The Indian Ocean Trail Project is part of the Hiking.org project to create a global web of coastal hiking trails to help us connect, thrive and prepare for sea level rise – See all the trails here: Hiking.org/coast
Project for long distance coastal hiking trail around the Indian Ocean
Text and watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org
The Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest ocean, between Africa, Asia and Australia . The Indian Ocean trail is a project to connect local / national coast paths to create one coastal trail, running all the way from South Africa and along the coastlines of the Indian Ocean, over South Asia and out to Australia. It is a walk, following in the footsteps of the first humans thousand of years ago. It is also what could be the most amazing hike of a lifetime through a lot of different cultures and local communities and traditions. A coastal hike and walk on the beach that might take around 2-3 years or more
The Indian Ocean trail will likely be more than 25.000 km. / 15.000 miles long and countries that the hiker will pass through along the Indian Ocean coastline includes among others:
South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen, Oman, United Arabian Emirates, Asia: Iran, Pakistan,India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia,Papa New Guinea and Australia
The Indian Ocean Trail idea is under development and needs funding.
The name: IndianOceanTrail.org is reserved for the project.