forests, you walk over the Italian Slovenian border to the famous ski resort Kranjska Gora.

Day 6: Rest day or roundtrip around Kranjska Gora

(Rest day or ascent approx. 310 m, descent approx. 320 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours)

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 smaller and larger hiking tours around this chic place. It is the gateway to the famous Triglav National Park, around Slovenia‘s highest mountain.

Day 7: Kranjska Gora - Faaker See - Villach

(ascent approx. 890 m, descent approx. 1.260 m / approx. 6 hours)

From Kranjska Gora a short transfer will take you to the stage starting point.You hike past the Techantinger & the Mallestiger Mittagskogel down to Faak am See. The lake is the ideal place to cool off and relax after this scenically breathtaking tour. From Faak am See you will take the train back to Villach.

Day 8: Villach

Individual departure from Villach or possibility to extend your stay.

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 79 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 25 €

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By car: Villach is easily accessible on the motorways A2, A10 or A11 (depending on the point of origin).
By train: Good train connections to Villach. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Klagenfurt, Salzburg or Ljubljana. There are good train connections from all these cities to your starting point.

Accommodation in guesthouses or hotels of a 3*** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

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: Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot. As an alternative, free unguarded public car park near the centre.

We suggest travel insurance.

Transfers to the starting points are organised directly by us using a shuttle bus or public transport. You can find more information in the travel documents.

No special experience is necessary. Your state of health should be average and allow you to walk for 4 - 5 hours.

Light, comfortable clothing is advisable. In addition to the usual equipment (clothes, washing things) we recommend hiking or trekking trousers, gloves, hiking or trekking shoes (hard sole and high shaft protect feet), hiking sticks, rain jacket/protection/sunshield (cap, glasses), small rucksack for the day's provisions, water bottle, personal medication, small first-aid kit (plaster, elastic bandage, disinfection, ointment against strains).

Tour information

  • Duration 8 days
  • Minimum age 14 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Media
  • Distance 84 - 100 km