During 7 Days do a part of the 540 km, 29-day way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, from Antalya.
What to see during your 7-day Lycian Way Road Trekking and Hiking Tour from Antalya?
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What to expect during your 7-day Lycian Way Road Trekking and Hiking Tour from Antalya?
Day 1: Arrival at Antalya Airport and Transfer to Ovacik
Upon your arrival in Antalya, we will transfer you to your hotel in Ovacik.
Day 2: Village of Kuzdere
Today we set off from our hotel for the village of Kuzdere. From the Ovacik plateau, we carry on down to join what once was a main commercial trade route in Lycian times. The imposing figure of Mt Olympos will be a constant companion and views also extend across the ancient cedar forests as we arrive at our village house in the late afternoon
Day 3: Cukuryayla and Beycik
Our trail starts out amongst peaceful, pine-scented forests, taking us up to Cukuryayla. After 4 km or 2 miles, we walk up to an altitude of 1100 meters where the cedar and juniper trees dominate the hills. The whole area gives us a great opportunity to explore the fascinating endemic richness of flora in the region, which is at its best during the spring months. For those opting to climb Mt Olympos (2650 m), we make a very early start. The climb is worth every step as at the summit ridge the views along the coast are breathtaking. In the early season the summit is dependent on the weather, but all being well we will start at 5 a.m. and those opting for just going over the ridge will start a couple of hours later. From the saddle, the descent is on a mule path to Beycik, where our day ends.
Day 4: Cirali valley
After a traditional village breakfast, we start our walk from Beycik accompanied by views of the Cirali valley. The old mule path takes us to the little village of Ulupinar where we have the chance to have lunch. In the afternoon we start again our walk close to the river, which we eventually cross before climbing a relatively steep up and over the side of the valley where we encounter the upper ‘Eternal Flame’ before making our way down to the beautiful sandy beach, en route seeing one of the lower flames.
Day 5: Free beach day in Cirali
This is a free day to relax and enjoy the long sandy beach at Cirali. In the evening there is an optional trek to the Eternal Flame at the Chimaera followed by dinner at a beachside restaurant. The Eternal Flame or Flaming Rock is a unique geographical feature. Dozens of small flames burn constantly from vents in the rocks. Not surprisingly these were attributed to mystical powers by the locals, and the ruins of the temple of Hephaistos are not far away.
Day 6: Olympos and Adrasan
After breakfast, we start the day exploring the ruins at Olympos, which was one of the most important cities in the Lycian Union and later was incorporated into the Roman Empire when it was taken by a Roman commander and a young Julius Cesar. We will climb the overgrown hairpins over the saddle of Musa Dag and we will descend into Adrasan on an old mule trail through the forest and past deserted farmhouses.
Day 7: Last day trekking and departure
Walking today starts off on a rocky footpath through the pine forest for about 1 hour. This section is uphill but you are rewarded for your efforts by fantastic sea views at the top. We continue undulating until we reach our last great viewpoint, from where we can see the Gelidonya lighthouse rising from the coastline. The last 4 km is downhill until we actually reach the lighthouse. We transfer back to Antalya after the walk and transfer to Antalya Airport.
Extra Tour Details
- Everyday departure (All year round)
- Duration: 7 days
What has been included in this excursion?
- Accommodation BB
- All sightseeing & excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch during the tours
- Transfer service from Hotels & Airport
- English Guide
- Beverage during the tour
- Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
- Not mentioned diners
- Not mentioned flights
- Personal expenses