The design of the Alpina route came to life in 2000, on the initiative of Great Crossing of the Alps, which in its turn, was born in 1971 in France to make tourism hiking in the Alps a tool for local development. The idea of the GTA (Great Crossing of the Alps) was then taken up in Piedmont in 1976 through the establishment of the Association Great Crossing of the Alps, which set up a path that goes from the valley of the Tanaro to the Valley of the Sesia. Alpina Route is the Latin name which the representatives of France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Monaco have chosen for this great path that is divided into 340 steps from Trieste to Monaco. The Alpina Route crosses the Alps with five paths, each characterized by a color. The Red route, which runs from Trieste to Monaco, is the basic route and consists of 161 steps that wind in the eight countries involved in the project of the Alpina Route. The Blue itinerary is divided into 61 stages that, from the Swiss Valleys, lead up to the French Maritime Alps. The Violet itinerary allows you to explore the Eastern Limestone Alps with its 66 stages between Slovenia, Austria and Germany. The Green itinerary is the shortest (14 stages) and runs between Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Finally, there is the yellow route, consisting of 40 stages that lead from the Adriatic coast to Bavaria. In Piedmont, the Alpina Route runs along the path of the GTA, marked with red and white markings from Monviso to the valley of the Tanaro. The stages of the Alpina Road in Cuneo are twenty-five, and it is very important to emphasize the fact that the Granda province is one of the few Italian areas where two routes of the Alpina Route intersect, the Red and Blue path.