Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour
Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

8 days

Ducks on the pierDrinking fountain in the cityHiking in the cityWalking on the market streetSingposts at the corner of the streetsBreak on the benchFunny walkForest hiking in ItalyA walk in the woodsTourists feed ducks by the river

Explore the spectacular mountains on foot as you hike from Austria to Italy and Slovenia

The exciting Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour will see you trekking to three countries in one amazing week! This self-guided hiking trip travels the alpine circuit from Austria to Italy, into Slovenia, and then back to Austria.

Despite being surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, the hiking on this tour is fairly easy, allowing you to enjoy the Alps without needing to be an expert. Especially since your bags are transported between hotels for you, so you can focus on your fantastic surroundings. This tour touches the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, the Carnic Mountains, the Julian Alps, and the amazing Kitzbrühel of Slovenia, just to name a few! You’ll love the diverse and spectacular scenery on this amazing alpine hiking tour.

Highlights of the Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Visit the spectacular mountains in three countries during one amazing week.
View the amazing Julian Alps mountain range from the Monte Lussari sanctuary.
Take a scenic cable car ride for a shortcut up some of the steeper trails.
Relax at the Kranjska Gora ski resort area or take a hike to explore this stunning location.

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From $825USD
8 days
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Self-Guided
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Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Villach

Enjoy a free day to explore Villach after you’ve checked into your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Villach
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Explore Shütt Nature Reserve

Your journey begins with a train ride from the city into Villach Warmbad. You’ll begin your hike on an ancient Roman road along the river that will bring you into the Schütt nature reserve. Enjoy the view of the Dobratsch massif as you walk to Feistritz a.d Gail.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Feistritz a.d. Gail
Distance: 5-6 hours, 200m of ascent, 125m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Gailtal Valley Hike

You’ll start your hike after a brief transfer to Feistritzer Untere Alm. You’ll walk the scenic path across the border into Italy where you’ll find the beautiful Gailtal Valley. Explore the magnificent alpine landscape until you begin the descent into Camporosso.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Camporosso
Distance: 4-5 hours, 375m of ascent, 1075m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Visit the Monte Lussari Sanctuary

Your trail today leads you on a circuit from Camporosso. You’ll begin walking to Monte Lussari, a sanctuary that has been a pilgrimage destination visited for centuries. Your hike will bring you to fantastic viewpoints where you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Julian Alps.

For a shorter day, you can take the cable car to Monte Lussari and only hike the return.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Camporosso
Distance: 4-5 hours, 975m of ascent, 975m of descent
Alternative route: 2.5 hours, 0m of ascent, 975m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Hike into Slovenia

A shuttle will transfer you to the start of your walk at the base of Mangart. Your hike will take you through the woods to the glacial White Lakes. You’ll walk through meadows, plateaus, and forests on your way to the Slovenian border.

Your destination today is the ski area Kranjska Gora, where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Distance: 5 hours, 275m of ascent, 200m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Rest Day or Roundtrip Hike

Feel free to take a rest day today and spend it exploring this incredible ski resort. There are endless small hikes and places for you to explore, or you can take a circular hike around the area.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Distance: Optional: 4-5 hours, 325m of ascent, 325m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Hike to Monte Forno and Return to Austria

Take the public bus to Ratece, where you’ll begin your walk back into Austria. You’ll leave the valley of Kranjska Gora on your way up to Monte Forno where you’ll cross the border.

When you’ve reached Arnoldstein you will take a train to your final stop in Villach. Celebrate with a feast and a glass of wine tonight!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Villach
Distance: 4-5 hours, 625m of ascent, 950m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

This morning your tour officially ends after breakfast. Begin your travels home or to your next destination.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour of the Austrian Alps is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the number of people in a room.

The best time to visit Europe for this tour is between May and September when the weather tends to be the warmest.

Private Self-Guided Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Please note, that the departures on this tour are available on Saturdays only. In some cases, it’s available to arrange the departures on different weekdays for groups of 5 and more (please enquire).

Low season (from June 13th to July 13th and from September 12th to 19th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $995 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $825 USD per person

High season (from July 14thto September 11th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,050 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $875 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

This tour is based in hotel and guesthouse accommodations. The hotels on this trip are rated 3-star and offer a clean and comfortable place to rest after your active day. You’ll enjoy the warmth of the local hospitality during your stays at the guesthouses.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Villach

Stroll the streets of the seventh-largest city in Austria and absorb the almost-eastern European vibes. Settle into your hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Night 2

Hotel in Feistritz an der Gail

Relax in this tranquil and charming town. You’ll be surrounded by greenery with views of the mountains as a constant backdrop.

Night 3-4

Hotel in Camporosso

Spend the night in an inviting 3-star hotel or guesthouse along your route.

Night 5-6

Hotel in Kranjska Gora

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 7

Hotel in Villach

Stroll the streets of the seventh-largest city in Austria and absorb the almost-eastern European vibes. Settle into your hotel for a good night’s sleep.

What’s Included in the Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Villach are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour as outlined in the itinerary. Airport transfers are not included. Cable car tickets and public transport used to shorten hikes are not included.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned hiking route
  • Detailed documents, guides and trail maps
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel
  • Flights
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Villach
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Unattended parking near starting hotel (approximately $50 USD per week)

Frequently Asked Questions about Austria, Italy and Slovenia Hiking Tour

FunActive Tours operates adventure tours in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Thanks to the ideal
location of FunActive headquarters right in the Dolomites and branch offices in Venice Mestre and
Trieste, FunActive Tours can offer excellent walking and cycling tours not only in the mountains, but
also towards Austria, Slovenia, and Istria.

FunActive offers efficient, high-quality service to clients from all over the world, making it one of the
best choices for those seeking an experienced local provider. Attention is given down to the smallest
details, and the tours are designed to suit travellers of many abilities according to how adventurous
they wish to be. FunActive can find you an incredible tour regardless of age, skill level, or time of
year. Come discover Italy and beyond!

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour includes daily hikes up to a maximum of 6 hours per day, but most days are closer to 3 or 4 hours. Trails are clearly marked and comfortable to walk. You can choose to shorten your route or skip the steep ascents by using public transportation.

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