The Friendship Trails project is an initiative of The World Trails Network. Friendship Trails are similar to twin towns, whereby trails in different countries team up in the name of partnership, mutual publicity and international cooperation.
It is hoped the concept of Friendship Trails will spread across the globe, promoting international understanding and the culture of walking, while boosting tourism and local economies.
The Friendship will also promote the sharing of information regarding the building and maintenance of trails and the ongoing management of trail organisations.
The Foundation aims to identify nine international trails with common attributes to pair with each of the nine sections of the Bibbulmun Track.
We encourage you to read the trail profiles and be inspired to discover these trails.
Bruce Trail Friendship Trail
In 2015, the Balingup to Donnelly River Village section of the Bibbulmun Track was twinned with a section of the Bruce Trail in Canada.
The Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath. The 890 kilometer trail is cared for by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and spans incredibly varied and beautiful landscapes through Canada's most densely populated region, from rolling hills to spectacular vistas and rugged coastlines.
The Bruce Trail provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Read more about the Bruce Trail in Trailing Around the World.
World Expeditions offers a 10-day self-guided adventure on the Bruce Peninsular.
Jeju Olle Friendship Trail
In 2015, the Denmark to Albany section of the Bibbulmun Track was twinned with Route 19 on the Jeju Olle.
The Jeju Olle walking trail is located on the beautiful island of Jeju, South Korea. Jeju Island is located 130 kilometers south of the Korean Peninsula. It is a large volcanic island, almost sub-tropical in climate, with incredible scenery from the coastline through orange groves crisscrossed by distinctive stone walls and up to the peak of an inactive volcano. The Jeju Olle is the most popular walking trail in Korea, and provides over 200km of pathways, and plans are underway to extend the trail to encircle the entire island in the coming years.
Read more about Jeju Olle Trail in Trailing Around the World.