The first things that come to mind when you think of a holiday in Turkey are sun, sea and water sports. But that's only part of the story of this country. Turkey also offers wonderful walks with stunning views, the majority of which are still completely unknown. We have chosen Lycia for you, which is certainly one of the most spectacular walking destinations. The ideal time to go is from February to June and from mid-September to the end of November.
THE LYCIAN WAY
The Lycian Way is one of the most beautiful long-distance paths in the world. Indescribable landscapes, the ruins of ancient sites, wild gorges and idyllic views, as well as virgin and untouched nature combine to ensure this path’s appeal. Walking the Lycian Way is a journey through remote places where time seems to have stood still, to pine and cedar forests and coves only accessible on foot or by boat. The unusual variety of the landscape on this path never ceases to amaze. We have chosen three daily routes for you, which vary according to requirements. The walks are organised every week (except in August) and should be booked from Germany because the number of participants is limited to 12. The minimum number of participants is 4 people. The walks are of an average level of difficulty and take between 3 and 8 hours each day. You will be led by an experienced walking guide.
Tour 2 - From Bayindir to Limanagazi
Duration: approx. 4 hours Ascent: approx. 300 metres This walk begins in the small village of Bayindir, approx. 7 km from Kas. The picturesque farming village and its small mosque are your starting point. From here, you head towards the sea, past herds of goats and through olive groves to the picturesque bay of Limanagazi, a beautiful cove with a traditional, small bar where you can get something to eat and drink. Because this is also a great place for a swim, don’t forget your swimming things. After a 2 hour break, continue towards Kas, past precipitous cliffs and ancient olive trees, sarcophagi and rock tombs. Price per person: € 25 including walking guide. Remember to bring sturdy shoes, swimming things and drinking water for the outward walk with you. Water for the return walk can be bought in the small bar.
Tour 2- Gömbe
Duration: approx. 3 hours Ascent: approx. 400 metres This tour takes you into the hilly landscape behind Gömbe. An hour’s coach journey brings you to this small Anatolian town at an altitude of 1200 metres. From here, the walk winds through cedar forests and precipitous mountain landscapes to the Ucarsu waterfall and the Green Lake, a small mountain lake. Price per person: € 35 including walking guide and coach travel. Remember to bring sturdy shoes and drinking water with you, as well as a snack. Refreshments are available at the end of the walk in Gömbe.
Tour 3 - From Ücagiz to AperlaiI - Idyllic Views
Duration: approx. 5 hours Ascent: approx. 50 metres Travel to Ücagiz is by small coach. The walk starts from the harbour of the picturesque fishing village of Ücagiz. From here, it continues along the coast and through a landscape of cliffs, reaching the end of the bay of Ücagiz in just under an hour. It then continues along flat ground through olive groves and past a well to the Ramazan restaurant. After a pleasant lunch, the walk goes on to the ruins of Aperlai, a sight that should not be missed! Finish with a cup of tea in a small guesthouse whose owner will take you back to Ücagiz in his boat late in the afternoon. Price per person: € 35 including walking guide and coach travel. Remember to bring sturdy shoes with you, water can be purchased in Ücagiz