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The Lycian Way, Coast And Mountain

The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Today the Lycian Way allows the lover of beautiful scenery and antiquity to experience this ‘country of light’.

  • Turkey

  • 14 nights
  • Half Board. Dinners taken in a mixture of local restaurants and hotel restaurants.
  • Long Distance Paths

    Coast & Islands

    Mountains

  • Mar

    Apr

    Sep

    Oct

    Dec

Moderate

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Walking grade

Grade 4

This is a grade 4 walking holiday where there will be half days of walking and full days of walking, averaging between 4-10 miles. Ascents and descents can vary between 50m-650m. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday is 1000m. 

Some days are at the easy end of grade 4 with lots of sightseeing and shorter walking paths. There is a significant sightseeing element to the holiday so you can enjoy the sites you visit as well as the trails. In addition to your leader, we will be accompanied by a local Turkish guide who will educate you about the history of the walks, the areas we are visiting and the nature of the path.

Some longer walking days will last up to 6 hours a day, and some of these are at the top of grade 4, and some walks are more like grade 5 walking, especially some of the walks in the second week of the holiday.

Paths are mostly good but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some paths are rocky and can be overgrown at times. Sometimes you may need to climb over rocky hillsides where there are few signs of paths. Some of your walks may involve crossing rivers so please bring suitable waterproof footwear to prepare for this. Trekking poles are recommended for this holiday as terrain is rocky, steep and can be slippery with scree. Sometimes weather conditions can affect the walking paths which may result in an itinerary or path change.  

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Turkey’s first long distance footpath.
  • Walk with a knowledgeable local guide every day.
  • Enjoy the swimming opportunities during some of our coastal walks.
  • Explore varied terrain and scenery; fragrant cedar forests, grassy mountainsides, gorges, beautiful coastal and mountain views.

The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Walking the rugged terrain of the Lycian Way provides striking coastal and mountain views. The Lycian Way is a 509km long distance path spanning along the coast from Fethiye to Antalya. It is one of Turkey's favourite long distance paths combining beautiful coastal walking and secluded bays with ancient sites and history. This holiday has been carefully planned so the highlights of the Lycian Way have been selected for you to enjoy, covering approximately 100km of this mesmerising long distance path, so get your walking boots ready!

Your journey unfolds from four strategically chosen centres - Antalya, Fethiye, Kas and Adrasan, choosing the very best sections of the walk over its entire length from Ölüdeniz to Antalya. Sometimes you'll find the trail takes you off the beaten track walk off the trail if the scenery merits it. Private coach transportation has been arranged, ensuring seamless transfers to the start and end of each walk. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, delve into the fascinating details about the flora, fauna, archaeology and history.

Marvel at the steep mountains rising from the sea, offering impressive coastal views, or venture inland along old mule trails to traditional summer pastures known as 'yaylas.' Experience the beauty of Ölüdeniz Bay, walk inland from Kas through ancient forest to wild coastlines, explore ancient ruins at Patara, and cruise to Kekova Island and Simena Sunken City from Adrasan. Discover the eternal flames of Chimaera during a walk through lovely woodland and a picturesque gorge starting in Ulupinar.

This holiday promises a rich tapestry of contrasts and surprises, ensuring an unforgettable journey along the diverse landscapes and historical wonders of the Lycian Way. Lace up your walking boots and get ready for an immersive experience in Turkey's ancient and picturesque Lycia.

  • Return flights from London to Antalya.
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite accommodation on a half board basis.
  • Half board with dinners taken in the hotels restaurant and three dinners taken in local restaurants.
  • Some entrances.
  • Services of a local guide throughout.
  • Services of a Discover Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Antalya

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly to Antalya for your first night’s accommodation in the old city.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

The itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50/350m

Depart Antalya and travel to Fethiye along Turkey's most turquoise coast, stopping for lunch at a charming Turkish restaurant on the way. Upon reaching the heart of traditional Fethiye, your exploration begins by winding through cobbled streets, unveiling the town's rich history. Ascend to discover ancient Roman and Lycian tombs, perched on the hillsides, leaing up to an old Muslim cemetery. From here the transfer takes you to your hotel in Fethiye.

