Date Duration Country of stay
24.04-01.05.2021 8 days Turkey
290 $

Hiking on the Eastern part of the Lycian way

Friends, we invite you to go hiking on the Eastern part of the Lycian way – one of the most picturesque mountain routes in the world.

— a fascinating mountain hike in Turkey;
— Visit to the Harmony Canyon;
— climbing Mount Takhtaly (2365 m);
— age-old forests;
— mountain rivers, waterfalls, canyons;
— orange orchards;
— Chimera lights;
— ruins of the ancient city of Olympus;
— cozy bays of the Mediterranean Sea, in which we will swim.

All are waiting for us!

Hike in Turkey: Eastern part of the Lycian way

Host country:
Turkey

Tour date:
24.04-01.05.2021

Duration:
8 days

Distance:
~90 km.

Complexity:
Medium (preferably having hiking experience)

Tour reservation by tel:
+38 (098) 957 31 22

Or by:

Hurry up, the number of participants is limited!

For companies of 6 people and more it is possible to organize the tour on convenient dates.

Day 1
Antalya
Meeting at Antalya airport no later than 22:00. Then we take a taxi to our hotel.

Day 2
Antalya – Goynuk – Harmony Canyon
From the hotel we go to the starting point – the town of Geinyuk by bus. Then, on foot, we go to the canyon of Harmony. We’ll arrive at the place, put on special costumes and start walking along the bottom of the canyon. We’ll enjoy natural beauty, swim, take photos. Later we have dinner and share our impressions from the first day 🙂

Day 3
Harmony Canyon – Gedelme village – Genoese fortress
The third day begins with the ascent, again approaching the canyon of Harmony, but from above, where few people get 🙂 We move towards the village of Gedelme. We spend the night on the lawn near the ruins of the Genoese fortress. There are also two other local attractions – a huge plane tree over 2.5 thousand years old and a small karst cave with natic formations.

Day 4
Genoese fortress – Yayla-Kuzdere – Chukur-Yayla – Olympus mountain
In the morning we walk on a fairly easy road, which goes smoothly up to the small village of Yayla-Kuzdere. We’ll rest by the waterfall and keep going! Slowly but surely we go through the age-old forest. At the end of the day we reach the plateau of Chukur-Yayla (1600 m.) Huge Lebanese cedars, bizarre rocks eaten by karst funnels and the mighty Olympus (Takhtali) above our heads. The highest overnight stay on our route, and also the coldest one. We’ll go to bed earlier.

Day 5
Climbing the city of Olympus (2365 m) – Beychik village
Rising before dawn, we quickly dismantle the camp, have breakfast and go. We pass through the saddle of Olympus, where we hide our backpacks in the gorge, and go on the climb. From the top of the Turkish Olympus – Takhtali Mountains (2365 m.) You can see the entire coast from Antalya to Alanya, the mighty mountain range of Bey Dag … In general, everything is visible if you get to the clouds, and they cover Olympus at 11:00 ( that’s why we get up so early). We go down, have lunch and walk 9 km. to the village of Beychik.

Day 6
Beychik – Chimera lights – Chirali village
We continue the descent – today we must reach the sea. But before that, the blood-red rocks and, of course, the Chimera lights are waiting for us. This is an extraordinary natural phenomenon and the only place in the world where the mountain burns all year round. The flame bursts to the surface from under the ground in several places, the places of ignition change periodically, the fire is almost extinguished, then is engaged with new force. There are just two hours on foot from the lights of Chimera to the beach. There at the campsite we will stop, and in the evening we’ll go swimming. The campsite has a shower, wi-fi and sockets.

Day 7
village Cirali – the ancient city of Olympus – caves – village Chirali
After the morning swim we leave our backpacks in the campsite and go to the radial walk. We’ll take a walk among the ruins of the ancient city of Olympus. It is located in a valley between the mountains on the river banks. Then we’ll swim on the beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, and go back on the road. About an hour later we’ll come to a cave overlooking the sea. We explore the cave, swim, have lunch and walk back to the campsite.

