E9

Description

    E9
  1. Name E9 (E9)
  2. Length of trail 5,229 km, 3,249 miles
  3. Length in days 260 days
  4. Start of trail Cabo de Sao Vicente (P)
  5. End of trail Narva-Jõesuu (Est)
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

E9, North Sea Trail, Duin- en Polderpad, Hollands Kustpad LAW 5-3, Groet - t Zand

E9: Cabo de Sao Vicente (P) - Brest (F) - Tallin (Est), 5000 km

International coast path Atlantic – North Sea – Baltic Sea

An approximate 5200km of coastal trail, southwest to northeast, of which considerable portions are still under development. Ideally it should start from Capo de São Vincente, Portugal and end in Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia. However the stretches along the Portuguese and Spanish Atlantic coast are as yet non-existent, as are some parts of the trail in France. From Brittany onwards, along the North Sea coast of Belgium and the Netherlands, and the Baltic coast of Germany and Poland, are a continuous trail. Only to be halted at the Poland-Kaliningrad border. Here, the E9 ends. Plans for its continuation in the Baltic States have not been realised yet.

From Roscoff in France, instead of continuing along the coast, there is an alternative route crossing over to the UK by ferry and walking a 711km section (or 719km if you include the Isle of Wight) from Plymouth to Dover along the British south coast. From Dover take a ferry back to Ostend where the trails then rejoin.

The trail is described North-South below:

Estonia (110 km is marked)

  • Non existent

Latvia, Lithuania, Kalinigrad

  • Non existent

Poland (656 km, marked)

  • First village in Poland is Braniewo
  • Braniewo - Żarnowiec, local trails, marked, 293 km
  • Szlak Nadmorski / Coastal Trail, Żarnowiec - Świnoujście, marked, 378 km
  • Last village in Poland is Świnoujście

Germany (944 km, marked)

  • First village in Germany is Ahlbeck
  • Coastel trail, sometimes joining Hanseatenweg, Ahlbeck – Warnemünde – Wismar – Rostock -  Travemünde - Kücknitz
  • Local paths, Kücknitz – Lübeck – Mölln, E1 and E6 join E9
  • Local paths, Mölln – Hamburg, E1 joins E9
  • Wanderweg Schlei-Eider-Elbe, Hamburg – Barmstedt, 54 km
  • Local paths, Barmstedt – Glückstadt
  • Ferry Glückstadt - Wischhafen
  • Elbe-Weser-Wanderweg, Wischhafen – Bremerhaven, 111 km
  • Ferry, Bremerhaven – Blexen
  • Butjadinger Weg, from Blexen to Petershörn
  • Jadeweg, from Petershörn to Wilhelmshaven
  • Ems-Jade-Weg, from Wilhelmshaven to Aurich
  • Ostfrieslandweg, from Aurich to Leer
  • Emsweg, from Leer to Weener
  • Local paths, Weener to Neuschanz
  • Last village is Weener

Netherlands (650 km, marked)

Belgium (140 km, marked)

France (2189 km: partly ready)

  • First village is Bray-Dunes, bordering on Belgium
  • GR120, from Dunkerque to Pas d'Authie, 154 km
  • Missing part, Pas d'Authie – Le Tréport
  • GR21, Le Tréport – Le Havre, 161 km
  • GR2, small part
  • GR223, Le Havre – Cherbourg - Avranches, 417 km 
  • Local trails, Avranches - Le Mont St-Michel
  • GR34, Le Mont St-Michel – Tour-du-Parc, 1700 km 
  • Missing part, Le Tour-du-Parc – Saint Brévin les Pins
  • GR8, Saint Brévin les Pins – Sare: there are many missing parts, and a small part is covered by the GR4

United Kingdom (711 km, 719 via Isle of Wight)

Alternative for the continental trail: south coast of United Kingdom

  • Ferry from Oostende, Belgium
  • First village is Dover
  • Saxon Shore Way, Dover – Rye, 65 km
  • Local trails, Rye – Jevington, 56 km
  • South Downs Way, Jevington – Queen Elizabeth Country Park, 111 km
  • Staunton Way, Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Langstone Harbour, 19 km
  • Solent Way, Langstone Harbour -  Portsmouth – Lymington, 76 km

Alternative: Isle of Wight

Back on the main trail:

  • Solent Way, Lymington – Milford on sea, 11 km 
  • Bournemouth Coastal Path, Milford on Sea – Poole, 30 km
  • South West Coast Path, Poole – Plymouth, 343 km
  • Last village is Plymouth

Spain (partly ready)

