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So far we have 3,553 articles in English, written and edited by 24,693 hitchhikers around the globe. Feel free to share your knowledge with us.

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The Basics

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Great tips for professional hitchhiking

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Read this if you never hitchhiked before

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How to evaluate and reduce risk while on the road

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  • 27 April 2019 - New Mailing List: since the old mailing list is down a new one was created on | Subscribe and share with the users or the old mailing list as all the data was lost together with the list
  • 1st - 24th December 2016 There is an advent calender on One story about "first time-hitchhiking-experiences" is published everyday. Check
  • 15 November 2016 The first app ever published by Hitchwiki is now available for free (as always) on the Play Store. Download it and keep track of the spots where you hitchhike, your waiting times and so on. In a future version the app will offer you an option to sync your hitching spots with Hitchwiki with no extra work. MyHitchhikingSpots. Special thanks to a random guy who gave an Android phone to one of our hitchhiking developers while traveling in Sweden!
  • 25 June 2016 A new official hitchhiking spot has been opened in the Dutch town of Oldemarkt, in response to the insufficient public transport to Steenwijk. In addition a FB group was created to encourage ridesharing on this route.

(Read old news here...)

  • 30 May - 3 June 2019 - Hitchhiker Gathering in Tosor, Kyrgyzstan: Let's meet at the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake. There are plenty of abandoned beaches and hitchhiking is pretty easy in this area. The mountains just some hundered meters away. FB or Trustroots Meeting
  • 1-2 June 2019 - HungaroHitch organizes a hitchhiker race in Hungary, starting from Budapest. Registration and more info on our website or FB.
  • 8 June 2019 Pentecost race - Hitchhiking: Starting from Dresden, Germany we hitch hike around 400km to a wonderful, yet still secret destination that will be announced at the start of the event. Although strictly, it's a race, we basically hitchhike for fun and for the sake of meeting new people. Around 50 teams/100 participants can join. Visit our website for more information/to join!
  • 22-24 June 2019 6th Swiss Hitchhiking Championship: As every year we will start in the little bilingual town Fribourg (not to confound with Freiburg in Germany ;) ) and will hitchhike in teams of 2 people to a surprise destination. Participation is free. Register here.
  • 3-11 August 2019 After traveling Istanbul, Lisbon, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Baku and the cold North Cape last year, we will hitchhike this year from Gdańsk (Poland) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Free, cool people, big adventure (FB).
  • 27-31 August 2019 IUAES2019 CFP - Hitchhiking: affect, spaces and stories. An academic panel will discuss hitchhiking in the end of August in Poland. We will hitch to the event, and try an organise some activity during the event. For more information, visit here or email me at [email protected] - username Subaculture on CS/BW etc.