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Alpe-Adria-Trail: Hohe Tauern National Park Package

Embark on a hiking trip spanning three countries, all of them celebrated for their outstanding landscapes and distinctive cultures, and you will come away with a truly unforgettable experience. The new Alpe-Adria-Trail runs through Carinthia, Slovenia and Northern Italy – beginning beneath the snow-covered magnitude of the Grossglockner in the Central Alps and finishing at the fishing harbour of Muggia on the Adriatic Coast. A journey like no other!
Voted among the World’s Best Hikes 2016 by National Geographic Traveler.

10-Day Trek on the Alpe-Adria-Trail: Hohe Tauern National Park

This popular package starts at Stage 01 of the Alpe-Adria-Trail. Your journey begins at the foot of the glaciated Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain, and takes you through the breathtaking Alpine landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest nature reserve in the Alps. This route is characterised by cascading waterfalls, blooming Alpine meadows, panoramic views and friendly small villages, and ends at the ancient Celtic sanctuary on the Danielsberg.

Your hiking seasons and booking times

Spring:       14 May 2018 to 08 June 2018
Summer:    
09 June 2018 to 10 September 2018
Autumn:     
11 September 2018 to 26 October 2018

We are pleased to provide our Alpe-Adria-Trail Mobility Service along the extensive network of the Alpe-Adria-Trail. During the off-peak seasons in autumn and spring, this convenient shuttle and luggage transfer is priced as follows

from 2 persons: stages 02, 04-21 €  25.00  per person
stages 01, 03 €  35.00  per person
from 3 persons: stages 02, 04-21 €  13.00  per person
stages 01, 03 €  26.00  per person
from 4 persons: stages 02, 04-21 €  11.00  per person
stages 01, 03 €  16.00  per person

The Package includes

BASIC-TREK

CLASSIC-TREK

COMFORT-TREK

  • 9 nights in quality-approved partner establishments
  • 9 nights in quality-approved partner establishments
  • 9 nights in quality-approved partner establishments
  • meals: breakfast
  • meals: dinner and breakfast
  • meals: dinner and breakfast
  • accommodation in a simple inn or a bed-and- breakfast
  • accommodation in mid-range inn or hotel**/***
  • accommodation in four-star hotel with spa area bookable for stages for stages 01 & 05; further stages at classic-trek
  • 08 selected trail stages
  • 08 selected trail stages
  • 08 selected trail stages
  •  luggage service
    (1 piece max. 20 kg)
  •  luggage service
    (1 piece max. 20 kg)
  •  luggage service
    (1 piece max. 20 kg)
  • shuttle and return transfer
    with the Alpe-Adria-Trail
    Mobility Service (Share Taxi)
  • shuttle and return transfer
    with the Alpe-Adria-Trail
    Mobility Service (Share Taxi)
  • shuttle and return transfer
    with the Alpe-Adria-Trail
    Mobility Service (Share Taxi)
  • Alpe-Adria-Trail tour documents and one trail souvenir
  • Alpe-Adria-Trail tour documents and one trail souvenir
  • Alpe-Adria-Trail tour documents and one trail souvenir

€ 590,00

per person in double room

€ 932,00

per person in double room

€ 1.039,00

per person in double room

 

Discounts and surchages

BASIC-TREK

CLASSIC-TREK

COMFORT-TREK

Dog: surcharges payable at place of accommodation surcharges payable at place of accommodation surcharges payable at place of accommodation
Single room: surcharge: € 10.00 / per night surcharge: € 20.00 / per night surcharge: € 25.00 / per night
Children:
(6-14 years):
65% of the total price
(parent`s room)
65% of the total price
(parent`s room)
65% of the total price
(parent`s room)
Guide: optional
price on request
optional
price on request
optional
price on request

Attention! Limited Availability

Stages 01|02|03: 12 July to 17 July 2018
Stages 17-21: 01 August to 07 August 2018 and
05 September to 10 September 2018

During the following peak periods, the availability of accommodation on these sections of the trail may be limited:

However, to ensure that your hiking journey can still go ahead at the time you have chosen, your Trail Angels at the Alpe-Adria-Trail Booking Centre

will book overnight stays in establishments which are not always located directly at the end of the stage. Shared shuttle services will be provided and are included in the price!

