Lycian Way Western Section

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: £545

The Lycian Way Option 1 is generally recognised as the easier of our two options, starting at “Ovacik“, the traditional beginning of the route and walking through what is often described as the prettiest sections of the route.

Here you will enjoy fantastic coastal views, ancient historic ruins, unspoilt Turkish villages and towns such as Faralya, Alinca, Gavuragili, Akbel and Patara. Experience wonderful, fresh Turkish cuisine and the warmest of welcomes from our generous hosts.


Lycian Way Western Section Trip Schedule

Here is the schedule for our Lycian Way walking holiday. If you would like to change any aspect of our Lycian Way holiday itinerary, contact us today and we would be delighted to discuss your bespoke Lycian Way walking holiday.

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.

Lycian Way Western Section Walking Map

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.

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Trip Details

  •    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.
  • Walking Difficulty: Moderate difficulty. Ascents and descents generally use hairpin bends to take the steepness from the trail.
  •    Nights: 7
  •    Single Supplement: £140 (£140)
  •    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 £50 (£50) 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.