I'm thinking of walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest in Hungry along the route of the euro path, the E4. In total it's about 5,500 kilometers. As far as I can tell no one has walked this far along the route so I might be the first to do it, hence the title of my Blog "Am I the First".
I don't mind if I'm not the first to actually walk the route because there are a number of things which I would like to try which are genuinely new and first time.
Perhaps the most important thing I would like to achieve is a collaboration. I would like family, friends, colleagues and hopefully lots of people I haven't met yet to help me do the walk. I would like to collaborate in its planning and execution including people actually joining me for parts of the walk.
I'm interested in Web 2 and Social Media. I push others to use it as part of my day job but to be honest I'm not an expert in its detailed application. I want to explore how social media can be used on a collaborative venture like this and develop my own Web 2 expertise.
The plan at the moment is to start from the Tarifa end in the spring of 2011 leaving about 18 months to get ready.
Hi, I'm looking at doing a fairly similar trip as you - Bulgaria-Germany on the E4, then south through Switzerland and Italy to the tip of mainland Italy and across to Sardinia on the E1 and S1 trails. I am, however, having a lot of trouble accessing information of the route taken by each of the trails. I have emailed a few organisations regarding this, but have not received any detailed information. Would you be happy to let me in on the secret? Is there a map or detailed list of towns the trail passes through?ReplyDelete
I'm very impressed with the effort you have put in so far!!
Hi Anika - thanks for your comment. Your walk looks brilliant.ReplyDelete
The only map I have (helpfully sent to me by the FFRP, the French national association) is the Carte des Sentiers Europeens published by Freytag & Berndt. It's very inspiring seeing the routes cross Europe but not that helpful for detailed planning.
For the E4 it is possible to work out which national routes they follow - for example the GR7 in Spain - and then delve into the national sources on that route. In Spain there are detailed itineries - in France I have found a source which you can then download into Google Earth (which is brilliant by the way).
So it's "pot luck" I'm afraid. Best of luck and keep in touch.