An Epic Journey To Mecca- By Bike! (SLIDESHOW)

cycling to mecca

These two show how cycling thousands of miles to Mecca can be done.

Every year, millions of Muslims from all corners of the world board a flight heading to Saudi Arabia to fulfill their pilgrimage to Mecca.While there are no figures on the carbon footprint of these flights, they must make up a decent chunk of the overall carbon produced during hajj season and undermine the possibility of a truly ‘Green Hajj‘.

Two pilgrims from South Africa- Natheem Cairncross, 28 and Imtiyaz Haron, 25- however, decided to take a different route and embarked on an epic nine-month trip from Cape Town to Mecca by bike. Cycling almost 6,800 miles from South Africa to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, this slideshow follows them on their inspirational journey through Africa and the Middle East to their final destination.

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5 thoughts on “An Epic Journey To Mecca- By Bike! (SLIDESHOW)

  1. riyaaz ismail

    an absolutely adventurous way of getting to the spiritual heartland of a muslim.we need more initiatives such as these,connecting with people,leaving cycle tracks/footprints and taking with only memories and pictures.

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  2. Arwa

    Thanks for comment Muhammed!
    Are related to Imtiyaz by any chance? If so, please pass on our best wishes from GreenProphet and let me know how they decide to get back home!
    Msalama
    Arwa

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