Turkey's Coastal Trek - Best of the Lycian Way

Starts: Altinova Yenigol, Turkey
Finishes: Altinova Yenigol, Turkey

Visit: Altinova Yenigol, Goynuk, Ovacik, Yuva, Kaleucagiz, Adrasan, Cirali, Altinova Yenigol

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking


This superb walking holiday follows the Eastern and Western trails of the beautiful Lycian Way, Turkeys first official long distance footpath! Located on the spectacular Lycian Peninsula and part of Turkey's magnificent Turquoise Coast, this region is famed for its wonderfully rugged scenery, charming towns, excellent cuisine, friendly people and great archaeological sites. This whole region includes some of the most charming walking routes on Turkeys picturesque coast. We start in the welcoming town of Antalya, with its bustling harbour, beautiful Ottoman houses, old town and ancient walls. From Antalya we head west to bustling Fethiye, the official start of the Lycian Way and enjoy a number of day hikes, including the crescent moon bay of Oludeniz, traditional step back in time villages in the foothills of Babadag Peak, and the beautiful Butterfly Valley.

Next we take a relaxing boat ride through a protected national park on the Mediterranean Sea to visit the spectacular and enchanting Byzantine sunken city of Kekova and the hill-top castle of Simena. From the west we head east to hike a stunning coastal path which takes us to the picturesque Cape Gelidonia, with its iconic lighthouses and sharks fin islets. Finally we complete the Lycian Way with a climb to the mythical and enchanting 'Flames of Chimaera' before we descend to the atmospheric ancient city of Olympos. This wonderful walking week sees us pass through summer shepherds' settlements and small villages where life proceeds at a seductively sedentary pace - Turkey as it was! Well also discover hidden bays, pirate caves and deserted beaches - perfect for a relaxing stroll! If you are looking for an unforgettable walking holiday on the beautiful Mediterranean Coast, which follows Turkey's first long distance footpath along its most picturesque sections, then this is the perfect choice!

Is this holiday for you?

The Lycian Way is a waymarked trail, which follows a mix of dirt roads, tracks and trails and underfoot conditions are generally very good. The holiday includes five day-hikes on the best sections of both the western and eastern Lycian Way. The time spent walking each day will vary depending on other activities such as swimming and vists to interesting sights along the way. On most walking days there will be approximately 4 hours of hiking except during the section of the Lycian Way on Cape Geledonia which will take us around 6 or 7 hours. There is a fair amount of up and down, although this is a predominantly low level walk. With 3 nights at Fethiye and 2 at Andrasan, we have kept changes of hotels to a minimum and the format of the holiday means that group members will carry just a small day-sack during the walking.


    • Beautiful coastal walking offering views of the Mediterranean Sea 
    • Hike to ancient lighthouses and stroll through traditional villages 
    • Time to explore the pretty walled town and harbour-side of Antalya 
    • Sail over a sunken city and walk to the mysterious flames of Chimaera

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62509
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: english

Starts: Altinova Yenigol, Turkey
Finishes: Altinova Yenigol, Turkey
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Average


  • An experienced English-speaking local guide
  • A single group transfer from Antalya Airport to the group hotel on Day 1 and back to the airport on Day 8
  • All land transport required by the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • All hotel accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners)
  • Vehicle support throughout the trip
  • A boat trip on Day 5


  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than with the group)
  • Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Entrance fees into tourist attractions and optional activities
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Single Supplement US$320 - Includes all group hotel nights


Price person (sharing double) $1,025 ($128/day)


$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

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Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Turkey Lycian Peninsula, Turquoise Coast, Antalya, Mount Olympos, Cirali, Cape Gelidonia, Gelidonia Lighthouse, Goynuk, Ulupinar, Adrasan, Cirali Bay, Tahtali Dag, Mediterranean Sea



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Catherine R  

Ismet was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who went out of her way to ensure we were all happy and safe on our trip. I highly recommend her and she is a valuable asset to your team. (most enjoyed): The full day treks.

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We were very lucky to have beautiful hot weather (12-19th Sept), a small group & a wonderful lady guide, Ismet. Best day was Day 5. We were on our own boat (4 of us & the couple & their little boy that looked after us). The boys navigated & the lady cooked us a delicious lunch. Simena & its castle were very picturesque. Not much to see underwater at Kerkova from the boat, but a lovely swim in a nearby bay. Day 2 was also great starting with a tasty lunch (gozleme pancakes) near deserted Kayakoy village & our first walk uphill for lovely views over the village & beyond....& then on to ever closer views of OluDeniz from above - unforgettable. Day 4 Butterfly Valley was also a striking view, pleasant walking to a pretty rocky beach for a swim & another tasty lunch in a small restaurant overlooking the beach. . Day 7 , I loved the view of Mt Olympos & Cirali from the top of this national park area, sandy Cirali beach,the Chimera flames & Olympos ruins. Every day we had a chance to swim, usually at the end of the day, which was very welcome in consistent 30+ degrees heat. One or 2 of the days did contain alot of walking, with not so many views, but all in all it was fabulous. We also stopped at Myra on the way back to Antalya. (We had also stopped at some tombs In Fethiye on Day 2 on the way to the start of the walk). What a packed week! The hotels were consistently good, 3 star quality. Decent enough breakfasts & dinners.

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