Alpe-Adria Trail: From the Alps to the Adriatic: Hiking through Austria, Slovenia & Italy (Bradt Travel Guides)
By: Rudolf Abraham (author)Paperback
This is the first English-language guide to the epic new 750-km hiking route through the mountains of Austria, Slovenia and Italy, from the foot of the Grossglockner (at 3,798m, the highest peak in Austria and the Eastern Alps) to Muggia near Trieste on the Adriatic coast. Detailed maps and route descriptions for all 43 stages of the route are included, with a clear breakdown of time, distance and ascent for each stage. Published in a small, handy-sized format which is easy to pack and carry, it is written by an expert who has authored over half a dozen hiking guides and who specialises in Eastern and Central Europe. He has been a regular visitor to the borderlands of Slovenia, Austria and Italy for over 15 years, as well as living for two years in neighbouring Croatia.
The Alpe-Adria route is well marked, relatively easy to walk and is suitable for hikers of all abilities as well as families - a point which is emphasised in the guide. The route takes in spectacular, unspoilt mountain scenery, alpine lakes, rolling coastal hills, beautiful villages and several national parks and nature reserves. An introduction covering the history, wildlife, flora and geography of the area is included, along with accommodation details for each stage and information on local public transport, culture, food and language.
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Eastern and Central Europe. He has been a regular visitor to the borderlands of Slovenia, Austria and Italy for over 15 years, and lived for two years in neighbouring Croatia. He is the author of more than half a dozen hiking guides (including the first English language guidebooks to hiking in Croatia and Montenegro) as well as several other books, and has contributed to many more, including several books on art and architecture. His work is published widely in magazines.
Introduction PART ONE - GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and geology Climate Wildlife Plants History Language Chapter 2 Practical Information The Alpe-Adria Trail - a summary When to hike Highlights and route planning Alpe-Adria Trail booking offices Tourist offices Tour operators Red tape Embassies Getting there and away Public transport Accommodation Eating and drinking Money Budgeting Opening hours Telephone numbers and mobile phones Internet Public holidays and festivals Other outdoor activities Travelling with kids Maps and apps Trail markings Long-distance hiking: travelling light Using the AAT app Health Emergency phone numbers Safety in the mountains Low-impact trekking PART TWO - THE ROUTE Stage 1. Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe - Heiligenblut Stage 2. Heiligenblut - Doellach Stage 3. Doellach - Marterle Stage 4. Marterle - Stall Stage 5. Stall - Innerfragant Stage 6. Innerfragant - Mallnitz Stage 7. Mallnitz - Obervellach Stage 8. Obervellach - Danielsberg Stage 9. Danielsberg - Huhnersberg Stage 10. Huhnersberg - Gmund Stage 11. Gmund - Seeboden Stage 12. Seeboden - Millstatter Alpe Stage 13. Millstatter Alpe - Doebriach Stage 14. Doebriach - Langalmtal Stage 15. Langalmtal - Falkerthaus Stage 16. Falkerthaus - Bad Kleinkirchheim Stage 17. Bad Kleinkirchheim - Arriach Stage 18. Arriach - Gerlitzen Alpe Stage 19. Gerlitzen Alpe - Ossiach Stage 20. Ossiach - Velden Stage 21. Velden - Baumgartnerhoehe Stage 22. Baumgartnerhoehe - Kranjska Gora Stage 23. Kranjska Gora - Trenta Stage 24. Trenta - Bovec Stage 25. Bovec - Dreznica Stage 26. Dreznica - Tolmin Stage 27. Tolmin - Tribil di Sopra Stage 28. Tribil di Sopra - Cividale Stage 29. Cividale - Breg Stage 30. Breg - Smartno Stage 31. Smartno - Cormons Stage 32. Cormons - Gradisca d'Isonzo Stage 33. Gradisca d'Isonzo - Duino Stage 34. Duino - Prosecco Stage 35. Prosecco - Lipica Stage 36. Lipica - Bagnoli della Rosandra Stage 37. Bagnoli della Rosandra - Muggia Stage C1. Faak am See - Warmbad Villach Stage C2. Warmbad Villach - Notsch im Gailtal Stage C3. Notsch im Gailtal - Valbruna Stage C4. Valbruna - Tarvisio Stage C5. Tarvisio - Rifugio Zacchi Stage C6. Rifugio Zacchi - Kranjska Gora Stage C7. Kranjska Gora - Faak am See Appendices Appendix 1: Gateway cities Appendix 2: Language Appendix 3: Further reading Appendix 4: Websites and apps Index
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