1. Name E9 (E9)
  2. Length of trail 5,229 km, 3,249 miles
  3. Length in days 260 days
  4. Start of trail Cabo de São Vicente (P)
  5. End of trail Narva-Jõesuu (Est)
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

E9, North Sea Trail, Duin- en Polderpad, Hollands Kustpad LAW 5-3, Groet - t Zand

E9: Cabo de Sao Vicente (P) - Brest (F) - Tallinn (Est), 5000 km

International coast path Atlantic – North Sea – Baltic Sea

An approximate 5200km of coastal trail, southwest to northeast, of which considerable portions are still under development. Ideally it should start from Capo de São Vincente, Portugal and end in Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia. However the stretches along the Portuguese and Spanish Atlantic coast are only partly ready, as are some parts of the trail in France. From Brittany onwards, along the North Sea coast of Belgium and the Netherlands, and the Baltic coast of Germany and Poland, are a continuous trail. Only to be halted at the Poland-Kaliningrad border. Here, the E9 ends. Since 2018 Latvia and Estonia have joined the trail and you can start or end in Tallin!

From Roscoff in France, instead of continuing along the coast, there is an alternative route crossing over to the UK by ferry and walking a 711km section (or 719km if you include the Isle of Wight) from Plymouth to Dover along the British south coast. From Dover take a ferry back to Ostend where the trails then rejoin.

The trail is described North-South below:

Estonia (620 km marked)

  • Starting point in Estonia is the capital Tallinn – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The trail often leads you along forests and country roads due to reeds, floodplains with pasture and wetlands.
  • The route leads around the Pakri Peninsula from whose rocky shores you will discover the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Northwest Estonia.
  • In Haapsalu you must visit the Haapsalu Bishop’s castle and see the Haapsalu resort town architecture.
  • After Haapsalu the trail partly goes through sandy beaches, traditional rural landscapes with coastal meadows as well as good bird watching places.
  • Matsalu National park is one of the most beautiful sections of the route where thousands of migrating cranes and geese gather in autumn.
  • Shortly before Pärnu you will reach Valgeranna which is a well-known rest and swimming area with beautiful forests and dunes.
  • Pärnu is a popular resort city with many cafes, live music, SPA’s, hotels and beautiful Old town.
  • Throughout the seashore of the Pärnu Bay the trail goes through many small fishing villages.
  • Piece after Uulu is suitable for travellers who like uninhabited places, the trail leads you through the Luitemaa Nature Reserve.
  • Häädemeeste area is great for birdwatchers.
  • Following the old Pärnu-Riga road, the last small village in Estonia before the Latvian boarder is Ikla.

Latvia (580 km marked)

  • In Latvia the first village is Ainaži where you can see the Ainaži North Pier, situated next to the Latvian-Estonian border, here also starts the Vidzeme seashore.
  • The route mainly goes through sandy beaches, in some places, rocky beaches, and for short stretches through coastal meadows.
  • The route continuous through Salacgrīva Region where you can find the Rocky Seashore of Vidzeme Nature Resort with beautiful rare and protected biotopes.
  • Then through the Carnikava and Vecāķi it reaches the Jurmala / Riga seashore, the trail also visits the capital Riga - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • After Riga the trail continuous through the Little Sea – Fishermen’s villages and smoked fish, Engure nature park, parts of thickly overgrown coast, the Rocky beach of Kurzeme and Slītere National park.
  • The Little Sea ends at Cape Kolka – the place where the 2 seas meet – The Great Sea and TheLittle Sea.
  • The Great Sea continues towards Ventspils through sandy and rocky beaches, visiting beautiful lighthouses. Trail goes through the Ventspils city.
  • After trail moves towards Jūrkalne passing through the most beautiful scenery of the Latvian coastline.
  • Pāvilosta and Jūrkalne has some of the most outstanding bluffs around the Baltic Sea.
  • Then the trail continuous through Karosta – place with military heritage on the coast of the Baltic sea and after it visits Liepāja – city where the wind is born.
  • The trail ends at Nida – by the Latvian-Lithuanian boarder post.
  • Here the trail is interrupted. It continues in Poland.