  • Parts in Asturias and Cantabria

Portugal

  • Non existent
Select some tracks
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, 4.4km
European long distance path E9 - part Spain, 10km
.Senda Costera Tapia de Casariego - Figueras, 16km
.Paseo de los Miradores, 4.3km
.Senda Costera de Arnao a San Juan de la Arena, 14km
.PR-AS 25 Senda Costera Faro San Juan de Nieva - Cabo Peñas, 21km
.PR-AS 25.1 Senda Costera Cabo Peñas - Luanco, 15km
.Senda Costera Candas - Luanco, 6.5km
.Vía Verde del Tranqueru (senderismo), 1.4km
.Sendero litoral de la costa Este (peatonal), 8.5km
.European long distance path E9 east Asturies, 66km
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, France, 98km
.GR du Littoral, 170km
.GR 21 du Havre au Tréport, 49km
.GR 223 De Berville-sur-Mer au Mont-Saint-Michel, 388km
.Le Tour-du-Parc - Mont St Michel, 735km
.8, 101km
European long distance path E9 - part Belgium, 106km
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Europese wandelroute E9, Nederland, 284km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1, zuidelijk deel, 137km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1, noordelijke tak, 60km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, zuid, 103km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, noord, 128km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, Wad- en Wierdenpad, 41km
.Wad en Wierdenpad - Section Uithuizen - Delfzijl, 30km
.Wad- en Wierdenpad - Section Delfzijl - Nieuweschans, 39km
European long distance path E9 / International coastal route - part Germany, 1.7km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Hamburg, 48km
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, 214km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Kücknitz->Lübeck, 2.2km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Lübeck->Kücknitz, 2km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9 / International coastal route, Deutschland, Niedersachsen, 278km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Alternativroute Lübeck, 14km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 202km
.European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 595km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 38km
European long distance path E9 - part alternative Great Britain, 343km
.European walking route E9, Isle of Wight alternative, 45km
Caminho do Atlântico, 7.9km
Bad Emstal, E9 - Kuhbergweg, 6.2km

Opinions

Rate 7.0 | 2 votes | No 18. in Germany
  • Henk Nouws September 2014
  • Rate 8
  • Positive I did walk parts of the E9 in the Netherlands, Poland and England. Some parts are stunningly beautiful, others are boring, but the best is that you walk the history of Europe and get to know so many different countries that are in the same time so closely related.
  • Negative Some boring stuff. The trail is not or rarely marked as E9, so you must find out the itinerary yourself (well: more a "like" than a "dislike").
  • Andrew November 2014
  • Rate 6
  • Positive Most of the path is located on the coast. Because I love to swim (regardless from the season) during the breaks I could go to swim in the Baltic Sea. On the E9 in polish area is one National Prak and a lot of Landscape Parks (Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej, Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy; Nadmorski Park Krajobrazowy, ect)
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Map

Map European Long Distance Trail E9

Map European Long Distance Trail E9

Map European Long Distance Trail E9

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  • Ashford, Romney Marsh, Rye & Folkestone OS Landranger Map 189 (paper)
  • Ashford and Romney Marsh area, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 189 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
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  • Dorchester, Weymouth, Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis OS Landranger Map 194 (paper)
  • Dorchester and Weymouth area, including a section of the South West Coast Path / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 194 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
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  • Chichester, South Downs, Bognor Regis & Arundel OS Landranger Map 197 (paper)
  • Chichester and Bognor Regis area, including the South Downs National Park and a section of the South Downs Way / E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 197 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as... Read more
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  • TrailDog 2016-01-27 22:09:13
  • thru-hiking the E9
  • hi, i'm going to attempt to thru-hike (start to finish in one go) the E9 from portugal to estland. im from Belgium and will leave for portugal on the 10th of april 2016. now i hardly find any documentation besides Germany and the Netherlands. wat i realy want to know is issent there like a somewhat complete guide or a list of connecting trails to help me realise my dream? if not im still going for it and will make up my own path ^^

    friendly regards mathias
    • Traildino 2016-01-27 23:49:13
    • Hi there!
      No, you will not find a thru-guide. Your plan is a real challenge, and more so because you will have to collect the bits and pieces of information yourself. You will find gpx's in Traildino Mobile or http://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/en/
      The trail may have gaps in Portugal, but I'm not sure. Spain is fine, excellent even. Then in France, the worst part is between the Gironde and Loire. From them on it will be a very pretty walk all the way to Kaliningrad. By the way: Poland is excellent, I did parts there myself. In the Baltic States, the E9 is non existent, But there will be other trails and/or coastal paths.
      Are you planning to add the trail to OpenStreetMap? Would be handy to everybody.
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  • Mischa 2015-10-31 16:29:57
  • From Estonia to Kaliningrad
  • Hello everyone, does anybody knows if it's possible to reach Kaliningrad from the end of E9 in Estonia (through the coastline) ? Any advice regarding this part ?
    • Henk Nouws 2015-10-31 22:59:31
    • I got information from the ERA that the E9 in Estonia is nonexistent. Poland is the last country.
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  • kika 2014-09-17 02:10:42
  • Portugese Part
  • Well the portugese part of this trail is partely ready. with the fishermans trail / historical way already being marked.
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