Hiking Alpe Adria
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8 days | difficulty level

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Hiking Alpe Adria, Cividale – Trieste
On the route of the Alpe Adria Trail

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Duration: 8 days
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The long-distance hiking path Alpe Adria Trail starts in Carinthia and runs through Slovenia to Friuli-Venezia Giulia; therefore it is a meeting point of three cultures. The tour offers both culturally and naturally enormous variety: starting with the place of pilgrimage of Castelmonte, through Cormons, Karst and Brda to the end of this stage in Trieste, a former Habsburg city.

Starting point of this hiking holiday is Cividale del Friuli. This hiking track runs along existing paths which are connected to each other. It was conceived as an easy-to-walk pleasure trail in mainly non-alpine terrain. No climbing knowledge required.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Collio
Collio
Collio
The Collio, a corner of the extreme north-east of Italy, crossroads of peoples, cultures and events. History and borders that move and dissolve - this is the stage. The main protagonists are the vine and the wine.
Duino Trieste
Castello di Duino
Duino Trieste
Popular tourist destination on a karst rock high above the sea. A visit to the castle with its charming garden, the beautiful staircase and rooms furnished with historical furniture is impressive.
Trieste
Castello di Miramare
Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Cividale del Friuli.

Day 2

ascent approx. 550 m, descent approx. 575 m / approx. 7-8 hours Alternative: ascent approx. 150 m, descent approx. 170 m / approx. 6-7 hours

The path out of the Langobard town takes you to Castelmonte, the oldest sanctuary in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, even one of the oldest Christian sanctuaries. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the plain of Friuli and the Slovenian Brda. The day will end with a good glass of vine in Prepotto. The alternativ is following the official Alpe Adria Trail.

Day 3

ascent approx. 625 m, descent approx. 475 m / approx. 5 hours

Today’s route takes you along the Italian-Slovenian border, passes vine landscapes of the Collio and numerous churches. Today you will walk to Smartno, a small residential area in the township of Brda. Your gaze will wander from the Carnic Alps over the wide Friuli to the Adria.

Day 4

ascent approx. 350 m, descent approx. 525 m / approx. 4-5 hours

Surrounded by grape vine plants of the famous DOC vines, as well as old and autochthonous grape variety which play even more a role in recent years, you reach Cormons with its Habsburg flair. This small town is nowadays the cultural centre of the Collio. Indulge yourself in a taste of good wine in the Enoteca directly on the main square.

Day 5

ascent approx. 100 m, descent approx. 125 m / approx. 5-6 hours

Today you hike through the hilly landscape of the “Görzer Collio” with its vineyards to Gradisca. The name Gradisca has Slavic roots and means “settled place”. Under Venetian rule it was built into a fortress against the Turkish threat from East in the end of the 15th century. During Austrian ruling the fort was used as prison. In the historic centre you will find the “Enoteca Regionale” (regional wine-store) in the Palazzo dei Provveditori (15th century), known as LA SERENISSIMA. You can taste different wines of the region and buy them. Further objects of interest are remainders of the mighty town walls.

Day 6

ascent approx. 675 m, descent approx. 650 m / approx. 8-9 hours; Optional tour: ascent approx. 450 m, descent approx. 450 m / approx. 6 hours + bus (ticket not included)

You leave Gradisca d`Isonzo and the plain of the Isonzo territory and hike through the barren karst, which is characterised by many traces of the First World War. Numerous subterranean water courses in the basin of the river Isonzo share your way today (e.g. Doberdo del Lago), as well as the water mouth of the river Timavo. This river with its length of 2 km is probably the shortest river in the world. The last part of the tour from Monfalcone to Duino/Sistiana can be shortened by using the bus (ticket not included). At the end of the day Duino welcomes you with its homonymous castle.

Day 7

ascent approx. 475 m, descent approx. 500 m / approx. 7-8 hours

The first part of the route takes you on the famous trail of Rilke which is named after the homonymous German author. You continue as if on a terrace along the karst to Prosecco and the capital city of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste. Have a relaxed end of the day on the main square (Piazza della Libertà) with its opulent buildings.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

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Price in double room with breakfast From 03/04/2021 to 06/11/2021 659 €
High season supplement From 17/07/2021 to 11/09/2021 39 €
Single room supplement 169 €

From 03/04/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

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 Cividale del Friuli 59 €
Single room supplement per night Cividale del Friuli 19 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Triest 79 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 35 €

From 03/04/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

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

Return transfer 39 €

From 03/04/21 to 13/07/21, from 14/07/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

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: From the north via the motorway A10 to Villach and further on the A23 to Udine (exit Udine Nord); on the province road 54 to Cividale del Friuli; from the west via the A4 – via Milano and Venezia – and further on the A23 to Udine (exit Udine Sud); over San Giovanni al Natisone to Cividale del Friuli.
By train: good train connections to Cividale del Friuli. Timetables on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Airport Trieste, Venice, Treviso, Ljubljana. From all places there are good bus/train connections to Cividale del Friuli.

Guesthouses or hotels 3*** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Free unguarded car parking available at the start hotel.

Return transfer from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli by shuttle every saturday € 39.00 per person - reservation and payment upon booking.

• Accommodation in guesthouses or hotels 3*** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• 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

• Bus ticket Monfalcone - Duino

• Not mentioned entries

• Travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

No, it is not possible.

Special experience is not necessary. Your state of health should be average and allow you to walk for 5 - 6 hours.
It was conceived as an easyto-walk pleasure trail in mainly non-alpine terrain. No climbing knowledge required.

Every Saturday we offer a return transfer by shuttle bus from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli. (pre-booking required, payment in advance at the time of booking).

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