This new hiking trail is considered to be the first long distance trail in Egypt, it begins and ends by the Gulf of Aqaba, the 105-mile Red Sea Mountain Trail will take hikers through the epic deserts of Sinai.
Egypt is known for its breathtaking scenery of mountains, and through this trail, tourists will be able to walk through the mountainscapes west of the beach-side of Hurghada. Thus giving them an authentic experience of Egypt, and introduce them to Egypt’s beautiful culture and the local Bedouin tribes.
This trail was previously composed of ancient routes that Bedouin created; to help them in traveling, trading, and hunting, and it is owned by a local tribe names Maaza.
The 42 day sea-to-summit route is just the perfect way; to showcase Egypt’s iconic wilderness.
The aim of the project is to of course benefit tourism and also the Bedouin community; by preserving their culture and showcasing it to the world.
It will help give Bedouins leadership roles, and empower them to tell their own stories about the heritage of their homeland.
If you’re not much of a hiker, don’t worry because there are easier and shorter circuits within the Red Sea Mountain.
Note that such a hike can’t be done on your own, and that having a local guide is mandatory for safety measures.
“From vast, desert plains to deep gorges and high, rugged summits, and from crumbling Roman towns to prehistoric rock art and chapels of Egypt’s early Desert Fathers the Red Sea Mountain Trail shows the best of the region’s inimitable beauty,”