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2022 Join the organisation for the Winter gathering at Hitchgathering/2022 !

  • September 24th - 25th HungaroHitch hitchhiker race in Hungary - Facebook
  • September 23rd - September 25th 13th Polish Hitchhikers Gathering - fb event
  • August 30th - September 2nd Post-Gathering @ Lake Mondsee, Austria
  • August 19th - September 2nd Tramprennen - Hitchhiking race from Germany to Albania. tramprennen.org
  • August 5th - 19th 2022 European Hitchgathering at Kara Dere beach, Bulgaria->


  • December-January 2021 Winter/NYE Hitchgathering in organisation! Contribute to the discussion on the wiki page.
  • September 18-19th, 2021, the Hungarian hitchhiker race HungaroHitch starts from Budapest. Thumbs up!
  • From August 2nd, 2021, all hitchhikers are invited to come to the 2021 European Hitchgathering at La Framondié, France. As usual, there will be a number of pre- and post-gatherings all over Europe. Read the page for more information!


  • December 2020 Solstice/New Year's Gathering proposed in Italy. Join the mailing list to participate in the discussion!
  • 15-23 August 2020 9th European Hitchhiking Competition (EHC2020) from Vienna to Tbilisi. More info on [2] canceled
  • 3-8 August 2020 Hitchflygathering - Hitch Gathering near la Dune du Pyla (France) with possibility to hitch a ride on a tandem flight. May continue for one more week.
  • 2-mid August 2020 Scandinavian Hitch Gathering 2020 - As the name says, in Svullrya, Norway.
  • 17-18 July 2020 BreakOut 2020 - 36h charity travel competition. Starting from Munich, Berlin and Cologne, Germany. More info on [3] canceled
  • 4-7 July 2020 [4] Conference Panel - "Autostop/hitchhiking: socio-spatial understandings" at the Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future conference (London).
  • 11-19 April 2020 Trustroots Hackweek. Due to present circumstances the hackweek will be focussing on online meetups and the real life gathering is postponed.
  • 15 March 2020 REISMARKT: the travel fair for independent travellers, Bruges, Belgium. There will be a panel discussion (in dutch) on hitchhiking at 12h30. More info on [5] canceled


  • 7-8 December 2019 - HungaroHitch organizes a hitchhiking race in Hungary, starting from Budapest. Registration and more info on our webpage or Facebook.
  • 29.Nov. - 01.Dec 2019 - Trustroots organizes a hackathon / hacking collective in Barcelona. Some people will stay longer then the 1st Dec. in case you come late.
  • 20-26 July 2019 BLAF 2019 yearly hitchhiking competition in Denmark.
  • August 2019 European Hitchgathering starting in Denmark at the beginning of August and moving to Albania around the middle of the month. (Read more).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1-2 June 2019 - HungaroHitch organizes a hitchhiker race in Hungary, starting from Budapest. Registration and more info on our website or FB.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 27 April - 6 May 2019 - Same as every year, 6 different size hitchhiking races start from different locations in Poland, going mostly southwards. More info at events sites: AutoStopRace MMA Wyścig Autostopem KrakoStop PoliRajd Autostop Challange
  • 2 February 2019 We're trying to set up a hitchhikers gathering in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, February 2nd. If you're around and you'd like to join, shout out on our event on Couchshurfing website.
  • 25-27 January 2019 Competitive autostop winter race organized by the DTSG in the Rhön mountains (central Germany). More information on their website in English. Everybody welcome to participate!
  • 1 January 2019 Roadtrip to Marokko - Anyone interested in joining a hitchhiking trip down to Marokko? I am a real hippie guy who wants to get out of the cold! I will be starting in Hamburg in Germany and I want to be in Marokko for a few months. Greets Nick email:[email protected]


