With free movement of people in Europe an ever topical subject, it is worth remembering the journeys that people have made across Europe for centuries: Shepherds, pilgrims, migrants, tradesmen and indeed conquerors have shown that free movement of people in this eclectic continent over the centuries actually created one of the most exciting and eye opening maps of our time: the walking map. A map of wonderful trails that has outlived and often outshines the political one.
European trails and paths have been essential arteries for generations. And, in these times, they still offer safe havens, solace and serene hiking grounds for those in need of escape.
Walk in the footsteps of transhumance practitioners, ancient and contemporary, in the Alpes-Maritimes. Hike the trails created by the Romans through Turkey’s Taurus Mountains. Or wander around and wonder at the multinational massif that is Mont Blanc. At Responsible Travel we will always vote yes to walking in Europe as well as welcoming the kindness of strangers whom we meet along these well trodden paths.
See our Walking vacations in Europe guide for more details.