Since everything is going virtual now because of the social distancing measures that people have adopted to try and contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, why not add virtual hiking to the list!
Red Sea Mountain Trail announced that today marks the first days of its 50-day-long virtual hike thru, with pictures, maps, and stories of the land they cover. The Red Sea Mountain Trail normally takes 10 days to walk, so every 5 days, their official Facebook page will publish a post about a day on the trail.
The organizers promise to “show every part of the trail & as much of the knowledge & wisdom of the Bedouin who live around it” as they can.
Whether you’re into hiking or not, this will definitely be a one-of-a-kind experience where you can learn about the mountains, their history, and the people who live there.
The Red Sea Mountain Trail is mainland Egypt’s first long-distance hiking trail, owned and led by one of the largest Bedouin tribes in Egypt, the Maaza tribe, aiming to promote adventure and eco-tourism in Hurghada, as well as support the livelihood and heritage of the local communities.