Lycian Way Trek West Part - Turkey

The western part of the Lycian Way - From Demre to Fethiye - along the coast. With possible option of 4 days to visit Kaunos, Marmaris, Knidos and Pamukkale and thus prolong the pleasure.

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1 500,00€ inc. tax

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Video of the trek and the meeting place :

Product Information - Description

Full trek

Specifications

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 2/5
Distance traveled 55,92 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +3665 m
Cumulative negative elevation -4248 m
Nature 4/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 4/5
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Comfort Tent / bungalow / hotel

Discover the western part of the Lycian Way in spring : from 10 to 13 day hike through forests and along the southern coast of Turkey. Enjoy beautiful secluded beaches and visit several ancient cities while learning about the history of the Lycian Empire.

And also take the opportunity to extend the pleasure of visiting the incredible Turkey with our additional option in Marmaris, which will allow you to visit one of the popular cities of the Turkish Mediterranean coast and relax with its many terraces and clubs as well than to continue to visit other historic sites around.

Difficulty levels :

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Technique : Effort :        Risk :        

Technique lvl 2

Effort lvl 2

Risque lvl 3

Meeting of the group at the Otogar Antalya bus station at 9am (we recommend arriving in Antalya the day before to rest) then departure to Demre (about 2h20 drive). We will visit the ancient city and the necropolis of Myra - the Church of Saint Nicolas - and the ancient city of Andriake and its museum.

Discovery of your group and self-presentation during the evening.

  • Night in a tent / Andriake campsite
  • Transfer Antalya – Demre
  • Entrance tickets to Myra / Church of Saint Nicolas and Andriake Museum
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

Necropolis of Myra Amphitheater of Myra Demre Church of Saint Nicholas Demre Beach

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 4,97 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +90 m
Cumulative negative elevation -106 m
Nature 2/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 4/5
Comfort Tent
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 2h20
Walking time 1 to 2 hours

The trek continues towards the village of Kekova. We will follow the coast to settle a little upstream of the village. During this day, we will cross an ancient Lycian city, where we will be able to observe typical tombs of the Lycian empire. We will also be able to swim on the different beaches that we will meet during the day in order to refresh ourselves.

  • Night in a tent
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

Base camp 1 Fauna : local turtle Ancient Lycian city Çağıllı Beach Base camp 2

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 8,07 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +331 m
Cumulative negative elevation -307 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time ------
Walking time 5 - 6h

Today we head to Aperlai. We will take a 4 - 5 hour boat trip from Kekova to Aperlai with lunch on board, consisting of freshly caught fish and Turkish snacks. Along the way, we will stop at Simena, a medieval town that you can explore on your own. We will enjoy the view of the ancient part of the Lycian city engulfed by an earthquake and several coves, with the possibility of swimming and snorkelling. It will be a day of relaxation before the next hard day of walking.

Near our base camp 3 we will have the opportunity to visit the necropolis of Aperlaia.

  • Night in a tent
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic) + lunch : Traditional turkish dishes
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

Port of kekova Kekova Simena Ancient sunken city of Simena Base camp 3

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled 1,24 miles on foot / 11,18 miles by boat
Cumulative elevation gain +26 m
Cumulative negative elevation -46 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 4 - 5h
Walking time 1 hour

Today we get up very early and start at 7 am. The trek will continue throughout the day, ending at Üzüm İskelesi beach (ideal beach for snorkeling (equipment not provided) - snorkeling shoes recommended - very steep and rocky beach). During the day we will pass another small ancient town called Apollonia.

  • Night in a tent or bungalow depending on availability
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

On the road On the road Apolonia Rampart of Apollonia Abandoned castle, on the road

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 9,32 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +652 m
Cumulative negative elevation -581 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 3/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent or bungalow
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time -----
Walking time 5 - 6h

Today we will get up early again for an active all-day hike to the town of Kaş. We will cross fields of olive trees and steep passages along the coast. Weather permitting, we will cross the Gulf of Kaş by boat, otherwise we will have to follow a very steep via ferrata course.

  • Night in a hotel
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic) for breakfast and lunch, meal at restaurant in the evening (at your own expenses)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

Sunrise Mediterranean landscape on the road The coast Crossing Hotel Kas or equivalent

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 5,59 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +403 m
Cumulative negative elevation -413 m
Nature 4/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Hotel
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 30 mins
Walking time 3,5h - 4h

Transfer to the ancient city of Patara and visit the city, and the beach of Patara with amazing dunes by the sea, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea - then transfer to the next camp in the village of Gay.

