Quality Label

10 Feb 2017

Seal of approval for the Escapardenne Eislek Trail

The 104-kilometres long Escapardenne Eislek Trail has been developed and listed according to a quality criteria system: the “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe“. This European-wide system for accrediting hiking trails was developed by the European Ramblers Association (ERA) in cooperation with “Deutsche Wanderverband Service GmbH” (German ramblers association).

This criteria system is used to make a comprehensive investigation of the trails, according to the stages being suggested and in the context of the successive 4 km sections. At each level, the trails used have to meet a number of criteria related to the surfaces, facilities, environment and discoveries.

A few standard criteria for the entire trail :

– minimum 35% of natural paths ;

– maximum 3% of busy roads ;

– at least 2 different landscape formations per 4 km section;

– at least 4 attractions (architectural, natural, scenic,…) every 4 km ;

– at least 2 daily connections to the public transport system at the start and end of the trail;

– Scope for booking luggage transport via a local service provider.

The high-quality paths on the Escapardenne Eislek Trail allow visitors the opportunity to discover natural sites and must-see examples of architectural and historical heritage along a signposted road with accommodation facilities at each stage.

The Trail in figures :

– > 50% in a natural state

– < 20 % with an asphalted surface

– 29 natural sites crossed or followed

– 44 outstanding views

– 3 towns and 19 villages or hamlets crossed.