Karawanken

Description

Hochstuhl Karawanken

The Karawanken constitute the border between Austria and Slovenia. The area is best known with tourists by the Karawanken Tunnel between Villach in Austria and Ljubljana in Slovenia. From this road, you won't see much of these interesting limestone mountains.

The area forms part of the Southern Limestone Alps. To the west you will find the Karnische (Carnic) Alps, and to the east the higher and steeper Kanmik Savinja Alps. To the south are the Julian Alps with Slovenia's highest mountain, Triglav.

Highest summit in the Karawanken is the Hochsthul or Stol, 2.236 m. This summit, and many others in the region, are good for walking, and easily accessible for the experienced hiker, via marked trails.

Map

Map Karawanken

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes are graded for difficulty, and range from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the Slovenian valleys, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Slovenia - Walking in The Karavanke - Slovenia`s Unspoilt Northern Borders
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as `the way the Alps used to be`, as it is yet to experience the extent of commercial development known by the Western Alps, it is one of the longest ranges in Western... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes are graded for difficulty, and range from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the Slovenian valleys, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Karawanken - Slovenie - Walking in the Karavanke | Cicerone
  • Goede wandelgids met veel dagtochten; redelijk kaartmateriaal en goede praktische informatie. This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as 'the way the Alps used to be'; as it is yet to experience the extent of... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Trekking in Slovenia
  • A guidebook for trekking the Slovene High Level Route across Slovenia. The 500km hike from Maribor, near the Austrian border, to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast, is described as a series of 3 to 6 day treks. The route runs through the regions of Pohorje, the Julian Alps and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Karavanke, and the limestone Karst country. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Trekking in Slovenia - Slovenië | Cicerone
  • De eerste beschrijving - en meteen een uitstekende! - van een lange meerdaagse wandeltocht door de bergen van Slovenië. The first English-language guidebook to trekking the Slovene High Level Route across Slovenia. From Maribor to Ankaran the route covers 500km through the forested plateau of Pohorje, the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Oostenrijk - Walking in Austria | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Bedenk wel - zie het overzicht- dat het voornamelijk routes zijn in het westen en zuiden van Oostenrijk. A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Bavarian Alps Walking Guide
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps from Cicerone Press with a selection of 85 walks: graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks and multi-day tours, grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices accessible from popular holiday destinations.Each of the six areas covered by the guide is presented on a overview map showing road and rail... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Beieren - Walking in the Bavarian Alps | Cicerone
  • Wandelgids met dagtochten: goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Enorm veel keus in een groot gebied! The Bavarian Alps lie along the German–Austrian border in a thin sliver of land roughly 300km long. Crammed into this area is some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grindelwald - Wengen - Müren 50K Hallwag Outdoor Map No. 17
  • Grindelwald area of the Bernese Oberland, with Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Interlaken, plus the peaks of Jungfau anf the Eiger at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional... Read more
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United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 56 Karinthie - Kärnten, Kärntner Seen | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Die Kärntner Seen zählen zu den beliebtesten Urlaubsgebieten der gesamten Alpen. Kein Wunder, denn kaum eine Region kann auf eine derart reiche... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Kärnten - Karinthië Alm- und Hüttenwanderungen | Rother
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 57 Karawanken un Steiner Alpen | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 52 dagtochten in dal en hoger gelegen delen van het gebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze wandelgidsen uitgever staat hoog aangeschreven en is een begrip onder de wandelaars! Entlang der Grenze zwischen Kärnten und... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Alpentreks
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Klimgids - Klettersteiggids Julische Alpen | Rother
  • Die Südalpen östlich der Dolomiten sind für viele Bergsteiger noch ein unbekanntes Revier. Dabei gibt es dort außerordentlich spektakuläre Landschaften mit reizvollen Klettersteigen zu entdecken. Ob aufwendig mit Leitern und Seilen gesicherte Klettersteige oder zurückhaltend mit Eisenstiften und -griffen ausgestattete Anstiege – diese Region... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • South Carinthia - Lake Klopein - Volkermarkt - Bleiburg - Karawanks F&B WK238
  • Jauntal - Klopeiner See - Völkermarkt - Bleiburg - Steiner Alps area of Carinthia presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga 50K IGC Map No. 10
  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths and... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 10 Monte rosa, alagna e macugnaga | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Cuneese: Cuneo - Saluzzo - Carmagnola 75K IGC Map No. 24
  • Il Cuneese area of Piedmont, including Cuneo, Saluzzo and Carmagnola, at 1:75,000 in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also includes an overprint showing cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 24 Il cuneese - cuneo | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monviso IGC 6
  • Monviso / Monte Viso cross-border area with coverage from Châteaux Queyras to Sampeyre and from the Grand Queyron to the Aiguille de Chambeyron in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 6 Monviso | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda - Lake Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • Lake Garda - Lake d`Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Heidiland: Sarganserland
  • Sarganserland from Walensee to Pizol at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Genoa - Varazze - Ovada 50K IGC Map No. 16
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera and its hinterland around Genoa in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 16 Genova, genua, varazze, ovada | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza 50K IGC Map No. 11
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza area of the Italian Alps in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local... Read more
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De Zwerver
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  • Wandelkaart 11 Domodossola e val formazza | IGC
  • IGC heeft een serie gedetailleerde wandelkaarten voor het Italiaanse gedeelte van de Alpen (Piemonte). Voldoende gedetailleerd voor het volgen van het lokale wandelnetwerk. Voorzien van schaduwreliëf; hoogtelijnen en referentiehoogtes. Onderscheid in soort wandelpad ( bergpad, bergpad met hindernissen,gletsjerovergang). Ook zijn de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maritime and Ligurian Alps IGC 8
  • A cross-border area of the Maritime and Ligurian Alps at 1:50,000, with coverage on the Italian side including Limone, Alpi Maritime PN and Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro PN, plus in France Tende, Vallée des Merveilles and Saorge, in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from Jezersko to Lake Bohinj. Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from the tranquil village of Jezersko to Lake Bohinj at the heart of the Triglav National Park. Following well marked trails you will walk... Read more
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