< Alpe Adria Trail hiking & landscape photography
From the Alps to the Adriatic - hiking 750km through Austria, Slovenia and northern Italy
Alpe Adria Trail photography by Rudolf Abraham. The Alpe Adria Trail is an epic long-distance hiking route stretching 750km through the Austrian state of Carinthia, Slovenia's Julian Alps and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northern Italy – from the foot of the Grossglockner (the highest peak in the Eastern Alps), to the small town of Muggia near Trieste, on the shore of the Adriatic. It follows the Mölltal, then crosses the amazing Nockberge (a Unesco Biosphere Reserve), and passes through the Carinthian lake district before crossing into Slovenia. After crossing the Vršič Pass it follows the beautiful River Soča for several days, then hops over the border into Italy, to visit the Uneco listed city of Cividale dei Friuli and wind through the Collio (Italy) and Brda (Slovenia) wine regions. It cross the edge of the Karst region, then follows the Italian coast before making one last turn into Slovenia to visit the Lipica horse stud, then it's back into Italy for the last couple of stages to Muggia. I wrote the first English language hiking guidebook to the Alpe Adria Trail, in 2016.