CIRALI BASED LYCIAN WAY - INDIVIDUALLY
CIRALI BASED INDIVIDUAL HIKING ON THE LYCIAN TRAIL
A comfortable, individual hiking trip where you do not have to pack every day and have not to change the location and come with short transfers to the starting point of the hike.
On this trip, you will discover selected parts of the East coast of Lycia. Through the mountainous coastal landscape in the Olympos national park, you hike above the blue-green shining sea and pass beautiful swimming places. You come through vast, mountainous landscapes and dense forests, where the oriental strawberry tree grows. From the pass at the Musa Mountain, you can enjoy a great view of the towering mountains.
1st day: Welcome
Flight to Antalya. Transfer to Cirali to Hotel Plaj, 1 1/2 hours transfer.
2nd day: Ulupinar - Olympos - Cirali
Transfer to Ulupinar. The hike leads along the rushing stream to a settlement, then through pine forests to the ancient city of Olympos and further along the beach to Cirali to the guesthouse.
3rd day: Yaylakuzdere - Beycik
Transfer to Yaylakuzdere. From Yaylakuzdere, the hike leads up to the 1,850 m high saddle of Mount Tahtali which is 2,360 m high, then descent to Beycik. Transfer to Cirali to the pension. During this trek there is also the possibility to climb the top of the mountain (back and forth + 4 hrs.), Then walk down or with the cable car
4th day: Adrasan - Cirali
Transfer to Adrasan. Through a pine forest, you will reach the saddle of the Musa mountain with a magnificent panorama. The descent leads through dense laurel and strawberry trees down to the ruins of the ancient city of Olympos. A stroll through the city's ruins is worthwhile. The hike ends in the guesthouse.
5th day: Ulupinar - Maden Bay - Cirali
After a transfer to the main road, the path leads to a mountain pasture to a pass after which the hike is accompanied by a beautiful sea view. Arrived in the secluded bay "Maden", there is the opportunity to have a swimming break at the beach. Continue along the coast to Cirali. The hike ends at the guesthouse.
6th day: Gelidonia Lighthouse - Adrasan
Transfer to Karaöz. Here begins one of the most beautiful hiking stages of the Lycian Way. The hike leads up to an old lighthouse with a unique view of the islands. Continue along the coast along old paths to Adrasan Bay. Transfer to Cirali.
7th day: Ovacik - Göynük Canyon
Transfer to Ovacik. The varied walk crosses alpine pastures with beautiful fruit plantations. After the Göynük Alm Descent through pine forest into the Göynük Canyon. After the crossing of the river, an ascend to a ridge. The descent also provides a breathtaking view of gigantic rock walls.
8th day: Return or extension
Transfer to Antalya and return flight
7 nights in rooms with shower/WC in the beach Hotel Plaj in Cirali based on half board
6 times picnic (day 2-7)
all transfers due to program
IDEAL TRAVEL TIME
Every day in the periods below
Beginning of March till the end of May
Beginning of September till mid of November
Additional nights possible
Starting point: Cirali
Finish point: Cirali
Arrival: Flight to Antalya
Well marked walking paths, often on stony or rocky ground. Daily walking hours between 4 1/2 and 6 hrs.
In the cozy beach hotel Plaj Otel
Located on the long pebbly beach of Cirali, separated from the beach by a side street (broad beach, therefore in approx. 300 m distance).
The complex has 11 rooms in the main building and 7 bungalows. Garden with hanging mats, inside and outside the restaurant. Sunbeds on the beach.
Very comfortable rooms/bungalows, all with balcony or terrace, shower/WC, air conditioning, and telephone.
Breakfast buffet, In the evening 3 - course menu with a choice