Day 3

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Oludeniz

A tiny Greek village deserted in the 1920s.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200/450m

The walk today takes you to Kayakoy, a tiny Greek village abandoned in the 1920s. The path leads you through lush forests along a dramatic coastal trail with scenic views of the turquoise lagoon of Oludeniz. This scenic route provides ample opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings, and if desired, a refreshing swim in the inviting waters of Oludeniz awaits.  

Day 4

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    630/650m

Commence the original Lycian Way route from the village of Ovacik. Your journey unfolds along an old cobbled path, leading us past ancient water cisterns and into the traditional hamlet of Kozagaci, a charming enclave that feels like a world away from modern Turkey.  Continue into the pretty little village of Faralya for the scenic bus ride back to the hotel.

Day 5

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    210/430m

Start today from Faralya, under the steep rocky mountain of Baba Dag (1968m), a favourite with paraglider pilots. Visit a viewpoint over the Butterfly Valley to capture the panoramic views before following an ancient path high above the coast where you can stop for refreshments at a beekeeper’s house. Descend to the local golden beach of Yuva for a swim and refreshments before returning to Kabak for the picturesque bus ride back to the hotel.

Day 6

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Saklikent Gorge

The name Saklikent Gorge translates to 'hidden city gorge' in Turkish.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/220m

Begin in Yakabag, high in the dramatic rocky mountains. Walk to the ancient city of Pinara, with Lycian, Greek and Roman remains before descending to Minare village, an ideal sppot for lunch at a village house. After lunch transfer to the impressive Saklikent gorge, the second largest in Europe and one of the deepest in the world. Here you have the opportunity to visit the bottom of the gorge in all its glory. Finish the day with a drive to the third centre of Kas.

Day 7

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    175/300m

Drive to the base of the impressive Roman aqueduct of Delikkemer and follow the winding route that ascends to the top of this remarkable structure. The path traces the line of the old aqueduct, leading to the ancient city of Patara. Upon reaching Patara, you have ample time to explore its fascinating ruins, delving into the historical legacy of this ancient city. The journey continues as you make your way to the longest golden sandy beach in Turkey, offering a perfect opportunity to unwind with a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters.

Day 8

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Kas

Kas is a quaint and picturesque town situated in Southern Antalolia, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean – where history meets nature and green meets blue. It is sheltered by the bay and at the foot of a steep south facing hillside. There is a marina, harbour and a small beach. There is also an ancient theatre and a nearby ruined Greek temple along with many tombs and other antiques. The rock tombs in the mountains are sometimes illuminated at night, making for an impressive sight!

Enjoy is a well deserved free day in Kas, a quiet charming old town decorated with cobbled streets and Lycian rock tombs in its mountainous backdrop. There are many options for today such as explore the town itself, built on the site of Antiphellos, with its Greek theatre, tombs, shops and bars. Maybe walk to Limanagzi beach or catch the ferry to the Greek island of Castelloriso.

Day 9

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    230m

Follow the route from the pretty little village of Saribelen through woods, meadows high above the coast, over limestone ridges and past the remains of a Roman village to the traditional small village of Gokçeoren.

Day 10

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    45m

Today travel to your fourth centre, the quiet beach resort of Adrasan. On the way stop at the village of Uçagiz for a half day boat trip. The boat sets sail, taking you to the pristine Mediterranean village of Simena, where you can explore the ancient castle, immersing yourself in the historical charm. Following this, re-embark on the boat to visit the sunken city off Kekova island, offering a unique underwater perspective of historical ruins. After a stop for lunch and a swimming opportunity, take the bus onwards to Myra to see its theatre, St Nicholas’ church at Demre.


Day 11

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    420m

From the village of Karaoz, trace a coastal track with sweeping cliff views. Follow the path to the rustic lighthouse at Gelidonia, set against the backdrop of turquoise sea and five small islands.

Day 12

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    191/418m

Take a bus to the rural village of Ulupinar, celebrated for its charming trout restaurants. From here walk down the sweeping valley and across a pass to the upper and lower Chimeara, where natural gas burns from the ground and has done for thousands of years. Continue to Cirali to its golden beach, and take a visit to the mystical ruins of Olympos city.

