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From Grossglockner across Slovenia and Italy to the Adriatic Sea

The Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages. This long distance hiking trail Alpe Adria Trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, and, without any major detours, leads close to the point where the three countries of Austria, Italy and Slovenia intersect at the Dreiländereck, and then on through Slovenia in Soča Valley towards Trieste and the Adriatic.

Alpe Adria Trail is 750 km long. Divided is on 43 stages. There are 5 stages of Alpe Adria Trail in Soča Valley.

The Alpe Adria Trail is a project that has received much acclaim, including from the biggest travel magazines such as National Geographic Traveller.

Top attractions

E23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta

The 23rd stage between Kranjska Gora and Trenta passes Vršič, the highest pass in the Julian Alps. You will remember the picturesque view of the northern faces of the highest peaks for a long time. On the Vršič - Trenta route, visit the Monument of the Dr Julius Kugy.

E24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec

The stage from Trenta to Bovec passes through part of the unspoilt Triglav National Park and passes the Great Soča Troughs. Emerald pools intertwine into a meticulously worn narrow, which opens into deep green-blue pools at the end.

E25 AAT: Bovec - Drežnica (Kobarid)

Not far from Kobarid, above the emerald Soča River, is the gorge of the Kozjak Stream, where the 15-metre-high Kozjak Waterfall stands out. The Kozjak waterfall, enclosed in a stone chamber, is considered by many to be the most beautiful waterfall in Slovenia.

Tolmin Gorges

The 26th stage of the Alpe Adria Trail finishes in Tolmin. Just a short walk away from the town, you will find the wild Tolmin Troughs, the lowest entry point to the Triglav National Park, and a few kilometres further on, Javorca with the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Kolovrat Outdoor Museum

On the 27th stage between Tolmin and Tribil di Sopra, the route passes a cross-border museum with an outstanding view of the Soča Valley. The open-air museum preserves the memory of the Italian army's third line of defence during the Soča Front.

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Information and booking

Alpe Adria Booking Center Slovenia
Turizem Dolina Soče
Rupa 17, Bovec

T: +386 (0)5 3029 643

Official website of Alpe Adria Trail >


Alpe Adria Booking Center Slovenia is the official booking centre for Slovenia and offers a tailor-made offer according to your wishes. It offers accommodation at every stage, mostly in 3-star accommodation.

Alpe Adria Booking Center Slovenia prepares individual offers, based on the hiker’s wishes. The basic offer includes accommodation at the end of every stage, daily luggage transfer and other services, e.g. transfer to the starting point, airport or train station.

For hikers who book a programme via Alpe Adria Booking Center Slovenia, a 10-hour emergency line is available 7 days of the week. 

A hiker should have good hiking shoes and hiking clothes, sun protection and optionally hiking poles. Apart from the basic equipment in your hiking backpack, including clothes for different weather conditions and first aid kit, you should also carry enough water and some snacks.

In springtime the use of tick repellents is recommended.

Climbing gear is not needed for this trail.

Alpe Adria Trail is a long-distance hiking trail, so you have to be fit enough to walk 5–6 hours or 15–25 km per day without problem.

Individual stages are not as demanding but walking more stages and more days in a row demands certain physical fitness.

Of course, you can walk the trail together with your loyal four-legged companion. Especially in the summertime, when the temperatures are high, please make sure you have enough water with you.

If you hike with your dog, please remember that it needs to be kept on a leash at all times. When you book accommodation, be careful that it is dog friendly. Some places have a limited number of accommodations that accept pets.

Since food dog can get very heavy to carry, it is a good idea to book the luggage transfer service.

It's possible to walk the trail on your own, the guide is not required.

The trail is marked with signposts, and you can use online maps and descriptions for orientation: web page Alpe Adria Trail.

Hikers can find accommodation, food, and refreshment possibilities at the end of every stage. Restaurants and groceries can be found at most of the stage ends, but not necessarily everywhere along the trail. Grocery shops can be found on all stages, except at Drežnica.

Restaurants are mostly located at the ends of the stages, but the work hours may vary according to season (shorter work hours off season).

It’s a good idea to be prepared and have enough water and food (sandwiches or other snacks) with you on the trail. Some simpler restaurants do not accept credit card, so make sure you also have some cash with you.

No, camping in Slovenia is only allowed in campsites. These can be found in some of the places along the trail, but not strictly at the end of every stage. There are a lot of accommodation options to choose from, so you should be able to find a perfect choice for yourself.

The Julian Alps Community strives to improve the public transport services in the area and encourages the visitors to use the regular bus lines, free summer shuttles and trains. Slovenian Railways trains will get you to the starting points in Kranjska Gora and Tolmin. Timetables and information are available on Slovenian Railways website.

For stages between Kranjska Gora and Trenta village you can use the Arriva bus services.

For stages between Trenta and Tolmin you can use the Nomago bus services.

It is recommended that you inform yourself about the public transport possibilities beforehand in one of the tourist information centers, especially out of the main summer season. 

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