Itinerary at a glance
Arrival in Antalya and transfer to the picturesque bay of Adrasan, where you will spend the next two nights. We recommend you seize the day and go for a leisurely walk or for a swim in the sea.
One of the most stunning hiking segment of the Lycian Path awaits you today, immediately on your first hiking day. Enjoy magnificent views from the top of the Gelidonya Lighthouse onto the Chelidonia Islands. The route leads you - with a phenomenal view onto the blue glittering sea - through pine forests back to Adrasan.
After a short walk you reach the access point to the Lycian Path. Walk along the old trading route, through pine and arbutus forests all the way to the col at 700 metres in altitude. After that the path ascends on the other side and leads through a dense laurel forest down to Olympos. We highly recommend a stroll through the ruins of Olympos.
Initially you walk along the lovely coast and through dense pinewoods towards the idyllic bay Maden (stop for a swim) with a view onto the snow-capped Tahtali Dagi. After that you continue along quiet paths into the hinterland and through fragrant pine forests to Ulupinar, the finish of today’s hike. Transfer to Beycik.
In the shadow of Mount Olympus you ascend to the highest point of this hiking week, the Tahtali pass on 1,850 meters in altitude. A remote path snakes all the way up to the pass of Tahtali, where giant cedar trees thrive. On your trail you can enjoy fascinating views onto the valley and the sea. The hiking tour ends in the mountain village Yayl Kuzdere, then a short transfer to Ovacik.
After a short transfer to the ancient city Kitanaura, you walk in the hinterland past plantations, along gurgling streams and through idyllic mountain villages. This tour does not take you along the official Lycian Path, it is however, due to the enchanting mountain villages you come across along the way, a must. Throughout you will be accompanied along the way by glorious long-distance views onto the peaks of the Taurus Mountains.
For the finale of your week of hiking, once again an unforgettable route awaits. First you pass the Göynük Alp and farms, until the path leads you into the Göynük ravine. Once you have crossed the river, you start a forest walk via an old trading trail, which leads you over the pass and down to the end of the ravine. Trip to Antalya, enjoy the busy goings-on in this holiday metropolis, located on the Mediterranean coast.
Itinerary at a glance
Transfer to your accommodation in the old town.
A transfer takes you to the start of the hike, from where you walk to Maden Bay. Here you can take a bathing break on dreamy and little-visited beaches. Afterwards, the route takes you to Cirali with a wonderful Mediterranean panorama.
Through the charming village of Ulupinar, which lies at the foot of the Tahtali Mountains, you will hike to the river of the same name, which fascinates with its unique beauty. You will return to Cirali via the spectacular fires of the Chimaera, a natural phenomenon where natural gas escapes from rock crevices.
You will hike to the ruins of the ancient coastal city of Olympos. Here you will discover numerous remains of temples and the acropolis perched on a coastal rock. Continue through shrubs and deciduous forests on the side of the mountain Musa Daği up to the bay of Adrasan.
A transfer takes you to the starting point in Inisdibi. From there you head to the ancient ruins of the city of Istlada. The coastal landscape of Kekova is your companion as you enjoy the breathtaking views. You reach the small harbour village of Üçağiz, where you will also spend the night.
The hike starts after a short transfer in the small village of Kilicli. There you will discover the ancient city of Apollonia. Crossing overgrown slopes, you will reach the remains of the city of Aperlai. Here an arm of the sea between two mountain ridges rises up to the ruins. A short swim in the cool water is a must. Take the narrow path along the coast back to Üçağiz.
The ancient city of Myra impresses with its Lycian rock tombs carved into the rock face. Afterwards, you can visit the Byzantine Basilica of St. Nicholas in Demre before returning to Antalya by bus on your own. In Antalya, visit the old town, the old harbour or the beautifully landscaped parks with panoramic terraces.
For tours with a walking time between 4 and 6 hours, surefootedness and a good basic fitness level are required. You walk on walking paths, often on rocky and stony ground, so a good pair of walking shoes is essential.
Prices and dates
Category: 2x middle class hotels (Adrasan, Antalya) and comfortable guesthouses & pensions
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accomodation as already mentioned
- 5 evening meals (not in Antalya)
- 5 packed lunches + water
- Luggage transfer
- Transfers according to programme
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- Service hotline
- Private return transfer (persons and luggage) from Üçağiz to Antalya (incl. stopover in Myra) EUR 179 per trip (1 to 3 persons), EUR 219 per trip (4 to 8 persons); reservation required, payable in advance.
Arrival / Departure
- Antalya Airport. Organised transfer to the starting hotel Transfer included in the price.
- Please note that a valid passport is required for this trip.
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
- On day 7, the luggage transfer ends in Demre. From there you take the bus to Antalya on your own (journey time approx. 3 hours), approx. EUR 10 per person.