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.

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

LQT Mols Bjerge stien, Denmark. Photo: Liane Jordan

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. 

LQT Via Berna, Switzerland. Photo: Liane Jordan.

Find the Leading Quality Trails here:

Country Leading Quality Trail – Best of EuropeLinkLength (km)Certified by ERA until end ofRemarks
A/D *Lechweg * 1252025
BNational Park Trail Hoge Kempen1102025

CZStezka údolím Lužnice Toulavou Lužnice Valley Hiking Trail 552025
DAlbtraufgänger 1132026
DDonauberglandweg 572024
DMoselsteig 3652026
DVeldenzwanderweg 602026
DZeugenbergrunde 482026
DKGendarmstien842024The Gendamstien is open again after heavy storm damages.
DKMols Bjerge Stien 802026
DKMarskstien – the Marsh Trail542024
FTraversée du Massif des Vosges 4302025
GRAndros Route 1002025
GR Menalon Trail 752025
L/B *Escapardenne Eislek Trail * 1062025
LEscapardenne Lee Trail 522025
LMullerthal Trail 1122026
Historical Villages of Portugal – GR22 5552025
Rota Vicentina – Historical Way 2502025
SKullaleden 702025
* this trail is running through both countries

Download a brochure with some of the Leading Quality Trails (in English and German)