Prohiker Lycian Way Itinerary
A Lycian Way Itinerary for experienced hikers looking to see as much of The Lycian Way route as possible.
- Price is £420 / €475 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. £25 / €30 single supplement per day
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- The Lycian Way follows ancient paths connecting sometimes remote villages. The route is generally well marked. The nature of the route means that it is not always possible to walk long distances, hence the times given serve as a good guide. Care does need to be taken on a few sections. The mountains are close to sea which means there are many ascents and descents but rewards the walker with wonderful views.
- 6 days hiking on The Lycian Way, with an optional rest day
- Includes 24/7 airport transfers
- All accommodation in guesthouses and pensions with private bathrooms
- Breakfasts each morning. Packed lunches and 3 course dinner can be added for an extra £55 / €70 per person.
- Daily Luggage transfers
- Guidebook, walking notes and information pack
- Back up support on the route should it be required
- Excludes flights to and from Dalaman Airport
Lycian Way Itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrive Dalaman Airport, transfer to accommodation (45 minutes) in Fethiye. If you have time you can explore this lovely seaside resort with its many restaurants and fish market.
Day 2 – Walk from Fethiye to Faralya via Kayakoy & Ovacik 21 km approx 8 hours
The route starts near the ancient rocks in Fethiye. Climbs on an old cobbled path over and down to the village of Kayakoy. From Kayakoy the route passes the ruins and winds through pine forest to Ovacik, the official start point of The Lycian Way, we will ascend around Baba Dag (Father mountain) with great views over Olu Deniz Lagoon and the surrounding coastline. The route continues to the little village of Kirme on the shoulder of Baba Dag then descending through valleys to the village of Faralya nestling above Butterfly valley.
Day 3 – Faralya to Bogazici via Alinca 17kms 7 -8 hours walking time
From Farayla you will walk to the village of Kabak and on down to Kabak Beach where you will have the chance to swim. From here you will walk along the valley floor until starting a long but steady climb to Alinca another small village perched on the mountainside with fantastic views out to sea. From Alinca you will follow the route down across the mountainside (taking care, this section is not advisable in the wet and you can use the road instead). The day’s walk finishes in the village of Bogazici.
Day 4 – Bogazici to Gavuragili via Sidyma & Bel 18kms, 7-8 hours walking time
Today you will start from the village of Bogazici before ascending to the ancient Lycian site of Sidyma where you can explore before heading off to Bel a tiny village, meaning ‘pass’ the lowest point Karadere and the sea then descends back to sea level at the village of Gavuragili.
Day 5 – optional rest day. Sightseeing trips can include a boat trip/ancient ruins tour/day on the beach. Hiking day is Gavuragili to Xanthos to via Pydnai and Letoon. 17 km, 6 hours walking time.
The route today is mainly flat and includes some road walking but does have the advantage of visiting two major historic sites, Xanthos and Letoon and an old fort, Pydnai.
Day 6 – Walk from Cavdir to Akbel via Uzumlu 16kms, 7 -8 hours walking time
Today the walk follows an ancient aqueduct to its source. The route forms a large semi-circle on hillsides above the fertile plains formed by the Esen Cay River below. The route passes through Uzumlu which means ‘with grapes’ a pretty village of vines, olive and fruit orchards then onwards to Akbel.
Day 7 – Walk from Akbel to Patara via Delikkemer approx 20kms, 8 hours walking time.
The walk today is mostly flat and follows another ancient aqueduct to the Roman engineering marvel that is Delikemer where the water was syphoned inside large stone blocks across a small valley. The route finally descends to the incredible ancient ruins of Patara where you will be able to explore and also take a visit to the nearby white sand beach.
Day 8 – Transfer return to Dalaman Airport.
We look forward to hearing from you.