Via Alpina - The Purple Trail
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.
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4 stages, 15 hours and 55 minutes of moderate walking, 42.6 kilometres of scenic trails
The Via Alpina is classified as a mountain hiking trail and is thus marked with the Knafelč sign (a red dot within a white circle), with additional identification provided by Via Alpina signs. At the end of each stage there is an information panel. Four stages cross the Municipality of Tržič: between Roblek Mountrain Hostel and Dobrča Mountain Hut from Dobrča Hut to Tržič, from Tržič to Storžič Mountain Hostel, and from there to Zgornje Jezersko.