List of long-distance footpaths

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This is a list of some long-distance footpaths used for walking and hiking.

Africa[edit]

Namibia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • Sinai Trail, a 250km thru-hike in Sinai from Nuweiba to St. Catherine mountain (Egypt highest summit)[1]

Asia[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

The merit of hiking trails in Hong Kong is that hikers can enjoy scenery of both the sea and highland.

Georgia[edit]

India[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • Hokkaidō Nature Trail: 4,585 kilometres (2,849 mi) all over the island of Hokkaidō(planning)
  • Tōhoku Nature Trail: 4,374 kilometres (2,718 mi) within prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima
  • Chubu Hokuriku Nature Trail: 4,029 kilometres (2,504 mi) within prefectures of Gunma, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Nagano, Gifu and Shiga
  • Kantō Fureai Trail: 1,665 kilometres (1,035 mi) within prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tōkyō and Kanagawa. Also known as the Capital Region Nature Trail.[3]
  • Tōkaidō Nature Trail: 1,697 kilometres (1,054 mi) from Tokyo to Osaka via prefectures of Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Shiga, Gifu, Mie, Kyōto and Nara
  • Kinki Nature Trail: 3,291 kilometres (2,045 mi) within prefectures of Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyōto, Osaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama and Tottori
  • Chugoku Nature Trail: 2,211 kilometres (1,374 mi) within prefectures of Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi
  • Shikoku Nature Trail: 1,637 kilometres (1,017 mi) within prefectures of Ehime, Tokushima, Kagawa and Kōchi
  • Kyushu Nature Trail: 2,587 kilometres (1,607 mi) within prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima

Jordan[edit]

  • 600 kilometers (372 mi) Jordan Trail: north-south, cross country from Um Qais to Aqaba[4]

Lebanon[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Grand Malaysia Trail (Kai Pengembara Negara-Kai Trails Around Malaysia): nationwide trail of more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) length

Myanmar[edit]

Hkakabo Razi Trail, climbing the highest peak in Myanmar, in Khakaborazi National Park, and various footpaths in Putao

Nepal[edit]

Russia[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • The Baekdudaegan Trail: 750 kilometres (470 mi) along the ridge of the Baekdu Daegan mountain range, Korea's watershed divide.
  • The Jeju Olle (400 km) is a series of connected walking courses that circumnavigate the coastline of Jeju Island.

Turkey[edit]

Europe[edit]

Map of European long-distance paths

Austria[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Czechia[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • Barbarossaweg: Korbach to Kyffhäuserdenkmal (332 kilometres (206 mi))
  • Bergischer Weg: Essen to Königswinter (137 kilometres (85 mi))
  • Birkenhainer Strasse: Hanau to Gemünden am Main (71 kilometres (44 mi))
  • Bonifatiusweg: Mainz to Fulda (180 kilometres (110 mi))
  • Christine-Koch-Weg: Menden to Bad Laasphe (123 kilometres (76 mi))
  • Eselsweg: Schlüchtern to Großheubach (111 kilometres (69 mi))
  • König-Ludwig-Weg: Berg am Starnberger See to Füssen (120 kilometres (75 mi))
  • Maximiliansweg: Lindau to Berchtesgaden (350 kilometres (220 mi))
  • Moselhöhenweg: Trier to Koblenz
  • Pandurensteig: Waldmuenchen to Passau
  • Rennsteig: Hörsel to Blankenstein/Saale through the Thuringian Forest (169 kilometres (105 mi))
  • Rheinburgenweg Trail: Bingen to Koblenz to Rüdesheim am Rhein (c.200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Rheinhöhenweg Trail: Bonn to Alsheim/Wiesbaden (530 kilometres (330 mi))
  • Rheinsteig: Bonn to Wiesbaden (320 kilometres (200 mi))
  • Westweg (Black Forest western ridgeway): Pforzheim to Basel (279 kilometres (173 mi))
  • Mittelweg (Black Forest central ridgeway): Pforzheim to Waldshut (233 kilometres (145 mi))
  • Ostweg (Black Forest eastern ridgeway): Pforzheim to Schaffhausen (238 kilometres (148 mi))
  • Black Forest North Perimeter Way: Mühlacker to Karlsruhe (71 kilometres (44 mi))
  • Two Valleys Trail: round hiking trail from/to Waldkirch (106 kilometres (66 mi))
  • Freiburg-Lake Constance Black Forest Trail: Freiburg to Konstanz (183 kilometres (114 mi))
  • Saar-Hunsrück-Steig: Trier to Saarschleife in Mettlach or Idar-Oberstein 9 (180 kilometres (110 mi))
  • Westfalenwanderweg: Hattingen to Altenbergen (216 kilometres (134 mi))

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

  • Laugavegur from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork to Skógar (80 kilometres (50 mi))

Italy[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

  • Primorska planinarska transverzala (Coastal Mountain Transversal), from Herceg Novi to Bar, 180km
  • Crnogorska Transverzala (Montenegrin Transversal), from Durmitor to Kučka Krajina, 140km

Netherlands[edit]

