E3 European long distance path
The E3 European long distance path, or just E3 path, is a 6,950-kilometre (4,320 mi) long-distance footpath that is planned to run from the Portuguese coast to the Black Sea in Bulgaria. It is one of the network of European long-distance paths.
The completed sections of the route pass through Spain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, a short stretch in Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria.
It is planned to extend the route into Portugal to end at Cape St. Vincent.
The Spanish portion of the E3 follows the Way of St. James, and specifically the French Way between Santiago de Compostela and France.
In Slovakia, the path runs over the Malá Fatra and the Tatra Mountains.
In Bulgaria, the path follows the ridge of the Balkan Mountains from Kom Peak on the Serbian border to Cape Emine on the Black Sea and is locally famous as the Kom–Emine long-distance trail.
In Romania, the route includes the Carpathian Mountains
- E3 - map and information at European Ramblers' Association
- Digitalized Slovak part of E3, GPX download included
- Info about the Bulgarian part of E3
Sign on the path of the E3 near Vianden, Luxembourg.
E3 as a part of the standard blue-marked path near Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
E3 at the west end of the Malá Fatra mountain range in northern Slovakia. The E3, E8, and other long-distance footpaths are marked in red on the Slovakia 1:50,000 "Turistika Mapa" / "Hiking maps".
The E3 in spring 2005 on the lightly-snowing Malá Fatra ("Lesser Fatra" mountains, the west end of the Carpathian mountains) in northern Slovakia. The E3 is well marked also on the maps of Slovakia and the Czech Republic.