Alpe Adria

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-HKITFA03)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/hiking_italy_alpe_adria.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
The long-distance hiking path Alpe Adria Trail starts in Carinthia and runs through Slovenia to Friuli-Venezia Giulia; therefore it is a meeting point of three cultures. The tour offers both culturally and naturally enormous variety: starting with the place of pilgrimage of Castelmonte, through Cormons, Karst and Brda to the end of this stage in Trieste, a former Habsburg city.

This hiking track runs along existing paths which are connected to each other. It was conceived as an easy-to-walk pleasure trail in mainly non-alpine terrain. No climbing knowledge required.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of guesthouses as well as 3 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Cividale del Friuli
Individual arrival at the hotel in Cividale del Friuli.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Cividale del Friuli


Day 2: Cividale del Friuli to Prepotto
The path out of the Langobard town takes you to Castelmonte, the oldest sanctuary in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, even one of the oldest Christian sanctuaries. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the plain of Friuli and the Slovenian Brda. The day will end with a good glass of wine in Prepotto. Alternatively, you can follow the official Alpe Adria Trail.
Ascent: approx. 550 m / descent approx. 575 m / approx. 7-8 hours (shorter option: ascent approx. 150 m / descent approx. 170 m / approx. 6-7 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Prepotto


Day 3: Prepotto to Smartno
Today’s route takes you along the Italian-Slovenian border, passing the vineyard  landscapes of the Collio and numerous churches. Your destination for the day is Smartno, a small residential area in the township of Brda. Your gaze will wander from the Carnic Alps over the wide Friuli to the Adria.
Ascent: approx. 625 m / descent approx. 475 m / approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Smartno


Day 4: Smartno to Cormons
Surrounded by grape vine plants of the famous DOC wines, as well as old and autochthonous grape variety which play an even more a role in recent years, you reach Cormons with its Habsburg flair. This small town is nowadays the cultural centre of the Collio. Indulge yourself in a taste of good wine in the Enoteca directly on the main square.
Ascent: approx. 350 m / descent approx. 525 m / approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Cormons


Day 5: Cormons to Gradisca d’Isonzo
Today you hike through the hilly landscape of the “Görzer Collio” to Gradisca. The name Gradisca has Slavic roots and means “settled place”. Under Venetian rule it was built into a fortress against the Turkish threat from the East at the end of the 15th century. While Austria was ruling, the fort was used as prison. In the historic centre you will find the “Enoteca Regionale” (regional wine-store) in the Palazzo dei Provveditori (15th century), known as LA SERENISSIMA. You can taste different wines of the region and buy them. Further objects of interest are remainders of the mighty town walls.
Ascent: approx. 100 m / descent approx. 125 m / approx. 5-6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Gradisca d’Isonzo


Day 6: Gradisca d’Isonzo to Duino/Sistiana
You leave Gradisca d`Isonzo and the plain of the Isonzo territory and hike through the barren karst, which is characterised by many traces of the First World War. Numerous subterranean water courses in the basin of the river Isonzo share your way today (e.g. Doberdo del Lago), as well as the water mouth of the river Timavo. This river with its length of 2 km is probably the shortest river in the world. The last part of the tour from Monfalcone to Duino/Sistiana can be shortened by using the bus (ticket not included). At the end of the day Duino welcomes you with its homonymous castle.
Ascent: approx. 675 m / descent approx. 650 m / approx. 8-9 hours (shorter option with bus: ascent approx. 450 m / descent approx. 450 m / approx. 6 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Duino/Sistiana


Day 7: Duino/Sistiana to Trieste
The first part of the route takes you on the famous trail of Rilke which is named after the homonymous German author. You continue as if on a terrace along the karst to Prosecco and the capital city of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste. Have a relaxed end of the day on the main square (Piazza della Libertà) with its opulent buildings.
Ascent: approx. 475 m / descent approx. 500 m / approx. 7-8 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Prepotto


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Alpe Adria

Rates include:

Accommodation, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...), Luggage transfers & Phone hotline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day self-guided tour, MAP€660$785
    • Single supplement€170$200
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Shuttle transfer every Saturday from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli, pp 40 $50
2021 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/23 - 10/30 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/30 - 11/06 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 11/06 - 11/13 8d / 7n / Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners, Transfers & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Alpe Adria (ZZ-HKITFA03):
Due to the momentary unstable situation we have revised our booking policy by modifying it as follows:
- Modification of the reservation possible up to 28 days before arrival
- If the situation is more critical, in the face of official and legal restrictions or strict regulations due to the Covid 19 pandemic, rebooking will be possible up to 14 days before arrival.
This provision will be valid until further revoked!

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Cividale del Friuli
Airport: Trieste or Venice
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                    Prepotto area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

44

47

55

62

71

78

82

82

72

63

53

45

Average Low Temperature (°F)

28

29

35

41

49

56

59

59

51

45

38

30

Average High Temperature (°C)

7

8

13

17

22

25

28

28

22

17

12

7

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-2

-2

1

5

10

13

15

15

11

7

3

-1

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

6

5

6

8

9

8

7

7

8

9

9

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Because of its proximity with the coast, this region benefits from a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and lots of sunshine all year long.

What To Bring:
Equipment list

Documents
• Validpassport or ID card
• Money, Cheques and/or credit card
• International travel health insurance certificate

Hiking equipment
• Backpack
• Small backpack pharmacy
• Hiking poles (depending on taste)
• Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
• Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
• Food (eg bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
• Handkerchiefs
• Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
• Mobile phone and charger
• Sunglasses

Clothing
• Hiking shoes
• Functional sports underwear
• T-Shirts
• Scarf (if required)
• Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
• Jacket (Windstopper)
• Shorts
• Hiking socks
• Raincover
• Warm clothing
• Towel
• Toiletry