Indian Ocean Trail

Project for long distance coastal hiking trail around the Indian Ocean

Text and watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt,

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

Indian Ocean map watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt, with the name Indian Ocean trail written on it
Map of Indian Ocean. Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

The Indian Ocean Trail idea is under development and needs funding.

The name: is reserved for the project.

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