Join us in promoting walking and hiking trails across Europe

The European Ramblers Association (ERA) – Hiking Europe is dedicated to fostering a vibrant culture of walking and hiking throughout Europe. We believe that exploring the diverse landscapes, cultural heritage, and natural beauty of our continent on foot not only promotes physical well-being but also fosters a deep appreciation for our shared environment.

We are actively seeking partners who share our passion for walking, hiking, and outdoor activities. By collaborating with like-minded organizations and individuals, we can create a network of trail enthusiasts, advocates, and experts who work together to develop, maintain, and promote hiking trails across Europe.

Why Partner with ERA – Hiking Europe?

  1. Extensive Network: Join our established network of national hiking associations, outdoor gear companies, tourism boards, conservation organizations, outdoor education companies, and European Union programs.
  2. Shared Vision: We are united by a common vision of promoting sustainable tourism, trail development, and the preservation of natural areas. Together, we can create lasting positive impacts on local communities and the environment.
  3. Expertise and Knowledge: Benefit from our extensive expertise in trail development, promotion, and advocacy. We offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to support collaborative projects and initiatives.
  4. Resource Mobilization: Through partnerships, we can access additional resources, funding opportunities, and specialized skills to strengthen our collective efforts in enhancing walking and hiking experiences.
  5. Collaboration Opportunities: Engage in joint projects, knowledge-sharing initiatives, promotional campaigns, and events that bring together trail enthusiasts and stakeholders from across Europe.
Captured by Chris Eyre-Walker Photography for TAO on 19 of October 2020 at Rue de Botrange on the Ostbelgien Trail.

Areas of Collaboration:

  • Trail Development: Collaborate on the creation, enhancement, and maintenance of walking and hiking trails, ensuring their accessibility, safety, and sustainability.
  • Trail Promotion: Join forces to raise awareness about the diverse trails Europe has to offer. Together, we can inspire more people to embark on unforgettable walking adventures.
  • Conservation and Sustainability: Work together to promote responsible hiking practices, environmentally-friendly trail management, and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Share best practices, innovative ideas, and technological advancements in trail development, mapping, and outdoor education to elevate the quality of hiking experiences.

Become a Partner:
We welcome partnerships with organizations and companies, who share our dedication to promoting walking and hiking trails. Let’s collaborate to create a Europe where walking and hiking are cherished activities that connect people, cultures, and nature.

If you are interested in partnering with the ERA – Hiking Europe, please reach out to us through the provided contact details. We look forward to exploring how we can work together to make walking and hiking a cornerstone of European outdoor experiences.

Together, let’s take steps towards a more walkable and sustainable Europe!

Please contact ERA Secretariat, if you want to become a partner. See contact details at the bottom of this page.

ERA Board in front of the Council of Europe