Long distance walking in Europe
This article is a travel topic
For the more active traveller, Europe provides excellent opportunities for long distance walking, where you can follow long-distance walking trails and take in some of Europe's finest scenery, while getting fit at the same time. Whether going on a trans-continental odyssey or a leisurely weekend stroll, you will find a trail to suit you. There are eleven continental trails in Europe, which are in varying stages of completion. These paths are comprised of smaller national paths, which may be enjoyable travel experiences of themselves. It's recommended that you read up on help and advice before setting off on a long distance walking holiday. You will have a fantastic time, but always be prepared for the worst, and take the best kit with you that you can find.
The long-distance routes are as follows;
ContinentalStranraer, Scotland to Nice, via England, Luxembourg and the Alps. Current length: 4850 km.
- E3 Black Sea - Iberia. This path is planned to connect Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.
- E4 Mediterranean Arc. This path is planned to connect Cape St. Vincent to Cyprus.
- E5 Atlantic-Adriatic. This path connects Pointe du Raz, Ballon d'Alsace and Lake Constance.
- E6 Scandinavia-Dardanelles. This path is planned to connect Dardanelles, Turkey.
- E8 Atlantic to Istanbul. This path is planned to connect Dursey Head in West Cork, Ireland to Istanbul.
- E10 NE-SW. This path is planned to connect Nuorgam, Finland to Tarifa.