Alpe Adria Trail
From the Grossglockner to the sea.
We are going on a varied journey of discovery that is around 690 km in length. Through three countries – Austria, Italy and Slovenia – and three cultures. Discover the Alpe Adria Trail!
We are going on a varied journey of discovery that is around 690 km in length. Through three countries – Austria, Italy and Slovenia – and three cultures. From the foot of the majestic Grossglockner to the azure sea. Along the Alpe Adria Trail – with heavenly views of the “Garden of Eden”. With views of a well balanced mix of glorious spectacles of nature, alpine water experiences and a fascinating world of animals and plants. Along lakes, streams and rivers to our destination, the Adriatic.
Stage no. 15: Erlacherhaus - Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte
The blooming, fragrant biodiversity of this leg that leads through one of the most stunning areas in the Nockberge Biosphere Park is due to the alternating calciferous and crystalline prehistoric rock. Three summits are to be conquered before this leg reaches its destination, the Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte: Predigerstuhl Mountain (2,170m), Pfannnock Mountain (2,254m) and Mallnock Mountain (2,226m).
Stage No. 16 Nockberge Biosphere Park:
From the Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte to Bad Kleinkirchheim
From the Falkerthaus/Lärchenhütte via the Hundsfeldscharte up to the Falkert, then on to the Rödresnock, which is also the highest point of this stage. From the Rödresnock we go gently downhill to the Schwarzkofel, then continue on to the Moschelitzenalm – with the Matl Sepp farmhouse pub – and via the Zirkitzen village back to Bad Kleinkirchheim.
This stage of the Alpe Adria Trail leads directly into the Nockberge Biosphere Park, the ideal place to go for highly enjoyable hiking over the gentle picturesque summits of the Nockberge Mountains. All year round the special light casts a magical splendour daily over the colours of the impressive landscape. You will be accompanied on your hike by the scent of the Alpine valerian (an almost forgotten medicinal plant), known as “Valeriana celtica”. At the Matl Sepp farmhouse pub a sculpture has been erected in its honour from which you can enjoy a lovely view over the Kirchheim Valley. After a valerian footbath and some culinary enjoyment we will set off back to Bad Kleinkirchheim again.
Leg no. 17: Bad Kleinkirchheim - Arriach
This leg of the Alpe Adria Trail leads dedicated hikers from the Wasser-Sinnespark in Bad Kleinkirchheim to Kaiserburg Mountain in the direction of the Waldtratte mountain restaurant. Via the mighty double summit of the Wöllaner Nock, you will be heading for Carinthia’s geographic centre, the municipality of Arriach. And who knows – you may even rediscover your own centre in the process.