Adriatic Coast Trail Project for a coastal trail around the Adriatic Sea

Text and Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt,

The Adriatic Coast Trail Project is a project for connecting all the local coast paths around the Adriatic Sea, to a +3000 km. / 1800 miles long coastal hiking path. The Adriatic Coast trail will follow along all the countries around the Adriatic Sea: Italy, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The vision is to make it possible for long distance hikers to walk for 6-12 months.  All the way along the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, visiting places, seeing the landscapes and enjoying the ancient cultures, architecture and many layers of history, that is present all around the Adriatic coastline and on most of the 1300 islands, that makes this narrow part of the Mediterranean Sea a very unique place to hike.

The Adriatic Sea trail is never really cold, but can get quite hot in summer. Countless cities, villages and harbors along the trail  makes this hike quite easy to do with little luggage

hand-drawn illustration of the Adriatic Sea with the Adriatic Coast Trail written. Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt
Map of Adriatic Sea – Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

The Adriatic Coast Trail project is in research phase

The name: has been reserved for the project

Links to hiking trails close to Adriatic Sea:

Via Adriatica coast trail ( in Croatia )

1100 km. Hiking trail project in Croatia – mainly in the mountains behind the coastline: Thru-hike takes around 40-50 days.

Via Dinarica hiking trail (2000km. +) East side of Adriatic sea

A 2000km. long distance hiking trail project that run through the Western Balkan mountains through several countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, and Macedonia


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