Day 13

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Mount Olympos

Mount Olympos is located in the Olympos Bey Mountains National Park.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Descent

    634m

Take a picturesque walk through the woods, passing by camel farms sa you ascend towards a cold on the Lycian way, heading in the direction of the Gildonia Lighthouse.

Day 14

Antalya

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Your final night is spent in Antalya. On your return, enjoy a short walk to the ancient city of Phaselis. There should be time to visit the archaeological museum in Antalya and explore its ancient city centre.

Day 15

In flight

Meals

Breakfast

Today you will say goodbye to the Lycian Way. Transfer by road to Antalya Airport for check-in and your return flight to the UK. 

Sometimes the return flight is later in the evening. If this is the case then you can enjoy a free last day exploring the local area. Maybe visit the museums, enjoy some shopping, explore the local cafes for lunch or simply enjoy the hotel facilities. The hotel will hold luggage for you until we depart for the airport.

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th Apr 2024 - 30th Apr 2024 (14 Nights)

17th Sep 2024 - 1st Oct 2024 (14 Nights)

15th Oct 2024 - 29th Oct 2024 (14 Nights)

4th Mar 2025 - 18th Mar 2025 (14 Nights)

29th Apr 2025 - 13th May 2025 (14 Nights)

16th Sep 2025 - 30th Sep 2025 (14 Nights)

28th Oct 2025 - 11th Nov 2025 (14 Nights)

21st Dec 2025 - 4th Jan 2026 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Antalya
  • Arrival transfer by road c.30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Your Itinerary

Day 1

Antalya

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly to Antalya for your first night’s accommodation in the old city.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

The itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50/350m

Depart Antalya and travel to Fethiye along Turkey's most turquoise coast, stopping for lunch at a charming Turkish restaurant on the way. Upon reaching the heart of traditional Fethiye, your exploration begins by winding through cobbled streets, unveiling the town's rich history. Ascend to discover ancient Roman and Lycian tombs, perched on the hillsides, leaing up to an old Muslim cemetery. From here the transfer takes you to your hotel in Fethiye.

Day 3

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Oludeniz

A tiny Greek village deserted in the 1920s.

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300/597m

The walk today takes you to Kayakoy, a tiny Greek village abandoned in the 1920s. The path leads you through lush forests along a dramatic coastal trail with scenic views of the turquoise lagoon of Oludeniz. This scenic route provides ample opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings, and if desired, a refreshing swim in the inviting waters of Oludeniz awaits.  

Day 4

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    630/650m

Commence the original Lycian Way route from the village of Ovacik. Your journey unfolds along an old cobbled path, leading us past ancient water cisterns and into the traditional hamlet of Kozagaci, a charming enclave that feels like a world away from modern Turkey.  Continue into the pretty little village of Faralya for the scenic bus ride back to the hotel.

Day 5

Fethiye

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    210/430m

Start today from Faralya, under the steep rocky mountain of Baba Dag (1968m), a favourite with paraglider pilots. Visit a viewpoint over the Butterfly Valley to capture the panoramic views before following an ancient path high above the coast where you can stop for refreshments at a beekeeper’s house. Descend to the local golden beach of Yuva for a swim and refreshments before returning to Kabak for the picturesque bus ride back to the hotel.

Day 6

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Saklikent Gorge

The name Saklikent Gorge translates to 'hidden city gorge' in Turkish.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    400/220m

Today is Christmas Day and you'll begin in Yakabag, high in the dramatic rocky mountains. Walk to the ancient city of Pinara, with Lycian, Greek and Roman remains before descending to Minare village, an ideal sppot for lunch at a village house. After lunch transfer to the impressive Saklikent gorge, the second largest in Europe and one of the deepest in the world. Here you have the opportunity to visit the bottom of the gorge in all its glory. Finish the day with a drive to the third centre of Kas.