  • 30 December 2018 Hitchhiking to Sweden from Gronigen I am a student in Groningen. I would like to do hitchhiking form Groningen to Bremen, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Malmo and Helsinborg. Feel free to contact me [email protected]
  • 29 December - 1 January 2018 - Italian Alps NYE Gathering at Casera Presoldon: Stunning views, cozy chimney fire, food from the trash, sledging, skiing, hiking in snow.... We're a bunch of hitchhikers meeting at this place and you can come too!
  • October - December 2018 - Trustroots is hosting a Hackathon somewhere in the south of Portugal, Algarve, or the West Andalusia region of Spain, near the frontier for interested people to contribute with some volunteering mainly for Trustroots, but also a good place for people that want to get into the background of HitchWiki. Check out the details here!
  • 8 December 2018 - A Hitchhiker's Guide to Hitchhiking in Ice and Snow - talk about hitchhiking in snow, ice and cold temperatures + story telling from a collective trip to North Cape in January this year at 4pm at Thiembuktu, Magdeburg. Sharing pictures, stories and practical info. You're welcome to stay for a small gathering.
  • 8 December - 9 December 2018 - HungaroHitch organizes a hitchhiker race in Hungary, starting from Budapest. Registration and more info HungaroHitch.com
  • 17 August - 1 September 2018 Tramprennen 2018 - hitchhiking-race from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Bosnia! More information on Tramprennen.org
  • 1-14 August 2018 - Hitchgathering 2018 in Razana near Kosjerić, Serbia (fb).
  • 4-11 August 2018 - Competitive Hitchhiking Race by the Russian Club of Competitive Hitchhiking Клуб Спортивного Автостопа.
  • 4-12 August 2018 - 7. European Hitchhike Competition from Leipzig to North Cape.
  • 21-22 July 2018 - HungaroHitch hitchhiker race will be held on the 21-22nd of July, starting from Budapest, Hungary. More info on webpage .
  • 20-22 July 2018 - DTSG will organize a pre-gathering in Rimske Toplice, Slovenia. Come join us!
  • 8-9 June 2018 - BreakOut no.5: In 36 hours. In teams of two. Without money. As far as possible. For a good cause. Start is in Berlin, München or Barcelona.
  • 20-25 June 2018 - Midsummer Hitchgathering in Sweden. Legal camping at a lake with a rock for climbing.
  • 23-25 June 2018 - 5th Swiss Hitchhiking Championship, as always start in Fribourg and as always completely for free.
  • 2-5 July 2018 - Barcelona Express from Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris to Barcelona.
  • 2-3 June 2018 - Second edition of the Mad Jacques hitch hiking race and festival, starting from Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille and other cities in France and going to Chéniers, Creuse. Gathering more than 1,000 participants.
  • 19-20 May 2018 - BALTIJA-100 Hitchhiking Race, in Lithuania and around.
  • 18-21 May 2018 - Abgefahren Hitchhiking Race, somewhere in Germany.
  • 28- April 2018 - DTSG: Second competitive Hitchhiking race 2018, somewhere in middle Germany.
  • 30 March - 1 April 2018 - Competitive Hitchhiking Race across the Baltic islands of North East Germany.
  • 1st January 2018 - New Years Eve Gathering at Cape North: Looking at Aurora, hiking to the real North Cape in extreme conditions, socializing with the locals and being together in a small group. Check the mailinglist for contact, the Piratepad for more info. Pregathering at Uppsala in a nice public hut location & infos. FB-Event.


  • 16-17th December 2017 - Hitchhiker race in Hungary brought by HungaroHitch. Join the two days long adventure of COLDHITCH Facebook page.
  • 11 November 2017 Bournemouth University are running a seminar on hitchiking and micro-adventures. Still looking for speakers and attendees (free). See NomadX or register for a ticket on Eventbrite
  • 31 October 2017 Any hitchhikers travelling through or visiting Momtenegro Tuesday 31 October, are invited to "Celts New Year Party" at the famous "Caffe Berlin, Njegoseva 24, old town, Podgorica, limited hosting avilable, contact ChriSenergY23.
  • 5 - 8 October 2017 VIIIth Annual Polish Hitchhikers gathering in Biały Brzeg. See FB event
  • 30 September - 02 September & 07 October - 09 October - Pouce d'Or - Going as far as possible in 48 hours and coming back, only hitchhiking ! 600 participants and 30 European (mostly French) universities are waited for this 19th edition !
  • 15 September - 17 September 2017 - Two-day DTSG Competitive Hitchhiking Race in the Wendland area, Northern Germany. More information to follow.
  • 3 September - 7 September 2017 - Post Gathering, Macedonia, Mt. Plachkovica
  • September 2017 - European Hitchgathering 2017 part 3 in Shipot, Ukraine
  • 30 August - 3 September - Post-gathering at Kesselberg near Berlin
  • 24 August - 29 August - Hitchhiker's camp at Ende Gelaende climate action
  • 18 August - 2 September 2017 - Tramprennen 2017 - a hitchhiking race across Europe- goes on different routes to the Baltic region! More information on tramprennen.org
  • August 2017 -- 2017 Hitchgathering: The 10th year anniversary will be a special Transeuropean Hitchgathering which starts at the HitchFest in Portugal, continues with the main Hitchgathering at Traumschule in Germany and finishes with a post-gathering in Shipot, Ukraine.
  • 12 August - 20 August 2017 -- European Hitchhiking Competition 2017 - 6th edition from Dresden, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco
  • 7 August - 13 August 2017 -- Marathon de pouce - Second edition of the marathon all around Gaspésie, Quebec
  • 2 August - 6 August 2017 -- HitchFest will gather hitchhikers in Portugal: 4 days for having fun, sharing skills and experiences, with presentations, concerts, workshops and therapies. Join the fb event!
  • 14 July - 16 July 2017 - HungaroHitch is an international hitchhiker race. 3 days of adventure, starting from Budapest, Hungary! Check out our Facebook page.
  • 07 July - 10 July 2017 - 4th Swiss Hitchhiking Championship - A hitchhiking race in the alps. Join us, it's free. Check out also our video: Choose your scenario!
  • July 2017 -- Hitchhikers are trying to set up a Hitchgathering in July or August in the province of Minas Gerais, Brazil. If you're around or you might be interested in joining or collaborate in the discussions, join the Brazilian hitchhikers group on Facebook.
  • 10 June - 11 June 2017 - Mad Jacques - A hitchhiking race and festival gathering 1500 hitchhikers in France.
  • 3 June 2017 - Abgefahren e.V. hitchhikers meeting in Northern Germany at the Kulturelle Landpartie in Neu Darchau.
  • 25 May - 26 May 2017 - "Autostop" - art exhibition, discussion and film screening in Berlin. More information.
  • 17 May - 21 May 2017 - Art of hitchhiking - The first exhibition that features contemporary artists inspired by hitchhiking (Warsaw, Poland). More information on artofhitchhiking.eu
  • 29 Apr - 1 May 2017 -- Pre-Gathering in Bad Gastein, Austria -- More info here


