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From Istanbul to Konya

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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. Cyclists and bikepackers need around two weeks to complete the Sufi Trail bike route.

It 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 email to sufitrail@gmail.com.

ROUTE: See our shop for the Sufi Trail essentials including the GPX track



The Sufi Trail hiking caravan 2022

The Sufi Trail was host to some colourful hikers and cyclists, some with a bigger story than just this trail. They left an imprint of joy that you can see on our Sufi Trail influencers page

Total distance in km




Natural reserves




3rd May – 13th June Sufi Trail Hiking Caravan | 40 Days when we walk the complete Sufi Trail, you’re welcome to join for the days that suit you. Sufi Trail Thru Hike Caravan to the light May 3rd till June 13th, 2024 please note this is only happening in 2024 and 2025, so two more changes to join!



September Cycling Caravan | We will cycle two weeks from Istanbul to Konya, and further towards Adana and Hatay. Dates: September 27th till October 10th, 2024 this opportunity will only occur in 2024 and 2025. 


Stories and blogs from our Sufi Trail hikers and cyclists. Like to share your adventure as well? Please contact us.
Check here out all of our stories and blogs.

 For more details about costs and information about the different types of pilgrimages, check out the journeys in our shop.

We are big fans of the leave no trace journeys

leave good memories, no litter

Linda Pijl

Linda Pijl

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Hakan Yavuz

Hakan Yavuz

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Tuncay Erik

Tuncay Erik

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“I believe in the religion of Love, whatever direction its caravans may take, for Love is my religion and my faith”

Ibn Arabi

“It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come.”
“Beauty is the welcoming openness of the Truth towards us.”

Ibn Arabi

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

– Rumi

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

– Rumi

When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.

– Rumi

"I Lost Everything, I Have Found Myself."

– Rumi

Selamün Aleyküm

I great in peace

Turkish meet and greet

"What you seek is seeking you."


"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."


"Travel brings power and love back into your life."