Day 7

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    175/300m

Drive to the base of the impressive Roman aqueduct of Delikkemer and follow the winding route that ascends to the top of this remarkable structure. The path traces the line of the old aqueduct, leading to the ancient city of Patara. Upon reaching Patara, you have ample time to explore its fascinating ruins, delving into the historical legacy of this ancient city. The journey continues as you make your way to the longest golden sandy beach in Turkey, offering a perfect opportunity to unwind with a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters.

Day 8

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Kas

Kas is a quaint and picturesque town situated in Southern Antalolia, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean – where history meets nature and green meets blue. It is sheltered by the bay and at the foot of a steep south facing hillside. There is a marina, harbour and a small beach. There is also an ancient theatre and a nearby ruined Greek temple along with many tombs and other antiques. The rock tombs in the mountains are sometimes illuminated at night, making for an impressive sight!

Enjoy is a well deserved free day in Kas, a quiet charming old town decorated with cobbled streets and Lycian rock tombs in its mountainous backdrop. There are many options for today such as explore the town itself, built on the site of Antiphellos, with its Greek theatre, tombs, shops and bars. Maybe walk to Limanagzi beach or catch the ferry to the Greek island of Castelloriso.

Day 9

Kas

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent

    230m

Follow the route from the pretty little village of Saribelen through woods, meadows high above the coast, over limestone ridges and past the remains of a Roman village to the traditional small village of Gokçeoren.

Day 10

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    80m

Today travel to your fourth centre, the quiet beach resort of Adrasan. On the way stop at the village of Uçagiz for a half day boat trip. The boat sets sail, taking you to the pristine Mediterranean village of Simena, where you can explore the ancient castle, immersing yourself in the historical charm. Following this, re-embark on the boat to visit the sunken city off Kekova island, offering a unique underwater perspective of historical ruins. After a stop for lunch and a swimming opportunity, take the bus onwards to Myra to see its theatre, St Nicholas’ church at Demre.

Day 11

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

From the village of Karaoz, trace a coastal track with sweeping cliff views. Follow the path to the rustic lighthouse at Gelidonia, set against the backdrop of turquoise sea and five small islands.

Day 12

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3-4 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    191/418m

Take a bus to the rural village of Ulupinar, celebrated for its charming trout restaurants. From here walk down the sweeping valley and across a pass to the upper and lower Chimeara, where natural gas burns from the ground and has done for thousands of years. Continue to Cirali to its golden beach, and take a visit to the mystical ruins of Olympos city.

Day 13

Adrasan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Mount Olympos

Mount Olympos is located in the Olympos Bey Mountains National Park.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Descent

    634m

Take a picturesque walk through the woods, passing by camel farms sa you ascend towards a cold on the Lycian way, heading in the direction of the Gildonia Lighthouse.

Day 14

Antalya

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Your final night is spent in Antalya. On your return, enjoy a short walk to the ancient city of Phaselis. There should be time to visit the archaeological museum in Antalya and explore its ancient city centre.

Day 15

In flight

Meals

Breakfast

Today you will say goodbye to the Lycian Way. Transfer by road to Antalya Airport for check-in and your return flight to the UK. 

Sometimes the return flight is later in the evening. If this is the case then you can enjoy a free last day exploring the local area. Maybe visit the museums, enjoy some shopping, explore the local cafes for lunch or simply enjoy the hotel facilities. The hotel will hold luggage for you until we depart for the airport.

Departure dates for your selected tour

21st Dec 2024 - 4th Jan 2025 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Antalya
  • Arrival transfer by road c.30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Accommodation in Antalya

Antalya is a large city on a low plateau surrounded by magnificent mountains. It has been an important centre since ancient times and has antiques from various ages including ancient city walls, a roman gate, mosques, churches and so on. The archaeology museum houses a fabulous collection of statues, tombs and other artefacts from the site and other sites in the area. The old town and harbour are charming. There are many places to explore including parks, the small souvenir and handicrafts shops and stalls. There are also many facilities you would expect including restaurants, cafes, shops and banks. 

The Aspen Hotel is located in the centre of Kaleici; also known referred to as Old Antalya, situated in the heart of Antalya's lively historic old town. The hotel is a former Ottoman house, so has plenty of authentic Turkish character. The hotel is simple and has an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and a lounge bar. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay. Hotels usually have WIFI in public areas but may be weak.

