Via Francigena

Embark on a journey to wellbeing: new European project by the EAVF

Get ready to lace up your hiking boots and explore the enchanting walking trails of the Mediterranean basin. EAVF starts its new European project in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme: “HIKE : Hiking for a healthier lifestyle along European Cultural Routes”.

Kicking off on 1 April 2024, this project is managed by the Culture Routes Society in Türkiye together with AEVF and Paths of Greece and has a duration of 18 months.

The HIKE aims to promote healthier lifestyles by organizing engaging hiking events along the stretch of the Via Francigena in Puglia region (September 2024), Via Egnatia in the area of Greek Edessa (October 2024) and in Türkiye next to Izmit (November 2024). Through workshops, animated activities, and community involvement, the project seeks to enhance well-being, encourage physical activity, and foster a sense of community.

EAVF is set to organize captivating hikes in the picturesque region of Puglia, offering workshops and animated activities to make each step a celebration. The arrival to Brindisi will be merged with the celebration of the European Week of Sports. The project involves some local bodies and associations such as the CAI of Viterbo, the Antiche Strade Association, the Puglia Region, the cities of Brindisi and Polignano a Mare and many other entities still in the confirmation phase.

EAVF takes the lead in spreading awareness about the project. From creating informative kits to crafting engaging communication guidelines, the association ensures that the spirit of HIKE reaches everyone. This isn’t just about hiking; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that nurtures both body and soul.

The hikes welcome all participants. More details on participation and a detailed schedule will be published shortly.

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