A Day Hike on The Lycian Way
Lycian Way day hike
Is there a better way to spend a Sunday than hiking on The Lycian Way with good company in warm, Spring weather?
We set off from the start of the route at Ovacik and hiked to Kabak via Kirme and Faralya which took us five and a half hours. The Lycian Way route ascends around ‘Baba Dag’ (father mountain) before leveling out and passing through some pretty villages on woodland paths and tracks. The views from the side of the mountain looking down over Olu Deniz (dead sea) are spectacular. The beach is the most photographed in all of Turkey and a really popular destination for Paragliders who take off from near summit of the mountain.
I have walked these paths before but some minor re-routing that has occurred means that it is possible to lose The Lycian Way route markers, the trick is to look out for stone cairns left by previous walkers and return to your last marker before heading out to find the next. We stopped for a sandwich and glass of Cay (tea) at Faralya and the welcoming ‘Montenegro Pension’ before heading off up through woodland and finally descending to the village of Kabak overlooking a secluded beach .
There was a Dolmus (bus) service which ran a couple of times a day to take us back to Fethiye. For my walking partner it was the first time he had hiked on The Lycian Way route but he assures me it is not going be his last.
The Bespoke Turkey Team.