The Lycian Way Option 1 is generally recognised as the easier of our two options, starting at 'Ovacik', the traditional beginning of the route and walking through what is often described as the prettiest sections of the route. Here you will enjoy fantastic coastal views, ancient historic ruins, unspoilt Turkish villages and towns such as Faralya, Alinca, Gavuragili, Akbel and Patara. Experience wonderful, fresh Turkish cuisine and the warmest of welcomes from our generous hosts.
Lycian Way Trip Schedule
Here is the schedule for our Lycian Way walking holiday. If you would like to change any aspect of our Lycian Way holiday itinerary, contact us today and we would be delighted to discuss your bespoke Lycian Way walking holiday.
||‘Lycian Way’ Option 1 Itinerary
||Approx walking times
||Arrive Dalaman Airport, aiport transfer to Oludeniz/Kayakoy.
Depending on arrival time, Explore the beach and lagoon at Oludeniz or the abandoned ex Greek "ghost city" at Kayakoy.
||Walk from Ovacik to Faralya.
The Lycian Way route starts at Ovacik and rises on the Baba Dag mountain range, offering fantastic views of the picturesque lagoon and surrounding turquoise seas below. After the climb the route descends gently to the small village of Kirme then on to our destination, the very pretty unspoilt village of Faralya. Where a warm welcome and some traditional home cooking awaits you.
||Walk from Faralya to Alinca
The route takes you via Kabak beach and the chance to take a dip in the inviting sea. From Kabak beach it's a steep climb up to the village of Alinca in the foothills, where you are rewarded with magnificent views.
||6 - 7 hours
||Walk from Bogazici to Gavuragili.
The route ascends to Sidyma, an unspoilt historical site of Lycian tombs and Roman columns, where we organise lunch for you in shade of the olive trees. After lunch we organise a short road transfer to Bel, where we follow a track that takes us through pine forests and finally descends in hairpins down to the small village of Gavuragili on the coast.
||Rest day - chance to explore the ancient ruins at Patara, spend a day on the beautiful, white sand, beach or take an optional boat (gulet) trip to the sunken city, castle and islands at Kekova.
||Walk from Cavdir to Akbel.
The route today follows 2000 year old Roman aqueducts much of them still intact to the source of the stream in a very pretty valley. Fantastic views for the duration of the walk over the river estuary to the sea and onto our destination at Akbel.
||Walk from Akbel to Patara
Today is the easiest section of walking from Akbel, the route winds gently down to our destination at Patara, it enjoys beautiful sea views and you have the opportunity to see the ingenious Roman siphonic system created to transport water across a small valley. On reaching Patara you can explore the incredible ruins and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean, if you have not done so already!
||Transfer to Airport - return home