Hiking border triangle, Italy - Austria - Slovenia
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8 days | difficulty level

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Hiking border triangle, Italy – Austria – Slovenia
On the footsteps of the Alpe-Adria Trail

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Duration: 8 days
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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.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Tarvisio
Lussari Mountain
Tarvisio
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).
Tarvisio
Laghi di Fusine
Tarvisio
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
Russian Chapel
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
Villach
Dobratsch Nature Park
Villach
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.
border triangle
Sign of friendship Tromeja
border triangle
The Tromeja emblem of friendship is located at the border triangle where Austria, Slovenia and Italy meet and represents a historical monument to the friendship between these three countries.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Villach.

Day 2

ascent approx. 200 m, descent approx. 125 m / approx. 5 - 6 hours

You start in the lively city center of Villach and find yourself in the middle of nature in no time. By train you get from the city centre to Villach Warmbad. You walk along the old Roman road and the river Gail through the nature reserve Schütt. The impressive Dobratsch massiv is watching over you. At the end of the stage you reach the small village Nötsch and finally Feistritz a. d. Gail.

Day 3

scent approx. 375 m, descent approx. 1.075 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

ascent approx. 975 m, descent approx. 975 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

ascent approx. 275 m, descent approx. 200 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

ascent approx. 325 m, descent approx. 325 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

ascent approx. 625 m, descent approx. 950 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours

By using public transport you will reach Ratece. You leave Slovenia today and return to Austria. From the wide high valley of Kranjska Gora the route leads up to the Monte Forno, which marks the border between the two states. The descent then takes you to Arnoldstein and by train you return to Villach.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast From 13/06/2021 to 19/09/2021 669 €
High season supplement From 18/07/2021 to 05/09/2021 39 €
Single room supplement 149 €

From 13/06/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 19/09/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €

From 13/06/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 19/09/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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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: approx. € 35.00 per week. Reservation of the parking area/parking garage not possible; payable on the spot.

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

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• 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)

• 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“

FAQ

Questions and answers

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).

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