The main plan is to follow the E1 trail from Nordkapp to Sicily and then ferry across to Spain to complete the last tiny section to Tarifa.
This was the plan but the plan had to change. The route isn’t as detailed due to a change during the run caused by delays and injury. The route schedule is now evolving, but the main route is as follows (you can find more updated routes on Barefoot Aleks page on Facebook) :
Norway – E1 trail to Rous Vatn
Sweden – Roys Vatn to Ritsem, Ritsem to Ulricehamn then to Varberg
Denmark – exact route to be confirmed. From Grenaa to Oerversee in Germany
Germany – South to Frankfurt, join E1 trail to Konstaz
Switzerland – Head towards France along the German Swiss border
France – Head south, close to Lyon towards Spain
Spain – Shortest and most trail route to Tarifa
The information below was the original adventure plan, but sometimes, a small decision can cause delays later on, which is why the adventure changed from following the E1 to running the length of Europe.
Thanks to Sophie Rooney (who is going to be running the length of Scandinavia following the same route and schedule!) and Steve Arden for their assistance on collating the route data that is available on fernwandern-in-europa website and also gathering information on availability of food (please note… the data Italian section still needs collating and will be added in due course). This is the part of making schedule that is unfortunately dull but essential as par too putting a schedule together.
The links below will give both detailed information on the E1 trail and also access to the rough schedule being followed for the route.
E1 Trail Info – Includes information on availability of food, huts locations, height gains and distances
E1 Trail Schedule – this is based on covering an average of 50km a day for 5 days followed by 1 rest day.