FAQ

General information

How long is the Sufi Trail?

The SufiTrail is 801 km long

How to start the Sufi Trail?

You need your Sufi Trail passport, maps and or the gpx files they are available in our webshop and off course the Sufi Trail guidebooks. We made the gear pages of Sufi Trail guidebook part 1 free to view online

Is the Sufi Trail marked and/or sign-posted?

Sufi Trail has GR-signs on rocks, walls, etc. we also marked green arrows with spray cans and green paint. As well as through a variety of stickers and signs marking. Stickers and signs are designed to spot immediately.

Marking and sign-posting is an ongoing process and as of December 2018 is only the part around Gunekoy and Emirdag and Derbent painted with red-white marking. Stickers are used along the whole Sufi Trail but due to wear and tear it’s better to be used as indication rather that

What is the best time to go?

It’s easy to walk the Sufi Trail the whole year round. Every season hashis own charm. In the months from May till September it can be quite hot. In winterand summer months there is a bigger challenge. It is best to hike and bike inthe spring or autumn.

Where can I buy the Sufi Trail hiking guides and hats?

Please visit our webshop!

Are there ticks along the route?

There are two types of ticks more information can be found here it is advisable to bring along a tick removal instrument. For current information and news about ticks you can visit the lymeneteurope site 

How safe is the Sufi Trail?

There is an official warning from us as Sufi Trail till further notice for the Emirdağ mountain! Do not hike there alone, especially not as a female. This area up till Kemerkaya needs to be looked at as a hiking trail. There are some shepherds and groups of young man who have been reported to be very dangerous! We hope to give more news on this part of the route for better safety for solo hikers. Until then please do not hike there alone, it is a live treating situation. For the other parts of the Sufi Trail, the conditions are normal, as far as we know from previous hikers. It’s apart from the city’s also sensible to be alert in remote areas, in the village area’s social life if very friendly and gives certain social security. Hiking in Turkey overall and on the Sufi Trail is safe and friendly, just pay attention and be more cautious in busy areas or big cities and as mentioned also in remote areas. In most cases use common sense and use the same preciousness as you normally would take.

Where can I get cash along the route?

here are many cash machines in the bigger towns in Turkey. In the villages in-between there are no cash machines.

Is there WiFi on the Sufi Trail?

Yes in many local cafés there is WiFi, all people are most friendly to help with the password to get you connected to the WiFi network.

Where can I get information on how to get to the starting point or the airport?

If you need special information you can contact us at sufitrail@gmail.com but for general information on how to get from A to B check this post: Flights to Turkey and Visa

What training level do I need to walk the Sufi Trail?

The daily distance is approximately 20 km or 12.42 miles for the group journeys, some training is advisable. When you start your walk your level will enhance along the way. The best is to walk 20 km to test the daily amount and adjust your training according to this result.

What is the climate along the Sufi Trail?

It’s a typical land-climate there are four seasons and it gets as hot as around 40º in summertime and in winter it can drop to -15º. The spring and autumn are lovely hiking& biking weather it is around 20º and no mayor rainfall. There can be showers but mostly these are short

Where can I get water along the route?

Turkey has the lovely tradition to donate springs. This is why you never need to worry about water. In every village, there is a water fountain. However, if you climb up to Emirdede we advise taking sufficient water for that day. Even though shepherds also have water supplies.

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