Volunteer camp: Way-marking and path cleaning on Spring 2019

Lycian Way

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Who are we?

ornament1We are a small Turkish not-for-profit society. Our members make and maintain long distance walking, biking and horse-riding routes. The society protects old roads, markets Turkish culture routes and helps villagers along the routes benefit from them.

Committee and members

ornament1Our committee includes the creators of the finest walking routes in Turkey. Our members include trekking guides, travel agencies, accommodation providers, archaeologists, historians, nature-lovers and people interested in Turkish village culture.

Products and services

ornament1To help you use our routes, we produce and sell guide-books, maps and iphone apps. We also list all our member agencies tours on the site (see tours) and will advise you about your adventure by mail, by phone or at our drop-in centre in Antalya .

Practical way to help

ornament1The society relies on help from enthusiastic volunteers either with individual projects or in our office. Read more about our how you can help. If you like our work and want to contribute, you can become a member or make a donation.

Upcoming Events

What's new?

If you find yourself in Eastern Turkey, a visit to Ani  is a must. It’s a natural focus for the Sarıkamiş routes and can be visited easily from Kars. In spring, the stone-walled fields in countryside around are covered with yellow purple and blue rectangles of wild flowers. The city was founded as the capital of the…

Hüseyin Eryurt and Dragoş Lupman’s exhibitions in Bursa and Berlin went very well; the film of the project is now nearly ready and will be shown at the remaining exhibitions. The exhibition, showing the places Evliya Çelebi visited in Turkey and Romania, will open in Istanbul on 17-18th October at StudioX and in Eskişehir at…

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…

On Saturday 28th June, a forest fire erupted near the south end of Adrasan Beach. Many tourists were evacuated from the area and four hotels have suffered fire damage. Two planes and two helicopters dumped water on the fire and a total of 250 firefighters worked to put it out. The winds were strong and…

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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