We stay in simple standard twin and double rooms with views of either Kaleici, the garden, pool or the yacht harbour. Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Rooms are basic and smaller, and facilities include:

  • Ensuite facilities including a shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar

Accommodation in Fethiye

Fethiye is a modern town, rebuilt after being destroyed in a 1957 earthquake. It is set on Turkey's most turquoise coast surrounded by natural harbours and bays. There are still hints of its ancient cobbled streets and it is a well known tourist resort with many restaurants, cafes, shops and a market area. There is also a hospital, a post office and many ATMs. 

The Yeniceri Hotel is a small and simple city hotel within a short walking distance from the main centre and close to the beautiful yacht harbour and the famous Calis Beach, where if you are lucky, you may spot the nesting areas for Caretta turtles. This modern hotel was refurbished in 2014 and is ideally located. Unfortunately, the hotel does not have a swimming pool but you a short walk from the beach.

You'll stay in standard twin and double rooms.  Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Rooms are basic and smaller, and include the following facilities:

  • Ensuite with a bath or a shower
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • WIFI, although the signal may be weak.
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning

Accommodation in Kas

Kas is a quaint and picturesque town situated in Southern Antalolia, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean – where history meets nature and green meets blue. It is sheltered by the bay and at the foot of a steep south facing hillside. There is a marina, harbour and a small beach. There is also an ancient theatre and a nearby ruined Greek temple along with many tombs and other antiques. The rock tombs in the mountains are sometimes illuminated at night, making for an impressive sight! There are many facilities such as banks, tourist information centres, pharmacies, hospitals and markets (every Friday). 

The Hotel Kekova is located in the centre of the quaint town of Kas, nestled between the sea and the mountains. It is 250 meters from the sea and the New Marina. The hotel is small and simple. 

You stay in twin and double bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Rooms are basic and smaller, and are equipped with:

  • Ensuite facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone
  • Free WIFI but signal may be weak
  • Hairdryer
  • Most rooms have a  balcony

Accommodation in Adrasan

Adrasan is a village set along the coast of Kumluca with village markets selling local fruit and produce. Adrasan is very quiet and peaceful with 2km of beautiful sandy beaches and coves surrounded by pine trees. 

The Buhana Hotel is situated in the beautiful Adrasan Bay, surrounded by unique nature and only 200 meters from the sea. The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and is a few minutes' walk from the beach. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay.

You'll stay in twin and double bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Rooms are simple and smaller, and facilities include:

  • Ensuite facilities
  • Most rooms have a balcony and sea view
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Free WIFI but signal may be weak

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a grade 4 walking holiday where there will be half days of walking and full days of walking, averaging between 4-10 miles. Ascents and descents can vary between 50m-650m. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday is 1000m. 

Some days are at the easy end of grade 4 with lots of sightseeing and shorter walking paths. There is a significant sightseeing element to the holiday so you can enjoy the sites you visit as well as the trails. In addition to your leader, we will be accompanied by a local Turkish guide who will educate you about the history of the walks, the areas we are visiting and the nature of the path.

Some longer walking days will last up to 6 hours a day, and some of these are at the top of grade 4, and some walks are more like grade 5 walking, especially some of the walks in the second week of the holiday.

Paths are mostly good but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some paths are rocky and can be overgrown at times. Sometimes you may need to climb over rocky hillsides where there are few signs of paths. Some of your walks may involve crossing rivers so please bring suitable waterproof footwear to prepare for this. Trekking poles are recommended for this holiday as terrain is rocky, steep and can be slippery with scree. Sometimes weather conditions can affect the walking paths which may result in an itinerary or path change.  

Walks & Excursions

Each evening, the leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day.  If you do not wish to join the party, please let the leader know. Much of the terrain will be rough underfoot and there will be some river crossings. Trekking poles would be helpful to those who like to use them and may take some of the strain off your legs!

