Hiking agenda

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Hiking agenda 2017


December 10

It’s a trail of about 20 Km. We walk from Halfweg station through the Spaarnwoude area, through Haarlemmerliede and Penningsveer to station Spaarnwoude.

Meeting: 10.30 at Halfweg station.
Please let us know if you’ll be joining us: 0622622626


Hiking agenda 2018



January 4 2018
New Years reception
Location Hagestraat Haarlem


February 4

Volunteer and interested people meeting about the website, apps and social media of the Sultanstrail. Location Hagestraat Haarlem 13.30-16.00

10 en 11 February 10 and 11
Cycling and hiking fair Expo Flanders Gent Belgium

Februari 18
Information day Sultans Trail
For potential hikers and interested people


March 2, 3 and 4
Cycling and hiking fair Utrecht
Jaarbeursgebouw Friday 12.00-17.00 Saturday/ Sunday 10.00-17.00 € 15


March 17
National spring meeting St. Jacob association
Stand Sultans Trail
Hooglandse Kerk Leiden 10.00-17.00

March- October
Our guide Rade Nikcevic from Serbia will organise hikes from Niĉ (Servië) to Sofia (Bulgaria) on request. The trip will be fully organised in terms of transport, lodging and food. The flights to Serbia and back from Bulgaria are NOT included. We will set data from March to October for both individual and groups up to 8 persons. Specific data will follow soon.


May 26 – June 10
Second part of the Sultans Trail from Vienna to Istanbul through Hungary from Esztergom to Székesfehérvár

Last year we (Max Smits en Ton Roos) ended in Esztergom, the old Hungarian capital.
This year we’ll be hiking from Esztergom through beautiful forests and hilly landscape to Budapest. Thereafter to the south to Szekesfehervar a nice old town with Hungarian and Turkish history.
A varied hike of about 10 to 12 days, with a daily distance of approx 25 km. We’ll be sleeping in small hotels or guest houses.
Except for a contribution of €50,- for the Sultans Trail Foundation, the rest of the costs will be split. It will be about €50,- per day.
Arrival and departing point is Budapest. Excellent air (eg Wizz-air), train or even car connections. The cost for travelling to and from Budapest are at your own expense.
Do you like to join us? We would!
Call or mail us: Ton Roos: 00316 50 744 086 / ton@sultanstrail.com


Group Hike Bulgaria July 28 – August 12

We will fly into Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on Saturday July 28, 2018 and spend our first night at an altitude of 1,800 meters in a mountain hut in nature park Vitosha. The second day we will climb to Vitosha’s highest peak Cherni Vrah (2,290 meters) and descend to the village of Yarlovo. From Yarlovo we will cross the plateau to Samokov and then we start climbing again to heights around 2,700 meters on the so-called Emperor’s Road traversing the Rila mountain range and ending at the eponymous monastery. After the UNESCO-listed monastery we will hike the south flanks of Rila towards spa resort Velingrad.

Due to the alpine environment we are unable to provide luggage transport and every hiker carries his/her own stuff (no need to bring sleeping- or cooking gear). The alpine environment requires a  decent fitness and experience with hiking in the mountains. We need to carefully monitor the weather forecast and weather may force us to stay in a hut a bit longer than planned. Because the end of July-early August is the high season for hiking some of the mountain huts along our route tend to fill up quite rapidly so subscription for this trip will already be closed at May 1, 2018. For more information on this beautiful combination trip of nature and culture send an email to Bulgaria coordinator Arjan Schuiling at arjans@cerberus.nl

The trip will be organized when we receive at least four subscribers (maximum is 10).