Egypt’s Red Sea Mountain Trail Launches a One-of-a-Kind Virtual Hike Thru Experience

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.

Today is a special day for us at the Red Sea Mountain Trail, marking the beginning of a new journey. We'll be starting a…

Posted by Red Sea Mountain Trail on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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.

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