The Via Alpina connects eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Italy, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. Slovenia is crossed by the Red and Purple Trails. The latter consists of 66 stages through three countries: Austria, Slovenia, and Germany. For the most part the trail goes through relatively undemanding terrain, but for those who aspire to more challenging ascents, the four segments that cross the Municipality of Tržič offer limitless opportunities.
The Tržič Alpine Trail was planned out in the spring of 1991. It is a 60-kilometre-long loop trail that passes by 10 checkpoints and can be completed by a hiker in suitable physical condition in 5 to 6 days. You can mark the successful completion of the trail by stamping your hiking diary at the checkpoints, and find personal satisfaction primarily in the spectacular mountain scenery and gorgeous views.