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.

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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

Sufi Pilgrimage Events on the Sufi Trail

You can hike or cycle the Sufi Trail individually, with friends or your own group. Also, there are group pilgrim events on the Sufi Trail each year for 2022 there are three different types of hiking and cycling events:

5th May – 17 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.

September Cycling Caravan | We will cycle 2 weeks from Istanbul to Konya dates will follow

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

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Sufi Trail @StreetView

Sufi Trail @YouTube

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