The Lycian Way

Western Section itinerary

Our most popular itinerary and a really fantastic hiking holiday.  Hike on mountainsides overlooking turquoise seas. Through olive groves and pine forests. Past 3000 year old ruins of ancient civilizations. Follow old shepherd paths to secluded beaches. Enjoy traditional Turkish hospitality and fresh organic food. The Lycian Way is a wonderful  hiking holiday experience.

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  • Description: An incredible weeks walking holiday offering the best of the western section of the route, through a dramatic mix of nature, culture, history & offering traditional Turkish hospitality and cuisine.
  •    Nights: 7Lycian Way map
  •    price: 575 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room Single Supplement:  €25 per night
  •    Includes: 7 night’s accommodation, fresh Turkish cuisine: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners. The official guide book or walking notes, our recommendation list, detailed itinerary, airport & all luggage transfers.
  •    Excludes: Flights to and from Turkey
  •    Optional: Boat trip to Kekova €60 per person on Day 5 with transfers
  •    Airport Details: “Dalaman” Airport is your destination, we provide 24 hour transfers from the airport to your first night accommodation, included in the price. Transfer time is approx 75 mins.
  •    Accom Type: Our personal selection of traditional Turkish Pensions (guesthouses) and small hotels. All rooms come with private/en-suite bathroom facilities.
  •    Notes: We have plenty of flexibility within our itineraries for guests who wish to do more or less walking or add days to their holidays. Get in touch with us, we are here to help.

 

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The Lycian Way Western Section Trip Schedule

Day 1
Arrive Dalaman Airport, aiport transfer to Oludeniz/Kayakoy

Depending on arrival time, Explore the beach and lagoon at Oludeniz or the abandoned ex Greek “ghost city” at Kayakoy.

Day 2
Walk from Ovacik to Faralya

The Lycian Way route starts at Ovacik and rises on the Baba Dag mountain range, offering fantastic views of the picturesque lagoon and surrounding turquoise seas below. After the climb the route descends gently to the small village of Kirme then on to our destination, the very pretty unspoilt village of Faralya. Where a warm welcome and some traditional home cooking awaits you.

Day 3
Walk from Faralya to Alinca

The route takes you via Kabak beach and the chance to take a dip in the inviting sea. From Kabak beach it’s a steep climb up to the village of Alinca in the foothills, where you are rewarded with magnificent views.

Day 4
Walk from Bogazici to Gavuragili

The route ascends to Sidyma, an unspoilt historical site of Lycian tombs and Roman columns, where we organise lunch for you in shade of the olive trees. After lunch we organise a short road transfer to Bel, where we follow a track that takes us through pine forests and finally descends in hairpins down to the small village of Gavuragili on the coast.

Day 5
Rest day

Chance to explore the ancient ruins at Patara, spend a day on the beautiful, white sand, beach or take an optional boat (gulet) trip to the sunken city, castle and islands at Kekova.

Day 6
Walk from Cavdir to Akbel

The route today follows 2000 year old Roman aqueducts much of them still intact to the source of the stream in a very pretty valley. Fantastic views for the duration of the walk over the river estuary to the sea and onto our destination at Akbel.

Day 7
Walk from Akbel to Patara

Today is the easiest section of walking from Akbel, the route winds gently down to our destination at Patara, it enjoys beautiful sea views and you have the opportunity to see the ingenious Roman siphonic system created to transport water across a small valley. On reaching Patara you can explore the incredible ruins and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean, if you have not done so already!

Day 8
Transfer to Airport

Return home.