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Spring 2021 On The Lycian Way

Spring 2021 On The Lycian Way

5 days Hiking Beycik to Citdibi on The Lycian Way Part 1. Here are some pics and write up from a wonderful 5 day hike on the Lycian Way. Starting out from the hamlet of Beycik in the foothills of Mount Olympus / Tahtali, we did a 5 day continuous hike. Day 1 saw us arrive early at Beycik having left early from Fethiye. We hiked to the saddle of Mount Olympus / Tahtali. There was snow on the ground…

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Turkey Tourism update

Turkey Tourism update

Positive News about Turkey and it’s Tourism. The latest news in March 2021 is very positive for Turkey and its tourism sector. According to the ‘The Daily Sabah’ Newspaper; https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tourism/turkeys-tourism-industry-puts-hopes-on-safety-measures-for-new-season ‘Turkish tourism industry representatives put their hope in measures that the country has required from facilities to allow for safe holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic.’ In a recent article in Hurriet Daily News https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/virus-measures-to-back-tourism-recovery-in-2021-expert-162040 Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the UK-based World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) stated: “Turkey is doing very well….

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Lycian Way Holidays End of Year Review

Lycian Way Holidays End of Year Review

Hiking and Cycling Holidays Well, this year has certainly been a challenge! We have experienced difficulties like most other businesses coping with all the restrictions in dealing with this pandemic. There are, however, many positives that we can take out of this experience. Looking forward, we are very excited to offer our guests fantastic hiking and cycling holidays in 2021! This year The Lycian Way has remained largely open to tourists. We have still been able to welcome hikers from…

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Cycling & Hiking Holiday Turkey

Cycling & Hiking Holiday Turkey

A 3 day Cycling & Hiking Holiday, Lycian Way, Turkey Cycling & Hiking Holiday Turkey Key points: 3 days hiking and biking on/near The Lycian Way in South West Turkey Minimum group size 6 people, maximum of 14 people. Includes accommodation: 2 nights accommodation in wooden chalets on The Lycian Way route with private bathroom facilities. Includes food: Day 1 lunch and dinner. Day 2 breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 3 Breakfast and packed Lunch. Includes transfers: people, luggage (1…

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Positive news for Turkey

Positive news for Turkey

How does Travelling to Turkey compare to other countries? The news for travelling to Turkey has been so far very positive in the battle against Coronavirus. Turkey is now seeing the rewards of its’ strict lockdown policy. In the middle of April this year ‘The Daily Sabah Newspaper’ reported: Turkey ranks 7th worldwide with 600,000 coronavirus tests https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/turkey-ranks-7th-worldwide-with-600000-coronavirus-tests/news Here is a link to a BBC report at the end of May, Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52831017…

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The Lycian Way Hiking Route

The Lycian Way Hiking Route

This year we are putting together notes for the whole of The Lycian Way Hiking Route. Here is a link to our webpage: https://lycianwayholidays.com/the-lycian-way-route/ The Lycian Way Hiking Route starts from Fethiye although the official start point is in Ovacik. In section 1 of The Lycian Way route we take you as far as Alinca. It’s a beautiful start to the route and passes through places such as Kayakoy, Faralya and Kabak. You will experience incredible views as hike up…

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Turkey News

Turkey News

Turkey begins lifting restrictions Here is the latest Turkey News. Turkey is to begin lifting it’s strict lockdown rules from the 1st June. According to the Hurriyet Daily News: President Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 28 Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Following a cabinet meeting, he said that restrictions would remain place on the movements of those aged over 65 and…

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Early May on The Lycian Way

Early May on The Lycian Way

Today we are going to update you with what we are doing on The Lycian Way. We hope to share some positives to come out of our Coronavirus lockdown. We also wanted to share some of our favourite pictures. Guests and views from The Lycian Way route. The past weeks have given us the opportunity to work on our guesthouse Meyveli Ev https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g298031-d9738284-Reviews-Meyveli_Ev_Pension-Fethiye_Mugla_Province_Turkish_Aegean_Coast.html We have been laying gravel at the back of the property. Fighting weeds is an ongoing battle…

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Coronavirus and Lycian Way Holidays

Coronavirus and Lycian Way Holidays

Canceling your Lycian Way holiday with us Here is our blog on Wednesday 18th March 2020. It will provide some explanation about our business and our new cancellation policy since the outbreak of COVID–19. I will cover a little bit about how our small business works, the effect of the virus and our new cancellation policy. I think the first thing to say is that we are facing unprecedented times for our industry and an uncertain future ahead. I don’t…

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Lycian Way Update February 2020

Lycian Way Update February 2020

Welcome to our first Lycian Way update of the year. We are pleased to say that it is looking like being a busy year on The Lycian Way. We have welcomed our first guest from Switzerland who is hiking the whole route. This year winter has been mild so far and we have also experienced less rain than usual. January and February can be good times to walk on the route. You will almost certainly get some rainy days. Yesterday,…

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