Have you ever gone on a hike, and felt rather tired after 5-10 kms?
Then how about trying a walk that’s 22,000 kms? Does a trail of this distance even exist?
🚶🏽The 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅’𝒔 𝑳𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅 stretches for a little more than 22,000 km, starting from Cape Town in South Africa all the way to Magadan in Northern Russia!
🚶🏽The distance is approximately the 13 trips up and down to Mount Everest!
🚶🏽One could cover the entire distance by foot either via roads or on bridges without the need of a ferry’s or boats!
𝑻𝒉𝒆 ‘𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒍’ 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔:
1. This ‘walk of walks’ begins at the coastal village of Cape Town, passing through places with high crime rates.
2. You then reach Zimbabwe, in which one may encounter wildlife and different terrains.
3. Next, you pass through Mozambique and Zambia which will lead you to Uganda.
4. In Uganda, you will go through many different national parks.
5. Then, you enter South Sudan, which is the most dangerous stretch of the journey.
6. You then cross the Sahara desert to get to Egypt, and then proceed on to go to Jordan, then Israel, then Syria.
7. After that, you have to endure cold and brutal Siberian weather when making your way through Turkey and Georgia, and then finally arriving at your final destination in Russia.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆?
Hypothetically speaking, a fit person walking at a sustainable pace would take about 3 years to complete this trip if he/she walked for 6-8 hours daily!
However, this is a road less travelled and no individual has completed this route on foot.
One would not only need nerves, but boots of steel as well to take on this trek!