Explore diverse landscapes, cultures, and history on the 12 E-paths.
The European paths – the 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 Verified E-paths are the best thru hikes in Europe.
The E-Paths run on existing national or regional trails with the trails’ own marking. However, it has been agreed to identify the E-paths also here and there 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.
You do not need to walk thousands of kilometers to walk on an E-Path. You can walk along an E-path for a few hours, for one or two days, for a week or longer. It is up to you to decide.
Find the E-paths
You may find the E-paths below or find the routes and download GPX files at Waymarked Trails and find information about the E-paths at Wikipedia.
The 12 E-paths
Download a 2 pages folder in A4 about the E-paths:
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.
Find the E-paths events here:
E-path coordination is done by the ERA E-paths Working Group:
Latest news about the E-paths:
ERA awards walkers who have used the E-paths in an outstanding way can get a certificate.