Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe, Region

Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe, Region – abbreviated Leading Quality Region – guarantees a perfect hiking experience. Whether it’s a day trip with friends or family, a complete hiking vacation without changing accommodation, or a multi-day tour with a lot of luggage. The quality criteria of Leading Quality Regions meet the highest standards in terms of trails, hosts, service and tourist information. Anyone who has ever been to a quality region will consider the Leading Quality Region certification a “must” when choosing a region for vacation.

43 Criteria for the Leading Quality Region – Best of Europe:

  • 13 criteria walking trail network/signposting
  • 6 criteria host
  • 10 criteria service for walkers
  • 7 criteria Tourist Office
  • 7 criteria organization

Prior to being labelled as a Leading Quality Region, a few conditions must be met.

A Leading Quality Region is a region that:

  • is totally dedicated to walking in terms of walking trail infrastructure, accommodation and services
  • provides a variety of walking trips of at least 5 days
  • is perceived by the guest as a closed region
  • markets itself as a closed region
  • appears as an organized structure
  • has the support of its population for the issue of walking

A Leading Quality Region can of course be part of a greater touristic region, as long as it is well delimited and relatively autonomous. Before any kind of labelling, the status needs to be clarified with the mother region.