The E-paths are not closed by ERA or other organisations during the COVID 19 situation.
But there can be national restrictions to walk outside in some countries.

Please check the national restrictions, before you decide to walk.

E-paths are the backbone of Europe’s walking trails. They are long distance trails that connect national and regional walking trails and provide intercultural experiences across the borders.

E-paths connect people and are the paths for peace, understanding and unity.

E-paths map

E-Paths are the European long distance trails which link the countries from North Cape to Crete and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Carpathians and the Black Sea.
There are 12 E-Paths, bearing the name of E1 to E12. These E-Paths are waymarked and maintained by the members of the European Ramblers Association.
The E-Paths run on existing national or regional trails with their own marking. However, it has been agreed to identify them also with a uniform marking: a blue shield with the yellow stars of Europe, in the middle of which is the letter E and the corresponding number of the E-path.

How to find information about the E-paths

Combine the information from this site with Waymarked Trails, Wikipedia and Traildino

The data on the countrypages are data, which are verified by ERA.

You may find the routes and download GPX files at Waymarked Trails and find information about the E-paths at Wikipedia.

You can also find more detailed information about the E-Paths on the website of our partner Traildino.

Read also about walking in Europe here.

The 12 E-paths

E1: 7.000 km Nordkapp (N) – Göteborg (S) – Aarhus (DK) – Konstanz (D) – Lugano (CH) – Genova (I) – Salerno (I) 

E2: 4.850 km Inverness (GB) – Hoek v Holland (NL) – Antwerpen (B) – Echternach (L) – Chamonix (F) – Nice (F)  

E3: 6.950 km Santiago (E) – Vézelay (F) – Echternach (L) – Fulda (D) – Zakopane (PL) – Ártánd (H) – Nesebâr (BG)

E4: 12.000 km Tarifa (E) – Grenoble (F) – St-Cergue (CH) – Budapest (H) – Beograd (SRB) – Sofia (BG) – Lanaca (CY)

E5: 2.900 km Pointe du Raz (F) – Fontainebleau  (F) – Kreuzlingen (CH) – Bregenz (A) – Verona (I)

E6: 6.300 km Stockholm (SWE)  – København (DK) – Goslar (D) – Koper (SLO) – Alexandroupolis (GR)

E7: 7.000 km El Hierro (E) – Lisboa (P) – Andorra (AND) – Nice (F) – Ljubljana (SLO) – Nowi Sad (SRB)

E8: 4.500 km Dursey Head (IRL) – Hull (GB) – Hoek v Holland (NL) – Bonn (D) – Wien (A) – Brasov (RO) – Svilengrad (BG)

E9: 5.500 km Tarifa (E) – Lisboa (P) – Brest (F) – Hoek v Holland (NL) – Lübeck (D) – Gdansk (PL) – Riga (LAT) – Tallinn (EST)

E10: 2.880 km Potsdam (D) – Prague (CZ) – Salzburg (A) – Bolzano (I)

E11:  2.070 km Scheveningen (NL) – Osnabrück (D) – Potsdam (D) – Poznań (PL) – Ogrodniki (PL) – (LAT) – Tallinn (EST)

E12: 1.800 km Tarifa (E) – Ceuta (E) – Barcelona (E) – Nice (F) – Genova (I) – Salerno (I) – Koper (SLO)


Use Google Maps to find transportation, restaurants, hotels, accomodation and supermarkets near you. Seek on ‘bus’, ‘trainstation’, ‘restaurant’, ‘hotel’, ‘accomodation’, ‘camping’ or ‘supermarket’ or similar words near you.

Use TripAdvisor or Hostels to find accomodation and other logistics along your route.

Also have a look at Wikitravel, which gives a lot of travel information about countries, areas and cities.

E-path certificates

ERA awards walkers who have used the E-paths in an outstanding way can get a certificate. See more here.

In the year 2020, the following walkers used E-paths in an outstanding way and fulfilled the rules to obtain the E-path certificates.

Certificate 1:
The same E-path must be walked in 3 different countries, with the minimun of 50 km in each country, completed within 3 consecutive years:
Detlef Körner, D
Ulrich Link, D
Marleen Tonissen, NL

Rob Vaessens, NL
Boudewijn Blom-Hertbeek, NL

Certificate 2:
The award is given to a person who has walked on at least 6 different E-paths, within 3 consecutive years, the minimum is 20 kms per walk:
Boudewijn Blom-Hertbeek, NL

Congratulations! All other interested E-path walkers are welcome to apply. Pls. check the conditions here.


Find videos on YouTube about the E-paths here.


Communicate about the E-paths in our E-path Facebook Group.

Read here about how to work with the E-paths. Who decide changes and how should the E-paths be marked.

External hiking guide.