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Lycian Way From ANTALYA – 8 Day
The Lycian way is a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia, from Antalya to Fethiye. The trail is situated between fabulous mountain peaks and a rocky coastline. The route is graded medium to hard, it is not level walking but has many ascents and descents as it approaches and veers away from the sea. It is easier at the start near Fethiye and gets more difficult as it progresses. You’ll be crossing charming and authentic villages, pine forests, pristine beaches, and ancient sites. Lycia is hot in summer and despite the presence of the sea, the best time to walk the Lycian Way is spring or autumn. Lycian Way, winding its way above the Mediterranean’s coastline, to the limestone peaks of Mount Olympos, soaring high above the glittering sea. shady wooded valleys along a beautiful beach,Bays and coves along the coastline
You’ll find refreshment along the way passing the odd waterfall or taking a dive into the turquoise sea, not to mention the Turkish hospitality.
The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per need and time frame of the party.
Program may change according to weather and road conditions.
Cost will be re-calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
Additional activities may be added as per party members request with appropriate additional cost.
The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guide and auxiliary guide.
Please give a notice for one or more extra Night/ Day Before and / or after the activity.
Arrive at Antalya Airport and enjoy transfer to the accommodation in Göynük. Or if you are having extra nights in Antalya before the holiday, we either can arrange your hotel in Antalya city center or collect you from your hotel if you have already arranged your accommodation.
Accommodation: Antalya city center or Göynük
Walking for the day: none
Today we will walk uphill all day starting at the Göynük gorge entrance and going over switchback ridges beneath pine trees, with excellent views to pastures and orchards; it is possible to swim where the river forms a beautiful pool in the canyon. We will meet our logistic and transfer vehicle near a bridge (alt. 850m) and drive to the hotel in Ovacık where we will spend the night. Hotel is in a very good location with magnificent sea and mountain view.
Walking for the day: 17 km, 6 hours.
Göynük Yayla – Yayla Kuzdere
Transfer car will drive us back to where we left the walk the previous day. We will continue trek along high mountain paths and tracks to the village of Gedelme where we can explore a historical Roman castle. From there we walk up to the mountain village of Yayla Kuzdere (alt. 900m) enjoying views of Mount Tahtalı. Dinner and overnight in pension in Yayla Kuzdere.
Walking for the day: 16 km, 5 hours.
Yayla Kuzdere – Beycik (Optional climb of Mt Olympos)
From Yayla Kuzdere you start with a steady climb up a stream bed to the pastures of Çukur Yayla, just below Mount Olympos (Tahtalı Dağı). Optional ascent of Mount Olympos. You climb the pass from Çukur Yayla (alt. 1950m) through a forest of pines and impressive cedar trees and descend via a winding path through the lovely forest to the village of Beycik (alt. 900m). from here transfer vehicle takes us to Çıralı (30 mins). Dinner and overnight in Çıralı.
Note: Day 4 can be changed to include an optional ascent of Mount Olympos (2365m). In that case we don’t descend to Beycik but climb from Yayla Kuzdere to the saddle and from there to the top. From the summit you take the cable car to the lower station and transfer to Çıralı (cable car ticket c. 22 – 25 euro one way pp not included, payable on site).
Relax Day / The Eternal Flames of Chimaera
Today we can make an optional exploration of the ruins of the ancient Olympos (total appr. 6km along the beach). Walk to the “Burning stones” with their natural earth fire, the eternal flames of the Chimaera. Mount Chimaera was the name of this place in ancient Lycia. Lunch is not included. Dinner and overnight at the same pension in Çıralı.
you can have lunch at any place according to your taste
Accommodation: in pension at Çıralı
Çıralı – Adrasan
Our hike will start directly from Çıralı and walk through the ancient city of Olympos and up Musa Dağı (Moses Mountain, alt. 650m). The climb is through dense forest with many strawberry trees and passes some minor ancient ruins. After having a picnic lunch near an old hut, we descend through a forest, past deserted farmhouses before we reach to the sea level and our accommodation in the beautiful bay of Adrasan.
Walking for the day: 19.6 km.
Adrasan – Gelidonia Lighthouse
An early start directly out of the accommodation, and the route leads south via Kızıl Sırt (alt. 450m) along a remote and isolated coast line. We will follow a path at a high altitude along cliffs and green slopes, overlooking the sea and enjoying great views towards some little islands. After arriving at the lighthouse at the tip of Cape Gelidonia (alt. 200m), wewill walk down to a dirt road to meet our transfer vehicle for the transfer back to Adrasan. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Adrasan.
Walking for the day: 18 km, 7 hours.
Complimentary transfer to Antalya Airport. Or transfer to Antalya city and optional extra nights there.
Accomodation : Hotel – Pension- Camping Ground ( Hotels are Subjected to availability ). Accommodation is Hand Picked and monitored Facilities ( Hotels) offering good level of Comfort.
• Hotels are Subjected to Availability, incase a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates we will replace i,t with a equal quality level hotel. You will receive exact accommodation details upon booking confirmation.
*Single Room & Solo Traveller Supplement
Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplemenet is applicable.
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner is always included. A Sandwich, Bottle of Water, Fruit are included for Lunch pack.
TRAVEL : Recommended arrival and departure airport is : Dalaman ( There are winter flights available via Istanbul ).. Please note that the flight information may change rapidly and not all flights run daily. Please check directly with the airlines website.Please do not book your flights before we have confirmed your booking.
PRIVATE TRANSFERS : Your all Private transfers will be arranged according to the itinerary and you will find the confirmation and the details for your private transfer in the itinerary .
BAGGAGE TRANSFERS & LOGISTICS : Luggage transfer on hiking ( Walking ) days is included and your baggages will transfered from the current hotel to the next one. After the checkout you will leave the baggages at the hotel reception and begin to hike. On arrival to the next hotel , baggages will there waiting for you arrival.