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New to The Lycian Way? Below we have provided some general Lycian Way information.
Whereabouts? The Lycian Way is situated in South West Turkey, between Fethiye and Antalya. Much of the route runs close to the beautiful Turkish coastline with wonderful views every day.
Getting there and back Dalaman Airport in the west and Antalya Airport in the east. Direct flights to both airports or internal flights via Istanbul Airports. We arrange airport transfers for our guests to their first night accommodation.
How long is it? Approximately 540 kms /320 miles. We have arranged for guests to walk the whole route in four weeks but most come and hike for a week.
Difficulty level moderate difficulty. The route follows ancient trails and shepherd paths, there are many ascents and descents on the route meaning great sea and coast views. One or two sections where care needs to be taken. Especially if the weather is rainy or windy. Sections of the route can be walked by people of all ages with an average level of fitness. Some sections require above average fitness levels.
What accommodation is available on the route? There are plenty of Pensions (bed and breakfasts) and small guesthouses, some small hotels in towns and large villages. Some of the more remote sections of the route mean that accommodation is scarce. The standard of accommodation varies between very good to very poor. We know the available accommodation on the route and so choose places that we would be happy to use.
Route markings red and yellow horizontal markings at regular intervals on the route and rock cairns left by previous walkers at places where the route is less obvious. Yellow signposts at all the main junctions of the route.
What time of year to walk? The best times are generally spring and autumn, winter months are also very rewarding though fewer accommodation places are open. The weather is too hot between June and September and we do not advise hiking.
What makes it worth walking? Great views, unspoiled natural surroundings. Mountains, pine forests, olive groves, pristine beaches, ancient ruins. Turkish hospitality, organic cuisine. Many places of interest and historic ruins. All these things make the route an exciting and unique hiking experience.
At Bespoke Turkey we are able to offer you a great choice of Lycian Way holidays.
We have been welcoming guests now for over 12 years to The Lycian Way. In 2014 we built our own guest house Meyveli Ev close to the route.
In 2016 we created Lycianwayholidays.com to provide guests with an even greater choice of Lycian Way holidays.
If you still cannot an itinerary to suit you then we will happily design your own itinerary.
We look forward to hearing from you.