Why can’t we all look this glamorous in our activewear?
Queen Rania of Jordan has been described as a “trailblazer” for Arab women – and now, she seems to be taking the title quite literally.
The royal donned her hiking boots and sweats (albeit, far more chic ones than our ratty old leggings) this week as she joined a group of hikers taking on the Jordan Trail, a 650-kilometre walking track stretching from Umm Qais in the north of Jordan to Aqaba in the south.
She shared a video to Instagram of a section of the walk, which took her through Dana Village in the Tafilah Governorate – dubbed a “must-visit” by the queen.
The queen walked alongside hikers who are taking part in the first official “Thru Hike” – the crossing of the entire trail. The hike, which takes 40 days to complete, passing through 52 villages, is set to become an annual event.
وقت رائع في قرية ضانا الجميلة في محافظة الطفيلة ومع أهلها الطيبين- من مشاركتي لجمعية درب الأردن جزءاً من رحلة المسير التي تمر بالعديد من المناطق الخلابة في المملكة #الأردن #حب_الأردن A wonderful walk across Dana Village in Tafileh Governorate today as part of the Jordan Trail Association’s Thru Hike 2017- the wonderful company and hospitality of the local community made my visit extra special! #Hike #Jordan #LoveJO
Queen Rania stressed the vital role the trail plays in promoting tourism and giving hikers a diverse view of Jordan and its local communities.
“So much to see in our beautiful Jordan,” she wrote on Instagram.
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