Self Guided Lycian Way

8 days

 

Self guided Lycia Week is on the east end of Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long distance walk on the southern coast marked by Kate Clow. This trip covers the Phaselis – Cape Gelidonia part of the route. This trip is superb combination of nature, history and freedom with a Professional back-up where you need. This is a self-guided trekking trip. There won’t be any guide during your trip. You will find your way by using the map and following the signs. Also, our friends in the pensions you stay will help you with the directions. You don’t need to carry your luggage; they will be carried from one pension to another while you are walking. Although there is no technical difficulty during the trek you need to be comfortable with finding your way by using the map and following the signs. Ideal for those that enjoy walking and historical sightseeing independently.

 

Day 1: Antalya

You will be met by our representative at the airport, and then transferred to the pension in old city. Overnight in Antalya. Pension

 

Day 2: Antalya – Phaselis – Tekirova

Transfer to Camyuva where your trek starts. The path will take you to Phaselis which was settled by the Rhodians in the 7th century B.C. One of the most important port city of the eastern Lycian seaboard and also was a city of pirates according to Herodotus. Enjoy a relaxed time with the sun and sea on the paths of Lycians. In the afternoon trek to Tekirova. Overnight in Tekirova. Pension

 

Day 3: Cirali

Lycian way trek continues to Cirali along the turquoise coast. Cirali is a peaceful village between ancient Olympos and Chimaera. Overnight in Cirali. Pension

 

Day 4: Olympos – Chimaera – Cirali

Cirali beach is one of the last major nesting sites in the Mediterranean for the endangered loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta). In August, there is a chance to watch baby Caretta’s life walk to the sea. Today’s trek goes through fascinating Olympos ancient city ruins just inland from a beautiful beach along the course of a stream which runs through a rocky gorge. You can spend the whole day by exploring the ruins and relaxing in this peaceful valley. By following the path from the valley, we will reach to Chimaera (Yanartas), the eternal flames which was thought to be a fire breathing monster living in Lycia. Overnight in Cirali. Pension

 

Day 5: Adrasan

Trek to Musa Dag (Moses Mountain) by exploring the ruins of an old city. Over the ridges covered with pine woods, the path will take you to Adrasan with its 2 kilometers long sand beach an attractive choice for those who like to have a bath in the sea or under the sun. Overnight in Adrasan. Pension

 

Day 6: Cape Gelidonia – Adrasan

Today’s path will take you to Cape Gelidonia along the bays and pine woods. The famous Gelidonia Lighthouse which has no electricity, no telephone and only rain water, is the final point of your Lycian Way path. Return to Adrasan. Overnight in Adrasan. Pension

 

Day 7: Adrasan - Antalya

Turn back to Antalya by using the public bus. There will be enough time to explore this Mediterranean city. Overnight in Antalya Pension

 

Day 8: Antalya

Tour ends in Antalya.

 

TOUR CONDITION

INCLUDED:

  • 7 nights pension
  • All meals during the trek. Breakfasts and dinners will be at the pensions and lunches will be picnic.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary and luggage transfers between pensions.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Public bus between Adrasan and Antalya on day 7.
  • International and domestic flights
  • All types of insurance
  • Meals in Antalya - you should expect to buy 1 lunch and 2 evening meals
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to historical sites and museums
  • Not mandatory but customary tips

 

For price details and more information, please contact us

 

 

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