1. Name E9 (E9)
  2. Distance de sentier 5,229 km, 3,249 milles
  3. Durée en jours 260 jours
  4. Début de sentier Cabo de São Vicente (P)
  5. Fin de sentier Narva-Jõesuu (Est)
  6. Classement Traildino EW, Marche facile, sentier de la nature

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
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9
.European long distance path E9 east Asturies, 66km
Chemin de randonnée Européen E9, France, 49km
.GR du Littoral, 191km
.GR 21 du Havre au Tréport, 184km
.GR 223 De Berville-sur-Mer au Mont-Saint-Michel, 435km
Chemin des Douaniers, 1104km
.Le Tour du Golfe, 126km
.GR8, 308km
.Europese wandelroute E9, Belgie, 113km
Europese wandelroute E9, Nederland
Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 01 - Sluis-Cadzand, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 02 - Cadzand Bad-Zoutelande, 35km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 03 - Zoutelande-Kasteel Westhove, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 04 - Kasteel Westhove-Neeltje Jans, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 05 - Neeltje Jans-Burgh Haamstede, 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 06 - Burgh Haamstede-Port Zélande, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 07 - Port Zélande-Goedereede, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 08 - Goedereede-Rockanje, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 09 - Rockanje-Brielle, 21km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 10 - Brielle-Maassluis Oranjeplassen, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 11 - Maassluis Oranjeplassen-Hoek van Holland, 14km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 01 - Hoek van Holland-Ockenburgh, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 02- Ockenburgh-Den Haag CS, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 03 - Den Haag CS-Katwijk aan Zee, 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 04 - Katwijk aan Zee-De Zilk, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05 - De Zilk-Haarlem Station, 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 06 - Haarlem Station-Santpoort Noord, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 07 - Santpoort Noord-Wijk aan Zee, 14km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 08 - Wijk aan Zee-Egmond aan Zee, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 09 - Egmond aan Zee-Groet, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 10 - Groet-Callantsoog, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 11 - Callantsoog-Anna Paulowna, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 12 - Anna Paulowna-Hippolytushoef, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 13 - Hippolytushoef-Afsluitdijk provinciegrens, 20km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 3 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 00 (Afsluitdijk - Zurich), 22km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03b (Zurich - Harlingen), 9.7km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 04 (Harlingen - Oosterbierum), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 05 (Oosterbierum - Sint Jacobiparochie), 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 06 (Sint Jacobiparochie - Ferwert), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 07 (Ferwert - Ternaard), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 08 (Ternaard - Lauwersoog), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 09 (Lauwersoog - Niekerk), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 10 (Niekerk - Baflo), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 11 (Baflo - Doodstil), 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 12 (Doodstil - Appingedam), 24km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 13 (Appingedam - Termunterzijl), 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 14 (Termunterzijl - Kostverloren), 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 15 (Kostverloren - Bad Nieuweschans), 9.6km
European long distance path E9 - part alternative Great Britain, 341km
.European walking route E9, Isle of Wight alternative, 77km
European long distance path E9 / International coastal route - part Germany
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Hamburg, 42km
Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, 216km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Kücknitz->Lübeck, 2.2km
.Busshuttle Herrentunnel Lübeck->Kücknitz, 2km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9 / International coastal route, Deutschland, Niedersachsen, 281km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Alternativroute Lübeck, 12km
.Europäischer Fernwanderweg E9, Deutschland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 319km
.European long distance path E9 - part Poland, 595km
Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia
.d1_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 12km
.d2_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 24km
.d3_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 22km
.d4_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 22km
.d5_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 21km
.d6_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 20km
.d7_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 14km
.d8_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
.d9_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 19km
.d10_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
.d11_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 18km
.d12_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 18km
.d13_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 19km
.d14_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 15km
.d15_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 13km
.d16_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 24km
.d17_Europa Jūrtaka E9, Latvia, 20km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 9.4km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 5.5km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.1km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 3.6km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 34km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 8.8km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 6.5km
.Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 12km
.d31_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 16km
.d32_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 11km
.d33_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 26km
.d34_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 21km
.d35_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
.d36_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 21km
.d37_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
.d38_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 24km
.d39_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 14km
.d40_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 20km
.d41_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 16km
.d42_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 14km
.d43_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 19km
.d44_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 22km
.d45_Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti, 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, 23km
.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
Caminho do Atlântico
.Caminho do Atlântico (Percurso em Sintra), 19km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Adraga - Maçãs), 7.3km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Cabo Raso - Abano), 4.2km
.Caminho do Atlântico (Troço Maçãs - Magoito), 1.3km
Rota do Atlântico, 10km
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
Euroopa matkarada E9, Eesti
GR11 E9, 1.1km


