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Walking and Hiking in Turkey

The best long distance walking paths in Turkey are the Lycian Way and St. Pauls Way.  There are also many local walking paths that are waymarked that provide a network of treks and hikes of varying length and difficulty.

Walking the Lycian Way

The Lycian Way is 540km long that starts at Oludeniz near Fethiye and finishes at Geyikbayiri near Antalya.  The trail generally follows the coast, though in places it hugs cliff faces, or moves inland through forests and mountains.  Cedar forest on Tahtali Dagi is the highest point of the Lycian Way.  The route is waymarked and mainly follows old Roman roads, footpaths and mule trails.

Map of the best long distance walking routes in Turkey

Map of the best long distance walking routes in Turkey Walking and hiking the Lycian Way Walking and hiking the St. Pauls Way

Lycian Way walking and hiking guidebookThe Lycian Way guidebook describes the route in great detail and is available to buy from our shop.

The Lycian Way passes through some major tourist centres such Demre and Kas, where there are many more options to go walking and have a walking holiday.  The Antalya to Demre walking guidebook describes 15 different walks, some of which use part of the Lycian Way.  Buy this walking guidebook from our shop.

St. Pauls Way walking and hiking guidebookWalking the St. Pauls Way

The St. Pauls Way is 500km long that starts at Perge near Antalya and goes inland to Yalvac near Lake Egirdir, at a height of 2,200m.  St. Pauls Way generally follows old Roman roads, footpaths and forest tracks, and is suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers.

The St. Pauls Way guidebook describes the route in great detail and is available to buy from our shop.

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Buy walking and hiking guidebooks for Turkey

Buy walking and hiking guidebooks for Turkey.