12 E-paths 1 Europe

The German Wandermagazin will – supported by ERA – over the next years focus on the E-paths.

Hiking means freedom. Long-distance hiking on the European long-distance hiking trails – the E-paths – even means “unlimited” freedom. Seeing and getting to know Europe with your own eyes – that is the declared aim of the initiative. Laid out over several years, we want to tell the myths of the E-paths.

Hiking without borders: Europe’s people, myths & regions

12 European long-distance hiking trails (E-paths) criss-cross Europe from north to south and from west to east. From cool Scandinavia and the British Isles through the heart of Central Europe, along stormy coasts, across the beautiful islands of the Mediterranean to the furthest corners of mainland Europe.

Every year, a team of hikers made up of editors, influencers and celebrities will walk one of the twelve E-paths in sections and discover the limitless diversity of rural areas in Europe.

2022 was the year of the revival of the trails managed by ERA and, in times of war in the heart of Europe, also the year of European unity. To this end, the German hiking magazine, together with its Austrian partner, Weitwandern.com, has launched “12 Ways – 1 Europe”. An initiative to focus on unlimited freedom in Europe, as a strong commitment to more sustainability through gentle tourism, supported by the fascination of long-distance hiking.


Read more about the events in 2022 here.


In 2023, the ERA focus will be on E9 in all the countries that E9 pass through. Read more here.


In 2024 the focus will probably be on E4.

You may find posts on Social Media about the project by searching with the hashtag #12epaths1europe. Find it here on Facebook.