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. Cyclist 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 were 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. Sufi Trail is marked with GR-hiking code from Yalova to İznik
and from Emirdağ and surroundings and Derbent and surroundings. The whole Sufi Trail you will find stickers to be your beacon of light.