OCCIDENTAL ROUTE

The Occidental Route : 35 steps in Europe to discover

 

This route crosses the countries where historical events are still deeply rooted in people’s mind. Now, it’s time to re-discover these countries with their incredible natural and cultural heritages: from the Carpathians Mountains, the Great Plain in Hungary to Danube River which flows into Black Sea, the landscapes change so fast. The route lets you discover the wealth of the architectural heritage and the artistic talents - music, painting, and writing, which strengthen the authenticity of the folklores and the local traditions in these countries. You can discover also the must-see natural sites in Switzerland and the Alps with the Mont Blanc.

 

This route crosses 14 countries (about 10400 km)

  •  France : 5 stages, 25 sub-steps, 10 natural parks, 2 UNESCO sites, 8 pilgrimage
  •  Italy : 3 stages, 5 sub-steps, 4 natural parks, 4 UNESCO sites, 2 pilgrimage sites
  •  Switzerland : 1 stage, 7 sub-steps, 2 UNESCO sites
  •  Germany : 1 stage, 4 sub-steps, 2 UNESCO sites, 2 pilgrimage sites
  •  Austria : 3 stages, 7 sub-steps, 4 natural parks, 4 UNESCO sites, 3 pilgrimage sites
  •  Czech Republic  : 1 stage, 5 sub-steps, 3 natural parks, 8 UNESCO sites, 1 pilgrimage site
  •  Poland : 2 stages, 2 sub-steps, 1 natural park, 1 pilgrimage site
  •  Slovakia : 1 stage, 2 sub-steps, 2 natural parks, 3 UNESCO sites
  •  Ukraine : 1 stage, 1 sub-step, 1 natural park
  •  Hungary : 2 stages, 5 sub-steps, 6 natural parks, 5 UNESCO sites, 3 pilgrimage sites
  •  Romania : 5 stages, 11 sub-steps, 12 natural parks, 3 UNESCO sites
  •  Serbia : 3 stages, 8 sub-steps, 4 natural parks
  •  Bulgaria : 5 stages, 9 sub-steps, 11 natural parks, 4 UNESCO sites, 1 pilgrimage site
  •  Turkey : 2 stages, 2 sub-steps, 1 UNESCO site, 1 pilgrimage site

 

The stages