7. Alternative Routes

1. The Abraham's Path
The symbol of Abraham's Path (or the Masar Ibrahim al Khalil). In one story of Abraham, he was sitting beneath the oak trees of Mamre near Al Khalil or Hebron when three travellers approached him. Only after he had welcomed them and offered them a meal, did he discover the three strangers were angels. Ibrahim is associated across the Middle East with the values of hospitality and friendship.

2. Ecological Pilgrims' Way to Jerusalem
The trail of 100km ascends from the Port of Jaffa to Jerusalem and passes through mythological regions, sanctified sites and landscapes at risk of destruction.

3. Israel National Trail


The Israel National Trail is a footpath that winds its way from the Red Sea in the south to the Syrian/Lebanese border in the north. The trail crosses the Negev Desert, past three seas, alongside ancient ruins and through modern cities.

4. Sultans' Trail
The Sultans' Trail - path of peace is under development. The trail starts at the gate of Vienna, Austria and ends at Kayabaşı en Eyüp Sultan in Istanbul, Turkey and passes the following places:
  • Austria: The gate of Vienna, Simmering, Purbach, Donnerskirchen.
  • Hungary: Köszeg, Szigetvár, Pecs, Mohács.
  • Croatia: Osijek.
  • Serbia: Apatin, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Oresac, Smederevo, Velika Plana, Markovac, Jagodina, Paracin, Deligrad, Nis, Niska Banja, Ponor, Pirot, Dmitrovgrad.
  • Bulgaria: Kalotina, Dragoman, Sofia, Vitosha gebergte, Samokov, Rila-gebergte (incl. Rila Klooster), Velingrad, Smoljan, Ardino, Kardzjali, Svilengrad.
  • Turkey: Kapıkule, Kemalköy, Karabulut, Sarayakpınar, (Sırpsındığı), Avarız, Edirne, Hıdırağa, Ortakça, Kavaklı, Karayusuf, Süloğlu,Büyük Gerdelli, Dolhan, Paşayeri, Koyunbaba, Kırklareli, Kızılcıkdere, Üsküpdere, Karıncak, Kaynarca, Pınarhisar, Erenler, Poyralı, Doğanca, Develi, Vize, Okçular, Evrenli, Çakıllı, Kavacık, Saray, Küçük Yoncalı, Safaalan, Binkılıç, Aydınlar, Gümüşpınar, İhsaniye, Akalan, Dağyenice, Boyalık, Dursunköy,Sazlıbosna, Şamlar, Kayabaşı en Eyüp Sultan in Istanbul.