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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 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.
More Lycian Way information
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.
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 less 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, unspoilt natural surroundings, mountains, pine forests, olive groves, pristine beaches, ancient ruins, Turkish hospitality, organic cuisine. Many places of interest that make the route an exciting and unique hiking experience.
Our services Itineraries from a few days hiking to walking the whole of the route. Luggage transfers and booking service. We have put together two, one week options which are popular choices with our guests and we can alter these to suit time and hiking ability. Perhaps you would like us to plan your own itinerary, as many guests do? Or you require further Lycian Way information? You can get in touch using our contact form link here.
We have been hiking on the route for over ten years now. We know the available accommodation and have our own guesthouse Meyveli Ev situated close to the route. Why not come and experience one of the worlds very best hiking routes?
If you have the time available why not walk the whole route ?
Our Option 1 holiday is the ideal way to start your Lycian Way adventure. We transfer you from the airport and you begin with a stay in the beautiful setting of Kayakoy. Made famous in the novel ‘Birds without Wings’. Walk round ‘Baba Dag’ (father mountain) with views down to Olu Deniz lagoon. Highlights include pretty beaches at Kabak and Patara, ancient ruins of Sidyma, Xanthos and Patara, wonderful coastal views and unspoilt traditonal Turkish villages and hospitality. You can take an optional boat trip to explore the beautiful turquoise seas and surrounding islands.
Our Option 2 holiday is considered the slightly more challenging option. A few of the locations are a little more remote and walking distances a little longer. Enjoy the pretty mountain villages and coastal towns of Adrasan, Cirali, Ulupinar, Tekirova and Beycik. Discover the ancient ruins at Olympos the natural wonder of “Chimera” where flames rise from the rock on the mountainside. You can climb the highest peak in the region, Mount Tahtali. We advise using one of our local guides for this day.
If you would like further Lycian Way information then get in touch using our contact form here or just email us at email@example.com
We are here to welcome you to Turkey and make sure you have an Wonderful Lycian Way Hiking Holiday.
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We love Turkey and believe you will too! At Bespoke Turkey we provide some wonderful and unique itineraries to help get the most from your holiday. We have a free PDF brochure to give you some ideas, available on request.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for then get in touch using our link here for contact form or email and we will arrange your own itinerary, just for you.
What a holiday! One of the best we have ever had. Everything worked like clockwork and Aysegul planned the whole route to accommodate our concerns as to whether our 11 y old granddaughter could manage it. She did and loved it. It was all unforgettable.
Rachel and Richard L London
Excellent service by any standards!
Really great hiking holiday, all transfers and accommodation very well organised, people so friendly, hope to return in the future…
Shelley S. group of 5, California, US
Aysegul planned trip from Istanbul to Oludeniz. The hotels were well selected, the transfers and trips were excellent.
Mr Des S.
Lycian Way, great 10 day trek – wonderful hiking holiday, great food, hospitality, well organised, lots of fascinating sites, we’ll be back!
The Amblers, group of 7 UK
Bespoke Turkey organised a great sightseeing holiday for us. We loved Turkey and the hospitality shown when we visited Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pammukale.
Ron & Shelley Ohio USA
We were not sure what to expect at first but after a very warm welcome at the beginning, we were constantly impressed by the people and all the sites, great organisation and we will be back!
Sarah and John Toronto, Canada
We had lovely holiday with you. Thanks for everything.
Jennifer & Richard-Australia
A quick belated note to say thanks for your help, kindness, nice meals and hospitality during my Lycian Way trek. Have been telling people what a great holiday it is.
Martin F. 2017 Dublin, Ireland
Istanbul, Cappadocia and Lycian Way – A superb holiday that was very well organised. Everyone we met was so welcoming…
DS group Australia
We stayed at Ashley & Ayse’s guesthouse, had a great holiday and a great time, their local knowledge was invaluable to us.