Do you want the full experience of the Taurus Mountains and the Via Sebaste ancient road but only have a long weekend or a couple days to fit it in? This Ancient Via Sebaste road hiking tour is great for families, and groups interested in a backpacking and Camping trip. Who are limited by time (we can do this trip in as little as 2 days for custom tours).
The Taurus Mountains are the Western branch of the great mountain chain that stretches across all of Asia. The Turkish section of this massive mountain range follows the Southern border of Anatolia and is itself made up of four major sections. Forming part of the central Taurus range, The Aladaglar massif boasts the region’s highest peaks (Demirkazik summit, which stretches to 3756 m). The geology of the area is responsible for the interesting rock formations and Waterfalls.
The Via Sebaste ancient boasts some of the best views in the Taurus Mountain and follows the most moderate routes down and back up.
Tour Itinerary: 4 -Days
Day 1: Antalya-Alanya-Side-Belek-Gazipasa– Meet at the airport with our team or pick up from Hotels . Afterwards transfer to Konya-Bozkır-Dere Vilage for overnight. Total transfer time: 4h;
Dere village – Karşı Harman, Beşkart Taşı, Akmuğar, Dörtoluk, Çelmeliler, Karacahisar village, Aygır Dibi, Lake Sarot, Historical Kapıliçi cave, Sığırini, Sarot Plateau, Karacahisar Plateau, Lake Dipsiz (the Bottomless Lake), Sarımamlı Plateau, (26 km)
Camping at Lake Dipsiz (the Bottomless Lake) at 1709mt –altitude.
Day 2: Getting up at 4:00 a.m. in the morning. Departure from Lake Dipsiz (the Bottomless Lake) at 05.00 a.m. Akdag pass at the 2804 altitude. We will reach to Cimi Village of Akseki by climbing down from north to south of Akdag. (2804 Akdag transition altitude. Akdag climbed Akseki descending from north to south will reach the village of grass. (This is the most difficult track of the hike. There is no water, a steep track and there is no road.) Hiking from an altitude of 1700 to 2400 and then we will climb down to the 1200s altitudes. Camping on Cimi Village. (28 km)
Day 3: In the morning, we will go from Cimi to Belenilvat village off and on through the cobbled Via Sebaste Antique Road. We will reach to Belenilvat , Bucakilvat , Dedire , and Gravanda villages by hiking on Via Sebaste road. Camping on Gravanda Village.(18 km)
Day 4: Departure from Gravanda at 08.30 a.m. After a 2.5 -km ancient road hike lined with trees and shrubs, we will go to Çaltılıçukur village by cars. Çaltılıçukur is a 1005 -altitude village. Here’s a village at southernmost of Akseki, on the border Gündogmus. An hour of free time in the village. Resting at a tea garden. There is also a Grocery here. We will pass through authentic paved roads until 200 altitude. Swimming in the canyon with 5 degrees. Water does not come into the canyon, it discharge from here. Hike to İnişdibi, the village of Gündoğmuş. (12 km) End of event at Inişdibi village Transfer to Hotels Alanya-Side-Belek-Antalya.
Guide can make changes at necessary places or cases.
Tour Date: 8th July | 9th July | 10th July | 11th July – For this tour date price is even for 1 person 199€
Duration of Trek: 4 Days
Walking Grade: B/C
Best Season:15th May – 01st November
Highest Point Gained: 2.800m
A minimum of 6 people is needed to book for minimum price of this tour. If this number is not reached, you will be notified 2 days before the scheduled tour date, if you accept the price below for your grup size then the tour will be organized as a private for your group.
1- person pays =850€ (if only 1 person)
2- person pays = 600€ (per person)
3- person pays = 500€ (per person)
4- person pays = 450€ (per person)
5- person pays = 400€ (per person)
6+ person pays =299€ (if the group size 6 or more)
• The terrain of Taurus Mountains is rugged and hard under foot so walking boots or strong shoes with good ankle support are essential
• Also required are a day rucksack (20-40 litre), full waterproofs (early spring and autumn), fleece top, walking poles if used and a warm hat for the mountains
• Sun Protection: wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and high factor sun-cream
• Dress Code: shorts and T-shirts are fine for the warmer months- clients should not walk through villages with their tops off out of respect for Turkish and Islamic culture
• Picnic Lunches: are divided out amongst the group so everyone carries a share.