Lycian Way Walking Itinerary – West

Lycian Way Walking Itinerary – West

A 6 day & 7-night holiday on the Lycian Way western section

Old Greek town Kayakoy Turkey

Key points:

  • Price is £525 / €610 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. £30 / €35 single supplement per day
  • 5 or 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 and evening meals
  • 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. Entrance fees to historic sites & packed lunches available for small fee.

Lycian Way holidays view of oludeniz 


Day 1 – Arrive Dalaman Airport, transfer to accommodation ( 1 hour). If time you can explore the beautiful village of Kayakoy with its famous ruins.

Day 2 – walk from Kayakoy to Faralya approx 6 hours

From Kayakoy the route passes the ruins and winds through pine forest to Ovacik. This is 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. It then descends through valleys to the village of Faralya nestling above Butterfly valley.

Day 3 – Faralya to Alinca approx 6 hours

From Farayla you will walk to the village of Kabak and on down to Kabak Beach. Here you can enjoy a swim. From Kabak Beach, you will walk along the valley floor until starting a long but steady climb to Alinca. A small village perched on the mountainside with fantastic views out to sea.

Day 4 – Alinca to Bel via Sidyma approx 7 hours

Today you will follow the coastline and then along a pretty valley to the village of Bogazici. The route ascends to the ancient Lycian site of Sidyma where you can explore. You will continue to Bel a tiny village, meaning ‘pass’ the lowest point Karadere and the sea.

Lycian Way Patara ruins

Day 5 – rest day, optional boat trip/ancient ruins tour/day on the beach or more hiking if you prefer

Day 6 – Walk from Cavir to Uzumlu approx 6 hours

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 destination is Uzumlu which means ‘with grapes’ a pretty village of vines, olive and fruit orchards.

Day 7 – Walk from Akbel to Patara via Delikemer approx 7 hours

The walk today is mostly flat and follows another ancient aqueduct to the Roman engineering marvel that is Delikemer. Here the water was syphoned inside large stone blocks across a small valley. The route finally descends to the incredible ancient ruins of Patara. There will be time to explore and also take a visit to the nearby white sand beach.

Day 8 –  transfer return to Dalaman Airport.

Lycian Way Holidays view from kabak

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