8 day guided group hiking holiday

Groeps Wandelvakantie met gids

Fethiye is in South West Turkey about 40 minutes drive from Dalaman Airport.(Fly time from Northern European countries is from 3,5 to 4,5 hours). Fethiye is located straight on the coastline.

Fethiye and surrounding have a lot to offer to hikers; flora and fauna, beach, sea, culture and a friendly population. In certain parts it looks like time didn’t pass.

Fethiye

Fethiye is surrounded by massive mountains and is compared to other tourist places a traditional working community.

It is a city full of activity, a harbor with fishermen and luxury yachts.

The old town, called Paspatur, with its tiny shops and restaurants. The Turks are very friendly and hospitable.

Fethiye is also an ideal base for visits to historical places, like Xanthos, Pinara, Lethoon, Tlos, Cadianda and the ‘ghost townKayakoy.

‘ghost town’ KayakoyThe surroundings of Fethiye are known for its huge diversity of flora. The growth and flowering periods are from early spring until late autumn.

If the hiking routes don’t start at the hotel, there will be a transfer to the starting point. Most walks are off road and a bit climbing will be involved too.

Your stay during walking

The first four days the accommodation is in Fethiye, the last three in an authentic stone house in Yakakoy. This even has the luxury of a swimming pool.

The house is situated on a slope and has many rood terraces; we do advice to sleep under the stars! The cook will prepare extensive meals, all prepared with local ingredients to spoil us with typical delicious Turkish food.

The third day is a resting day; you can do what you like on this day. Maybe some sightseeing, relaxing on the beach or a boat trip.

From € 445,-

Included

  • 5 hiking routes with guide
  • Full board accommodation, 4 nights in Hotel Kilim and 3 nights in mountain houses
  • Entrance fees points of interest
  • Transfers from and to airport Dalaman
  • Transfers to and from hiking routes
  • English speaking guide / tour leader

Excluded

  • Drinks in accommodations and during lunches
  • Flight tickets

Hiking trails featured briefly

Hiking Fethiye Afkule

This is one of the most challenging and interesting walks on the peninsula. This walk takes us first to Afkule where a monastery is carved into the rocks. Then we leave Afkule northwards to Hacbeli. The walk to the north gives you the best views of the bay of Fethiye. On this route we will see several archaeological sites from various periods in history, such as children's graves from the Lycian period and churches from the Byzantine period, and then we descend to Belen.
Overnight in Fethiye
Walk duration +/- 7 hours

Hike Kelebekler to Kabak

We start in Faralya, a long village on the hillside next to the Butterfly and Kabak valleys. The inhabitants of the villages Faralya and Kabak live especially from the honey cultivation and agriculture. The coast here is virtually untouched. Kabak is the next bay after the Butterfly Valley (Kelebek Vadisi) and is surrounded by impressive mountains. Arriving in the village of Kabak we descend down steeply through a wooded path. After arriving at the bay the sea lovers can have a swim. Along the way we have impressive views among others on the beach of Kabak.
Overnight in Fethiye
Walk duration +/- 5 hours

Yakakoy; hike Catak

A day walking the farmland; we walk between the fields and small farms. During our climb up on the route we see small farmers changing in semi-nomads. These farmers move in the summer high up in the mountains and only return to their village in the winter. With one of these 'nomadic families' we drink a glass of tea and we take a look and talk about their daily lives. We have lunch at a beautiful spot amidst the fields. In this part of Turkey, because of its mild climate, several vegetables harvests per year are quite common. There is a wide range of fruits and vegetables here and they even grow cotton. Each type of course has its own blossom period and harvest time; the spring is especially beautiful because of all the fruit blossom and almond trees. And from September starts the harvest, such as of pomegranates and olives.
Overnight at the Stone Mountain house
Walk duration +/- 5 hours

Yakakoy; hiking Tartışık - Akınlar

This walk starts from the village; first we pass small village houses and many different cultivated fields. You get a very good idea how the farmers live here. We come closer to the forest on the slopes and will hike along big apple orchards. Then continue up through the pine forests and as higher we get the more cedar trees and juniper trees we see. We are above 1000 meters, the view is immense, the magnificent green valleys and in clear weather we even see two seas. For lunch we have a picnic on a nice spot. Perhaps we have to maneuver occasionally through a herd of sheep or goats. Before they, tinkling with their bells, move further with the shepherd.
Overnight at the Stone Mountain house
Walk duration +/- 6 hours

Yakakoy; hike Gökpınar

This route takes us over the flanks of the mountain range towards Arsaköy. The route takes us gradually up and down. Arsaköy is the place where many varieties of apples, pomegranates and olives come from. We will visit a local farmer and see where he is working on at the moment. Perhaps we can lend a hand with harvesting; amongst others anise, pomegranate, tomato or cotton, all depending on the season of course. Then we walk on through a pine forest to reach Arsaköy. Along the way we encounter the Lycian tombs of Arsada. And we drink tea in a typical Turkish café in Arsa.
Overnight at the Stone Mountain house
Walk duration +/- 6 hours

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