Exciting News: the HIKE Project Website is Officially Launched!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the HIKE project’s official website today! This new platform will feature detailed information about the participating routes, free excursions, and activities planned in the three countries involved in the project. Here participants will find trail maps, event schedules, and registration procedures. The news section will gather updates, insightful and educational materials regarding healthy habits and lifestyle while the media section will showcase photos and videos from our events.

The HIKE project brings together three partners, each playing a pivotal role:

Culture Routes Society – a non-profit organisation in Türkiye that specializes in creating and maintaining long-distance routes for walking, biking, and horse-riding. It maintains more than 20 long-distance local and international trekking routes that cater to various interests of hiking enthusiasts. 

Paths of Greece – is a Social Co-operative Enterprise dedicated to promoting Greece’s cultural heritage and environmental conservation through hiking trails. They focus on designing, implementing, and promoting trails based on historical footpaths, tailored to modern needs. 

European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) – is dedicated to the promotion of the historic itinerary spanning more than 3,000 km in England, France, Switzerland and Italy. 

The project’s goal is to guide participants along three iconic European paths, promoting healthier and more active lifestyles through tailored hiking events designed to accommodate all fitness levels:

September in Italy along the Via Francigena: Explore the beautiful stretch of the path in the sunny Apulia region of Italy. Two hiking weekends will take place on the coastal legs of the itinerary, from Bari to Monopoli and from Torre Canne (Fasano) to Brindisi, and it will include cultural, sports and gastronomic activities, not to mention unforgettable sunset celebrations. More details on the Via Francigena agenda here.

October in Greece on the Via Egnatia: a journey along the Via Egnatia in Greece, where you can trace the remnants of this ancient road engineered by the Romans. Explore stretches covering Edessa, Prophitis Ilias, and Arnissa, featuring stunning waterfalls, lakes and lush landscapes. Interactive workshops and cultural visits to significant industrial heritage sites will complement the hikes. Learn more about our walks on the Via Egnatia.

November in Türkiye on the Tolerance Way: Journey through landscapes that have shaped civilizations, from gentle strolls through historical districts to vigorous treks across rustic settings. The events will feature diverse landmarks including Izmit’s scenic waterside and Kayalar Nature Parks, the charming villages of Servetiye and Kırıntı, and the ancient aqueducts near Gölkay Park. Visit the Tolerance Way section for more information.

Stay tuned to our website for the latest updates, registration and organisational details!

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