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Special opportunity to Bike with the creators of the Sufi Trail.
You Bike individually but in a group setting, you bike at your own pace, You prepare your own food, You make your own reservations, You put up your own tent.
You make your own travel arrangements to your Istanbul and from Konya.
Total individual freedom.
In case of medical conditions, required medicines you are responsible to take and have the correct medicines for your travel.
Sufi Trail is NOT a travel organization, you travel at your own risk and responsibility. Sufi Trail and the organizing committee will provide the following services as it is.
The organization make sure that your tent and luggage arrives at the designated camp site on time;
The organization provides a contact phone number and a contact person for each area where we walk;
The organization make sure that safety measures are taken by the local authorities;
The organization provides information about the food and the camping sites;
The organization has a basic first aid kit;
The organization has Turkish, English and Dutch-speaking contact persons.
Bike date: 10 - 26 September 2021
Number of biking days: 15
Average biking day around 60 kilometers.
We will start in Yalova and bike Sufi Trail to Konya. It’s to promote the pilgrimage lifestyle and also to submerge ourselves into the deeper meaning of the Sufi Trail.
During the 14 nights with the Sufi Trail on bike, we will mainly camp outside. The philosophy of this caravan is to revive the old way of travelling on bike, to Rumi in Konya.
As it’s a camping caravan bring your tent, only in big city’s we might have simple accommodations if needed.
Who can join:
Everyone can join the caravan and pays for his/her own daily expenses.
This can be food, accommodation and other personal costs.
You need to have at least basic health conditions.
For mayor calamities and unforeseen problems you are obliged to have a travel- and health insurance valid in Turkey.
What we expect from you when you to join the caravan:
Fee for organization and welcome package € 435,-
Postage is not included.
Please send us a separate e-mail with your arrival date, your insurance information, contact person in case of emergency and any additional (Medical) information which might be useful.
Join us to Rumi.
Welcome on the Sufi Trail pilgrimage to Rumi
The Sufi Trail is a long-distance hiking and biking trail from Istanbul to Konya. The length is 801 km and it would take an average person 40 days to complete the Sufi Trail. Cyclist and bikepackers need around two weeks to complete the Sufi Trail bike route. Pilgrims and travelers will meet and join on these ancients paths and traveling on these slow passes unites us all.
Shop till you hike see you on the Sufi Trail
Iris and Sedat,
The Sufi Trail runs through amazing nature and idyllic old villages with monumental mosques, hidden treasures and even an underwater city in İznik, where Christianity began, and an underground town in Han.
The mystical atmosphere is very present in the hidden old trails where caravans used to pass by also the many tombs you visit on this route are full of ancient secrets you can only sense when you are there.
Together with the help of many ever so kind people, councils, and of course OpenStreetMap we established a respectable hiking trail of 801 km through amazing Anatolian Turkey. We used the old Ottoman Hajj trail and included tombs to visit and many surprises you should just experience yourself.
In the meantime, there are many people working on fine-tuning the details in OpenStreetMap and updating the GPS track, website and media.
You can view all the pictures we made along the way and the videos of events we organized to get the Trail marked with GR-codes and stickers we have developed to mark the Sufi Trail.
The Sufi Trail project always welcomes people who want to join or volunteer.
You can contact us through this page or drop an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
we are big fans of the leave no trace journeys | leave good memories, no litter
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