3 Countries In 1 Hiking Experience

Your Gateway to a Three-Country Hiking Extravaganza


Don’t tell anyone, but this trail is our best kept secret

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?

Imagine hiking through three stunning countries in one trip, immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, exploring rich history and culture, savoring mouth-watering cuisine, and experiencing warm hospitality. This is the Alpe Adria Trail, a hiking odyssey that spans Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, offering a unique fusion of diverse landscapes and unforgettable experiences.



Hike Along the Majesty of Pasterze Glacier, Mt. Grossglockner

Explore Three Countries in One Trip

The journey begins at the base of Austria’s majestic Grossglockner, the highest peak in the country. As you hike through the foothills and along the picturesque Grossglockner High Alpine Road, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas and the enchanting sight of the Pasterze Glacier. From there, you’ll venture into Slovenia’s Julian Alps, discovering the pristine lakes and natural beauty of Triglav National Park along the scenic Soca River Trail. Finally, the trail leads you to the charming coastal city of Trieste in Italy, where history, maritime charm, and cultural diversity converge along the Adriatic coast.

The trail really resembles a walk in the Garden of Eden.


Energizing Views: Alpe Adria Trail’s Lakes and Mountains Boost Your Hiking Experience

Recognized by National Geographic Traveller

The Alpe Adria Trail has received widespread recognition from National Geographic Traveller, earning a place among the world’s most beautiful trails on four continents. With its unique blend of diverse landscapes and cultural exploration, the trail provides an immersive and unforgettable experience for hikers.

National Geographic Traveller has commended the trail’s ability to take hikers on a journey through three stunning countries, while offering a chance to explore rich history and culture, savor mouth-watering cuisine, and experience warm hospitality. The trail is praised for combining adventure with a genuine connection to the local communities, creating a travel experience like no other.

The Alpe Adria Trail has become a bucket-list destination for hikers seeking an unforgettable adventure.


Hike Along Breathtaking Soca River, Slovenia

Alpe Adria Trail Highlights

  • The Majesty of Mt. Grossglockner, Austria: Begin your adventure at the foothills of Austria’s Highest peak and it’s crown jewel. Experience the awe-inspiring  panoramic vistas, hike or drive along the picturesque Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and marvel at the enchanting Pasterze Glacier.
  • Soca River, Slovenia: Follow the scenic Soca River Trail, a world-class destination for fly-fishing and water sports. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Triglav National Park, where crystal-clear rivers and lush landscapes await.
  • Kolovrat Ridge, Slovenia & Italy: Hike along the historic Kolovrat Ridge, and step back in time as you explore outdoor WWI museums, trenches, and tunnels, while enjoying panoramic views of the Adriatic.
  • Bay of Trieste, Italy: Conclude your journey in the enchanting Bay of Trieste, where history, maritime charm, and cultural diversity converge along the Adriatic coast.


Breathtaking Beauty of the Alps and its Alpine Architecture

A Personal Touch to Your Hiking Experience

We’ve curated the perfect trails, ensuring you experience the very best of this 43-day hike in just 8 to 10 days, creating a memorable adventure filled with diverse landscapes, cultural richness and gastronomic landmarks.

We consider ourselfs as leading experts and trail pioneer on the Alpe Adria Trail and the 3-country regionWe hiked parts of this amazing trail since well before its inception in 2012.

In 2022 we fully guided all 43 stages in one go and it was simply amazing.

You can complete the Alpe Adria Trail in 43 days or opt for a more condensed experience in 8 to 10 days, depending on your preferences and time constraints.

Intense Hiking Days:

    • Six to Eight Hours of walk Daily: Embrace the daily physical exercise with exhilarating hikes, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes.

Strategic Rest Days:

    • Revitalize Your Body: We understand the importance of rest, incorporating strategic rest days to ensure a rejuvenating experience for all fitness levels.


One of the World’s 10 Top Chefs – Ana Ros & Her Team; Slovenia

Savor Culinary Excellence with the World’s Best Female Chef:

As a special treat, consider extending your adventure to Hiša Franko, home to world famous culinary virtuoso Ana Roš. Let the trail lead you to culinary masterpiece that complements the enchantment of your Alpe Adria Trail adventure.

In 2023 Ana Roš once again proudly became the only female chef to be ranked among the world’s top 10 chefs and confirmed her undisputed place among the world’s culinary elite. Hiša Franko was ranked a high 32nd in the prestigious The 50 Best Awards 2023, confirming its outstanding influence in the world of gastronomy. Hiša Franko was also awarded its third Michelin star.

Read More About Ana Ros and Hisa Franko


Traditional Organic Food Along the Way, Austria

Alpe Adria Trail: John Mackey’s Inspiring Journey

Discover the allure of the Alpe Adria Trail through the captivating experience of John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In August 2022, Mackey immersed himself in the trail’s 43 stages, sharing his insights, tips, and unique perspective on the stunning landscapes and cultural wonders. For an in-depth exploration of his Alpe Adria Trail adventure, delve into John Mackey’s detailed narrative on his website here.

We invite you to uncover the trail’s beauty and cultural richness through his eyes, inspiring your own unforgettable hiking experience.


“I’m happy to say that I was able to accomplish this! I just returned from an amazing 40-day hike on the trail. I was surrounded by great friends and beautiful scenery and shared many delicious meals, conversations, and laughs. The diverse beauty on the trail never ceases to amaze me! The landscape is such a great combination of villages, rugged mountains, agricultural land, and small cities. We even passed through some vineyards in Italy, which was quite lovely!”

John Mackey, Co-Founder of Whole Foods Market



Our Guests Tell It Best:

»Thanks for an absolutely wonderful trip! We saw so much beauty in the mountains and did so much. I would highly recommend the trip! Hugs right back«


»It has been perfectly curated trip by Ursula and her team at Wanderlux Journeys – all experiences have been outstanding. What a dream trip with culture, nature and wonderful friends!«

Judy Carvalhal, Co-founder of Enchanted Adventures


Conclusion: A Tale of Alpine Beauty

Are you ready to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience?

The Alpe Adria Trail awaits, offering the perfect blend of nature, history, culture, and culinary delights. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore three countries in one trip, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

Join us on the Alpe Adria Trail, where each step is a dance with the enchanting landscapes of Austria, Slovenia, and Italy.

Your adventure awaits!

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