The popularity of the Lycian Way, which was launched 11 years ago and runs along the Tekke peninsula into the Mediterranean on Turkey’s south coast, has inspired other Turkish and international trail-builders to set up long-distance routes across the country. Trails in Turkey are still in their infancy: the unregulated creation of crazy enthusiasts, they…

Patara – Kas Lycian Way Walking along the Lycia way – part of it – was a sort of last minute decision. We had thought about it when planning our Turkey trip but dismissed it as it would have involved lot of domestic travel and would take days away from other things. But true to…

  Likya Yolu maceramız 2006 yılında başladı. Mayıs ayı başında üç kişilik ekibimiz ile Ovacık’tan yola çıktık. Amacımız bir hafta içinde Kalkan’a varmaktı. Tabii o zamanlarda Kalkan’a ancak 2013 yılında varabileceğimizi bilmiyorduk. Elbette Kalkan’a varmak fiili olarak yedi sene sürmedi. Ancak muhtelif sebepler yüzünden uzun bir ara vermek zorunda kaldığımız yürüyüşe ancak 2012 yılında tekrar…

As part of the Europe to Turkey on Foot project funded by the Civil Society Dialogue program a group of 8 representatives from the Culture Routes Society and its associates visited the Via Francigena between 23.05.2016-28.05.2016. The participants were Kate CLOW and Hüseyin ERYURT (CULTURE ROUTES SOCIETY), Ensar MACİT and Önder KILIÇ (İNEGÖL MUNICIPALITY – EVLİYA ÇELEBİ WAY), Süleyman ATEŞ…

This is Yann Rochard’s story of his walk of the whole of the Lycian Way in autumn 2015. It’s a 15-page detailed description with photos that you can download as a .pdf file and take with you to enjoy as you explore. You can also use it as a guide to the pensions he stayed in. Download…

  This is the story of a group walk organised by Andrew of EWP, who led a group from Şahin Tepe, above Finike, north across Avlancıgeçiti and down a river valley to Alacadağ village. The intention is to make a link to Gökbük and from there to Arycanda. The group took a minibus from Kumluca to…

    Most people have heard of the UNESCO world heritage sites program, which aims to identify the best examples of cultural and wild places in the world and push governments to protect them. It does this by adding to the status of the site and encouraging tourists to visit them – the designation ‘World…

For you trekkers planning to use the Lycian Way, St. Paul Trail, and Phrygian Way, there are a few smart phone applications and tracks out there.  Most of these apps download a map into your device and use a GPS signal to identify exactly where you are on that map. So you don’t need Internet…

On the trail, it’s been a dream. But preparing for the journey was an adventure in and of itself — and a far more stressful one at that.

This old school building has been empty and neglected for many years, but the village headman of Belen village and the Society would like it to fulfill a useful purpose again.   Belen is at the top of the Gavur Yolu, a well-built pilgrim road leading the ole old churches of the Massikytos mountains. The…