Every 5 years, thousands of Ramblers from across Europe come together for Eurorando, a huge gathering of ramblers from dozens of different countries. The next Eurorando is taking place in September this year, in Skane in southern Sweden. The event runs from 10-17th September, based around the town of Helsingborg, and Ramblers members in Great Britain are invited to take part.
The Ramblers is one of 59 members of the European Ramblers’ Association which collectively has around 3 million individual members. The last Eurorando took place in Andalucia in 2011 [ http://www.era-ewv-ferp.com/events/eurorando-2011/andalusia/ ] , when over 3,000 people came together to enjoy a week of walks, culture, talks and events. Back in 2006, Eurorando was held in Bohemia and a contingent from Ramblers Scotland travelled over there to join in the fun – in kilts of course!
For 2016, the Swedish Tourist Association, Helsingborg city and Skane regional development organisation are all working together to provide a programme of walks and events to showcase Swedish food, music and culture. There are a range of packages available which include accommodation, walks and transport, and the whole event gives a great opportunity to meet like-minded people from around Europe while you explore Skane’s coast, woodlands and hills.
For more information about Eurorando and how to book, see: http://www.eurorando2016.com/