E1

Description

  1. Length of trail 7,000 km, 4,350 miles
  2. Length in days 350 days
  3. Start of trail North Cape (N)
  4. End of trail Castellucio (I)
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

E1, SwitzerlandE1: North Cape (N) - Castellucio (I), 4900+ km.

North Sea – Lake Constance – Gotthard – Mediterranean Sea.

Approximately 7000 km long trail leading from north to south, starting at Grövel Lake in Sweden, through Denmark, Germany and Switzerland to Scapoli in Italy.

Recently, the trail has been extended all the way to the North Cape in Norway! Starting in 2013, the waymarking will be ready.

Norway (2105 km)

Sweden (1200 km)

Denmark (378 km)

Jylland (Jutland):

  • Boat from Varberg, Sweden
  • Start in Grenå
  • Molsruten, Grenå - Risskov, 77 km marked
  • Local trails, Risskov - Vrads Sande, 85 km mostly marked
  • Hærvejen, Vrads Sande - Rønsdam, 213 km marked (Vrads Sande is about 50 km south of Viborg, the end of the Haervejen)
  • Gendarmstien, Rønsdam - Kruså, 3 km marked

Germany (1830 km)

Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg

  • Start in Kupfermühle / Kruså / Flensburg

Eastern route

  • Local trails via Kiel, Lübeck, Güster, together with E6
  • Local trails from Güster to Hamburg

Western alternative

  • Schlei – Eider – Elbe Wanderweg, Flensburg – Hamburg

Niedersachsen, 339 km

  • From Hamburg local trails via Buchholz/Nordheide, Soltau to Müden Örtze
  • From Müden local trails via Celle, Führberg, Otternhagen, Haste, Springe, Hameln to Bösingfeld

Nordrhein-Westfalen, 276 km

  • From Bösingfeld local trails to Horn
  • Eggeweg, Horn – Marsberg, 70 km
  • From Marsberg local trails via Wirminghausen, Schwalefeld, Altastenburg, Bad Berleburg, Bad Laasphe, Lahnhof, Siegen to Herdorf

Rheinland-Pfalz, 169 km

  • From Herdorf local trails via Fuchskaute, Unnau, Selters, Montabaur, Nassau, Balduinstein, Michelbach to Idstein

Hessen, 165,5 km

  • From Idstein local trails via Oberursel, Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, Dreieichenhain, Ober-Ramstadt, Bensheim, Nieder-Liebersbach to Heidelberg

Baden-Württemberg, 464 km

Switzerland (348 km)

  • Entering from Germany at Konstanz (Bodensee)
  • Via Jacobi to Vierwaldstättersee;
  • Trans-Swiss Trail to Italian border;
  • Leaving near Lugano;

Italy

Map

Map European Long Distance Trail E1

Map European Long Distance Trail E1

Books

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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Liverpool
  • Map No. 108, Liverpool, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Wallasey, Birkenhead, West Kirby, Bebington, Heswall, Runcorn, Hale, Widnes, Prescot, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Bootle, Kirkby, Crosby, Maghull, Rainford, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Skelmersdale, Lydiate, Formby, Ormskirk, Parbold, Standish, Mawdesley,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Engeland Landranger 108 Liverpool, Southport & Wigan |
  • Zeer goede detailkaart met topografische ondergrond. Hierop zijn toeristische symbolen van bezienswaardigheden ingetekend, daarnaast staan bijvoorbeeld campings en jeugdherbergen vermeld en - voor wandelaars het belangrijkst - alle right of way paden en Lange afstands Wandelpaden zijn er op te vinden. De ideale kaart voor het wandelen in... Read more
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  • Liverpool OS ACTIVE Map
  • Map No. 108, Liverpool, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Wallasey, Birkenhead, West Kirby, Bebington, Heswall, Runcorn, Hale, Widnes, Prescot, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Bootle, Kirkby, Crosby, Maghull, Rainford, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Skelmersdale,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Val Marecchia
  • Map No. 126, Alta Val Marecchia, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone
  • Map No. 16, Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East
  • Map No. 135, Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Riviera Cesenate - San Marino
  • Map No. 128, Riviera Cesenate - San Marino, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Colline di Rimini
  • Map No. 124, Colline di Rimini, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna. This title covers the holiday resorts on the Adriatic coast around Rimini,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alpe della Luna
  • Map No. 16, Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria
  • Map No. 122, Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Val Tiberina
  • Map No. 125, Alta Val Tiberina, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
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Forum

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  • wanderlust.au 2015-03-06 01:30:03
  • Emergency Situations...
  • Hi All!

    I will be hiking the E1 solo from Nordkapp down to Germany from June this year.

    If anyone here has undertaken the northern sections of this walk (eg. Nordkapp through to the Swedish sections), can you please try to give me an idea of what to expect? How cold might it get during June/July - any "extremes" like -20 degrees, etc.? How many days between towns (or stores)?

    Also, would it be best to purchase a satellite phone, purely in case of emergency? Would an epirb be better? Or will a simple cell phone be sufficient?

    Any advice or suggestions would be really greatly appreciated - the E1 seems to be a very difficult subject to find much information on!

    Thank you!
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  • veri 2015-02-08 12:20:10
  • MAPS?
  • Hello! im going to walk the E1 in mars this year, im starting in italy, how can i find maps? i just find maps in german and i only read english and swedish.
    And are there anyone that have been walking the trail in italy that would like to give me some advice?

    Thank you :)

    / VERA :D
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  • Karen 2014-01-08 21:36:27
  • Brussels - North Cape
  • Hi!

    My boyfriend and I are planning to go from Brussels to North Cape. We are thinking of taking the E2 first, then the E9 and join the E1 in Denmark.

    How long do you think it would take to walk to North Cape (considering that it will be winter at a time). And, given the climate, do you have any idea of ​​the best time to go?

    Thanks in advance
    • Tom 2015-01-28 14:56:56
    • hi,

      I had the same thing in mind, but starting from the north, i wanted to know if you've found some more information you would like to share with me..

      Thx
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  • Sonny B. Andersen 2013-07-30 18:21:55
  • url error
  • http://www.gut-zu-fuss.de/ does not show the Langner report
    www.walknrun.dk is not available
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  • Robert1 2013-01-21 03:26:58
  • E1 Trail Guide Book
  • Hello can you tell me if there is a guide book for this wonderful trail in English? I would love to begin the trail in Norway but I am not sure how to plan without a guide book. Any suggestions? Thank you very much.
    • Henk Nouws 2013-01-27 12:09:22
    • I'm afraid there is no English guidebook. The trail is far too long to cover in one book anyway. But on the other hand, the trails in Norway, Sweden and Denmark are indicated on maps. For Sweden and Denmark you must contact the local communities, and they can probably provide you with english documentation. The Norwegian trails are on maps. The entire route is well marked. Just go.
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