Leading Quality Trails, Best of Europe

Leading Quality Trails are world class walking trails!

If you want to

  • walk along the best hikes in Europe
  • walk along natural paths,
  • see impressive landscapes,
  • pass through picturesque towns,
  • pass cultural sights,
  • not get lost on the trail because there is hiker friendly marking and distinct signposting,
  • have your luggage transported along the trail,
  • be able to rest underway at resting places,
  • to have continous accessabilty to the trail,
  • plan your walk from home into details …

… then the Leading Quality Trails are just for you !

Leading Quality Trails are the best walking routes in Europe as they are certified after high standards set by ERA.

Leading Quality Trails

The standards and certification ensure good experiences within beautiful nature, wellmarked trails, easy access, good logistics, well maintained websites and lugage transportation.

Menalon Trail in Greece
Menalon Trail in Greece

All Leading Quality Trails are certified after the same strict standards by experienced walkers from ERA.

With the certification you are ensured to walk along trails of world class standards. 



Find the Leading Quality Trails here:

CountryLeading Quality Trail – Best of EuropeLinkLength (km)Certified by ERA until end of
A/D *Lechweg * 1252022
CZStezka údolím Lužnice Toulavou Lužnice Valley Hiking Trail 552022
DAlbtraufgänger 1132023
DDonauberglandweg 572021
DMoselsteig 3652020
DVeldenzwanderweg 602020
DZeugenbergrunde 482023
DKGendarmstien842021
DKMols Bjerge Stien 602023
FTraversée du Massif des Vosges 4302022
GRAndros Route 1002021
GR Menalon Trail 752022
GRNestos Rodopi Trail  702022
GRUrsa Trail 402020
L/B *Escapardenne Eislek Trail * 1062021
LEscapardenne Lee Trail 522021
LMullerthal Trail 1122023
Historical Villages of Portugal – GR22 5552022
Rota Vicentina – Historical Way 2502023
SKullaleden 702022
* this trail is running through both countries

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