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SGE005: St. Pauls trail - The footprints of St. Paul

Embark yourself on a journey to secluded hiking trails which are surrounded by the History. St. Paul wandered once during his missionary journeys on these routes. Get to know Turkey from its pristine page. On the St. Pauls you do not meet with other walkers you walk as on your own, you meet mostly farmers and shepherds. The time you walk in the fragrant pine forest or sometimes in the juniper forest. Throughout the week St. Pauls trail provides you with scenic views for a rest. The second part of the trip will be spent in Egirdir, a historic small town near the third largest lake in Turkey, the Egirdir Lake that invites you to swim a bath after the hikes.

Tour itinerary:

1st day: Arrival

Arrival to Antalya and transfer to your  hotel in the old town. Depending to your arrival time you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful old town in Antalya.

2nd day: Yazili canyon

Our transfer service will take you to the National Park of Yazılı Canyon (Canyon with inscription), which takes it's name from an inscription in the canyon. The walk starts along a wild rushing river and takes you partly on historical paths to high mountain pastures and let you enjoy beautiful views on the way to Karacaören reservoir. Your walk ends in the village Yesildere, from here you will be met by the transfer service and drive 10 minutes to Sütcüler to your accomodation.

3rd day: Canyon, ancient Roman roads and ruin

The transfer to Cürük takes about half an hour. From here it goes steeply down through the woods to the river of Sütcüler Canyon. From here starts an ancient Roman road which is partly still in very good condition. The path leads up to a farm, then again on historical paths nach Sütcüler, passing through Taskapi, an ancient settlement. The walk ends at the pension.

4th day: Gümü to Sütcüler

After half an hour drive from the village Gümü. The walk starts in the village, then walk through the fields of the village in another part of town and you can see the daily life of people on the Taurus villages. A historical trade route takes you down to Sütcüler canyon where you can take a swim in the cold but crystal clear water.

5th day: City of temples, Adada

Today you are facing a historical walk. You'll pass the rocky terrain and pastures then you'll reach to  the ancient Pisidian city of Adada with 4 Temples. After exploring the ruins of the city of Adada you hike the last part of the historic road that takes you to the main road to the end point of todays hike. There is a 45 - minute transfer to Egirdir. Overnight in Egirdir near the lake.

6th day: High plateaus of Sipahiler

After a short transer to Sipahiler Village where your hike to Serpil Village starts. This road is going through variable landscapes. You will pass spruce and pine forest and sometimes big plateu and apple orchards with the view of the Davras Mountains till Sipahiler Village . After the short transfer we take you back to the Egirdir.    

7th day: In the shade of Mt. Barla

After half an hour drive you begin the hike in the village Bedre. With a view to the mountain Barla (2,800 m) you reach the village Bagören. From here you walk only with a view to the lake Egirdir, then ancient Roman roads through fields of Barla. Transfer back to the Egirdir.

8th day: Flight home

Transfer to Antalya airport and flight home. Since there are very good bus service to Antalya, the transfer will be by comfortable public bus.

Included services:

  • 7 nights in rooms with shower/WC including breakfast and dinner

  • 6 times packet lunch (on days 2-7)

  • all neccessary land transfer like in the itinerary

  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel

  • detailed route itinerary

  • detailed hiking map including route


Tour dates:

Every day of the week in following periods:1st of April till 1st of July and 1st of September till 1st 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!

Additional information:

Starting point: Antalya

Ending point: Egirdir

Arrival destination: Flight to Antalya


Difficulty level:

Mostly very good way marking during on the route. Daily 4 1/2-6 hours of walking. 

Difficulty level

Contact us:

Caria Pan Travel Agency

Güzeloluk Mah. Yuvam sitesi

1820. Sok. No 18/3 A Blok Daire 3

TR - 07230 Muratpasa/Antalya

Telefon: +90 242 999 10 23 or
+90 850 283 08 74

Email: info(at)alpine-turkey.com

Tursab licence number: 7372

Visit our homepages for ski touring and individually hiking:

www.alpine-turkey.com (Hiking, trekking and MTB with groups)

www.skiararat.com (Ski touring, Ski mountaineering)
www.taurusironbike.de (MTB - Race April 2019)