«HIKE: Hiking for a healthier lifestyle along the European Cultural Routes»

This Erasmus+ Sport project aims to promote healthy and active lifestyles through the participation of the local community in hiking and other sporting activities along historical routes such as the Via Francigena, the Via Egnatia and the Via Eurasia-Tolerance Way.

The budget of the project amounts to 200,000 euros and has a duration of 18 months. The project activities will be carried out in three countries – Italy, Greece and Turkey, and will be implemented by the cooperation of three organizations – the Culture Routes Society Turkiye (Project Leader), the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways (AEVF) and the Social Cooperative enterprise “Paths of Greece”.

On this page you will be able to follow all developments and publications concerning the project.

  • A series of hiking events and activities will take place over three months along the trails:
  1. of the Via Francigena in Puglia, Italy in September 2024
  2. of Via Egnatia in Edessa, in October 2024 and
  3. of Via Eurasia, in Nicomedia (Izmit), Turkey, in November 2024
  • Browse the official project website for more information, here.
  • Find out more about the walks that will take place in Edessa along the Via Eurasia.

→ Events Program

The hiking registration platform will be announced soon. 

Stay tuned to receive updates on upcoming project hikes.