Welcome to The Lycian Way

We are able to offer you a great choice of Lycian Way holidays. Based from our guesthouse, Meyveli Ev, close to the route in SW Turkey, we have local knowledge and excellent experience of the route and available accommodation.  On our website are some popular options such as one-week self-guided on the western and eastern sections as well as dates for group holidays in 2018. In the past 12 years we have been able to organize guests to walk the whole of the route and give many others, individual itineraries, that suit their needs and holiday requirements.  You can get in touch with us here or drop us an email at info@bespoketurkey.com ask us any questions you like. Below we have provided some popular information about The Lycian Way route. We hope to welcome you to this beautiful route and provide you with an unforgettable hiking holiday experience.

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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.

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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, though nothing that is very difficult. One or two sections where care needs to be taken, generally the route can be walked by people of all ages with an average level of fitness.

What accommodation is available on the route? There are plenty of Pensions (bed and breakfasts) and small guesthouses, a few 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 and very basic. We know the available accommodation on the route and so choose places that we would be happy to use.

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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 that make the route an exciting and unique hiking experience.

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We are here to welcome you to Turkey and make sure you have a Wonderful Lycian Way Hiking Holiday.