  • 30. December 2016 - 3 January 2017 - Vienna - Austria - NYE: Hey Hitchers! After last years very successful nye-gathering in Vienna I will revive it in the way that I invite all the lonely hitchers on the road around Vienna to share the next 2-3 days! I have 4 people already over and there might come the one or the other. FB Post in Hitchgathering Group. Prepare for free food from the dumpsters and a cozy atmosphere. Stick to the houserules, we are not having a drinking party although someone might have the one or the other zip of beer. It will be a safe space for everyone. Gathering will be dissolved on 3rd of Jannuary! Share with anyone on the road around Vienna if you know them! Contact: Facebook or email
  • 28 December 2016 - 2 January 2017 - VIIIth Polish "Autostopowicze.org" New Years Camp, announcement on FB - charge 9 euro per night, up to 280 attendants capacity
  • 29 December 2016 - 1 January 2017 - IIIrd Alternative Polish Hitch-Hikers New Years Camp - charge 5 euro per night, up to 100 attendants capacity
  • 18 December 2016 - Radio documentary world premiere about the Abgefahren hitchhiking race (in German) and get-together at Federica, Reichenberger Str. 61, Berlin, Germany 6:30pm.
  • 10 - 11 December 2016 - ColdHitch will be a hitchhiker race in Hungary, starting from Budapest, organized by HungaroHitch. Join our FB event.
  • 25 - 27 November 2016 - Competitive autostop race and 5 year anniversary celebration of the DTSG around the Black Forest / South-West Germany. Start location Messkirch, info and registration here. Everybody welcome!
  • "' 31 Sept- 1 Oct and 7-8 Oct '" Le Pouce d'Or, France (student event) : go as far as possible and come back in 48h only hitchiking & win the "challenge game" making awesome stuff !! See our facebook page for more informations : [6] and our website [ http://poucedor.org ] . If you want to join the event just send us an e-mail ([email protected]) or a message on facebook ! The last year we were 450 students and 25 universities, we are waiting for you for that year !!
  • 29 September 2016 - Polish Hitchhikers gathering in Zaklików, Poland. See FB event
  • 23 September 2016 - We're trying to plan a gathering of hitchhikers in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Are you around? Join the CouchSurfing event and participate in setting up the best location for it.
  • 19 August - 3 September 2016 - Tramprennen 2016 - a hitchhiking race across Europe- goes on 8 different routes from Halle (Saale) , Freising, Leutkirch and Innsbruck to Tsigov Chark in Bulgaria! More information on tramprennen.org
  • 8-15 August 2016 - Marathon de Pouce de la Gaspésie
  • 6/7 August 2016 (1-2 Weeks) - The European HitchGathering will be held in Norway.
  • 1/2 August 2016 - Pre-gathering in the tiny village of Sakniava, Lithuania.
  • 09 - 10 July 2016 - DTSG hitchhiking race in the Black Forest, Germany. Starting point is Gutach im Breisgau. Everybody welcome!
  • 08 - 10 July 2016 - HungaroHitch is a 3 days long hitchhiker race starting from Budapest.
  • 04 - 09 July 2016 - BLAF 2016 - a hitchhiking competition across Denmark - starts from Copenhagen and a new route through the country is revealed every morning. More information on their website.
  • 02 - 03 July 2016 - A hitchhiking race from Riga to the Baltic sea coast: Īkšķojiens
  • 23 - 30 June 2016 - The Canadian HitchGathering will be held in Keremeos, BC.
  • 18 June 2016 - Czech hitchhiking championship from Prague to Primorsko in Bulgaria. Route goes via Kisinev in Moldavia, return via Dubrovnik.
  • 10 - 13 June 2016 - The biggest hitchhiking race of the Nordics, Hitchball 4000, will be organized for the 4th time by the Finnish hitchhiking association HitchPro.
  • 21 - 22 May 2016 - Lithuanian hitchhiking competition organised by Vilnius Hitchhiking club. FB event
  • 13 - 16 May 2016 - The Abgefahren Hitchhiking Race starts this year from the Hanseatic city Hamburg to a secret location.
  • 07 - 08 May 2016 - The 3rd Swiss Hitchhiking Championship will be held again in Fribourg. Organized by the Autostopp Verein Schweiz.
  • December 2015 - 27th January 2016 — Nomadbase in Lisbon lisbon.nomadbase.org.
  • 25 December '15 - ~5 January '16 Christmas & NYE Gathering in Vienna Short-Term Nomadbase in Vienna around NYE: I invite anyone of you to spend time in here, the flat fits around 15-20 people (that would be reeeeally cozy :D), dumpsters are usually tremendously full these days, we can have fun in the city and celebrate the new year! End-Date is not fixed and will be updated accordingly. For questions: Facebook or email.
  • 28-29 NovemberHungaroHitch announces ColdHitch, which will be a hitchhiker race and starts from Budapest, Hungary! Facebook.
  • 1 October - 5 OctoberHitchhiking Challenge to this year's Transeuropa Festival in Belgrad.



