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Long-distance hikes in the Julian Alps

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in the Julian Alps. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in the Julian Alps

Fernwandern auf dem Gelben Weg bei Sölden
Long-Distance Hiking · Italy
Via Alpina - Yellow Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
799.7 km
290:00 h
45,425 m
44,605 m
Across the Alps from south to north: the Yellow Trail of the Via Alpina leads through landscapes rich in contrasts from the Italian Adriatic to the Dolomites and the Austrian Central Alps to Oberstdorf in the Allgäu.
Die Bronzefigur Dr. Julius Kugy, dem Erschließer der Julischen Alpen, in der Zgornja Trenta/Nationalpark Triglav - Südwestansicht
Long-Distance Hiking
Julius Kugy-Dreiländerweg in 30 Etappen - Berge der Freundschaft
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
717.7 km
270:00 h
45,000 m
45,000 m
Getragen vom Geist des Alpinisten Julius Kugy, begleitet von den Bergen der Freundschaft, umwandern wir die Südalpen und erleben dabei Kärnten sowie Nordslowenien und Friaul.
Sentiero Italia
Long-Distance Hiking · Italy
Sentiero Italia
recommended route Difficulty difficult
6,057.3 km
2049:10 h
300,000 m
300,000 m
The longest long-distance hiking trail in the world is getting a revival – on the Sentiero Italia, Italy shows itself in all its diversity. With stamina and a lot of wanderlust, you will get to the most beautiful places in the country!
Startplatz Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe mit Großglockner
Long-Distance Hiking · Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Alpe-Adria-Trail (total tour)
Premium content Difficulty moderate closed
683.1 km
240:00 h
25,337 m
27,634 m
Long-distance hiking trail from the eternal ice of the Großglockner over the original Slovenia to the Italian Adriatic Sea
Blick auf die Drei Zinnen
Long-Distance Hiking
Via Alpina - Red Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
2,563.7 km
970:00 h
175,000 m
175,000 m
Internationally renowned long-distance hiking trail from Italy via Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and France to Monaco.
Hiking along the Soča Trail / AAT
Long-Distance Hiking · Alpine Slovenia
ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec
recommended route Difficulty moderate
21 km
6:30 h
400 m
564 m
This stage follows the marked, well-kept Soča Trail and leads almost continuously along the emerald green Soča River and at the same time through the part of the unspoilt Triglav National Park. At the suspension bridge over the Kršovec gorge on the border of the Triglav National park, the route continues towards Vodenca, crossing the confluence of the Soča and Koritnica rivers and reaching Bovec soon afterwards.
Faszinierende Bergwelt am Obir in Kärnten
Long-Distance Hiking
Via Alpina - Purple Trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1,043.6 km
365:00 h
55,100 m
56,415 m
Internationally known long-distance hiking trail from Slovenia über Österreich to Germany
Blick vom Kolovrat auf Tolmin und Soca Tal
Long-Distance Hiking · Cividale,Valli Natisone
ST27 AAT: Tolmin - Tribil di Sopra
recommended route Difficulty difficult
19.3 km
7:30 h
1,281 m
840 m
On this “peace stage” you will cross the border between Slovenia and Italy. Your route takes you past valleys, rolling hills, an open air museum and a castle, and you will walk on paths which have written history.
Tolminska korita
Long-Distance Hiking · Julian Alps
JULIANA TRAIL – overall tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
268.6 km
83:35 h
7,323 m
7,323 m
JULIANA TRAIL is a 267-km-long trail around the Julian Alps. The trail leads through valleys, over mountain passes, forests, through urban and rural areas and along the Soča and Sava rivers.
Long-Distance Hiking · Slovenia
Hiking Slovenia: From Via Alpina to Via Dinarica
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
351.3 km
120:25 h
14,870 m
15,492 m
This route is a combination of the Via Alpina, the Via Dinarica White Trail, other existing hiking trails in Slovenia, my own hiking tracks and Outdooractive routeplanner. 
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ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec by blasutig
2 days ago · Community
waw fantastic, I was in bovec a month ago, the places are fantastic, I tried to do many e-bike routes and also did a 2 hour quad excursion, everything was beautiful. for those who might be interested in doing the quad tour, I recommend
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When did you do this route? May 25, 2023
Circular ST5 AAT: Tarvis - Rifugio Zacchi by Britte
June 06, 2023 · Community
Beginning is so so, the area around the Fusine lakes is awesome! Refugio Zacchi was still closed when we did this stage, so we stayed at the Edelweiss cabin at the lake, highly recommended!
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When did you do this route? May 24, 2023
Rundtour Etappe 7 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Faaker See / Baumgartnerhöhe by Britte
June 06, 2023 · Community
Awesome views, spectacular stage! But tough: lot's of climbing, which we loved :-)
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When did you do this route? May 19, 2023
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