Days 2 & 3 on our Lycian Way Group Holiday
Day 2 Kabak to Bogazici via Alinca, 6 hours with lunch & photo stops
Continuing on our Lycian Way Group Holiday from Alinca we walked down to the pretty Kabak beach where you can swim. It then runs up a green valley through woodland and dry streambed. The route then starts a long steady ascent of approximately 3 hours before reaching the small village of Alinca on top of the mountainside. It is a long but very rewarding climb through forest with wonderful views as you ascend. We stopped for lunch in Alinca before taking the road down to the village of Bogazici. The actual route then follows a narrow path along the mountainside but care needs to be taken if you are carrying packs or if has rained. We transfer our guests from the village to their overnight accommodation.
Day 3 Bogazici to Gavurali via Sidyma, 7 hours with lunch & photo stops
From the village of Bogazici we climbed the hill for about 1 hour before reaching the ruins of Sidyma. Here we took time to explore the Lycian Tombs and Roman ruins that are spread out on the hilltop. We stopped for lunch at a village house and received traditional Turkish hospitality had a meal of Taharna Soup (red pepper) Menemen similar to scrambled eggs with onions and tomatos and a fresh salad. Our Host Fatma at Sidyma Homes accommodation showed us her traditional weaving loom and we sat down to more cay (tea) before heading to Bel. The route is mainly uphill following a dry stream bed before coming to a road and then a path up through the woodland. The route then descends into a pretty, flat area of fields with many beehives before a stone track takes you into Bel. There is a small spring coming out of taps in the centre of Bel where you can refill with water. The route climbs gently out of Bel to the hamlet of Belcegiz, through woodland before it descends. The climb down to Gavurali takes approx. 2 hours and care needs to be taken on the descent with loose stones on the path. We then transfer our guests to our overnight accommodation.
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