Day 8
village Cirali – Antalya
We wake up, say goodbye to the sea and go to Antalya by custom transport.

Important! The instructor has the right to make changes to the route at its discretion, based on his own experience, weather conditions, the state of the group or other factors. If the participant decides to leave the route, the money will not be refunded.

Cost:  290 $
Discount: 10% for groups of 4 people and more
See all discounts Here

The price includes: 

  • group equipment (burners, boilers, fuel);
  • 3 various and tasty meals on the active part of the route: hot breakfast, dinner and a healthy snack for lunch;
  • first overnight at the hotel;
  • all transfers;
  • tickets for visiting the Harmony Canyon, the lights of Chimera, the ancient city of Olympus;
  • group first aid kit;
  • medical insurance;
  • instructor services.

The price does not include:

  • plane tickets to Antalya and back;
  • rental of personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat, backpack, trekking poles, flashlight …).
  • canyoning in Harmony Canyon (optional, about $ 10);
  • overnight at a campsite in Chiral, there will be a shower and electricity (about $ 3 per night);
  • transfer Cirali – Antalya / airport.

1. Tent (place in a tent) – if you are going on a hike on your own and you have a tent (often for more than two people), be sure to inform the organizers (instructor) in advance so as not to drag extra pounds.

2. Tourist backpack and rain cover on the backpack (required!)
Girls – 50-80 liters
Guys – 60-100 liters

3. Sleeping bag (with a comfort temperature from +0 to +8)

4. Rug, it is also a mat (

5. Shoes

Trekking boots, fixing the ankle (always worn out! + Better leather, nubuck, minimum number of seams
A spare pair of shoes (or regular sneakers, or hiking shoes, preferably with thick soles, or sports sandals with Velcro like Teva / Source)

6. Clothes

  • Lightweight sweatpants (synthetic material or raincoat fabric, never jeans!)
  • Shorts or breeches (synthetic material or raincoat fabric)
  • T-shirt (3 pcs.). It is better to take synthetics, as it removes moisture more easily and dries, does not fade.
  • Windproof lightweight jacket, preferably waterproof. It will save you both from the sun and the wind.
  • Warm fleece jacket (polar). It happens that the temperature in the mountains drops to +5, so there is no way without insulation.
  • Headwear (buff / cap / bandana / panama hat) is required !! An irreplaceable thing. Worry about the headdress, it is very
    agen!
  • Linen (several sets)
  • Swimsuit / swimming trunks. Let’s swim or sunbathe
  • Socks (multiple pairs)
  • The raincoat is on you! Must be required. Silicone / membrane or regular polyethylene. You can have a poncho raincoat.

7. Other

  • Backpack raincoat. If you don’t have a poncho raincoat, then a separate raincoat for your backpack should be a must! You can use a special rain cover on your backpack or a regular durable polyethylene raincoat wrapped around your backpack.
  • Trekking poles (optional, but desirable – they significantly relieve the knees and back muscles)
  • Flashlight (preferably a headlamp) and spare batteries for it.
  • Mug, spoon, bowl, knife. The utensils are metal or plastic, the knife is small and light.
  • Personal first-aid kit (plaster, elastic bandage. Plus, if there are health problems or medications that you take constantly, you must tell the instructor about it. This information is confidential, but the instructor must know about it in order to take security measures in case of anything). The instructor will have a full first aid kit.
  • Hygienic lipstick (the lips become chapped in the wind).
  • Hygiene products (toothbrush, paste, toilet paper).
  • Empty 2 liter plastic bottle! (for water for cooking, and to drink on the road, where there are no springs)
  • Garbage bags (10 x 60 liters, several x 120 liters) for packing things. Pack all things in packages.
  • Sitter (optional).
  • Sun protection (optional)