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Cycling In Afghanistan

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The Rumi Trail cycle route in Aghanistan offers you some 999 km of cycling through Mazar-i Sharif, Balkh, Sheberghan, Maymana, Qeysar, Bala Murghab, Qala-i Naw and Herat cities. Adverture cycling pleasure in a natural environment on the ancient Khorasan Roads. Cycling in Afghanistan in the footsteps of Rumi. From home of Maulana Rumi to the shrine of Rumi.














General information

After the prologue in Uzbekistan Rumi Trail starts in province of Balkh in Afghanistan.  Major historical cities of Mazar- Sharif, Balkh, Sheberghan, Maymana, Qeysar, Bala Murghab, Qala-i Naw and Herat.

Length is 999 km.

Average cyclist will take 14 days to cycle from Mazar- i Sharif to Herat

Start point

The starting point of the Rumi Trail in Afghanistan is the city of Mazar-i Sharif

How to get there

Mazar-i Sharif has an international airport. 

Kabul Airport has better connections to the world than other cities and is therefore also used frequently by Rumi Trail travellers.

Busses and trains connect all cities on the route on a frequent basis, travel time depends on your start point.

You can also fly to Tashkent and take high-speed train connections to Samarkand and take a bus to Termez.

Connection from Tajikistan. Fly to Dushanbe and cycle via Vakash to Termez.

For further information, check:

Afghan Tourism Office

GPX/KML files

GPX/KML files are available with guidebooks or as a digital package with your membership including Rumi Trail passport.

Basic Facts

Afghanistan is a country in Central Asia.

The currency in Afghanistan is Afghan afghani. Credit cards and bank cards are rearly accepted. There are a few ATM’s so cash is mostly used.

The official language are Pashtu and Dari,  and English and Uzbek are the languages of international communication.

Visa:  check the visa regulations here.

International phone prefix is +998


Route Updates

There are no updates yet. First guidebook will be published around September/October 2022