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West Lycian Way Budget Tour

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Slider 1 Initial region Lycia
Slider 1 Duration 8 Days
Slider 1 Language English, Spanish
Slider 1 Price € 600 / person
Highlights

Hello Everyone, This exciting guided trek follows the prettiest parts of Turkey’s first ever long-distance footpath – the Lycian Way. The route meanders over bare hillsides and through scented pine forests overlooking the blue Mediterranean. It dips down to wonderful hidden beaches where sparkling waves lap smooth sands. The region south of Fethiye with a stunning coastline where steep hillsides drop abruptly into the sea. We start in Kayaköy close to the famous Ölüdeniz lagoon and follow well-preserved foot paths that meander along this coast, sometimes staying high above it in Faralya and Alınca; but also passing through tiny, secluded coves such as Kabak with white, sandy beaches that give ample opportunity for a swim. The tour ends at the impressive ruins of Patara, located near one of the finest and whitest beaches of Turkey.

  • Lycian Way Trekking
  • Ancient cities Sidyma, Patara
  • Beach and Coves such as Kabak or Kalabantia
  • Local culture, good food, friendly people
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Dalaman Airport and transfer to Gunes Hotel Kayakoy - Oludeniz Trek

On arrival at Dalaman airport you will be met by your driver and tour guide for the transfer (1,5hr) to Ovacik. Depending on the arrival time, we make the optional walk Kayaköy-Ölüdeniz (7km / 3hrs). Once a thriving Greek village, Kayaköy was completely deserted in 1923 when the orthodox christian inhabitants had to move to Greece following the Turkish War of Independence. Climbing out of the village the path crosses a green headland to arrive at the famous white beaches of Ölüdeniz. We enjoy a swimming break before heading back to Kayaköy. Dinner and overnight at Gunes Hotel in Ovacik

Day 2: Ovacık - Faralya (14km / 5-6hrs / +580m / -615m)

Transfer to the start of the Lycian Way where we start our hike with spectacular views towards the sea and Ölüdeniz lagoon. We ascend the lower slopes of Baba Dağı (Father Mountain) following a paved mule path. After passing the villages of Kozağaç and Kirme we descend to the small village of Faralya on the green slopes above the Butterfly valley. Dinner and overnight in pension in Faralya.

Day 3: Faralya - Alınca (13km / 5-6hrs / +750m / -450m)

Walk along a forested path passing high above the secluded cove of Kabak. We will climb up a beautiful old mule trail to the small hamlet of Alınca, with impressive views over Cennet Cape. Dinner and overnight in village house in Alınca.

Day 4: Alınca - Gey (11km / 3,5hrs / +200m / -450m)

Walk along the spectacular Seven Capes coastline towards a pasture with an Ottoman cistern. We continue to Gey village partly along a quiet tarmac road. Optional descent to the secluded beach of Kalabantia to see the ruins of the ancient harbour and swim in the crystal clear waters (additional 5km / 2,5km / +400m / - 400m). Dinner and overnight in pension in Gey.

Day 5: Gey - Boğaziçi (16km / 6-6,5hrs / +325m / -670m)

We walk to ancient Sidyma along rocky paths to explore the ruins of this once huge city scattered around an inland valley and two hills. The village houses are constructed using ancient building blocks; inscriptions, tombs and city walls are visible in the fields. We will have lunch amongst the ruins and walk down to Boğaziçi village where we meet our vehicle to return to Gey. Dinner and overnight in same pension in Gey.

Day 6: Gey - Gavurağili (18km / 6-7hrs / +500m / -1000m)

We trek along a tiny goat path around the spectacular bay of Gemili to Bel. After a short section of dirt road we start our descent along the last of the Seven Capes following a steep, rocky Roman road down to Gavurağili. We meet our transfer vehicle here and drive to Patara. Patara is famous for its very long beach where the giant sea turtles, caretta caretta come for laying eggs. It was also the birthplace of st Nicholas, who became known as bishop of nearby (Myra) Demre. Dinner and overnight in pension in Patara.

Day 7: Delikkemer - Patara (11km / 3hrs / +200m / -350m) & Departure

After a short transfer we visit the remains of a Roman aqueduct spanning a ravine at Delikkemer. It was part of a system that supplied water from the mountains to ancient Patara on the coast. We walk back from the aquaduct to Patara partly following the course of the ancient waterpipes. After exploring the ruins of this once leading city of the Lycian League, with a theatre, bath complexes and temples, we can relax on the beach. We return back to Hotel in Patara for our last group dinner.

Day 8: Airport transfer or transfer to Kaş or Fethiye

The trek ends,  We transfer to Dalaman airport (2hrs).

Included
  • All transfers (also from/to airport Dalaman) and luggage transfers with private vehicle including driver and fuel
  • All accommodation in village houses or guest houses
  • All meals: breakfast / lunch (picnic) / dinner
  • Licenced  English speaking trekking guide
Excluded
  • Flights
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fees to historical sites and museums
  • Tips
Trip Information

Equipment

Customers should have good quality hard soled trekking boots, rain gear, swimwear, sunhat and sunblock, and a 30-40 litre daysack. Walking sticks are recommended.

Transfer

You pack, we take care of the rest! We transfer your luggage between the accommodations while you enjoy your walk. Our aim is to make your holiday more enjoyable. During the walks, you carry your daysack only.

Accommodation

On the first night we stay in Ovacık Gunes hotel, hotelwith open buffet dinner and swimming pool. In Faralya we stay in free-standing cabins with shared bahroom and shower, swimming pool is available.  From the breakfast and dining terrace you have amazing views to the sea and Butterfly valley below. In Alınca and Gey we stay in village houses, where the rooms are simple but clean, and the home cooked meals very tasty. Many guests find these nights the most memorable of their trip! In Alınca the house is located at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the sea and the stunning sunsets. The other is right in the hearth of Gey village surrounded by an impressive landscape of stone built terraces. In Patara the family will make you feel welcome in their pension with garden and pool. You will enjoy dinner with lots of home grown fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Meals

During the tour, you will enjoy natural, regional and rich Turkish food. Evening meals consist of a soup or salads, a main course and fruit or sweet for dessert. Lunches will be picnics or meals in local restuarants. Our packed lunches are wonderful and we include plentiful trail snacks such as dried fruits and nuts.

Price:

1 pax  2 pax 3 pax  4+ pax
1900€ 1200€ p.p 750 € p.p 600 € p.p

DEPARTURES

 

2022:

 

10 Sep-17 sep 2022

24 Sep -1 October 2022

15-22 October 2022

13- 20  November 2022

27 Nov - 4 October 2022

24 December-1 january2023 

 

 

2023 

4- 11 march 2023

11 - 18 March 2023

18 March - 25 March

25 March- 1 April 

1 April- 8 April
8 April- 15 April

Please ask for private deparutes and for private group tours.
We have availabity for private groups all year around on lycian way.
12 Months Available

 

 

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