About IVV

Ready to improve your fitness, become more energetic, and increase your happiness at the same time?

Then hiking is for you! As Josef Hofmiller said: "Hiking is not only a physical activity, but also an enrichment for the soul.

The International Volkssportverband (IVV) is dedicated to the promotion of shared sporting activities. The focus is on hiking, but other sports such as swimming and cycling are also supported - without the pressure of competition.

Through regular events in over 40 member countries worldwide, the IVV promotes international exchange and brings people together across borders.

Hiking not only provides physical exercise, but also allows you to clear your mind, enjoy the beauty of nature and find inner peace. Perhaps you too will become one of the happy people known as hikers.

Join this community and discover the joy of walking!


Experience IVV Europe

Welcome to IVV Europe - your gateway to an active and healthy lifestyle! We are part of the International Volkssportverband (IVV) and stand for adventure, friendship and nature experiences.

Our Mission Statement

IVV Europe is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We promote healthy physical activities and social interactions that are inclusive, stress-free, non-competitive and environmentally friendly.

Our Activities

In a geographically and culturally diverse Europe, walking is at the heart of our activities. Our members organize thousands of walks every year, from national and international walking days and guided walks to permanent trails and walking holidays.

Worldwide network

IVV Europe is part of the worldwide IVV network and consists of 14 member countries with over 2,000 clubs. We work closely with IVV-Asia and IVV-Americas to share best practices and promote innovative projects.

Sharing best practices

Our goal is to share knowledge and experience to create value and manage change. We see ourselves as communicators and initiators of best practices.

Become part of the movement

Experience unforgettable moments at our events, meet new friends and discover the beauty of Europe on foot. Visit our website and find out how you can become part of our movement!

IVV Europe - Moves you. Inspires you. Connects you.

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