Creating a Cultural Route between Europe and Turkey Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS), an NGO that was founded at the request of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to develop, maintain and promote cultural routes in Turkey, is preparing to connect a great European walking network to Turkey! The Civil Society Dialogue program,…

  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

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…

The Kaçkar Mountains in Northeastern Turkey are a mountain-lover’s dream Megan’s Blog If there were ever a concrete argument for befriending strangers, the Kaçkar Mountains in Eastern Turkey would be it. And since today is Valentine’s Day, it seemed fitting to write about two of the things I love most: nature and travel buddies. It’s taken me…