Dave Byrnes' Adventures

Via Alpina - 2012

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Detailed information about the Via Alpina can be found at the Via Alpina website here.

From the Via Alpina website:

Along 5 international trails, through 8 countries there are 342 stages and over 5000km between 0 to 3000m above sea level that open before you to invite you to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps on foot.

The Alps: the largest natural space in Europe, cradle of mountaineering and refuge for unique species of flora and fauna; but also the home of nearly 14 million inhabitants, rich in tradition and for centuries scene of cultural exchanges. The Via Alpina is an innovative European project around which private and public players from the eight Alpine countries have grouped together since 2000 to develop their heritage and to exchange experiences across their borders. 

All along the clearly marked paths you will find the Via Alpina logo, welcoming stop off points to eat and stay, organized walks or other initiatives in several places to help you in your discovery: all the ingredients are there for you to organize your trip for a weekend, a week or a whole summer…

The trails are not technically difficult and are accessible to all walkers (with the exception of snowy periods).



Round Ireland

Hume & Hovell Walking Track

Via Alpina

Australian Alps Walking Track

Land's End to John O'Groats

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Australia Tip to Top MTB

Adelaide to Darwin MTB

Sydney to Melbourne MTB

Three Peaks Race

Appalachian Trail

Alpine Track

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