Lycian Way Hiking & Trekking Tour From Antalya – Side and Alanya
Date: 29-30-31 October – 01 November 2016 (3 nights 4 days)
Duration: 55- 60km
Lycia is the name of the region between Fethiye and Antalya in Southwest Turkey, a truly Charming Riviera of the Turkish Mediterranean. The Lycian Way connects most of the ancient cities while providing a true sense of the local life within the region. With its 510 km length in total, Lycian Way was chosen as one of the best 10 hiking trails in the world by the Sunday Times.
Highlights of the trip are the eternal flames of Chimera, Çıralı beach, Ruins of Olympos,Ulupınar,Melanippe, wonderful coastal views and the Gelidonya Lighthouse.
1.Day The hike first follows the beach and ascends in to the forest to the high pastures of Mount Moses (Musa Mountain). After having lunch by the shepherd hut we walk down in to Adrasan following the trail in the forest. 17 km
2.Day The hike follows the old shepherd trail. We are mostly walking in the forest with the spectacular views of water. We will enjoy the old lighthouse before heading down in to the dirt road where weil meet our vehicle to be transferred to Adrasan. 23 km
3.Day Boat trip Swimming and relax day.
Let’s go to the one on the Gelidonya Cape to the Suluada first.Water Island is a stunning rocky isle with black and white pebbles on the beach which can create a mosaic effect. At one point, an arch cuts right through to the other side and is just navigable by small dinghy. The island has a natural spring which the locals boast has cleansing and healing properties, the boats often take on water for later consumption.
4.Day The hike is from mountains down in to the Mediterranean. We first walk on the skirts of Taurus Mountains down in to Ulupinar where we will have lunch. We continue to walk through a nice valley where we will see the eternal flames of Chimera. Last part of the hike will be down to sea level in to Cirali. 15km
What is included:
• All transport during the walking program including the main transfers to/from Alanya, Side,Belek,Kemer, Manavgat,Antalya
• 3 Breakfasts, 3 nights dinners.
• 3 nights accommodation in good standard pensions, tents ( bungalows with an extra fee )
• Boat Trip included lunch
Not included: Drinks at hotels or restaurants,lunches.(3.day lunch on the boat trip included )
What to bring:
Hiking boots or strong shoes with good tread and ankle support, shorts and t-shirt (warm weather), fleece, waterproofs, day pack (25ltr. + -), walking trousers, long sleeved top, sun protection- hat, sunglasses, sun cream, insect repellant, walking poles recommended,beach towel, swim kit.
Weather: From mid September through October, mainly sunny day with temps in mid twenties and warm evenings cooling down later in the season.
Tailormade programs for guided and self-guided tours on request.