Walk Lycian Way with us and explore the region.
We are at the heart of the Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long distance waymarked path. The area is perfect for summer walking and boasts countless ancient ruins, rich biodiversity and peaks of over 3000m. We can arrange everything from centre-based single day-walk tours to multi-day or longer challenging treks and summit attempts for the more experienced trekkers.
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If you were to walk the full length of The Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long distance footpath, you would have covered nearly 500 km of marked trails along dramatic coastline and mountain terrain, using a network of ancient roads, shepherd’s paths and forest tracks.
Bougainville Travel can arrange for just such an adventure if you are hardy and fit. However, for those who are simply looking for a day outing, Bougainville Travel provides daily walks along select sections of this famous trail. A great option for those who do not want to spend their entire vacation lying on the beach!
Kaş is surrounded by mountainous land on the western fringes of the Taurus Mountain Range. The melting snow from the Akdağlar (White Mountains) and Beydağlar (Bey Mountains) create narrow gorges and canyons that provide water and alluvial soil to the rich fertile plains of the Xanthos Valley, Demre and Finike.
While you are trekking, you will stroll through unspoiled ancient city ruins, temples, and authentic local villages. The region that encompassed ancient Lycia now boasts over 70 historical sites with sunken ports and hilltop forts and castles. You will walk on easy paths, which pass through dramatically rich Mediterranean coastal vegetation (maquis), and view snowy hills, hidden canyons, green valleys and cool water springs. You will observe an amazing variety of fossils, birds (birds of prey, partridges, song birds, and seasonal shore birds), plants (sage, thyme, bulb flowers, endemic plants such as Mediterranean orchids), trees and other splendours of nature.
As much of the route is coastal the best time to trek (or to tackle bits of it!) is in Spring or Autumn. It may be too hot during July or August for some trekkers. November is almost always one of the best months to go walking here. Weather-wise it’s comparable to a (good!) Northern European summer but the days are a bit shorter. At this time the sea is still warm and you can sit out in the evenings. But as the crowds have gone home you can mostly have the trails to yourself and the spectacular ancient sites are all but deserted.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Children should be 12 years old or older as this activity might not be suitable for most children under 12 years of age.
Always safety first! Please maintain awareness of the limitations of your physical fitness and ensure you stay hydrated throughout the day.
All tour guides carry 1st aid kits and are trained in 1st aid procedures.