Via Alpina - Yellow Trail
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Fernwandern auf dem Gelben Weg bei SöldenPhoto: Tiia Monto, CC BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons
The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking trails that cross the entire Alpine region – and thus the most diverse natural and cultural environments –. The Yellow Trail runs for around 800 km from the Adriatic coast through the Julian Alps and the Dolomites to Bolzano, then on over the Similaun Pass into the Austrian Ötztal and up to the mountain pastures of the Allgäu. On the way there are sometimes very long stages with large differences in altitude, so the Yellow Trail is suitable for experienced long-distance hikers with good physical fitness. Some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Alps lie along the Yellow Trail. Legendary Dolomite peaks such as the Marmolata, the Catinaccio and the Sciliar have always impressed countless alpinists, while the rugged, lonely mountain world of the Julian Alps has a charm of its own for nature lovers and explorers. The vast vineyards around the lively Alpine town of Bolzano are a contrast to Europe's largest glacier area, the
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