Evaluation 7.0 | 2 votes | No 18. en Pays-Bas
  • Henk Nouws Septembre 2014
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive I did walk parts of the E9 in the Netherlands, Poland and England. Some parts are stunningly beautiful, others are boring, but the best is that you walk the history of Europe and get to know so many different countries that are in the same time so closely related.
  • Negative Some boring stuff. The trail is not or rarely marked as E9, so you must find out the itinerary yourself (well: more a "like" than a "dislike").
  • Andrew Novembre 2014
  • Evaluation 6
  • Positive Most of the path is located on the coast. Because I love to swim (regardless from the season) during the breaks I could go to swim in the Baltic Sea. On the E9 in polish area is one National Prak and a lot of Landscape Parks (Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej, Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy; Nadmorski Park Krajobrazowy, ect)
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  • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 01:01:29
  • E9 portuguese section
  • Hi All, I’m trying to do the Portuguese path by sections and map all on GPX file but the information for Portuguese pathway is confusing. My first step is Sintra – Cascais, already marked and after I’m thinking about Rota Vicentina marked as well but without references here. Someone can help? I’m checking the map on Traildino and don’t seems the sections I found match with the Portuguese sections submitted for approval as GR11. As far as I know, the Portuguese section should match with this GR11…
    • Traildino 2019-04-04 08:42:01
    • I doubt if the route is in place currently. As you say, some sections in the South correspond with the Rota Vicentina. Further north, I don't think the trail is marked or existing at all. I recommend contacting the Portuguese Ramblers Association.
    • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 14:01:21
    • Thank you for your feedback. I think you are trying to mention FCMP but I already tried and they just do not answer my emails or other kind of contacts :(
  • TrailDog 2016-01-27 22:09:13
  • thru-hiking the E9
  • hi, i'm going to attempt to thru-hike (start to finish in one go) the E9 from portugal to estland. im from Belgium and will leave for portugal on the 10th of april 2016. now i hardly find any documentation besides Germany and the Netherlands. wat i realy want to know is issent there like a somewhat complete guide or a list of connecting trails to help me realise my dream? if not im still going for it and will make up my own path ^^

    friendly regards mathias
    • Traildino 2016-01-27 23:49:13
    • Hi there!
      No, you will not find a thru-guide. Your plan is a real challenge, and more so because you will have to collect the bits and pieces of information yourself. You will find gpx's in Traildino Mobile or http://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/en/
      The trail may have gaps in Portugal, but I'm not sure. Spain is fine, excellent even. Then in France, the worst part is between the Gironde and Loire. From them on it will be a very pretty walk all the way to Kaliningrad. By the way: Poland is excellent, I did parts there myself. In the Baltic States, the E9 is non existent, But there will be other trails and/or coastal paths.
      Are you planning to add the trail to OpenStreetMap? Would be handy to everybody.
    • dh2016 2017-01-02 17:05:40
    • Hi Traildog, just wanted to ask if you were able to achieve your goal? Would be great to hear how it went.
    • Karl Neilson 2018-03-28 15:08:48
    • Hi there Ill be walking in the opposite direction starting on the 21st April 2018 in Estonia, to Portugal.
  • Mischa 2015-10-31 16:29:57
  • From Estonia to Kaliningrad
  • Hello everyone, does anybody knows if it's possible to reach Kaliningrad from the end of E9 in Estonia (through the coastline) ? Any advice regarding this part ?
    • Henk Nouws 2015-10-31 22:59:31
    • I got information from the ERA that the E9 in Estonia is nonexistent. Poland is the last country.
    • Karl Neilson 2018-03-28 15:13:27
    • Hi Henk,
      The Estonia, section is Non existent. I shall be walking that route in its entirety myself from the 21st april 2018. Attempting to map as much of it as possible. It is possible to reach Kallingrad, but you need a visa. Otherwise there is a bus service from Latvia to Poland, which allows you to cross through Russia without a permit.
  • kika 2014-09-17 02:10:42
  • Portugese Part
  • Well the portugese part of this trail is partely ready. with the fishermans trail / historical way already being marked.
    • kika 2017-01-08 09:35:45
    • here is the link to some of the portugese trail for anybody that is looking
    • LuisMarqu3s 2019-04-04 01:03:19
    • I don't know if someone is looking inside this site / E9 anymore. Are you interested on it yet?
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