YOUR personal Alpe-Adria-Trail programm

01.day Arrive in Heiligenblut by your chosen means of travel.
Arrival at your first place of accommodation and receipt of all tour documents.
02.day Stage 01:  Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe to Heiligenblut
The first stage of the Alpe-Adria-Trail begins at an altitude of 2.370 metres, amidst a breathtaking high-alpine landscape. At the foot of Austria´s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3.798m), the trail almost touches on the icy stream of the Pasterze, the largest glacier of the Eastern Alps. From here it winds its way downwards to the famous mountain village of Heiligenblut, with its magnificent pilgrimage church. Further highlights of this stage include the Briccius chapel, where the legend of Heiligenblut began, and an exciting panorama platform offering spectacular views towards Heiligenblut. Stage 01 undoubtedly counts among the most spectacular day-hikes of the Alpe Adria Trail!(Duration: 5.5 hours, length: 13.1km, difference in altitude: ˄173m, ˅1.267m)
03.day Stage 02:  Heiligenblut to Doellach (Grosskirchheim)Stage 02 of the Alpe-Adria-Trail takes you from Heiligenblut to the ancient gold-mining village of Grosskirchheim. This is a relatively short day – giving you plenty of time to be enchanted by the scenic mountain-farm landscape and unforgettable panoramic views across the alpine wilderness of the Hohe Tauern National Park. As you pass through the tiny village of Apriach,  look out for its remarkable ‘Stockmuehlen’ – a dozen traditional mills built into the towering rock-face where farmers have ground their grain into flour for hundreds of years. Along with the sun-darkened farm-houses and wild flower meadows, they make for an outstanding backdrop, so don’t forget your camera and take your time to enjoy!(Duration: 4.5 hours, length: 11.8km, difference in altitude: ˄490m, ˅787m)
04.day Stage 03:  Doellach to MarterleThis stage is divided into two main parts. To begin with, the even trail takes you along the Moell river. You may like to take a small detour to visit the delightful Gartl waterfall, where you will also find a relaxing resting area. Once you have reached the village of Moertschach, the second part of your hike begins as you follow a fairly steep, ancient pilgrims path to your final destination of the day: the ‘Marterle’ – Austria’s highest pilgrimage church. And what a destination this is: its incredible spectrum of scenic views spans from the glaciers of the Glockner group and the jagged rocks of the Tyrolean Dolomites all the way to the ‘empire of silence’ – the Kreuzeck mountains.(Duration: 7.0 hours, length: 18.4km, difference in altitude: ˄1.159m, ˅347m)
05.day Stage 04:  Marterle to StallAlso one of the less taxing sections of your journey – giving you a welcome chance to save your strength for the following days, where you will be walking some of the longest stages of the entire trail! For now, however, you can enjoy a mostly down-hill path along another ancient pilgrim route: setting out from the ‘Marterle’ church, you follow the trail through romantic alpine meadows and cooling forests, directly to the remote village of Stall in the Moell Valley.(Duration: 4.5 hours, length: 11.1km, difference in altitude: ˄119m, ˅1.101m)
06.day Stage 05:  Stall to Innerfragant/FlattachThis is a genuinely long hike! Make sure you set out early for this eight-hour trek. However, you will be rewarded with stunningly diverse scenery as you make your way through a history-steeped alpine landscape. From the village of Stall, the trail winds its way up the steep but beautiful Sonnberg (‘Sunny Mountain’), taking you directly to the alpine zone. Having passed two welcoming mountain huts, you reach the highlight of this route: the ‘Rollbahn’ – the remnants of a horse-drawn railway track, originally built (complete with tunnels and bridges) in order to advance the area’s copper mining industry. Today it makes for a fantastic, entirely flat and easy hiking path. The day finishes with a fairly steep descent down to the mountain village of Innerfragrant.(Duration: 8.0 hours, length: 17.7km, difference in altitude: ˄1.1185, ˅957m)
07.day Stage 06:  Innerfragant/Flattach to MallnitzYou have another long hiking day ahead of you! It starts with a walk through a flat and shady mountain valley, taking you to the tourist village of Flattach. This is followed by a longer and more strenuous ascent to the alpine ‘Staneralm’ pastures. By the time you have reached the unique ‘Himmelbauer’ (‘Heaven’s Farmer’) Tavern for a cool drink, you truly might feel that you are in heaven. The remaining route descends all the way down to the village of Mallnitz, a traditional mountaineers’ village known as the ‘Alpine Pearl’ of the National Park.(Duration: 8.0 hours, length: 22.4km, difference in altitude: ˄1.168m, ˅1.081m
08.day Stage 07:  Mallnitz to ObervellachAfter two extensive trekking days, you can unwind on this shorter, spectacularly beautiful stage of the trail. This stunning route first takes you to the Stappitzer See, a picturesque mountain lake set within a breathtaking alpine landscape. From there you follow the path into the gorge of the Mallnitz river – a safe yet thrilling route which leads you through the gorge with its cascading waterfalls, rock-faces and water-pools. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the entire Alpe-Adria Trail, the path eventually takes you to the historical market square of Obervellach.(Duration: 6.0 hours, length: 17.8km, difference in altitude: ˄238m, ˅738m)
09.day Stage 08:  Obervellach to DanielsbergOn your last hiking day, you can once again enjoy the fine panoramic views on the sunny side of the Moell Valley. Half-way along this stage, you will pass the fairy-tale castle of Falkenstein, a truly magical place. From there it is not far to the final destination of your hiking journey: the mythical, holy mountain of Danielsberg. It is here that the region’s human history began more than 5,000 years ago with the Celts, followed by the Romans who chose this location for a temple dedicated to Hercules. The Christians eventually built a small Romanesque church directly on the summit of this tiny yet remarkable mountain. This is a sacred, energy-charged site and a worthy final destination of your hiking adventure!(Duration: 5.5 hours, length: 12.9km, difference in altitude: ˄841m, ˅559m)
10.day Shuttle-transfer back to Heiligenblut, provided by the Alpe-Adria-Trail Mobility Service.Independent departure.

Recommended equipment and physical fitness

  • Physical fitness: Hikers must be fit enough to cope with 4.5 to 8.5 hours of daily hiking, and be sure-footed in all terrains; suitable for children over 12 with very high fitness levels only.
  • Backpack (volume: 18–25 litres) as day-luggage
  • Good footwear with Vibram soles, hiking poles
  • Suitable clothing, including protection against wind, cold and rain
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen lotion

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