From home to Mecca

Your pilgrimage

The Mecca Trail is a long-distance pilgrimage route for hikers and cyclists. For physical and financially able Muslims, it is a requirement to carry out this journey on foot once in their lifetime to wipe clean past sins and start as new before Allah.

 

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Pilgrimage routes

We all know the saying that all roads lead to Rome, what is lesser known is that many trails lead to Mecca.

You can reach Mecca via the century old pilgrimage trails starting in the nearby countries of Egypt (Alexandria), Turkey (Istanbul), Iran (Bagdad and Basra), Kuwait or in Saudi Arabia itself starting in any of the other trails or in Jeddah.

Wherever you decide to start your adventure, it will be culturally and spiritually rich and you will see beautiful nature and sceneries.

Coastal Route from Alexandria to Mecca

Coastal pilgrimage route pilgrims arriving by boat or starting in Egypt and  for connecting routes from Maghreb countries

For connecting routes to Alexandria and Cairo Mecca trail relies on contacts with Tunesian, Libyan and Egyptian hiking and cycling organizations.

Ottoman Route from Istanbul to Mecca

Ancient Ottoman Hajj route connecting to Damascus and connect with Umayyad Hajj route.

In Turkey Mecca Trail cooperates with the Sufi Trail for the development of the route between Istanbul and Konya.

Bagdad route from Bagdad to Mecca

Overland route connecting Bagdad, Karbala, Basra, Kuwait with Medina to Mecca. This route gives connection to pilgrims arriving from Iran and countries connecting to Iran

Rumi trail starting from Uzbekistan gives connection till Bagdad, Irak for pilgrims coming from the East.

ANCIENT PATHS

You are not alone, many millions Hajji walked before you the last 1443 years.

Don’t be afraid of the unknown, all is known to Allah, and Allah will guide you from home to Mecca 

100% Halal

We are all humans and pilgrims are no different. Our aim is to create an envoirement in which a pilgrim can walk or cycle on a 100% halal way. We need your help with our goals. Let us know how you can help us with 100% halal achivement.

Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like “Hey, I think I’ve been here before"

 

– Nathalia Mihai

“Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner).”

 

 

“Labbayka ‘Umrata laa riyaa’a fiha wa la sum’ah (Here I am for ‘Umrah in which there is no showing off or seeking reputation).”

 

 

“Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner).”

 

 

Special Events

2021

Hajj 2021

On foot, cycle or camel we will get to Mecca “inshallah”

2022

Hajj 2022

On foot, cycle or camel we will get to Mecca “inshallah”.

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