Lycian Way – Olympos Area, May
Day 1. Transfer to Ovacık. Dinner and briefing.
Day 2. Ovacık – Gedelme – Yayla Kuzdere (6hrs)
The walk starts from the hotel, We walk on the high terrain with the views of Mt Olympos (Tahtali Mountain). We have lunch in Gedelme in a restaurant. CAfter exploring the castle in the village we continue to walk in the forest to the village of Yala Kuzdere where we will be transferred back to our hotel.
Day 3. Yayla Kuzdere – Mount Olympos pass – Beycik (7hrs)
The walk stays high traversing the slopes of Mt Olympos (Tahtali Mountain). Spectacular views of the holy mountain will take us to the pass which is 2000 meters. We will be descending down to Cirali through cedar and pine forest. Transfer to Cirali at the end of the day, our home for the next 3 nights.
Day 4. Beycik – Ulupınar – Chimera – Çıralı (5hrs)
The walk is from mountains down in to the Mediterranean. We first walk on the skirts of Taurus Mountains down in to Ulupinar where we will have lunch. We continue to walk through a nice valley where we will see the eternal flames of Chimera. Last part of the hike will be down to sea level in to Çıralı.
Day 5. Free day in Cirali with optional visit to ancient site Olympos.
Today is a free day in Cirali. Optional hike to the famous site of Mt Olympos. You can just relax by the sandy beach of Cirali or just enjoy our hotel and environs.
Day 6. Olympos – Adrasan (7hrs)
The walk first follows the beach and ascends in to the forest to the high pastures of Mount Moses (Musa Mountain). After having lunch by the shepherd hut we walk down in to Adrasan following the trail in the forest.
Day 7. Adrasan – Gelidonya Light House – Karaöz
The walk follows the old shepherd trail. We are mostly walking in the forest with the spectacular views of water. We will enjoy the old lighthouse before heading down in to the dirt road where weil meet our vehicle to be transferred to Adrasan.
DAY 8. Transfer to Dalaman Airport
INCLUDED: All transport during the walking program, 7 nights accommodation, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), drinks with picnic lunch, bottled water, entrance fees to historical sites, guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Drinks at hotels or restaurants.