About Us

About Us

Hello and welcome to

The Lycian Way Turkey

My wife Aysegul and I first walked on The Lycian Way route in 2007. Back then there were not many hikers and the route was still establishing itself. We formed a website called ‘Bespoke Turkey and offered people walking holidays on the Lycian Way Turkey route. We still run ‘Bespoke Turkey’ which today offers a wide range of activity holidays. In 2016 we created ‘Lycian  Way Holidays’ to offer a wide range of exclusively Lycian Way itineraries.

Lycian Way holidays with Kate Clow, founder of The Lycian Way
with Kate Clow, founder of The Lycian Way

In 2013 we moved permanently to Turkey and built our own guesthouse in 2014 “Meyveli Ev” (house of fruit) close to The Lycian Way route. Since then we have welcomed hikers from all over the world to our part of Turkey. We hope you like the new website, please get in touch with any comments.

Meyveli Ev Guesthouse Turkey
Meyveli Ev Guesthouse Turkey

Would like to enjoy on our self-guided itineraries? Or perhaps join one of our group holidays o the Lycian Way route?  Here is a link to our contact form. If you would like to chat we can call you from Turkey on ‘WhatsApp’. We would love to hear from you.

Best Wishes

Ashley Hayes

April 2018

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi

    I am looking forward to walking part of the Lycian Way with your company. Although I am fit I do not want difficult walking conditions and want a couple of rest days. Probably a 10 day holiday would be fine if you do that. I would like to join a group holiday, probably in May.

    Please let me have details of your holidays in this period.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

  2. Hi

    I am looking forward to walking part of the Lycian Way with your company. Although I am fit I do not want difficult walking conditions and want a couple of rest days. Probably a 10 day holiday would be fine if you do that. I would like to join a group holiday, probably in May.

    Please let me have details of your holidays in this period.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    1. Hi June,
      we have a group holiday organised in October and you would be very welcome to join us for that.

  3. Hi is the Oct group holiday full please, I was thinking of going East West and trying to do the whole walk but would do less if that was only option,

  4. Hello,

    I am interested in your tours, they look very good, but I could not see if your company was registered anywhere or any trade association membership?
    What would happen to my payment if your company were to fail?

    1. Hello Mary,
      Thank you for your enquiry. We are not a member of ABTA or ATOL protected but have been in business for 12 years now. We have considered joining but the costs for a business like ours our prohibitive. Membership costs thousands of pounds each year and there is no option to pay monthly. In our opinion, they are hardly helping small businesses. We recommend all our customers have travel insurance to cover any necessary claims and paying by credit card also offers buyers protection, though there is a small fee for this.
      We are sure we have lost business over the years by not having an ATOL/ABTA badge on our website but do not believe either organisation offer the support that their fees demand. You may well remember the smoke crisis grounded flights in the UK? A volcano eruption in Iceland caused many flight cancellations. People who turned to ABTA for reimbursement were instead told to make claims from their credit card companies. So where was the protection? I am sorry if this sounds like a rant but it is infuriating and does not make any sense to us? We have written to them to express our views and received no reply. So, in answer to your question we are an established company that would not let anyone take a holiday with us that we could not provide for them. Have holiday insurance in place to cover any eventualities. If you have any further questions please let us know and we are happy to call if you wish to speak with someone?
      Kind regards,
      Ashley Hayes

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