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This exciting one-weeker takes us in north-east Italy and the nearby countries of Slovenia and Austria. We’ll explore the Friulian countryside dotted with vineyards, olive groves, charming villages, and forests, Slovenia’s beautiful landscapes abounding with majestic waterfalls and spectacular water pools created by the emerald-green Soca river and Austria’s alpine trails offering stunning views of the Carnic and Julian Alps. Walking through all types of terrain - hills, meadows, forests, gorges and mountains - the hike is considered easy/moderate. You’ll stay as guests in family run accommodations in direct contact with three different cultures.

  :: ITINERARY - (8 days / 7 nights) ::


Day 1 - Welcome to Friuli
Arrival at Trieste airport or Udine train station and transfer to your accommodation in Cividale. Check-in and free time to explore the surroundings before enjoying a typical dinner.
Overnight stay

 Cividale dal Friuli - ( UD )

Day 2 - Friuli: a land of vineyards
Guided walk in the Colli Orientali hills scattered with vineyards and olive groves and the Natural park of Bosco Romagno abounding with chestnut and oak trees. Stop along the way to visit a winery and taste a good vintage before returning to your host town, Cividale, a real gem in the eastern foothills of Friuli with a glorious past. Founded by Julius Caesar around 50 B.C., it was then invaded by the Lombards that left many traces of their presence in town. The Lombard temple, a fine work of the 8th century in Italy, is just one of them.
Dinner and overnight stay.

A typical inn - Colli Orientali

Day 3 - Monte Matajur:
a balcony over the Julian Alps

Guided hike on Monte Matajur, in a mountain environment, full of karst phenomena, colorful alpine flowers and vast views ranging from the highest peaks of the Julian Alps to the Adriatic sea. Return to your accommodation in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Matajur: the church at the top

Day 4 - Slovenia: following the trails of history
Transfer to Kobarid for a guided hike along the town's historic and naturalistic trail which allows to rediscover the turbulent past of this ancient village, from Roman times to the Great War. Today Kobarid is sadly world known as the place where the greatest highland battle in human history took place during World War I, when over 600,000 men were killed in the space of two months. Today Kobarid is a pleasant town surrounded by towering mountains and offering many points of interest. In the afternoon, visit to the Kobarid Museum, voted Best European Museum for the year 1993.
Dinner and overnight stay.

A war trenche

Day 5 - Tarvisio: the land of violins
Transfer to Tarvisio along a scenic route along the emerald-green Soca river, the Slovenian water jewel, considered by many one of the cleanest and most beautiful rivers in Europe, if not the most beautiful of all. Guided hike in the splendid Tarvisio spruce forests producing the precious tone wood, used to build the best violins, and along the Fusine lakes trail surrounded by the imposing Mangart mountain.
Dinner in Tarvisio and overnight stay.

 Fusine lake nearTarvisio

Day 6 - Austria: the Dobratsch Natural Park
After breakfast, we leave Tarvisio, pass the Austrian border and head north to explore the Dobratch Natural Park in the Villacher Alpe. An easy hike takes us to one of the most scenic peaks in the Gail valley, from where you can admire the beautiful Carinthian lakes and the typical morphologies created by the glaciers during the last glaciation inside a natural park. We'll reach the highest chapel in Europe in a spendid alpine setting. In the afternoon we'll visit the town of Villach with free time for shopping.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Villach - Austria

Day 7 - Italy, Austria and Slovenia:
The Three Borders Peak

Ascent of Monte Forno or Three Borders peak, so called because it's on top of this mountain that the borders of Italy, Austria and Slovenia meet. It's also the place where the Friendship Festival of the Three Countries takes place every year. In the afternoon transfer to Udine.
Dinner and overnight stay.

A vineyard

Day 8 - Departure
Breakfast and transfer to Udine train station / Trieste airport. Arrivederci!

Udine piazza Libertà

(8 days / 7 nights)

Group size: max. 8 participants
Tour price: from € 985,00.

Tour dates

by request for min. 2 participants from April to October.

Tour includes
7 nights accommodation in 3-4**** hotels
Daily breakfast
7 dinners
Daily guided excursions and private transportation
Roundtrip transfer to and from Trieste airport or Udine railway station
Taxes and service


The above is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your party's exact needs. Please ask for additional rounds, extra nights or if you wish to combine this tour with some of our other 3-day modules for a great vacation!

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