The Abraham  Path is a new long-distance hiking route following the footsteps of Abraham across the Middle East. The 400km route starts in Turkey and ends in Israel. I am very happy that I can walk the Jordan part of the trail with my son Lorenz and his wife Ale.

The trail starts in Ajloun, an ancient city one hour car drive north of Amman.

  • The castle of Ajloun was built by the ruler Saladin in 1164 as a defense against the crusaders. One of the famous crusaders was Richard Lionheart who was injured when he attacked the castle.

Entrance to the castle

Fantastic cupola withstanding 2 serious earthquakes

The castle is very spacious and has 9 cisterns for water supply.

Saladin’s logo- a flower and a sword.

We are staying overnight in Eco Camp, an eco- friendly lodge and organic farm. The hospitality is incredible and the food delicious.

Tree house on the farm

These two goat babies were born today

Preparing dinner for us and for the two families living there

The red wine was produced in the farm. The meat was wrapped in bread and served in the plastic bag to keep it warm.