  • Transfer time : 1h30 for about 85 km.
  • Night in a tent or a bungalow depending on availability
  • Breakfast at the hotel / picnic lunch / dinner at the local restaurant
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

Patara Amphitheater Patara Amphitheater Patara Beach Patara Dunes Dinner

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled -----
Cumulative elevation gain -----
Cumulative negative elevation -----
Nature 4/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent or bungalow
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 1h30
Walking time 1h visit + 1h/2h in the dunes

We get up early and leave around 7am with active trekking all day. We will walk along the coast with steep passages and make a few stops for swimming again. We will finish our day at Paradise Beach in an authentic campsite on the mountains. At the end of the day, we will take the opportunity to swim on a heavenly beach or relax over tea and a game of cards.

  • Night in a tent
  • All the food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic) / possibility of having meals at the campsite
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

On the road Lycian cistern Beach The coast Paradise beach

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 2/5
Distance traveled 5,30 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +228 m
Cumulative negative elevation -795 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time ------
Walking time 3,5h - 4h

As usual, we will start early and walk actively to the Butterfly Valley. We will cross new steep passages along the coast and in the hinterland. We will stop along the way to take a rest and a drink or to lunch at the Kabak Valley resort. We can enjoy the sunset over the Butterfly Valley.

  • Night in a tent or in a bungalow
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish

On the road On the road Kabak Beach Butterfly Valley Sunrise

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 5,59 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +797 m
Cumulative negative elevation -499 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Tent or bungalow
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time ------
Walking time 5 - 6h

In order to take advantage of the day, we will start early, and begin the morning with a radial excursion to the Butterfly Valley with descending to the beach on the route with via ferrata at least three points. We will go up by the same path and head towards the seaside resort of Ölüdeniz.

  • Night in a hotel
  • All food according to your choice (vegetarian or classic) for breakfast and lunch / meal at  restaurant in the evening (at your own expenses)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • Possibility of paragliding in Ölüdeniz.

Butterfly Valley Abseiling Abseiling Butterfly Valley Beach Paragliding Ölüdeniz

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 3/5
Distance traveled 9,94 miles
Cumulative elevation gain +963 m
Cumulative negative elevation -1320 m
Nature 5/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Hotel
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time ------
Walking time 7 - 8h

Unfortunately, it is time for us to say goodbye, and participants who did not choose the Marmaris option will enjoy this morning in Ölüdeniz and then, around 10:00 am, will return by bus to Antalya at Otogar bus station in (2h 40m drive).

We advise you to take advantage of your stay in Antalya to visit its attractions - a waterfall, an Aquarium, the old town and its port.

  • Transfer Ölüdeniz – Antalya

For people who have taken this option, we will drive to Dalyan (to observe its necropolis there), then we will cross the river by ferry and go to Kaunos for visiting the ancient city. Finally, we will follow Lake Köyceğiz for several kilometers before reaching Marmaris.

  • Night in a hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at restaurant (at your own expenses)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • Transfer by private vehicle (distance about 166 km)

Daylan Necropolis Feri Kaunos Amphitheater Kaunos Bay Kaunos - Temple

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled ------
Cumulative elevation gain ------
Cumulative negative elevation ------
Nature 5/5
Culture 1/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Hotel
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 2h30 - 3h
Walking time 1 to 2 hours to visit the different places

We will get up early to take advantage of this new day and reach the tip of Knidos by car, for visiting the ancient city. On the way back, we will stop in Datça, a very popular fishing village and on the beach of Kız Kumu to walk in the water over long distance. Returning to Marmaris in the evening.

Take advantage of the evening to go to a club, there are many near the port.

  • Night in a hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at restaurant (at your own expenses)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • Transfer by private vehicle (distance about 223 km)

Knidos Amphitheater Knidos Datça Kiz Kumu Beach Marmaris

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled ------
Cumulative elevation gain ------
Cumulative negative elevation ------
Nature 4/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Hotel
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 4h30
Walking time 1 - 2h

Rest and free time for exploring Marmaris. We advise you to take a tour of the port, and to stroll along the canals as well as to visit the old town and its fort from where you have a magnificent view.

  • Night in a hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at restaurant (at your own expenses)
  • Free time

Marmaris Fort Old City We love Marmaris Marmaris Harbor Marmaris by nigth

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled -----
Cumulative elevation gain -----
Cumulative negative elevation -----
Nature 1/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort Hotel
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time ------
Walking time According to your activities

A long day awaits us, we have to reach Pamukkale. We will have to get up early and our backpacks will have to be ready the day before so as not to waste time. Indeed, we have 210 km to go to reach Pamukkale. There we can visit the ancient city of Hierapolis where the swimming pool of Cleopatra is located.