  • Zevenwoudenpad from Lauwersoog to Steenwijk (200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Pionierspad from Steenwijk to Muiden (200 kilometres (120 mi))
  • Floris V-pad from Amsterdam to Bergen op Zoom (245 kilometres (152 mi))
  • Trekvogelpad from Bergen aan Zee to Enschede (380 kilometres (240 mi))
  • Marskramerpad from Bad Bentheim to Den Haag (360 kilometres (220 mi))
  • Maarten van Rossumpad from 's-Hertogenbosch to Ommen (308 kilometres (191 mi))
  • Deltapad from Sluis to Hoek van Holland (237 kilometres (147 mi))
  • Hollands Kustpad from Hoek van Holland to Den Helder (213 kilometres (132 mi))
  • Friese Kustpad from Stavoren to Lauwersoog (131 kilometres (81 mi))
  • Wad- en Wierdenpad from Lauwersoog to Nieuweschans (123 kilometres (76 mi))
  • Oeverloperpad from Rotterdam Europoort to Leerdam (232 kilometres (144 mi))
  • Lingepad from Leerdam to Nijmegen (German border) (98 kilometres (61 mi))
  • Pelgrimspad from Amsterdam to Maastricht (453 kilometres (281 mi))
  • Zuiderzeepad from Enkhuizen to Stavoren (400 kilometres (250 mi))
  • Pieterpad from Pieterburen to the Sint Pietersberg (492 kilometres (306 mi))
  • Noaberpad from Nieuweschans to Emmerich (363 kilometres (226 mi))
  • Grenslandpad from Sluis to Thorn (363 kilometres (226 mi))
  • Overijssels Havezatenpad from Oldenzaal to Steenwijk (272 kilometres (169 mi))
  • Peellandpad from 's-Hertogenbosch to Roermond (160 kilometres (99 mi))
  • Airbornepad from the Belgian border to Arnhem

Norway[edit]

  • Jotunheimen Trail (Norwegian: "Jotunheimstien"): 320 kilometres (200 mi) from downtown Oslo to Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen
  • Nordkalottruta (Finnish: Kalottireitti, Swedish: Nordkalottleden): 800 kilometres (500 mi) from Kautokeino (located in Finnmark, Northern Norway) to Sulitjelma (Norway) or alternately Kvikkjokk (Sweden)

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • Sultans Trail Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey
  • The Fruška Gora Transversal (Serbian: Fruškogorska Transverzala) – circular trail around Fruška Gora mountain – 160 km (100 mi)
  • The Small Toplica Transversal (Serbian: Mala Toplička Transverzala) – 122 km (76 mi)

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

See: Hiking trails in Switzerland

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Panama[edit]

United States[edit]

See Long-distance trails in the United States.

Three well-known trails in the USA comprise the Triple Crown of Hiking:

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

See: List of long-distance hiking tracks in Australia

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

  • Serra dos Órgãos
    • 36 kilometres (22 mi) between Petrópolis and Teresópolis (medium to hard trail)
  • Transcarioca Trail
    • 183 kilometres (114 mi) in Rio de Janeiro city (medium to hard trail)[11]
  • Transmantiqueira Trail
    • 700 kilometres (430 mi) between Extrema and Aiuruoca (very hard trail)[12]
  • Caminho da Fe
    • 538 kilometres (334 mi). There are 3 different starting points:
      • from Sao Carlos to Aparecida
      • or from Cravinhos to Aparecida
      • or from Mococa to Aparecida

Chile[edit]

Peru[edit]

  • Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash mountain range near Huaráz
    • 30 kilometers (19 mi) 10- to 14-day trek on the Huayhuash Circuit
    • 52 kilometers (33 mi) 3- to 4-day "W" Circuit Santa Cruz trek
    • 94 kilometers (59 mi) 6- to 10-day Alpamayo Circuit, full "O" Circuit
  • Sacred Valley & Vilcanota mountain range near Cuzco
    • 88 kilometers (55 mi) for the longest Mollepata variant of the Inca trail, with options for a single day to more than six days, all ending at Machu Picchu
    • 32 kilometers (20 mi) Cachora to Choquequirao trek
    • 80 kilometers (50 mi) 5- to 6-day trek on Ausangate Circuit
  • Colca Canyon near Arequipa
    • 60 kilometers (37 mi) 5-day trek around Canyon or other single-day and multi-day hikes

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sinaitrail.org
  2. ^ Treks, Kashmir. "Long distance treks of Kashmir". Kashmir Treks. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  3. ^ http://ja.japantourist.jp/view/the-kanto-fureai-no-michi-in-tokyo
  4. ^ Route descriptions, maps, photos, etc. at jordantrail.org
  5. ^ KOM-EMINE from Walkingworld
  6. ^ "Loodusega Koos". Loodusega Koos. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Loodusega Koos". Loodusega Koos. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Główny Szlak Beskidzki – opis trasy
  9. ^ English website of The Slovak National Uprising Heroes Trail
  10. ^ http://huellaandina.desarrolloturistico.gov.ar/
  11. ^ http://trilhatranscarioca.com.br/
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/trilhatransmantiqueira/
  13. ^ Dudeck, Jan. "Greater Patagonian Trail". wikiexplora. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Meneses, Patricia. "Trekking Torres del Paine". Wikiexplora. Retrieved August 17, 2014.