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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
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.
Burgruine Finkenstein
Long-Distance Hiking · Region Villach
ST22 AAT: Baumgartnerhöhe - Kranjska Gora
recommended route Difficulty difficult
21.6 km
8:00 h
1,126 m
1,252 m
On this stage you will walk across the Austrian border for the first time: from Carinthia you will come to Slovenia via the Karawanken Mountains. The destination of today’s stage, Krajnska Gora, lies at the entrance to the Triglav National Park 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. 
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ST30 AAT: Breg pri Golem Brdu - Šmartno by Sarah
October 03, 2022 · Community
Nice walk, great signage, follow yellow circles and arrows.
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Sentiero Italia by Klaus
September 30, 2022 · Community
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