Franz Gerdl (de); Kärnten Werbung (de)
The Alpe-Adria-Trail is a newly created long-distance hiking trail from the foot of the Grossglockner to Muggia on the Adriatic. The trail was jointly developed and implemented by three partners from Austria (Kärnten Werbung), Slovenia (Slovenian Tourist Board) and Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia Tourist Board). The respective Alpine associations (ÖAV, CAI and PZS) are also partners in the trail and are responsible mainly for the upkeep of the paths and the signposting. The Alpe-Adria-Trail runs through three countries and has been designed as a pleasure trail that is easy to walk, mainly in the non-Alpine area. The route leads along existing paths with the character of a hiking trail and carries the storyline “Hiking in the Garden of Eden”, which serves as a metaphor for the great variety on the southern side of the Alps and that hikers can walk through in the Alps-Adriatic region. As they hike from the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern, alongside lakes, rivers and streams to the Adriatic coast, walkers can get to know the cultural variety of three different countries connected by a long shared history. The beauty and magic of the landscape will leave the hiker with unforgettable moments.