EGYPT’S FIRST EVER LONG DISTANCE HIKING TRAIL
DISCOVER THE MIDDLE EAST’S GREATEST WILDERNESS
DISCOVER A PATH OF HISTORY WITH BEDOUIN TRIBES…
SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF EGYPT
HIKE THE SINAI TRAIL..
The Sinai Trail is going to be taking a break for the next few weeks & months until the global health crisis is brought under control. With the help of an amazing community of people in Egypt & beyond the Sinai Trail has made a real difference to the region: it has created jobs & opportunities in remote areas; it has brought tribes together; it has given hope in a difficult chapter of Sinai’s history & has underlined the beauty of an endangered nomadic culture to the world. At the moment it’s important we stop trail traffic to ensure the Sinai’s isolated communities are protected but the trail is going be back as soon as things get better. Big thanks to all who have supported the growth of the Sinai Trail: it was built in hard times & with everybody’s help it’ll survive them again to blossom in the future.
Stay tuned for updates here & above all everybody stay safe!
The Sinai Trail is Egypt’s 1st long distance hiking trail. It launched in 2015 as a 220km route, taking 12 days to complete, and involving three Bedouin tribes. The original trail ran from the Gulf of Aqaba to the top of Jebel Katherina – Egypt’s highest mountain – and was completed by hundreds of hikers from Egypt and around the world. It was voted the best new tourism project in the world at the BGTW Tourism Awards in 2016. Later, in 2017, Wanderlust and Outdoors magazines both ranked it one of the world’s best new trails. The trail was successful, but the Bedouin behind it did not want to stop. They wanted to continue developing the trail it until it showed as much of the Sinai as possible and created opportunities for all its tribes.
Following two more years of work – and thousands of kilometres of exploration on foot – the three tribes who began the trail worked with other, new tribes to extend the route. Today, it is a 550km trail, taking 54 days to complete, involving eight tribes.
Today, eight Bedouin tribes work on the Sinai Trail: these tribes are the Tarabin, Muzeina, Jebeleya, Awlad Said, Gararsha, Sowalha, Hamada and Alegat.