Sinai Trail

News from the Trail

Bedouin Women led a group of hikers

For the first time ever a group of Bedouin women led a group of hikers along a section of the Sinai Trail this weekend. They walked the beautiful hills around Wadi Sahow & the head guide was Um Yasser of the Hamada tribe. Up to now the Sinai Trail has been guided by men – who have […]

First Thru Hike on the new route

A group of Egyptian and international hikers from Italy, Holland, England, Canada, Germany, America and Norway recently completed part 1 and 2 of the new Sinai Trail. They have hiked for 12 days from Ras Shetan to Ein Kidd and for 12 days from Ein Kidd to St. Catherine’s and summing Egypt’s 3 highest peaks. For […]

From Sinai to Mars: Mohammed Sallam

Mohammed Sallam is an ex basketball player for Egypt’s national team and and one of just 100 people from around the world to be shortlisted – from many hundreds of thousands of applications – as a candidate for establishing a colony on Mars. Getting to where he is now is a great achievement and if he’s selected […]

Stunning images from David Degner

In late 2016 22 hikers from around the world joined the Bedouin of the Sinai on the 1st ever thru hike of the Sinai Trail, walking over 200km from the Gulf of Aqaba to the top of Egypt’s highest peak, Jebel Katherina. Amongst the hikers was the Cairo-based American photographer David Degner, who shot a stunning portfolio of […]

Leon McCarron: update

We just heard from Leon McCarron, one of the first hikers to ever walk the full Sinai Trail. Leon walked the trail with UK filmmaker Austin Vince and Musallem Abu Faraj of the Tarabin tribe. Leon will be releasing a film about his walk on the Sinai Trail later this year and a book about […]

1st all international group!

In May, just as the Sinai was starting to really warm up before summer, with hiking getting difficult, the 1st ever all-international group to attempt the trail finished in St Katherine. The group was organised by Helen Cranston of the UK, who volunteers her time as a supervisor of community projects in the Sinai with […]

One of the world’s great new trails

Everybody at the Sinai Trail is delighted to hear we were named one of the greatest 6 new hiking trails in the world by Wanderlust Magazine. Especially happy too to see our friends from the Jordan Trail and the Masar Ibrahim al Khalil in Palestine in the list: that means 50% of the best new trails […]

1st thru hike 2017

After sitting out the coldest depths of winter, the Sinai Trail got back to action in April 2017 with a group of 10 hikers from Egypt, the USA, India, Holland, China and other countries walking the whole trail from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Roof of Egypt. Things got tough when they entered the […]

Sinai Trail: 1st ever thru hike!

In December 2016, after 200km walking, five gruelling mountain peaks, and 12 days in the desert the first ever group to attempt walking the whole Sinai Trail finished in St Katherine. In the group were 22 hikers from all over the world: from the UK to Jordan, the USA to Spain, and Italy to New Zealand […]

Sinai is Safe: The Fab Fourth

Just one week after the 1st ever thru hike of the Sinai Trail, the Bedouin team organised Sinai is Safe – the biggest hiking event of the year in Sinai – on the Sinai Trail. Over 50 hikers from Egypt and around the world joined the Bedouin tribes of the region to walk together over […]

Sinai Trail: 1st Egyptian and woman

Congratulations to Asmaa Amr Alawii, who recently became the first mainland Egyptian – and the 1st ever woman from anywhere! – to complete the Sinai Trail. She walked the trail downhill, starting in St Katherine and finishing in Ras Shetan, on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was a tough, gruelling hike, over 12 days, […]

Sinai Trail: Guide Training

A few days after winning the prestigious BGTW Tourism Award in London, the Sinai Trail team set to work on a course to train a generation of new guides to work on the trail. Three promising young guides from each of the three Bedouin tribes involved in the Sinai Trail were selected for the new […]

BGTW Tourism Awards

In November 2016, in a glittering award ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel, the British Guild of Travel Writers named the Sinai Trail the best new tourism project in the Wider World. Sheikh Ahmed Abu Rashid of the Jebeleya tribe attended the ceremony on behalf of the Sinai Trail, meeting the Governor of South Sinai, the Egyptian Minister […]

1000 Miles in the Middle East

The Sinai Trail has finally been hiked the whole way, from start to finish. Northern Irish filmmaker and author Leon McCarrron walked the trail with his friend Austin Vince and Musallem Abu Faraj: one of the Bedouin guides of the Sinai Trail. Leon’s trip on the Sinai Trail was part of a much bigger 1000 […]

Egyptian hikers tackle the Sinai Trail

Two Egyptian hikers walked the Sinai Trail recently, covering every part of the route except the last stage in the mountains of St Katherine. Marwan Abdellatif from Mansoura and Shady Mokhtar of Alexandria started the trail together, beginning from the more difficult one of the Sinai’s two alternative starting points to tackle the huge El Gardood […]

1st MTB crossing of the Sinai Trail

This is just a quick bit of news to say the Sinai Trail has – for the vert first time – been ridden all the way top to toe: from the high mountains of St Katherine to the Gulf of Aqaba. A three-strong team including Musallem Abu Faraj of the Tarabin tribe – one of the Sinai […]
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