The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention organizes also this year SuperAlp! – alpine crossing by using sustainable means of transport (train, bus, cableway without forgetting the most eco-friendly and natural way, walking) SuperAlp! is more than just a journey across the Alps. It communicates the Alpine Convention which essentially represents the toolbox for the sustainable development of the Alpine region, easily transferable also to other mountain regions of the world. The aim of SuperAlp is to raise awareness about soft mobility and sustainability issues, through press articles about aspects of life, culture and nature in the Alps as well as by visiting local and regional authorities which implement good practices for sustainable development in the Alps. The 2013 edition is focused of the Alps as hinge of Europe. A new sustainable itinerary straddling national borders, along ancient communication routes, on the trail of historical populations and new inhabitants.