Best of the Lycian Way - Turkey's Coastal Trek
Turkey, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €975 (land only) - from $1,140 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Antalya. A single group transfer will be provided. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to explore the old town of Antalya or the quaint harbour area. KE Land Only package begins with the overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: We start with a highly scenic drive (3 - 4 hours) to the Western end of the Lycian Way close to Fethiye. In the afternoon we stretch our legs by walking along the start of the Lycian Way to the beautiful crescent moon bay of Oludeniz. At the end of the day we have a short transfer (10mins) to our hotel in Fethiye. Walk distance approx: 2 - 3 hours, 4.6km, 347m ascent & 448m descent.
Day 3: A day of classic Mediterranean coastal walking in the shadow of Babadag Peak, passing through several small villages where the pace of life is from an earlier time. We walk from Ovacik to Kirme with frequent views of the sea and fields of flowers. We meet our vehicle for the short transfer (15 - 20mins) to Fethiye. Walk distance approx: 3 - 4 hours, 12.8km, 978m ascent & 669m descent.
Day 4: Starting at Faralya we walk another sensational stretch of coast on small trails passing through Butterfly Valley to reach the beach at Yuva around lunchtime. There will be free time for swimming here before continuing to Kabak village and our transfer back to Fethiye. Walk distance approx: 4 - 5 hours, 6.9km, 551m ascent & 629m descent.
Day 5: Having seen the Mediterranean from the coast we now observe the coast from the Mediterranean as we take a half day boat trip to Kekova island. We can observe the spectacular Byzantine town ruins below the surface of the water, before walking up to Simena castle. After the boat trip we transfer to the eastern end of the Lycian Way (3 - 4 hours) to the bay of Adrasan.
Day 6: Walking from our hotel, we climb to a pass at 470m before dropping down to the sea. We then follow a superb coastal path all the way to Cape Gelidonia with its two iconic lighthouses and spectacular shark fin islets. We transfer back to our hotel in Adrasan. Walk distance approx: 5 hours, 12.3km, 1044m ascent & 1061m descent.
Day 7: A short transfer to Ulupinar before we follow the Lycian Way to the mystical Flames of Chimaira - the place of local legends! We finish the day with a gradual descent to the beach at Cirali and the ancient city of Olympos. In the afternoon we transfer (30mins) to Antalya where we check into the group hotel. Walk distance approx: 3 - 4 hours, 3 -5.4km with 305m ascent & 578m descent.
Day 8: We have a free day to explore the old part of town or enjoy the beach. There is a single group transfer to Antalya Airport in the evening, where KE Land Only package services end.
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.