The Rumi Trail cycle route in Turkey offers you some 1800 km of cycling through Kilis, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya, Elazığ, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Niğde, Karaman and Konya provinces. Authentic cycling experience in a historical environment on the ancient Khorasan Roads. Cycling in Turkey in the footsteps of Rumi. Last country on the Rumi Trail. You are almost there.
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
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:
GPX/KML files are available with guidebooks or as a digital package with your membership including Rumi Trail passport.
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
There are no updates yet. First guidebook will be published around September/October 2022