The Alpe Adria Trail is one of the seven most beautiful trails in the world, and the Alpe Adria Ultra Trail translates the beauty of this trail into an Ultra Trail race.
Alpe Adria Eden Ultra is the Alpe Adria race par excellence as it crosses three countries: Italy, Slovenia and Austria. The route runs entirely along the route of the Alpe Adria Trail, therefore preferring a fast terrain and also suitable for the roadrunner, with few technical difficulties, but with the most beautiful views.
From the point of view of the race, the route is divided into 4 climbs that lead to 4 distinct valleys.
Alpe Adria Eden Ultra 137 km
9 km 1000 D +, starting with the ascent to Mount Lussari
12 km of descent, fast and very runnable, with almost 1000 D +
11 km of ascent, along the shady paths in the woods that lead to the Acomizza mountain hut and Austria.
You enter Austria with 32 km and 1700 D + accumulated.
45 km of easy trail, of which 10 in a long and very fast descent and 35 of the undulating trail along the Austrian Lakes region.
At km 85 the most demanding climb begins. Steep, long, but completely shaded and technically not complex. From Faak am See towards Slovenia.
5 km along the ridges between Austria and Slovenia … 5 km seem few, but at the edge of the ridge, you will change your mind, due to the continuous ascent and descent! Here too, a breathtaking route, with a raised balcony of 1800 meters, but always without dangerous sections.
From 90 to 97 km you descend towards Kranjska Gora where after a refreshment you prepare for the last stretch.
15 km of slight slope towards the Fusine Lakes, along an easy and shaded hiking trail, caressing the Fusine lakes and then looking out over the Mangart massif.
The last 15 km: descent not steep but steady again towards the other side of the Fusine Lakes and then along the Alpe Adria Trail to Tarvisio. Almost all downhill.
Arrive in Tarvisio where a well-deserved medal awaits you!
The cross-border passage will take you from the Carinthian side of the Eastern Carnic Alps to the foot of the impressive Mount Osternig on the Feistritz alpine pasture. In Italy, you continue from the Malga dell’Acomizza towards the valley reaching first Camporosso and then Valbruna.
A long climb up to almost 2000 meters leads to the Schwarzkogel, with a breathtaking view of the valleys, from here you descend towards Faaker See and start 30 km of false-flat, very scenic but absolutely not to be underestimated for two reasons: the first is that many runners will face this section in the warmest hours of the day, and the second because after the fastest section you will find the third climb. A steady climb of about 1100 meters in 12 km… all runnable, for those who have conserved their efforts!
The runners will pass through Slovenia following Via Alpina, until they reach the Slovenian town of Krajnska Gora, where they will be greeted by the festivities that are held on the occasion of the August holiday.
You can study the race Roadbook from the Alpe Adria Trail website, viewing the stages below.
Giro T4 AAT: Valbruna – Tarvisio
Giro T3 AAT: Feistritz / Gail – Valbruna
Giro T2 AAT: Warmbad – Feistritz / Gail
Giro T1 AAT: Faaker See / Baumgartnerhöhe – Warmbad
T22 AAT: Baumgartnerhöhe – Kranjska Gora
GiroT6 AAT: Rifugio Zacchi – Krajnska Gora