  • 1st October - 22nd October 2014 Alexey Vorov tries to hitchhiking around the globe in 500 hours to promote peace and hospitality. An online live tracker to follow his route is available.
  • 26th - 28th September 2014 - 1st Swiss Hitchhiking Championship, a fundraising project in collaboration with Viva con Agua. You can find further details here in german or in french. Event on FB. This event takes place in Fribourg in Switzerland, not to confound with Freiburg in Germany ;-)
  • 27th September 2014 - Inaugural Oceanian Hitchgathering in Cedar Bay, Queensland, Australia. Event on FB.
  • 18th - 21st September 2014 - 5th The Polish Hitchhikers Annual Gathering - The hitchhikers festival. We invite every hitchhiking soul willing to join us, you will not regret it. Event on FB. Place: "Stanica Harcerska Biały Brzeg" Kluczewsko, Poland. Map.
  • 6th August - 28th September 2014 - TravelMakers Project: A hitchhiking project from Berlin to Istanbul combined with street arts and raising funds for social projects. Event on FB
  • 16-30 August 2014 - Tramprennen 2014: A hitchhiking race from Würzburg to Macedonia.
  • 9 August 2014, 10.00 CET - start of the 3rd year of the Czech hitch-hiking race. We start on tube station "Zličín" in Prague at 10 o´clock in the morning. Our race leads from Prague to Gibraltar. See more on FB
  • 9 August 2014 - North American Hitchgathering in California. Bring your bathing suit! Event on FB.
  • 3 August 2014 - Hitchgathering in Albania
  • 31 July - 2 August 2014 - Hitchhiking camp on 20th Woodstock festival in Poland. Event on FB, map. Lineup and more information about this FREE festival here.
  • 17-18th July 2014 - Para-academic workshop on 'Autonomobilities' including hitch-hiking. Hitch-hikers invited to talk about hitching. Event on FB
  • 11-12 July 2014 - Pre gathering in German alps. Location will be somewhere in the Bavarian Alps, or maybe even just across the border in Austria. Event on FB
  • 4 July 2014 - Pre Hitchgathering in Lofoten, Norway Event on FB
  • 28 June 2014 - Movie screening and bonfire - a weekend gathering for hitchhikers in Hipstedt, close to Bremen.
  • 1-20 June 2014 - Alps Nomad Hack Camp. Some people are gathering to work on different projects (hitchwiki, nomadwiki, and much more) in French Alps near Mens. Every hitchhiker is welcome to pass by, camp, maybe help, and have a good time. Send an email to [email protected] if you are interested.
  • 16 June 2014 - Czech hitchhiking championship 2014: Prague - Gibraltar and back. More info on FB (only in Czech though).
  • 6-9 June 2014 - The Abgefahren e.V. Hitchhiking Championship starts in Aachen. More infos and registration.
  • 6 June 2014 - An international gathering for people who hitch their way to the football World Cup in Brazil. Event on FB.
  • 6-8 June 2014 - Hitchball 4000 - a hitchhiking competition in Finland. Event on FB.
  • 1-4 May 2014 - 7th race of the DTSG through the beautiful Franconian Switzerland in Bavaria (Germany). Duration about three days, More info here. (German)
  • 1 May 2014 - The Great Scottish Hitchhike Race. Event on FB.
  • Feb 2014 - Winter hitchgathering in Morocco . Information here and on this pad if you're interested. FB discussion.