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Written by: Michele Straube | Date Posted: Apr 11, 2011
Seven years ago, eight European countries established a trail that goes through the heart of the Alps from the Adriatic Sea to the Mediterranean. (The eight countries crossed by the Via Alpina are Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland.) For the most part, they connected a network of existing trails, broke it down into daily stages, and collected and published information about available accommodations and cultural opportunities along the way.