Lithuania, Kalinigrad

  • Non existent

Poland (656 km, marked)

  • First village in Poland is Braniewo
  • Braniewo - Żarnowiec, local trails, marked, 293 km
  • Szlak Nadmorski / Coastal Trail, Żarnowiec - Świnoujście, marked, 378 km
  • Last village in Poland is Świnoujście

Germany (944 km, marked)

  • First village in Germany is Ahlbeck
  • Coastel trail, sometimes joining Hanseatenweg, Ahlbeck – Warnemünde – Wismar – Rostock -  Travemünde - Kücknitz
  • Local paths, Kücknitz – Lübeck – Mölln, E1 and E6 join E9
  • Local paths, Mölln – Hamburg, E1 joins E9
  • Wanderweg Schlei-Eider-Elbe, Hamburg – Barmstedt, 54 km
  • Local paths, Barmstedt – Glückstadt
  • Ferry Glückstadt - Wischhafen
  • Elbe-Weser-Wanderweg, Wischhafen – Bremerhaven, 111 km
  • Ferry, Bremerhaven – Blexen
  • Butjadinger Weg, from Blexen to Petershörn
  • Jadeweg, from Petershörn to Wilhelmshaven
  • Ems-Jade-Weg, from Wilhelmshaven to Aurich
  • Ostfrieslandweg, from Aurich to Leer
  • Emsweg, from Leer to Weener
  • Local paths, Weener to Neuschanz
  • Last village is Weener

Netherlands (650 km, marked)

Belgium (140 km, marked)

France (2189 km: partly ready)

  • First village is Bray-Dunes, bordering on Belgium
  • GR120, from Dunkerque to Pas d'Authie, 154 km
  • Missing part, Pas d'Authie – Le Tréport
  • GR21, Le Tréport – Le Havre, 161 km
  • GR2, small part
  • GR223, Le Havre – Cherbourg - Avranches, 417 km 
  • Local trails, Avranches - Le Mont St-Michel
  • GR34, Le Mont St-Michel – Tour-du-Parc, 1700 km 
  • Missing part, Le Tour-du-Parc – Saint Brévin les Pins
  • GR8, Saint Brévin les Pins – Sare: there are many missing parts, and a small part is covered by the GR4

United Kingdom (711 km, 719 via Isle of Wight)

Alternative for the continental trail: south coast of United Kingdom

  • Ferry from Oostende, Belgium
  • First village is Dover
  • Saxon Shore Way, Dover – Rye, 65 km
  • Local trails, Rye – Jevington, 56 km
  • South Downs Way, Jevington – Queen Elizabeth Country Park, 111 km
  • Staunton Way, Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Langstone Harbour, 19 km
  • Solent Way, Langstone Harbour -  Portsmouth – Lymington, 76 km

Alternative: Isle of Wight

Back on the main trail:

  • Solent Way, Lymington – Milford on sea, 11 km 
  • Bournemouth Coastal Path, Milford on Sea – Poole, 30 km
  • South West Coast Path, Poole – Plymouth, 343 km
  • Last village is Plymouth

Spain (partly ready)