Below the ancient city are the famous thermal pools of Pamukkale, as they are natural pools formed by limestone deposits in the open air. You can either swim in Cleopatra's swimming pool (entrance fee) or in the pools or take advantage of your free time to do paragliding.

About 236 km separate us from Antalya, as we will return late evening, so to be sure plan your hotel in Antalya in advance and taking an account these conditions.

  • Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at restaurant (at your own expenses)
  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • Transfer by private vehicle (distance about 446 km)

Hierapolis Hierapolis Amphitheater Thermal pools Paragliding Pamukkale Pamukkale

Characteristic

Product Trek Lycian Way West Part
Level of difficulty 1/5
Distance traveled -----
Cumulative elevation gain -----
Cumulative negative elevation -----
Nature 4/5
Culture 5/5
Meeting 3/5
Comfort ------
Minimum Age Recommended 15 years old
Transportation time 5h30 - 6h
Walking time ------

Additional information :

The price of the trip includes :

  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • All transfers : Antalya - Demre / Ölüdeniz - Antalya / Kas - Patara / Patara - Bayram's House
  • Meals : breakfast / lunch / dinner (freeze-dried / traditional Turkish dishes, depending on the camp) (Our classic or vegetarian menus are based on the daily calories needed)
  • Accommodation :
    • bungalow sites : Habesa Pansion / Bayram's house / Butterfly Valley
    • camping tent pitch : Andriake / Kekova / Aperlai / Paradise beach
    • hotel : Kas / Oludeniz
  • Entrance tickets to tourist sites (Myra / Church of St Nicolas / Andriake / Simena / Patara / Butterfly valley)
  • Boat trip
  • First aid box

 

MARMARIS OPTION :

  • 2 IDTrek guides speaking French/English/Russian and Spanish
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast / lunch (picnic)
  • Entrance tickets to tourist sites (Kaunos / Knidos / Pamukkale)
  • Accommodation : hotel

The price of the trip does not include :

  • International flights to Turkey and domestic to Antalya
  • Accommodation in Antalya before/after the trek
  • Rent of transport / transfers, as well as transportation of backpacks not mentioned in the detailed program (at the request of the group)
  • Return from Kaş or Patara (if desired or necessary to interrupt the trip)
  • Restaurant meal and other personal expenses
  • Off-site accommodation mentioned above (tent not provided)
  • Personal care items
  • Any services not mentioned in the detailed program
  • Activities : paragliding in Ölüdeniz (~ 100€ per flight)
  • Guides tips
  • Travel conditions
  • Any insurance (cancellation, accident, rescue, sickness, repatriation etc.)

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MARMARIS OPTION :

  • Activities : paragliding in Pamukkale (~ 100€ per flight)
  • Restaurant meal and other personal expenses
  • Guides tips
  • Sports insurance

 

Preparing well for your trek means having the right equipment. Find here the list of the necessary equipment to travel in trek. Attention, when we specify that the tent or/and the mattress are provided, you do not need to bring your own.

Terms of sale of travel

Applications for participation are accepted until 27/04. The minimum quantity to confirm the group is 5 people, maximum is 15 people.

Please make sure you have read the terms of sale by clicking here. Any purchase of the trip immediately confirms the conditions. They define in particular the conditions of cancellation and the methods of payment or visa, or even insurance.

Notes and instructions :

Equipment :

Each participant travels with his bivouac equipment (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, camera, personal belongings) and carries all things by himself. Please do not forget to leave a place for personal provisions and water, which we will provide at the beginning of the trip.

For tourists who want to get off the route (specify in advance) or who are unable to complete the entire route, it is possible to return from Kaş or Patara. In this case, the transfer fee is paid additionally. Let us know in advance to arrange a transfer for you if it necessary.

Also, with a sufficient number of people willing, it is possible to organize the transfer of backpacks on difficult areas and, accordingly, the passage of the route in a light mode (water, snacks).

Rest in the camp :

We advise you to take a swimsuit to relax in the Mediterranean Sea or take a dip in the river along the way.

We will teach you an interesting card game that we play while traveling - it is very exciting and allows you to set up communication between participants.

Freeze-dried meals :

To know the content of our meals calculated in calorific way for each day of walking : click here to know the composition of the menus of our freeze-dried meals. You can also make special requests to us such as the repetition of meals or the removal of unwanted dishes.

 

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by phone/WhatsApp :

+7 916-0735757 Yulia

+33 688672423 Guillaume

WE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU IN OUR TEAM !

Trek Lycian Way West part

Product Reviews

Marc

Très beau parcours, avec pleins de lieu pour se baigner !

Veronica

I would like so much to do it each year to forget my common life...

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Для всех любителей природы и экстрима!!!

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