IVV-Europa is pleased to announce that, after constructive and friendly and enriching discussions, a partnership agreement has been signed with the European Hiking Association EWF (ERA: European Ramblers Association, FERP: Fédération Européenne de la Randonnéee Pédestre), an umbrella organization of 65 clubs 30 European countries, with over 3 million members, could be signed. 


Find out more under the new section “Europe’s long-distance hiking trails” on the left or directly here

Hiking with the IVV-Europa and the ERA on the European long-distance hiking trail E3

To encourage participation in Volkssport activities in Europe, IVV-Europe is inviting associations and clubs to organise a hike on a section of the European Long Distance Trail E3 in 2024. To further support this project, IVV-Europa is offering "certificates" as an incentive for participants. These certificates, which have been approved by the European Ramblers' Association (ERA), will be made available free of charge in electronic form, with the option of receiving printed copies for a small fee. The project provides an excellent opportunity to promote a stronger sense of European togetherness through community activities, while improving both cultural diversity and individual health.

IVV-EUROPE is pleased to announce the 1st IVV offer on a section of the E3:

The section of the Czech Hiking Club UNION CHEB offers on 11.5.2024 hiking routes from 5km to 50km and cycling routes from 30km to 110km. All participants will be rewarded with the IVV certificate for hiking a section of the E3. Information is available from

Werner Friedrich, Honorary President of the IVV Czech Republic Section

jirka.kct@seznam.cz and wfried@seznam.cz

IVV-Europe is pleased to announce that another IVV operator is offering hikes on a section of the European long-distance hiking trail E3:

Our Czech IVV friends from Duchcov in the Ore Mountains, near the German border, offer hiking "at its finest" from 22.8 to 25.8.2024. With a variety of hiking routes and many opportunities to get to know the country and its people, culinary delights and culture, this is an event not to be missed! In addition, every hiker will be rewarded with an IVV-Europe "E3" certificate!

Who is the partner, the European Hiking Association ERA - EWF -FERP?

The European Hiking Association is committed to promoting hiking,

the creation of hiking trails, the exchange of know-how about the

across borders and ensuring the right of free access to nature for hikers. Through this type of work, she takes care of the protection and development of the European cultural heritage and the strengthening of mutual understanding between European citizens.


Above all, it certifies the European Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe and looks after the European long-distance hiking trails.


What are Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe?

Trails awarded with the “Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe” quality seal guarantee high-quality hiking trails throughout Europe with varied routing, user-friendly markings and exciting destinations along the way. On LQT path formats, hikers will mainly find natural paths, safe path markings and signage, plenty of natural experience points, cultural sights, service and supplies.


You can find more information about the European long-distance hiking trails here on the ERA website.


Embark on an epic journey of discovery across Europe with the European Ramblers Association Verified E-paths!

These long-distance hiking trails offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience the continent's diverse landscapes, cultures and history up close.


Each E-Path spans 75,000 kilometers and connects multiple regions, giving you endless opportunities for adventure and exploration to choose from. From the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea, these iconic hiking trails traverse mountains and valleys, forests and meadows, coastlines and cities, revealing Europe's natural beauty and rich heritage.