  • Parts in Asturias and Cantabria


Select some tracks
European long distance path E9
Grande Rota Europeia Caminho do Atlântico E9-GR11, Portugal
.Caminho Histórico, 212km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Concelho Sesimbra), 49km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Trafaria-Adiça), 17km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Cabo Raso - Abano), 4.2km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Azoia-Adraga), 4.9km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Adraga - Maçãs), 3.9km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Maçãs - Magoito), 5.8km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Magoito-Carvalhal), 14km
.Caminho do Atlântico - Rede Natura do Oeste, 25km
European long distance path E9 - part Spain
.European long distance path E9 east Asturies, 67km
.Sendero litoral de la costa Este (peatonal), 10km
.Vía Verde del Tranqueru (senderismo), 1.4km
.Senda Costera Candas - Luanco, 6.5km
.PR-AS 25.1 Senda Costera Cabo Peñas - Luanco, 15km
.PR-AS 25 Senda Costera Faro San Juan de Nieva - Cabo Peñas, 21km
.Senda Costera de Arnao a San Juan de la Arena, 16km
.Paseo de los Miradores, 4.3km
.GR-204 Etapa 26 Ortiguera - Viavelez, 15km
.GR-204 Etapa 27 Viavelez - Tapia de Casariego, 21km
.GR-204 Etapa 28 Senda Costera Tapia de Casariego - Vegadeo, 37km
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, France
.Route du Littoral, 292km
.Du Tréport à Montivilliers, 170km
.Au fil de la Seine, variante Montivilliers - Harfleur, 6km
De Honfleur au Mont-Saint-Michel
.De Honfleur à Ouistreham, 78km
.Ouistreham à Arromanches, 35km
.Arromanches à Carentan, 87km
.Carentan à Montebourg, 46km
.Montebourg à Barfleur, 43km
.Barfleur à Fermanville, 20km
.Fermanville à Cherbourg, 22km
.Cherbourg à Sciotot, 78km
.Sciotot à Gouville, 91km
.Gouville à Coutances, 25km
.Coutances à Carrolles, 51km
.Carrolles à Avranches, 29km
.De Paris au Mont-Saint-Michel, Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel, 27km
.Variante de Grandcamp, 9.2km
.Variante via Saint-Marcouf, 14km
.Variante de Cherbourg, 31km
Variante de Coutances, 33km
.Géfosses à Coutances, 27km
.Liaison Coutances GR223, 6.6km
Chemin des Douaniers, 0km
Chemin des Douaniers, Mont Saint-Michel - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes
.Chemin des Douaniers, Mont Saint-Michel - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, tracé principal, 48km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Mont Saint-Michel - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes variante baie, 10km
Chemin des Douaniers, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes - La Rance
.Chemin des Douaniers, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes - La Rance, tracé principal, 47km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes - La Rance, variante marée haute, 1.4km
Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, tracé principal, 114km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée basse
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 1.1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 0.9km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante pointe du Nick, 0.6km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Erquy - Brehec, 97km
Chemin des Douaniers, Brehec - Keriec
.Chemin des Douaniers, Brehec - Keriec, tracé principal, 121km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Brehec - Keriec, variante marée haute, 1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Keriec - Morlaix, 164km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Morlaix - Portsall, 204km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Portsall - Brest, 93km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Brest - Le Faou, 43km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Le Faou - Marros, 12km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Marros - Lanvéoc, 29km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Lanvéoc - Pentrez, 96km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Pentrez - Pointe du Raz, 74km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Pointe du Raz - Concarneau, 174km
Chemin des Douaniers, Concarneau - Le Magouëro
.Chemin des Douaniers, Concarneau - Le Magouëro, tracé principal, 180km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Concarneau - Le Magouëro variante par Batobus, 4.6km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Le Magouëro - Baden, 121km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Baden - Vannes, 49km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Vannes - Noyalo, 44km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Noyalo - Port-Navalo, 58km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Port-Navalo - Le Tour-du-Parc - Saint-Armel, 56km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Muzillac - Saint-Nazaire, 166km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Noyalo - Muzillac, 48km
De Saint-Brevin à Sare
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (01), Saint-Brevin - Port du Collet, 55km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (02), Port du Collet - Croix Rouge, 21km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (03), Croix Rouge - Notre-Dame-de-Monts, 19km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (04), Notre-Dame-de-Monts - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, 25km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (05), Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez - Brétignolles-sur-mer, 17km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (06), Brétignolles-sur-mer - L'île d'Olonne, 23km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (07), L'île-d'Olonne - Port Bourgenay, 27km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (08), Port Bourgenay - Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, 19km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (09), Saint-VIncent-sur-Jard - La Faute-sur-Mer, 27km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (10), La-Faute-sur-Mer - Charron, 35km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (11), Hourtin-Plage - Bélisaire, 97km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (12), Seignosse - Urt, 43km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (13), Urt - Cambo-les-Bains, 41km
.De Saint-Brevin à Sare (14), Cambo-les-Bains - Sare, 27km
.Au fil de la Seine, Tancarville - Harfleur, 30km
.Liaison Pont de Tancarville, 17km
.De Trouville à Pont-Audemer, 20km
.De Pont-Audemer à Berville-sur-mer, 22km
.De Berville-sur-Mer à Honfleur, 28km
.Europese wandelroute E9, Belgie, 117km
Europese wandelroute E9, Nederland
Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 01, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 02, 42km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 03, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 04, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 05, 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 06, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 07, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 08, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 09, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 10, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 11, 15km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 01, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 02, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 03, 23km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 04, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 06, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 07, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 08, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 09, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 10, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 11, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 12, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 13, 20km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 3 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 00, 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03b, 9.7km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 04, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 05, 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 06, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 07, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 08, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 09, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 11, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 12, 24km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 13, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 14, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 15, 9.7km
European long distance path E9 - part alternative Great Britain, 344km
.European walking route E9, Isle of Wight alternative, 77km
European long distance path E9 / International coastal route - part Germany
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9 / International coastal route, Deutschland, Niedersachsen, 291km
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, 217km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Kücknitz->Lübeck, 2.2km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Lübeck->Kücknitz, 2km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Hamburg, 48km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Alternativroute Lübeck, 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 340km
.European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 607km
European long distance path E9 - part Lithuania
.E9 section 64: Nida – Pervalka, 18km
.E9 section 65: Pervalka – Juodkrantė, 18km
.E9 section 66: Juodkrantė – Klaipėda, 23km
.E9 section 67: Klaipėda – Palanga, 28km
.E9 section 68: Palanga – Latvia-Lithuania Border (Šventoji), 19km
.E9 section 69: Rusnė Island, 23km
.E9 section 70: Rusnė – Šilutė, 8km
.E9 section 71: Šilutė – Ventė, 27km
.E9 section 72: Ventė – Dreverna, 23km
.E9 section 73: Dreverna – Klaipėda, 27km
Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia
.E9 section 18: Kaltene - Mērsrags, 23km
.E9 section 19: Mērsrags - Engure, 22km
.E9 section 20: Engure - Ragaciems, 24km
.E9 section 21: Ragaciems - Dubulti, 22km
.E9 section 22: Dubulti - Lielupe - Bulduri, 15km
.Jūrtaka 23. Posms. Bulduri - Rīgas Centrs, 21km
.Jūrtaka 24. Posms. Rīgas Centrs - Vecāķi, 22km
.E9 section 25: Vecāķi - Carnikava, 14km
.E9 section 26: Carnikava - Saulkrasti, 19km
.d27_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 12km
.d28_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 14km
.d29_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 22km
.E9 section 1: Nida - Pape, 12km
.E9 section 2: Pape - Bernāti, 24km
.E9 section 3: Bernāti - Liepāja - Karosta, 23km
.E9 section 4: Karosta - Ziemupe, 22km
.E9 section 5: Ziemupe - Pāvilosta, 21km
.E9 section 6: Pāvilosta - Jūrkalne, 20km
.E9 section 7: Jūrkalne - Sārnate, 14km
.E9 section 8: Sārnate - Užava, 15km
.E9 section 9: Užava - Ventspils, 19km
.E9 section 10: Ventspils - Staldzene, 15km
.E9 section 11: Staldzene - Oviši, 18km
.E9 section 12: Oviši - Miķeļtornis, 18km
.E9 section 13: Miķeļtornis - Sīkrags, 19km
.E9 section 14: Sīkrags - Saunags, 15km
.E9 section 15: Saunags - Kolka, 23km
.E9 section 16: Kolka - Ģipka, 24km
.E9 section 17: Ģipka - Kaltene, 20km
.d30_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 26km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 8.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
.E9 section 31: Ikla-Kabl, 16km
.E9 section 32: Kabli-Häädemeeste, 11km
.E9 section 33: Häädemeeste-Uulu, 26km
.E9 section 34: Uulu-Pärnu, 21km
.E9 section 35: Pärnu-Liu, 22km
.E9 section 36: Liu-Munalaid, 21km
.E9 section 37: Munalaid-Tõstamaa, 18km
.E9 section 38: Tõstamaa-Matsi, 24km
.E9 section 39: Matsi-Varbla, 14km
.E9 section 40: Varbla-Pivarootsi, 20km
.E9 section 41: Pivarootsi-Virtsu, 16km
.E9 section 42: Virtsu-Kuke, 14km
.E9 section 43: Kuke-Meelva, 19km
.E9 section 44: Meelva-Penijõe, 22km
.E9 section 45: Penijõe-Laiküla, 22km
.d46_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
.d47_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 28km
.d48_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
.d49_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 37km
.d50_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
.d51_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 13km
.d52_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 15km
.d53_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 26km
.d54_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 25km
.d55_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 18km
.d56_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 15km
.E9 section 57: Kersalu - Laulasmaa, 11km
.E9 section 58: Laulasmaa - Vääna-Jõesuu, 18km
.E9 section 59: Vääna - Jõesuu - Tabasalu, 19km
.E9 section 60: Tabasalu - Tallinna sadam, 25km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 3.6km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.1km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.5km
Rota do Atlântico, 11km
Caminho do Atlântico (Troços P.N. Sintra-Cascais)
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 593km
E9 - Ermsdorf, 6.2km
Eijsden-Margraten E9 Grenswandeling, 9.5km


Map European Long Distance Trail E9

Map European Long Distance Trail E9

Map European Long Distance Trail E9


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