Sponsored by Kemer Belediyesi (Municipality) and the great idea of the Kemer Kaymakam (assistant governor), new day-walks are springing up in the Kemer area. Ömer Nizam, the energetic young pioneer of these walks has had assistance from Andrew and Fay Weilochowski and others at Beycik, plus local walking clubs. The routes are now marked in yellow-red way marks; where they run alongside the Lycian Way, the colours are red-white-yellow. The signposts are yellow and similar to the Lycian Way ones, but clearly marked ‘Beydağları Yürüyüş Parkurları’ – Beydağ mountains walking routes. Soe routes will be suitable for off-road mountain bikes.
There will be a map of the routes and other publicity materials out soon – just watch this space.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as responsible as Ömer. After a motorcycle enduro event in the forests above Kemer, we found miles of route marked off with Husqvarna tape. Now, BMW sold Husqvarna last year to Pierer İndustrie, headed by Stefan Pierer, who also owns KTM and therefore has a somewhat of a monopoly of serious off road motocross bikes. Perhaps he has yet to get to grips with what is being done in the good old name of Husky? Please could the local Husqvarna dealer, Moto Aktaş of Kemer, clean up?
Behind the hotels in Tekirova, exactly where the Rixos Group has just made a new and wonderful all fun slide and splash water game park, is widely scattered building materials, ploughed up land and abandoned rubbish. Do we have to tell them to clear up too?