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 São 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) - Tallinn (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 only partly ready, 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. Since 2018 Latvia and Estonia have joined the trail and you can start or end in Tallin!

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)

  • Starting point in Estonia is capital Tallinn
  • The trail closely follows the coast
  • Last village before Latvia is Häädemeeste, stil quite a distance from the Latvian border

Latvia

  • First village is Ainaži
  • Follow the coastline!
  • Last village in Latvia is Pape
  • Here the trail is interupted. It continues in Poland, below

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

Select some tracks
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9
.European long distance path E9 east Asturies, 66km
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, France, 49km
.GR du Littoral, 190km
.GR 21 du Havre au Tréport, 180km
.GR 223 De Berville-sur-Mer au Mont-Saint-Michel, 403km
Chemin des Douaniers, 1105km
.Le Tour du Golfe, 126km
.GR8, 308km
.Europese wandelroute E9, Belgie, 113km
Europese wandelroute E9, Nederland
Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 01 - Sluis-Cadzand, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 02 - Cadzand Bad-Zoutelande, 35km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 03 - Zoutelande-Kasteel Westhove, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 04 - Kasteel Westhove-Neeltje Jans, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 05 - Neeltje Jans-Burgh Haamstede, 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 06 - Burgh Haamstede-Port Zélande, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 07 - Port Zélande-Goedereede, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 08 - Goedereede-Rockanje, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 09 - Rockanje-Brielle, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 10 - Brielle-Maassluis Oranjeplassen, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 11 - Maassluis Oranjeplassen-Hoek van Holland, 14km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - Hoofdroute
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, zuid
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 01 - Hoek van Holland-Ockenburgh, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 02- Ockenburgh-Den Haag CS, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 03 - Den Haag CS-Katwijk aan Zee, 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 04 - Katwijk aan Zee-De Zilk, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05 - De Zilk-Haarlem Station, 22km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, noord
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 06 - Haarlem Station-Santpoort Noord, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 07 - Santpoort Noord-Wijk aan Zee, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 08 - Wijk aan Zee-Egmond aan Zee, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 09 - Egmond aan Zee-Groet, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 10 - Groet-Callantsoog, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 11 - Callantsoog-Anna Paulowna, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 12 - Anna Paulowna-Hippolytushoef, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 13 - Hippolytushoef-Afsluitdijk provinciegrens, 20km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 3 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 00 (Afsluitdijk - Zurich), 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03b (Zurich - Harlingen), 9.7km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 04 (Harlingen - Oosterbierum), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 05 (Oosterbierum - Sint Jacobiparochie), 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 06 (Sint Jacobiparochie - Ferwert), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 07 (Ferwert - Ternaard), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 08 (Ternaard - Lauwersoog), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 09 (Lauwersoog - Niekerk), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10 (Niekerk - Baflo), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 11 (Baflo - Doodstil), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 12 (Doodstil - Appingedam), 24km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 13 (Appingedam - Termunterzijl), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 14 (Termunterzijl - Kostverloren), 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 15 (Kostverloren - Bad Nieuweschans), 9.6km
European long distance path E9 - part alternative Great Britain, 341km
.European walking route E9, Isle of Wight alternative, 77km
European long distance path E9 / International coastal route - part Germany
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Hamburg, 41km
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, 216km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Kücknitz->Lübeck, 2.2km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Lübeck->Kücknitz, 2km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9 / International coastal route, Deutschland, Niedersachsen, 280km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Alternativroute Lübeck, 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 319km
.European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 595km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 9.4km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 5.5km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.1km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 3.6km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 8.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.5km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
Caminho do Atlântico
.Caminho do Atlântico (Percurso em Sintra), 19km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Adraga - Maçãs), 7.3km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Cabo Raso - Abano), 4.2km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Maçãs - Magoito), 1.3km
Bad Emstal, E9 - Kuhbergweg, 6.2km
Rota do Atlântico, 10km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
.d53_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 23km
.d54_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 25km
.d55_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 18km
.d56_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 15km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
.d52_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 15km
d51_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 13km
d50_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 23km
d49_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 37km
d48_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
d47_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 28km
d46_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
d45_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
d44_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
d43_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
d42_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 14km
d41_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 16km
d40_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 20km
d39_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 14km
d38_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 24km
d37_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
d36_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 21km
d35_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
d34_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 21km
d33_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 26km
d32_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 11km
d31_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 16km
d1_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 12km
d2_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 24km
d3_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 22km
d4_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 22km
d5_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 21km
d6_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 20km
d7_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 14km
d8_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
d9_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 19km
d10_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
d11_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 18km
d12_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 18km
d13_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 19km
d14_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
d15_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 13km
d16_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 24km
d17_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 20km
GR11 E9, 1.1km

Opinions

Rate 7.0 | 2 votes | No 9. in European Trails
  • 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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  • Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, is a flat and open country. Meadows, scattered farms, ancient villages, and the sea. Walking on a dike you stick out high above this land and the sea and you will enjoy great views. The Friese Kustpad - ...
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  • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 01:01:29
  • E9 portuguese section
  • Hi All, I’m trying to do the Portuguese path by sections and map all on GPX file but the information for Portuguese pathway is confusing. My first step is Sintra – Cascais, already marked and after I’m thinking about Rota Vicentina marked as well but without references here. Someone can help? I’m checking the map on Traildino and don’t seems the sections I found match with the Portuguese sections submitted for approval as GR11. As far as I know, the Portuguese section should match with this GR11…
    • Traildino 2019-04-04 08:42:01
    • I doubt if the route is in place currently. As you say, some sections in the South correspond with the Rota Vicentina. Further north, I don't think the trail is marked or existing at all. I recommend contacting the Portuguese Ramblers Association.
    • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 14:01:21
    • Thank you for your feedback. I think you are trying to mention FCMP but I already tried and they just do not answer my emails or other kind of contacts :(
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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.
    • dh2016 2017-01-02 17:05:40
    • Hi Traildog, just wanted to ask if you were able to achieve your goal? Would be great to hear how it went.
    • Karl Neilson 2018-03-28 15:08:48
    • Hi there Ill be walking in the opposite direction starting on the 21st April 2018 in Estonia, to Portugal.
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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.
    • Karl Neilson 2018-03-28 15:13:27
    • Hi Henk,
      The Estonia, section is Non existent. I shall be walking that route in its entirety myself from the 21st april 2018. Attempting to map as much of it as possible. It is possible to reach Kallingrad, but you need a visa. Otherwise there is a bus service from Latvia to Poland, which allows you to cross through Russia without a permit.
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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.
    • kika 2017-01-08 09:35:45
    • here is the link to some of the portugese trail for anybody that is looking
      http://en.rotavicentina.com/go.html
    • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 01:03:19
    • I don't know if someone is looking inside this site / E9 anymore. Are you interested on it yet?
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