Most people would like to travel and tour the world. Although, many like to travel distances slowly, as to get to know each place in depth that, in the usual means of transportation, are overlooked. Have you ever wondered which is the longest road in the world that allows you to walk it? Well, on Google Map you can find the answer.
From South Africa to northern Russia
For those who have walked the Camino de Santiago to Compostela or the Inca Trail in Peru, this option would be a great adventure that would take more than three years to complete. The longest walking trail starts in South Africa and goes all the way to Siberia. It covers a distance of 22,000 kilometers, starting from Cape Town, South Africa, to Magadan in northern Russia.
It is the longest route that can be done without getting into a vehicle or a ship. It can all be done by walking on roads and crossing several bridges. According to the map site, this is the longest distance that can be done on foot in the whole world.
The exact distance between the two named cities is 22,530 kilometers. According to calculations, it would take a person three years to cover it, walking at an average of 20 kilometers per day. It is not around the world, but it does cover half of it, taking into account that the circumference of the Earth is 40,000 kilometers.
The world’s longest walking trail crosses 16 countries.
Starting from Cape Town in South Africa, you walk through 16 countries. South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Romania, Belarus and Russia.
It is a very long way to go and very difficult to do in reality. Let’s imagine the clothing we should wear. Clothes for rain, for the desert, and many warm clothes.
Although the biggest complication is that we must cross many borders, of which, some are of countries that are in internal conflicts and it would be very complicated and dangerous, to cross the area.
Other dangers to be faced
The road crosses regions where there are wild animals, extreme climates, unfriendly people and other dangers to face For example:
- In Zimbabwe, we may encounter the black mamba, one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
- In Africa, the greatest danger is the number of malaria patients, the number ranks first in the world.
- South Sudan is the third most dangerous country in the world due to internal wars.
- Syria is devastated by war.
Not to mention crossing the Sahara desert, and the risks involved, or the extreme climate of Siberia.
Adding it all up, even the most intrepid traveler would desist from doing it. However, in theory, this is the longest trek that can be done entirely on foot. Likewise, the most popular is undoubtedly the Camino de Santiago. It leads from France to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, covering some 800 kilometers.
Another option that ranks among the most chosen by tourists is the Appalachian Trail, about 3200 kilometers. An exciting path for the well-preserved nature and dreamlike landscapes. They are attractive trails but much shorter, although without the dangers included in the one that claims to be the longest in the world.