I asked if anything was open for a night and a meal as I am doing the Via Alpina. 9x20 cm (2 folded maps), 10 €, published 2009. It forks off to the east of the Red Trail in the heart of the Triglav massif. Red; Yellow; Tip for Hiking the Via Alpina. The temperature range is wide, from snow-covered peaks to warm and humid valleys. I picked up the Via Alpina at Feldkirch and followed it until Predjama. It is possible – a backpacking expert recently completed the length of the Red Trail from start to finish between April and September. There are plenty of very tall peaks with the possibility … Gaflei can be reached by bus from Vaduz or by car. 10 kg for the backpack with equipment, 10 kg of food and 10 kg of photography equipment. It crosses the main Alpine range several times, connecting Trieste to Monaco via Bavaria and Liechtenstein. In the Southern Carnic Alps the Via Alpina crosses several traditional routes which link Friuli to Carinthia, and offer numerous opportunities to make a circular walk combining the Red and Yellow Via Alpina Trails. Marvel at the unique flora and fauna on display like mountain meadow wildflowers, marmots, and chamois. October 18, 2013. All together Via Alpina spans approximately 5,000 kilometers or about 3,100 miles and has 342 individually numbered and posted stages. Today a stage of the Via Alpina was on the program: a next hike as a continuation of the wonderful track I have hiked last year, on op September 23th 2018. From Gaflei and its look-out tower, the Via Alpina winds its way down the hillside. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking trails across the alpine regions of Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Monaco. The Red Trail penetrates the border of eight different countries: Monaco, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland. That is next to the "Via Alpina" Trail, in Austria (east tyrol). On the Via Alpina I kept on crossing borders. 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. This part of the Via Alpina starts in Vaduz in eastern Switzerland and ends in Montreux in the west. I was born ready." Thinking of hiking the Red Trail? In addition to the common German, Italian, French and Slovene languages, you can also hear romantic and highly specialized dialects like Romansch, Franco-Provençal and the Langue d’Oc. The Red Trail also travels through different linguistic areas, demonstrating the historical significance of the Alpine passes as trade routes. It is a picturesque alpine trail with stunning views at every turn, and is suitable for experienced walkers with appropriate equipment. Whatever your speed or fitness level, Via Alpina’s Red Trail definitely packs the answer to any amount of excess time and energy you might have to spare. Nowhere else in Slovenia can one find mountain peaks towering so high above the valley floor and river bed. You will be walking along mountain ridges, meadows and valley floors, slowly descending from east to west. 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. CH-Valais fauna flora forestry nature water water power. The Via Alpina is in fact five different trails crossing the Alps through eight European countries: the Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple trails. That has been Stage 61 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina: from the Caschina Hut to St. Antönien, but which I have hiked as a round trip: from St. Antönien to the Carschina Hut and back again. In the heart of the Dolomites it crosses the legendary massifs of … John and I hiked six of the 20 one-day stages that make up the 390 kilometre red trail route. The Red Trail joins all eight Alpine countries. The scenery alternates between wooden chalets and stone sheep barns, mountain shelters and lively towns and villages. There are five separate trails, of which the red trail is the longest, forming a full arc connecting Trieste to Monaco, 2500km. (Note: For the leisure walker, this timeline is not so realistic). At a total length of 161 stages and about 1,500 miles, it is extremely difficult to cover the entire Red Trail within a single hiking season. Switzerland, Via Alpina, Via Alpina - Red Trail. Yes, we'd like to donate this domain to Via-Alpina. My backpack had 30 kg. The trail … About half of my walk was in Italy. The red trail is the longest of the five diferent trails, about 2.500 km long, a continuous path divided into 161 stages of which I walked 10. I connected several long distance trails of which the Via Alpina Red Trail is one. Surrounded by the idyllic mountains of Liechtenstein, you can walk across flowering alpine meadows and through deep forests. The Red Trail is the main artery of the whole Via Alpina system; it traces the complete arc of the Alps from Trieste to Monaco. It crosses the main Alpine range several times, connecting Trieste to Monaco via Bavaria and Liechtenstein. 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