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

E-paths map

E-Paths are the European long distance paths 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.

The 12 E-paths

  • E1: 7.000 km Nordkapp (N) – Göteborg (S) – 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 Kilpisjärvi (FIN)  – 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 Dublin (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) – Tallinn (EST)
  • E10: 2.880 km Nuorgam (FIN) – Potsdam (D) – Praha (CZ) – Salzburg (A) – Bolzano (I)
  • E11:  2.070 km Scheveningen (NL) – Osnabrück (D) – Potsdam (D) – Poznań (PL) – Ogrodniki (PL)
  • E12: 1.800 km Tarifa (E) – Ceuta (E) – Barcelona (E) – Nice (F) – Genova (I) – Salerno (I) – Koper(SLO)

How to find information about the E-paths

Combine the information from Waymarked Trails, Wikipedia and Traildino

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.

Logistics

Use Google Maps, TripAdvisor or Hostels to find accomodation, food and other logistics along your route.


Videos

Find videos on YouTube about the E-paths here.


Communicate

Communicate about the E-paths in our forum here.




The data is currently based on Open Source Data on Waymarked Trails and Wikipedia. We will over time improve the data using other sources too.

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