<Carian Trail Bodrum

Following the Ancient Carian Paths

GUIDED BODRUM WALKING HIKING HOLIDAY

Walking through 4000 years of history and culture

There are more than 7 ancient Carian routes on and around the peninsula. Splash in the Aegean Sea, then relax over a spread of Turkish specialties. Walk along inlets marking the shore of the neighboring Bodrum Peninsula. Veer away from the beach to enter a forest cloaking the hilly coastal range. Investigate the well-preserved castle and remains of Carian settlement in Pedasa or Kirel. An easygoing walk past olive groves and vineyards takes you through forested hills down to the Aegean. Dip your toes in the sea or climb to traditional hamlets. Visit the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos. One of the first temples built along the Aegean. The ancient site of Labraunda is quite stretched out and at 600 meters above sea level, offers impressive panoramic views. Visit beautiful villages along the road full of olive trees , and meet the locals. And last at not least The grave of Mausolus, The Mausoleum and the Crusaders castle of St. Peter. Our Walks. 5 or 6 days . Hikes between 13 to 16 km.

Itinerary

  • 1.Day arrival check in to Zeytinada Hotel. Info meeting after lunch.
  • 2.Day. Dagbelen - Pedesa - Bodrum
    This route starts from Dagbelen . Then through ancient paths to Karadag mountain with its ancinet fortress walls. Then to the abandoned village of Kirel. Level of difficulty: Medium Start 283m. Max 500m Gain 220m. Total distance 15km. Features: The path leads through natural beauties to the ancient settlement of Girel with a old Greek houses. There are panoramic views from the top of mountain almost 360 degrees. Then we will go through mountain paths to ancient Pedesa where we will visit the Acropolis. And then we will walk to Bodrum.
  • 3.Day: Ancient Kings Road
    Labranda After an one and half hour drive the walk begins at The Temple of Zeus. After visiting the ancient site for an hour we will follow the Kings Road Path to Kircağiz village Start 635m Max 650m Gain 70m Total Distance 15km 4.Day Yenikoy – Etrim Village .The walk begins at Mumcular plateau and goes through forest pads and villages full of olive trees and figs..We will stop for olive tasting and at the end taste some Turkish dishes and see the locals weaving in Etrim village famous for it's hand made carpets. Start 97m Max 209m Gain 317m Total Distance 15km
  • 4. Day Free Day
    On request we can visit Ephesus on this free day. We will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. We will visit the Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25, 000. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city's great wealth many years ago. After lunch break we ll stop at the Artemis temple and Isabey Mosque. (ON REQUEST) After visiting the museum we can go to Virgin Mary's House. After our historical visit we will have a short stop at the famous Ottoman handmade pottery workshop (cini).
  • 5.Day Bodrum Panorama Walk
    This route starts from Kizilagac village just outside of Bodrum City. Then through ancient paths to Kaletepesi mountain with its ancient graves and ruins and the most beautiful views of Bodrum. Then over the hills to to Bodrum City. Level of difficulty: Medium Start 92m. Max 349m Gain 341m. Total distance 12km
  • 6. Day Kizilagac – Guvercinlik
    We will walk through forrest roads and follow the coastline from above with beautiful views. . Level of difficulty: Medium Start 92m. Max 341m Gain 646m. Total distance 12km
  • 7.Day Feslegen - Bozalan
    The walk begins at Feslegen plateau and goes through forest pads to the top of the cliff looking down to Gokova bay where you can see te ruins of an old Carian settlement.Then continues along the ancient lelegian paths down to Bozdogan village famous for it's hand made carpets. Start 500m Max 701m Up 209m Down 579m Total Distance 14km
  • 8.Transfer to airport
  • Details

  • Duration: 5-7 Hrs
  • Tour Type: Active
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Kids friendly: Yes
  • Language(s): GB, TR
  • Included are

  • Guiding
  • Transport
  • 4 star Hotel Zeytinada Half Board
  • Airport Transfers
  • Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Tips for guides and/or drivers

  • WHAT TO TAKE

    We recommend wearing walking boots on all our walks, as these provide the best ankle support and grip. Windproof/waterproof jacket (with hood) and waterproof trousers – these are essential at all times of the year. Shorts and Tshirts - lightweight wicking materials are best. Warm fleece & trousers Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sun cream.

    Clothing: Fleece or other purpose designed synthetic tops give good lightweight insulation and nylon or cotton trousers can provide unrestricted movement. A layering system is better than one thick top. Lightweight hat and gloves

    Rucksack: this needs to be large enough to carry your picnic lunch, drink, waterproofs and spare clothing. A size of 25-30 litres is probably best. A waterproof liner as well as a rucksack cover will keep the contents dry should you be unlucky enough to encounter any rain. Water bottle: a size of at least 2 litres is recommended.

    Sun protection: high factor sun screen and lip salve Personal First Aid Kit: containing for example plasters, insect, repellent, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, blister kit, tape and personal medication.

    Camera/binoculars – your choice. Trekking poles - many people find these aid balance and take some of the strain off their knees during steeper descents

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