SGE003: Lycian way - Hiking along the coast
Hike on this journey is the west coast of Lycia! You can expect from Patara that it is one of Turkey's most beautiful beaches. The 12 km long sandy beach is a protected area for sea turtles and rare birds, unspoilt and natural. Your walks will take you on high above the sea running paths that offers fantastic views of the coast and up to 3,000 m high peaks of the Taurus Mountains. Dramatically the cliff shows at Alinca, in the hinterland, there are typical cultural landscapes. Fragrant pine forests, olive groves and Mediterranean scrub lining the aisles. You walk over ancient aqueducts and lead to significant examples of the Lycians: the ruins of Patara, once it was important port city, and to the ancient capital of Lycia, to Xanthos.
1st day: Arrival
The first day you will arrive to Antalya. You will get transfered to the Adrasan and stay here for 2 nights. You can use the rest of the day for a walk on the beach or go swimming at the beach.
2nd day: Lighthouse Gelidonya
One of the most beautiful hiking sections of the Lycian Way is located right on the first day of the program. Splendid views can be enjoyed from Gelidonia lighthouse to the Chelidonia Islands (Beşadalar), then you reach your hotel with catching glances of the sea through the pine forests.
3rd day: From Adrasan to the ancient city of Olympos
Today you begin your hike right at the hotel. After a 20 minute walk along the seafront to the entry point of the Lycian Way. An old trade path leads you through pine forests to the saddle of 700 m. On the other side you are going down through laurel and strawberry trees to Olympos.
4th day: Passing lonely bays with views to Mt. Tahtali
Today you will find a tour that offers you coastal scenery and inland. The first path takes you along the beautiful coast with two small beaches which was past the mine bay where the remains of a chromium mine are. Then it goes inland through pine forests up a forest road to the main road at Ulupınar where the walk ends on 530 m. Transfer to the Beycik and overnight at the hotel.
5th day: Mt Tahtali (Olympos)
In the Shadow of Mt. Olympos you will climb to the highest point of this weeks walking up to the 1850 m tall Mt. Tahtalı. A beautiful path winds its way up to Mt. Tahtalı where giantic cedar trees stands. Through fragrant cedar forest you can enjoy the magnificent view from the terrace of the valley and the sea. The walk ends in the mountain village Yaylakuzdere where the vehicle will pick you up.
6th day: Ovacik Roundtrip
Today you walk from passing plantations to a creek bed, then mountain villages and back to the hotel. This tour is not on the official Lycian way however it's worth to see because it gives you an oportunity to see the idyllic mountain villages and constantly view to the high mountains of the Taurus range.
7th day: Ovacik - Göynük
The hiking program ends with again one of the most beautiful hiking parts of the Lycian Way. You walk directly from your hotel in Ovacik. First you pass the Göynük Mountain Village and courtyards through to the path in the Göynük Canyon. After crossing the river your forest walk begins along an old trade route. The walk will be finish at the end of the Goynuk Canyon. You walk to your accommodation in Göynük
8th day: Flight home
We will drive you to airport in Antalya or the hotel of your extention stay.
7 hotel nights in rooms with shower/WC included breakfast and dinner
6 times packet lunch (day 2-7)
all neccessary land transfers like written in the itinerary
luggage transport from hotel to hotel
detailed hiking itinerary
detailed hiking map with route
Every day of the week in following periods:
15th of March till 1st of June and 13th of September till 15th of November
Opportunity to book additional nights in all accommodations. This should be told us before arrival.
You can book this trip also as a single person!
Starting point: Adrasan
Finish point: Göynük
Arrival destination: Flug to Antalya
Difficulty level of this tour:
Very good way marked route, often stone terrain.
Daily 4 1/2-6 hours of walking. Longest ascend 850 m, longest descend 850 m