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Long-distance hikes in the Julian Alps

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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

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. 
Long-Distance Hiking
Via Alpina – Violetter Weg
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1,043.6 km
365:00 h
55,100 m
56,415 m
International bekannter Fernwanderweg von Slowenien über Österreich nach Deutschland
Long-Distance Hiking · Italy
Via Alpina – Gelber Weg
Premium content Difficulty difficult
799.7 km
290:00 h
45,425 m
44,605 m
Über die Alpen von Süd nach Nord: Der Gelbe Weg der Via Alpina führt durch kontrastreiche Landschaften von der italienischen Adria über die Dolomiten und die österreichischen Zentralalpen bis nach Oberstdorf im Allgäu.
Long-Distance Hiking
Julius-Kugy-Dreiländerweg in 30 Etappen - Berge der Freundschaft
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
717.7 km
270:00 h
44,000 m
44,000 m
Getragen vom Geist des Alpinisten Julius Kugy, begleitet von den Bergen der Freundschaft, umwandern wir die Südalpen u. erleben dabei Kärnten sowie den N von Slowenien und Italien.
Long-Distance Hiking · Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
32.2 km
14:00 h
2,144 m
2,144 m
Eine Wanderung der Superlative - Wanderung, Hüttenfeeling und ein steiler Abstieg - ein Abendteuer der Extraklasse
Long-Distance Hiking · Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Alpe-Adria-Trail (Gesamttour)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
683.1 km
240:00 h
25,337 m
27,634 m
Weitwanderweg vom ewigen Eis des Großglockners über das ursprüngliche Slowenien bis an die italienische Adria
Long-Distance Hiking · Cividale,Valli Natisone
ST27 AAT: Tolmin - Tribil di Sopra
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.9 km
7:30 h
1,282 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.
Long-Distance Hiking · Upper Carniola
ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta
recommended route Difficulty moderate
20.4 km
8:00 h
990 m
1,179 m
This stage leads via the Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Hikers can enjoy the picturesque view of the stunning north faces of the highest peaks.
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.
Long-Distance Hiking · Upper Carniola
Rundtour Etappe 7 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Faaker See / Baumgartnerhöhe
recommended route Difficulty difficult
21.4 km
8:30 h
1,212 m
1,090 m
On this stage you cross the border again while climbing the mountains, called Karawanken. The destination of this stage is the Baumgartnerhöhe, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the turqoise lake Faak (Faaker See).

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ST22 AAT: Baumgartnerhöhe - Kranjska Gora by Ingrid
May 14, 2022 · Community
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ST31 AAT: Šmartno - Cormons by Gerhard
May 03, 2022 · Community
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