European long-distance paths

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Map of European long-distance paths

The European long-distance paths (E-paths) are a network of long-distance footpaths that traverse Europe. While most long-distance footpaths in Europe are located in just one country or region, each of these numbered European long-distance paths passes through many different countries.

The first long-distance hiking trail in Europe was the National Blue Trail of Hungary, established in 1938. The formation of the European Union made transnational hiking trails possible.

The European long-distance paths are designated by the European Ramblers' Association.

In general the routes connect and make use of existing national and local trails such as the GR footpaths.

Today the network consists of 12 E-paths and covers more than 77,000 kilometres (4,300 mi), crisscrossing Europe. The newest E-path is E12, following the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

The E-paths are constantly improving and changing in small bits as many persons and organisations are involved in maintaining and upgrading the E-paths.

List of the 12 European long-distance paths so far defined
# Map Route Length
E1
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NorwaySwedenDenmarkGermanySwitzerlandItaly 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi)
E2
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IrelandUnited KingdomNetherlandsBelgiumLuxembourgFrance 4,850 kilometres (3,010 mi)
E3
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PortugalSpainFranceBelgiumLuxembourgGermanyCzech RepublicPolandSlovakiaHungaryRomaniaBulgariaTurkey 6,950 kilometres (4,320 mi)
E4
Map of the European Long Distance Path E4.png
PortugalSpainFranceSwitzerlandGermanyAustriaHungaryRomaniaSerbiaBulgariaGreeceCyprus 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi)
E5
Map of the European Long Distance Path E5.png
FranceSwitzerlandGermanyAustriaItaly 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi)
E6
Map of the European Long Distance Path E6.png
FinlandSwedenDenmarkGermanyAustriaSloveniaGreeceTurkey 6,300 kilometres (3,900 mi)[1]
E7
Map of the European Long Distance Path E7.png
PortugalSpainAndorraFranceItalySloveniaHungarySerbia 6,000 kilometres (3,700 mi)[2]
E8
Map of the European Long Distance Path E8.png
IrelandWalesEnglandNetherlandsGermanyAustriaSlovakiaPolandUkraineRomaniaBulgariaTurkey 4,700 kilometres (2,900 mi)
E9
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PortugalSpainFranceUnited KingdomBelgiumNetherlandsGermanyPolandKaliningrad OblastLithuaniaLatviaEstonia 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi)
E10
Map of the European Long Distance Path E10.png
FinlandGermanyCzech RepublicAustriaItalyFranceSpain 2,880 kilometres (1,790 mi)[3]
E11
Map of the European Long Distance Path E11.png
NetherlandsGermanyPoland 4,700 kilometres (2,900 mi)
E12
Map of the European Long Distance Path E12.png
SloveniaSpainFranceItaly 1,800 kilometres (1,100 mi)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.era-ewv-ferp.org/e-paths/e6/ European Ramblers Association
  2. ^ https://www.era-ewv-ferp.org/e-paths/e7/ European Ramblers Association
  3. ^ https://www.era-ewv-ferp.org/e-paths/e10/ European Ramblers Association

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