You thrill your visitors with a fresh idea for a completely coherent, innovative and intensive hiking and nature experience. Each village here represents its mythical landscape, told by its traditions, its history, and its cultural and culinary individualities. Authentic landscapes round off the myth of the region and spread the spirit of diversity in Europe.
For their visitors, Europe Hiking Villages open a window into landscapes that embody the myth of Europe. There the guests can experience firsthand the individual traditions, stories, cultural and natural experiences that show Europe’s diversity.
The quality inspection by the European Hiking Seal ensures a perfect hiking infrastructure, hosts that are enthusiastic about hiking, and an authentic overall experience for the perfect hiking holiday.
The tourist accommodation in European Hiking Villages are led by dedicated hiking lovers who show their guests the best ways to discover the mythical landscapes of their village. They also offer their hiking guests tailor made service programs, thereby laying the foundation for a successful stay.
Distances in the hiking network
Hiking map service
Selected and qualified hiking trails that lead to the most attractive cultural and natural experiences and show the myth of the landscape.
An overall experience on the trail that conforms to the individual category
Information concerning safety on the trails
European Hiking Village sees itself as a premium platform for international hiking destinations. To be approved as a European Hiking Village, each candidate must complete a five-step certification process. We rely on the proven quality standards of the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval. Only the villages that fill these requirements will be awarded with a seal of approval from the European Hiking Villages. The village assessment is divided it into five phases:
A positively completed certification process pays off for the village in several ways. On the one hand it increases its public image, on the other hand it gives the village leaders valuable advice. This provides them with professional strategic advice for further development and helps to maximize their offerings. Not only does customer satisfaction increase, but it is also strengthens the profile of the village as a specialist for the adventure landscape.
We offer our members the opportunity to utilize co-marketing activities with experienced partners. We can count on our market experience and knowledge of the Austrian Hiking Villages, including its network and intelligent marketing ideas to efficiently introduce and continually develop marketable and demand-effective products.
All European Hiking Villages can use the following service modules for its marketing:
Does your village also tell about your amazing mythical landscape? More detailed information about the Europe Hiking Village Project, conditions of participation and costs, see the Project Brief Introduction.
The catalog (only in German) of Hiking Villages, hiking trails and hiking hosts which have already received the Seal of Approval provide information about the criteria for services needed for a successful completion of our certification process
Here’s how to become a Europe Hiking Village