Walk the highlights of the Lycian Way

8 Days | Walk, swim, explore and marvel at the beauty of the Turkish coastline

4.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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Imagine a magical place where ancient ruins crumble between lush greenery, rocky cliffs tower out of the Mediterranean Sea below and quaint towns sit perched above the southern coastline – this is Lycia. And this is your chance to explore it all. Spend an unforgettable week walking along the Lycian Way, a path once used by ancient Greeks and Romans, joined by a local leader who will add historical context to all your discoveries. You’ll reach ancient cities like Olympos, Aperlai and Sidyma by foot – your journey through the wilderness, making the ancient ruins that much sweeter to explore. You’ll get your blood pumping and ignite your passion for the outdoors but still enjoy time to rest and rejuvenate between hikes. Think afternoon boat tours on the Mediterranean, cultural activities, traditional meals and sunsets by the water to make sure you're balancing work and play. If you can call scenic hikes to incredible locations work, that is.

Trip overview

Map of Walk The Highlights Of The Lycian Way including Turkey
Antalya, Turkey
Fethiye, Turkey
Walking & Trekking
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend an unforgettable week walking along the Lycian Way, a path once used by ancient Greeks and Romans, joined by a local leader who will add historical context to your discoveries.
  • Unearth thousands of years of Turkey’s history and see how tradition lives on today during visits to Fethiye, Phaselis, Olympos, Adrasan, and Aperlai.
  • Your walks will be complimented by a truly spectacular backdrop – the Turquoise Coast. Named for its vibrant waters, you’ll have plenty of chances to marvel at stunning beaches and dazzling coastline.
  • Visit Cirali Bay, home of sea turtles, legendary flames and Lycian ruins, this is a place where history and nature meet
  • Hike to the ancient ruins of Olympos - one of the major cities of the Lycian union, this important city served as both a centre for trade and a pirate stronghold for many centuries.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip with daily hikes of up to 15 kilometres/7 hours per day on rocky ground, steep terrain, and possible hot weather. You need to be in a moderate physical shape to complete all hikes in expected time.
  • Where possible, we have tried to plan the walking in the mornings but please prepare for potential hot weather, even in Spring and Autumn months.
  • You will need to pack good walking shoes, a hat, some sunscreen, and a daypack.
  • We strongly recommend bringing pair of walking poles. Please note, these cannot be obtained locally. Additionally, don’t forget a jacket and swimming gear.


Map of Walk The Highlights Of The Lycian Way including Turkey



7 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private Vehicle


Hotel/Guesthouse (7 nights)

  • Alacasu to Phaselis guided walk
  • Yanartaş eternal flames guided walk
  • Çamburnu to Olympos guided walk
  • Cirali beach walk
  • Olympos to Adrasan guided hike
  • Gelidonya Lighthouse
  • Museum of Lycian Civilizations guided visit
  • Alinca to Kabak guided walk
  • Delikkemer Roman aqueduct visit
  • Archaeological site
  • Amyntas Tomb

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Important notes

1. Welcome Meeting starts at 6pm on Day 1. On last day, you will reach Fethiye in early afternoon. If you are flying out on this day, please make sure your flight departure is after 4pm.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Your main luggage/bag will be transferred for you to the next destination while you are hiking.
4. Many included hikes would see us reaching the ancient or archaeological sites but note the entrance to the sites is not included in the price of the trip. There will be time for you to visit those sites at your own cost if you wish so.
5. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - http://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts

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4.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews submitted.
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Laurie · Traveled June 2023
I highly recommend this trip for the rich history and cultural information it contains. Our guide, Onur, was a fantastic, enthusiastic leader with an incredible wealth of knowledge to share. The trip includes hiking on small portions of the Lycian Way with incredible views of the Mediterranean and surrounding areas, but I found it to be extremely valuable for the knowledge I gained of the history and culture of the region. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 19 Jun 2023

Wei · Traveled June 2023
The hiking trip is fascinating and super enjoyable.
Review submitted 14 Jun 2023

Xiaochen · Traveled May 2023
Amazing scenery, unique destinations, hiking can be strenuous, rocky and steep and long. Make sure you have ankle support shoes and in decent physical shape. Highly recommended, overall amazing experience!
Review submitted 30 May 2023

Isobel · Traveled May 2023
Really exceeded my expectations. Beautiful views on the hikes, and while some portions of the terrain was quite difficult (think climbing very steep rocks, and scree, a lot of scree), the difficult portions didn't last for too long, and we always had our guide Miki to help us. Our other guide Selcen was amazing - very knowledgeable and passionate about history, and she and Miki made a great pair!! The accomodations were very cute and clean, especially on the last night. It wasn't hard to find meals or snacks nearby. My group was filled with great people. And we got to meet Kate, the lady who mapped out the Lycian Way. Overall a great tour, I'm really glad I did it.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2023

Jennifer · Traveled May 2023
Great trip! Guides Selcen and Micky were fantastic; very knowledgeable on the local area and ancient sites. I’ll definitely be coming back to Turkey.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2023
Walk the highlights of the Lycian Way
CHF  995