We wish we looked this chic while trekking.
She’s been blazing a trail for women of the region for years, and now HM Queen Rania al Abdullah is blazing the Jordan Trail.
The Jordanian royal donned her walking boots and off-duty wardrobe to hike a portion of the 650-kilometre path, which stretches from Um Qais in the north to the southern port of Aqaba.
Her Majesty joined fellow trekkers in the village of Rmeimeen to take part in the second annual Thru-Hike, a 44-day challenge (though Queen Rania only joined in for the day).
The royal, who described the trail as an “exceptional addition” to Jordan’s tourism offerings, joined around 30 walkers for a tour of the village during her excursion.
Queen Rania shared several shots from the day, as she met with the “generous and hospitable” locals.
During her trip, the royal was briefed on the development of the Jordan Trail, which recently made National Geographic’s list of 21 destinations to visit in 2018.
The Thru-Hike, which passes through 52 villages, was first launched last year, during which Queen Rania also joined walkers.
مع أهل الكرم والضيافة في قرية الرميمين في البلقاء الذين استقبلوا المشاركين في رحلة مسار درب #الأردن اليوم
With the generous and hospitable people of Rmeimeen Village in Al Balqa’, who warmly welcomed #Jordan Trail hikers today pic.twitter.com/NbCPSgBoFC
— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) March 14, 2018
Participating villages provide homestays, campsites and tour guide services, which helps create jobs in the smaller areas.
We’re adding it to our travel bucket list as we type…
Images: HM Queen Rania/Facebook