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 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 – e.g. E1 in Denmark – are data, which are verified by ERA.
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.
Also have a look at Wikitravel, which gives a lot of travel information about countries, areas and cities.
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)
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.|
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
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.
The data is currently mostly based on Open Source Data on Waymarked Trails and Wikipedia. We will over time improve the data using other sources too.