In this 4-night trip along the southern coast of Turkey we explore the western end of the Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long distance footpath. This region offers spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, many historical remains from the Lycian and Roman periods, rare and some unique flora and fauna, and of course the warm hospitality of the local people.
This trip runs in spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October)
We follow old paths used by villagers between settlements, earth tracks and trails, passing through pine forests, olive groves, farmland and tiny villages, where we can still see elements of the traditional rural way of life. We stay in small hotels and pensions, and we transport your luggage every day, so you only need to carry a day pack while walking.
Day 1: Meet at hotel in Kayakoy. Relax around the pool or take a short unguided walk around the valley. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Explore the ruins of the abandoned Greek village, then hike down the hillside through peaceful pine forests to the famous Olu Deniz beach. Time to relax on the beach in the afternoon. Includes:
(B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Trekking Ovacik to Faralya. Spectacular views of the coastline and Baba Mountain, and a glimpse into rural Turkish village life. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Trekking Faralya to Alinca. Fairly easy walk in morning to the village of Kabak, then follow the zigzagging path uphill to Alinca village, perched high above the sea cliffs and bays below. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Trekking Alinca to Bogazici village and Sidyma (ruins of ancient city). Late lunch in village house, then transfer back to Fethiye. Includes: (B), (L).
Note: Accommodation is in a small hotel with ensuite facilities on nights 1 and 2, and pensions with shared facilities on nights 3 and 4.
We offer this trip September-November, and March-May. Prices are given for a minimum group size of 4 people. We can also arrange private trips for smaller groups - please request a quote.
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