What is Yoalin?
YOALIN – short for Youth Alpine Interrail – is a project of the CIPRA Youth Council and CIPRA International that started in 2018. It enables 100 selected young people to travel sustainably across the Alps by means of public transport in the summer of 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2021.
What’s it about?
The goal is to show you the adventurousness, the comfort, the practicality and the fun of holidays by train and the beauty of the alpine countries. By slowing down the journey and travelling by train there is more time to get to know the places and people along the route. Young people living in the Alps and beyond between the ages of 18 and 27 could apply for the Youth Alpine Interrail Passes.
Due to the Covid-19-pandemic unfortunately in 2020 travelling with this special Youth Alpine Interrail-Pass through the Alps was not possible. For 2021 we worked out a new concept with train vouchers for travelling in a single country. 2022 alpine wide travel should again be possible without restrictions. Check the FAQs for more information!
Yoalin is a new way of travelling, a beautiful and dynamic community, an opportunity to gain a different perspective and to be part of something bigger than just an individual summer of travelling.
The chance to travel for one entire month and meet so much diversity in so little time, going beyond the ordinary concept of summer holiday, this Youth Alpine Interrail pass would open one million opportunity to discover the Alps travelling from one city to another, from north to south and from east to ovest.
Yoalin is getting you out of your comfort zone, but right next door.
Yoalin is a life-changing experience, not only because you can travel amazing places in a sustainable way and collect tons of beautiful memories, but especially because you will enter in a extremely active and extended community formed by young people coming from all the European countries.
Instead of visiting big European capital and coastal cities this summer you should decide for cheap unforgettable experience, sustainable transport, outdoor activities, breathtaking views and delicious local food in the picturesque Alps.
Yoalin made me feel the urgency to improve the train system. Also, it showed me that youth projects can be implemented, in fact I am currently working to increase youth participating in the Alps.