Egypt

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Egypt

Egypt is the only African country which extends to the Asian continent, through the Sinai Peninsula. Apart from this, main feature of Egypt's landscape is the fertile valley and delta of the River Nile. West of the Nile wide expanses of desert spread out for hundreds of kilometers only to be interrupted by the occasional oasis, such as Bahariya, Farafra and the more remote and ancient Siwa. There is one notable mountain range: Jebel Uweinat, on the border with Libya and Sudan, famous for its prehistoric petroglyphs.

Hiking with guide is possible in different parts of the Western Desert (west of the Nile) and its oases, for instance among the strange and beautiful rock formations of the White Desert and the Crystal Desert near Bahariya oasis.

Also the southern part of Sinai is a rugged and interesting mountain hiking destination. You normally hire a bedouin guide, and camels as pack animals, to lead you across the mountains, deserts and wadi's to remote monasteries such as St.Katherine, or even up Mt. Sinai (2285 m), highest on the Sinai Peninsula.

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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Simple Gestures
  • The Greater Middle East poses major challenges for the United States. Yet despite decades of intense involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, most Americans still know little about the cultures of the region. ”Simple Gestures” describes one American`s efforts over forty years to better understand the society in the countries where she lived and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Egypt - through writers` eyes
  • Egypt - through writers’ eyes continues Eland’s tradition of unearthing forgotten classics of world travel-writing, with a fantastic selection of some of the best travel writing that Egypt has ever given birth to.No land on earth has been so long observed as Egypt, which was attracting awestruck travellers back in the days of Herodotus and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • From the Holy Mountain
  • A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • From the Holy Mountain
  • A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Egypt
  • The work of Keiichi Tahara is a perpetual quest for light, the materialization of time. His path recently crossed the pyramids and the wonders of Luxor and Karnak, resulting in a series of beautiful photographs which plunge us into the mystery of ancient Egypt. The stones of yesterday capture shadows and light, bringing to life for an instant a... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Egypt
  • The work of Keiichi Tahara is a perpetual quest for light, the materialization of time. His path recently crossed the pyramids and the wonders of Luxor and Karnak, resulting in a series of beautiful photographs which plunge us into the mystery of ancient Egypt. The stones of yesterday capture shadows and light, bringing to life for an instant a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • MN Europa El Balad
  • These are notes written by Egyptian travelers; travelers who have not reached their destinations yet These travelers believe that life is not measured by the number of years you live, but by the depth and value of the feelings and experiences that people go through. These travelers trotted through Germany, Canada, Belgium, America, Somalia,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • MN Europa El Balad
  • These are notes written by Egyptian travelers; travelers who have not reached their destinations yet These travelers believe that life is not measured by the number of years you live, but by the depth and value of the feelings and experiences that people go through. These travelers trotted through Germany, Canada, Belgium, America, Somalia,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Opruiming - Reisgids Handbook Egypt - Nile Valley and Red Sea | Footprint
  • Navigate the winding, chaotic streets of Cairo, explore the temples and tombs from Giza to Abu Simbel, head for the Red Sea Coast to dive the crystal clear waters of Ras Mohammed National Park, or simply kick back and relax on a felucca cruise down the mighty Nile. Egypt boasts so many sights it's hard to know where to start. Take off and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Handbook Egypt - Egypte | Footprint
  • Zo mogelijk nog betere gids dan de Lonely Planet. Vol met de praktische informatie over reizen, slapen etc. Goede verwijzingen naar websites en veel mailadressen. Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet, diepgaander met vooral meer tips in de minder bekende gebieden. Ook Engelstalig. Toonaangevend voor met name de Midden en Zuid... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Egypt - Egypte | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. In spite of political, financial and social turmoil, Egyptians remain proud and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Riding the Desert Trail
  • One wet and windy day in the British Museum, Bettina Selby decided, almost on an impulse, to travel the length of the Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean Sea to the mysterious Mountains of the Moon and the great lakes of central Africa. She designed a special, bright-red `all terrain' bicycle for the journey; and suitably equipped with insect... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Riding the Desert Trail
  • One wet and windy day in the British Museum, Bettina Selby decided, almost on an impulse, to travel the length of the Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean Sea to the mysterious Mountains of the Moon and the great lakes of central Africa. She designed a special, bright-red `all terrain' bicycle for the journey; and suitably equipped with insect... Read more
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  • Sinai 2017-07-22 15:44:07
  • Sinai trail to be added on your track list
  • I want to suggest other trails to be added to yoyr track list:
    Sinai trail
    High mountain area of sinai
    Western desert trails (offroad and trekking)
    Red sea mountains
    and others
    kindly send me your email so i can write you these tracks details
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