There’s something oddly comforting about seeing a waymark when out on a trail. It’s funny to think that a haphazardly piled cairn of stones (to which I’ll often add a pebble silently hoping that the whole thing doesn’t collapse), the ever-varied brushstrokes of painted markings or the directional arrows of a signpost can generate…

by Orjan Hansson – You will find accounts on the net by people walking St Paul Trail doing it the hard way: carrying a heavy pack, camping and cooking along the way. However, you can do it the easy way with just a daypack, staying in small pensions and in people’s homes. This account is…

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…

With its herb-scented paths, pine-clad hills and villages that haven’t changed in centuries, Turkey’s newest long-distance hiking trail gives Nigel Richardson a true sense of remoteness. Read his article on the Carian Trail here

Congratulations to Sedat Çakır, who had the great idea of linking existing paths and finding new ones following the route of the Ottoman Sultans in their marches into Europe in the 16th and 17th C. The route connects Vienna to Istanbul in a winding route across the Balkans. Their routes are known from descriptions of…

Two intrepid hikers braved the heat of late August and set out on a self-guided walk from Bodrum east along the Carian Trail to Akyaka. This part of the trail follows an old caravan route along the north shore of the Ceramic Gulf, a wind-scoured inlet between the Datça and Bodrum Peninsulas. Apart from Bodrum,…

Biking in the Kaçkar was first developed by Egemen Çakır as part of the UNDP project to diversify tourism. They published a map of biking and walking routes in the Çoruh valley, which, in spite of the dam works, is still remarkably good. Jon Bawn has been developing bike routes in conjunction with Middle Earth…

        Follow the Carian Trail on Turkey’s ultimate hike | The Times

Een voorjaarsmiddag in de bergen van Zuid-Turkije. Een prachtig kalksteenplateau, ver weg van drukke autowegen en massatoerisme. Je pauzeert, genietend van de uitgestrekte rotspartijen en de stilte. Alleen het balken van een ezel in de verte. En dan opeens: naburig gebulder en geraas. De rivier Köprülü kan het niet zijn − die stroomt in het kloofdal…

This blog is to tell you about the extension of the Lycian Way 2 days to the north. The route now finishes at Geyikbayırı – Antalya’s famous climbing centre. Instead of taking a bus from Hisarçandır to Antalya, you can walk north for 2 days. Day 1 takes you across the Çandır river to the…

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