Since 2002 the Via Alpina has been winding from Trieste (Italy) to Monaco, from the Adriatic sea to the Mediterranean, its 5000 kilometres of walking tracks marked out into 5 trails through eight European countries: Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France and the Principality of Monaco.
The Via Alpina also crosses the Antholz Valley:
The stage starts from St. Martin in Gsies, leading to the innermost part of the Karbachtal valley and then over into the Antholz valley. Follow the Karbach and Hundsbach streams to reach the Ochsenfelder meadows. Track 42 leads over the Grüblscharte (2,394m) to the Grüblalm hut in Antholz. From there, take woodland trail 9 or 1 to Anhtholz Mittertal, the stage destination at approx. 1,250 m.
From Antholz Mittertal (1,240m), the trail first of all heads uphill through woodland below the wild precipices of the Magerstein and winds in numerous hairpin bends up the steep debris-strewn slopes until reaching a small, secured section through a glacier trough and soon afterwards the Rieserfernerhütte hut (2,792m).