Slovenia has a new European long distance trail

Published: 19.12.2016

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Slovenia has a new European long distance trail

E-Paths are European long distance paths, which link countries from the North Cape to Crete and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Carpathians and the Black Sea. There are already two European trails which cross Slovenia, E6 and E7. On 10th December, Slovenia and its beautiful coastal hinterland, full of olive groves and vineyards, became part of E12, the youngest E-Path, which starts in Ceuta in Spain.

Slovenia has a new European long distance trail

The European Commission for paths in Slovenia (KEUPS), in cooperation with the coastal mountain Association of Koper and the Municipality of Koper, officially opened the European long distance path E12. An almost 50-kilometre-long section of the path runs from Škofije to Sečovlje in Slovenia. It is connected to the more than 1600-kilometre-long E12 path. It starts in Spain, runs through France and Italy and will now connect to Slovenia. In the future, they want to extend the path into Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and the eastern  Mediterranean. 

Hiking is a popular activity in Slovenia since there are as many as 10,000 kilometres of prepared trails, which are marked with a Knafelc blaze waymark, a white dot inside a red ring. Waymarks also indicate the longest trans-Slovenian trail, the Slovenian High Level Route or Transversala, the oldest European long-distance trail which connects Maribor and Ankaran. Two European long-distance walking paths, the E6,from the Baltic to the Adriatic, and the E7, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea, also pass through Slovenia.

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