Via Alpina (7/8)

Collection by ViaAlpina

The Red Trail joins all eight Alpine countries. It crosses the main Alpine range several times, connecting Trieste to Monaco via Bavaria and Liechtenstein.Along the way, particularly in the numerous nature and national parks, the walker can experience the vast scale of the Alps, the largest natural area in Europe, and discover the rich diversity of the landscape, flora and fauna.The trail skirts some of the highest peaks along the way, such as the Triglav, Tre Cime of Lavaredo, Hochfeiler, Zugspitze, Silvretta, Bernina, Mont Blanc, the Vanoise glaciers and the Barre des Ecrins. However it also allows you to discover the rich cultural heritage of the gateway towns on or near the trails (Trieste, Monaco, Feldkirch but also Innsbruck and Briançon) and away from the crowds it meanders through the remote villages of the Julian and Carnic Alps, Ticino and Western Alps.The Via Alpina runs from Trieste, where a wide range of cultures meet – Illyrian, Roman, Venetian, Slav, and Habsburg – to the Principality of Monaco, extending between sea and mountain, a land especially rich in history, culture and recreational opportunities.The scenery alternates between wooden chalets and stone sheep barns, mountain shelters and lively towns and villages.The Red Trail also travels through different linguistic areas, demonstrating the historical significance of the Alpine passes as trade routes. The dialects are not confined to the administrative divisions, and in addition to German, Italian, French and Slovene, Romansch and Ladin, Walser, Franco-Provençal and the Langue d’Oc can also be heard.This trail crosses the national borders 44 times, and also former borders marking the remains of the military past that remind us of how, all too often, the peaceful mountains have been the scene of long confrontations.Massifs crossed: Julian Alps – Karawanken – Carnic Alps – Dolomites – Zillertal – Tuxer Alps – Karwendel – Wetterstein – Lechtal Alps – Allgäu – Rätikon – Silvretta – Rhaetian Alps (Grisons/Ortles) – Lepontine Alps (Lombardy/Ticino) – Valaisian Alps – Bernese Alps – Chablais – Mont Blanc – Graian Alps (Val d’Aosta/Vanoise) – Dauphiné – Cottian Alps (Queyras/Viso) – Maritime Alps – Lower Piedmont – Ligurian Alps.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    06:16
    10.6 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,600 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Intermediate
    04:37
    7.49 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,150 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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  • Difficult
    07:50
    13.2 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,175 ft
    5,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    06:22
    13.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,700 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    07:33
    12.7 mi
    1.7 mph
    4,275 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    Intermediate
    03:13
    6.41 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,375 ft
    2,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    05:27
    9.43 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,825 ft
    3,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    06:52
    12.4 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,125 ft
    4,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    Difficult
    07:47
    14.0 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    07:07
    14.5 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    06:28
    10.9 mi
    1.7 mph
    4,775 ft
    700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    03:53
    9.02 mi
    2.3 mph
    3,400 ft
    5,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    05:34
    8.56 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,425 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    Difficult
    06:10
    10.8 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,450 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    05:18
    9.24 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    07:28
    11.8 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,675 ft
    4,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    05:23
    10.1 mi
    1.9 mph
    6,525 ft
    3,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    Difficult
    07:14
    10.00 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,900 ft
    5,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    Difficult
    05:10
    7.07 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,950 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    Difficult
    05:52
    8.76 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,525 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    20
  • Distance
    210 mi
  • Duration
    121:31 h
  • Elevation
    61,075 ft

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