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

All transport required for our advertised itinerary are included in the holiday cost. Entrance fees and any optional excursions will be at your own account, this way you only pay for the sights that you visit. Some walks pass through sites and require additional mandatory charges which are not included in the cost. Please budget for an approximate total of 250 Turkish Lire per person.

Lunches are not included and will be at your own expense. Spending money varies depending on each individual, however about  £300 for the trip should be sufficient for lunches, drinks, any optional excursions, and entrance fees.

In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by Ramble Worldwide plus a contribution from you, which the leader will collect during the holiday. We suggest an amount of £30-35 per person for this, although this is a discretionary amount.

Currency in Turkey

The main currency is Turkish Lire. Euros are sometimes accepted in shops and hotels. 

Turkish Lire is more convenient for for entrance fees, food, tips, drinks etc. They can be obtained from ATMS in larger resorts but not so available in smaller rural resorts. Please note that ATMs may charge a fee. Euros, pounds or dollars in cash are more difficult to change. Some restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels may not accept card so please have the option of cash and card for payments.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Flights are from London to Antalya and return.  

Transfers between Antalya Airport and the hotel in Antalya are by road and will take approximately 30 minutes. Some flights will be met by the leader in the exit to arrivals whereas other flights may be met by a representative from our Turkish agent. We will confirm your arrival details once you receive your final travel documents. 

As you travel between four hotels, and you will have to handle your own baggage, please try to travel reasonably light. You should be able to lift and carry your own luggage. At some hotels, the coach may have to stop some distance short of the hotel entrance. Also, within some of the hotels themselves, there may be some long walks between the entrance and rooms that may include some steps. 

There will be a private coach throughout to take you to the start and finish of the walks.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Turkey, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at the first hotel in Antalya. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included. Breakfasts are taken at the hotel and usually buffets consisting of local delicacies including eggs, cheese, meats, olives, salad, breads, jam and honey. Chy is Turkish tea and is often served at breakfast. Chy is less strong than the Indian tea we have in Britain and is drunk diluted and black with sugar.  

Dinners will be taken in the hotels or local restaurants. You may experience local Turkish food in restaurants full of Turkish charm and character. Usually meals start with vegetable soup, freshly made bread and/or green leafy salads. Main courses are usually grilled meat or fish, usually accompanied by rice or vegetables. Stews are less common in this area and usually there is a vegetarian option, generally consisting of vegetables but can lack in protein and carbohydrates. There is usually a selection of Turkish desserts but most common dishes are fruit salads or Bakklava. 

Lunches are not included and may be in the form of a picnic, taken at a cafe or restaurant, or at a local family's home which is greatly enjoyed and a special cultural experience. Please note that picnics should not be made from the breakfast spread but some hotels may happily make up "boxed" lunches for a small charge.

During the festive holiday dates, you enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner at a local restaurant on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A celebratory New Years dinner will be provided for you at your hotel on New Years Eve. 


Accommodation

The above provides you with an idea of the accommodation to expect on your holiday. We will advise you in your final travel documents before departure if accommodation has changed from the above.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Holiday Specific Kit

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles are recommended as terrain is rocky, steep and can be slippery with scree.
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Turkey

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at  https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Turkish Tourism website

The Lycian Way: Turkey's First Long Distance Walk Book by Kate Clow

Breaking the Fourth Wall: An Uncertain Journey on Turkey's Lycian Way1 Oct 2016 by Michelle Sevigny

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

Turkey Fethiye-Antalya Topographic Map Atlas with Index 1:50000 (1 cm=500 m)

Lycian Way (Likya Yolu) Complete Hiking Trail in Large Scale Detail.

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Turkey

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Turkey. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus, Hepatitus A, Hepatitus B and Rabies. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. Malaria risk is low and from May to October in all areas including the province of Mardin. Sporadic cases were reported in 2013. There is no malaria in the main tourist areas, including the places we visit. 

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Turkey

  • Capital

    Ankara

  • Currency

    Turkish Lira

  • Language

    Turkish

  • Time Difference

    UTC +03:00

  • Flight duration

    5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    3°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • February

    4°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • March

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 24mm

  • October

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 52mm

  • November

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • December

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

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