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 250 km (160 mi) 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 km (2,849 mi) all over the island of Hokkaidō(planning)
  • Tōhoku Nature Trail: 4,374 km (2,718 mi) within prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima
  • Chubu Hokuriku Nature Trail: 4,029 km (2,504 mi) within prefectures of Gunma, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Nagano, Gifu and Shiga
  • Kantō Fureai Trail: 1,665 km (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 km (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 km (2,045 mi) within prefectures of Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyōto, Osaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama and Tottori
  • Chugoku Nature Trail: 2,211 km (1,374 mi) within prefectures of Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi
  • Shikoku Nature Trail: 1,637 km (1,017 mi) within prefectures of Ehime, Tokushima, Kagawa and Kōchi
  • Kyushu Nature Trail: 2,587 km (1,607 mi) within prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima

Jordan[edit]

  • 600 km (370 mi) Jordan Trail: north-south, cross country from Um Qais to Aqaba[4]

Lebanon[edit]

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 km (470 mi) along the ridge of the Baekdu Daegan mountain range, Korea's watershed divide.
  • The Jeju Olle (400 km (250 mi)) 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]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

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

Italy[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

  • Primorska planinarska transverzala (Coastal Mountain Transversal), from Herceg Novi to Bar, 180 km (110 mi)
  • Crnogorska Transverzala (Montenegrin Transversal), from Durmitor to Kučka Krajina, 140 km (87 mi)

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

  • Jotunheimen Trail (Norwegian: "Jotunheimstien"): 320 km (200 mi) from downtown Oslo to Lake Gjende in Jotunheimen
  • Nordkalottruta (Finnish: Kalottireitti, Swedish: Nordkalottleden): 800 km (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 and National Trails System.

Three famous north-south trails spanning the USA comprise the Triple Crown of Hiking:

Other popular trails include:

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]

  • Petrópolis Teresópolis Traverse
    • 36 km (22 mi) between Petrópolis and Teresópolis (medium to hard trail)
  • Transcarioca Trail
    • 183 km (114 mi) in Rio de Janeiro city (medium to hard trail)[11]
  • Transmantiqueira Trail
    • 1,200 km (750 mi) crosses the Mantiqueira mountain range in a west-east direction (very hard trail)[12]
  • Caminho da Fé
    • 538 km (334 mi). There are 3 different starting points:
      • from Sao Carlos to Aparecida
      • or from Cravinhos to Aparecida
      • or from Mococa to Aparecida
  • Rota do Guarumã
    • 30 km (19 mi) between the cities of Belém, Ananindeua, Marituba & Benevides in the state of Pará

Chile[edit]

Peru[edit]

  • Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash mountain range near Huaráz
    • 30 km (19 mi) 10- to 14-day trek on the Huayhuash Circuit
    • 52 km (32 mi) 3- to 4-day "W" Circuit Santa Cruz trek
    • 94 km (58 mi) 6- to 10-day Alpamayo Circuit, full "O" Circuit
  • Sacred Valley & Vilcanota mountain range near Cuzco
    • 88 km (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 km (20 mi) Cachora to Choquequirao trek
    • 80 km (50 mi) 5- to 6-day trek on Ausangate Circuit
  • Colca Canyon near Arequipa
    • 60 km (37 mi) 5-day trek around Canyon or other single-day and multi-day hikes

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sinaitrail.net/
  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 Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://trilhatranscarioca.com.br/
  12. ^ http://www.trilhatransmantiqueira.com.br
  13. ^ Dudeck, Jan. "Greater Patagonian Trail". wikiexplora. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Meneses, Patricia. "Trekking Torres del Paine". Wikiexplora. Retrieved August 17, 2014.