After the official opening of the White Trail last May in Blidinje Nature Park in West Bosnia, spearheaded by the Sarajevo-based NGO Terra Dinarica, the lengthy spine of the Dinaric Alps officially opened its doors to the world. Although there is still work to be done, this launch has spurred a handful of hard-cores to trek the entire 1,350 km length of the Via Dinarica White Trail from Slovenia to Albania this summer. But the trail has been created to ensure that there is something for everyone. For novice and pro alike, the Via Dinarica White Trail has no shortage of activities ranging from challenging hiking and biking routes to leisurely walks accessible to families with kids.
The idea is meant to be a symbolic gesture to reinforce the principles of the Via Dinarica, which is - above all, to connect naturally. So by connecting peaks and people the initiators aim to raise awareness not just to the immense repertoire offered by the Via Dinarica but also the need to nurture, protect and promote the cultural and natural heritage of the Dinaric Alps.