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The Via Alpina – Stage 5 – Blue Trail

Monte Rosa (“Dufourspitze”) on the border between Switzerland and Italy,elevation 4,634 m (15,203 feet) Now for our final journey through the Via Alpina, we’ll traverse the Blue Trail, the fifth of the international trails. It passes through Italy, Switzerland and France, and consists of 61 costal and inland stages ranging between 7.3km and 25.3km in length. Walkers and hikers will …

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The Via Alpina – Stage 4 – Green Trail

The Eiger (3,970m/3,025ft), Bernese Alps, Switzerland Via Alpina’s Green Trail Offers the Best Hike in the World! We’ve tested our endurance on the Red Trail, explored historical landmarks on the Purple Trail and marvelled at geological wonders on the Yellow Trail. Now it’s time to trek through Liechtenstein and Switzerland on Via Alpina’s shortest of the five international trails. Despite its relatively …

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The Via Alpina – Stage 3 – Yellow Trail

Discover the Dolomites and Ötzi the Iceman in Bolzano (Bozen) Last week we walked through Slovenia, Austria and Germany by way of The Via Alpina. Today we’ll include a large portion of Italian Alps and explore The Yellow Trail, which connects with the previously discussed Purple and Red Trails. The Yellow Trail begins in Trieste, Italy, passes through Austria and …

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The Via Alpina – Stage 1 – Red Trail

The Via Alpina, once discovered, is not only a hiker’s dream – it is also symbolic of a treaty formed between the eight countries that communally share the Alps mountain range. Just over a decade ago, a vision to formally unite Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Monaco, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and France via a transalpine hiking and walking trail was born. With …

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