Following the Ancient Carian and Lycian Paths
WE WILL WALK THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTS OF THIS TREKKING JOURNEY FOR 5 DAYS. BUT THE LENGTH OF DAYS AND WALKS CAN BE ADJUSTED.
Welcome to the Carian and Lycian Trails, Where the Med and the Aegean meet
Few other regions in the world offer such a diverse and unspoilt nature, rich history and friendly people like Turkey and for nature and trekking lovers especially the Ancient Regions of Caria and Likya in South West Turkey. This region is becoming Europe’s new adventure playground for a reason. The Lycian and Carian paths are the first national long-distance hiking trails traversing Turkey's Aegean and the Mediterranean region, taking you on an unforgettable more then 1400 -km circuit in the mountains and bays of South West Turkey through some of the finest scenery this corner of Europe has to offer.
Enjoy the privacy of remote paths, See Bodrum Marmaris Fethiye, Discover the unbeaten paths between Bodrum and Fethiye, Relax on the private Boat while enjoying the scenery of the King Graves of Caunos, Swim in Turquoise waters, enjoy the Camping life on secluded locations, taste the Turkish Culinary, See real Turkish Villages with their wineyards, olive fields, carpet weavers and so many more.
You can add Extra Tours to your stay as visiting Ephesus or Pamukkale.
The Lycian way
The Lycian Way is one of the world’s great long-distance hiking trails, regularly featuring in top-10 lists for its unique combination of Mediterranean views, mountainous hinterland, Turkish culture and ancient ruins. Its pull on the imagination is undeniable, and it wasn’t long ago that its mix of stunning coastline, resort towns and rustic villages pulled me in. The 540km waymarked footpath – typically a 29-day trek – follows the bulging outline of the Teke Peninsula between the tourist towns of Fethiye and Antalya. Along the way, it skirts the coast and climbs up into the rugged backcountry. This stretch of dramatic Mediterranean coastline, its beaches and vertiginous sea cliffs overlooked by the olive-grove-dotted foothills of the Western Taurus Mountains, where travellers can explore moss-covered chambers of history’s first proto-democratic union. Here lies the stomping ground of the mysterious Lycian League, credited with establishing the world’s first parliament at Patara, before they were absorbed by the Roman Empire. Their crumbling burial monuments add further lyricism to the scenery, and I couldn’t wait to experience the whole thing.
The Carian Trail is an 800 km long distance walking path exploring Southwest Turkey through the modern provinces of Muğla and Aydın. The trail is named after the Carian civilization. On route you will discover a region rich in ancient ruins and history. Stone paved caravan roads and mule paths connect villages from the coast to a mountainous hinterland. Pine forest cloaks the mountain slopes whilst olive terraces and almond groves are an important part of the region’s economy. The trail accesses a lesser known and unspoiled region that is full of colour and tradition for all to enjoy. The trail is signed and waymarked according to international standards allowing both independent and group travellers to hike and enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural treasures of Caria. Swim in turquoise waters from deserted beaches, climb through pine scented forests to discover ancient ruins, look out over a dramatic coastline across to the Greek islands of the South Aegean. Rare mountain goats still roaming the remote forests of the Datca peninsula, boat building in Bozburun, Neolithic cave paintings of the Bafa region, traditional village carpets woven by village girls; all this and more awaits the hiker in search of new adventure…