Lycian Way

Lycia is the ancient name of the peninsula between Antalya and Fethiye on Turkey’s southern coast, where the Taurus mountains sweep down to the sea. The name comes from the Hittite word “Lukka” which meant light. Hence, Lukk(a)ia: the Land of Light. Lycia certainly deserves this name with over 250 sunny days in a year! It is a region where the mountains meet the sea. High, rocky coasts and beautiful, sandy beaches from the magical stage from where you can enjoy stunning sunsets and glorious views across the endless Mediterranean.
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The long-distance route, the Lycian way, links Lycian and Roman roads, Seljuk and Ottoman caravan routes, mule trails, goat paths and forestry tracks in a 540 km walk along the spectacular coast. The route passes through ruins of many ancient Lycian cities and visits the most worthwhile spots on the coast. It is a walk through history where you will hear of the Lycian League and Alexander the Great, pirates and sea trade, early christian mountain monasteries, marching armies and monumental tombs. And let’s not forget the richness of the nature with an abundance of spring flowers, orchids, pine and cedar forests, butterflies and birds, all to be discovered on your walk along the Lycian Way.
Middle Earth Travel offers two trekking programmes along this route. The best parts of the route have been hand-picked and integrated into two different, short programs by Kate Clow, the author of the book ‘The Lycian Way’, Turkey’s first long-distance walk. You can choose for a guided group departure or self-guided format. An extended 14 day tour is available as well and we are very happy to create a tailormade program that fully fits your personal wishes.

Seven Capes Trek (7 days)
Pirates Coast Trek (8 days)
Two Weeks Lycian Trek
Suggested itineraries along the Lycian Way
Seven Capes Self-guided Trek
Pirate Coast self-guided Trek

Monika and Felix Herwegh Sunday, October 11, 2015
monika_felixDear Deniz and Team, monika_felixnow back in Germany, where the autum has already started, we would like to let you know how much we enjoyed the wonderful time we had in Turkey on our self guided tour of the Lycian way. Everything was so well arranged, that we could focus on hiking through a great landscape and visit historic sites, which was extremely helpful as some days we had to face 36°C. That seems to be kind of luxurious to us. All accommodations were nice and the food was so tasty, that we really miss it. Please give our special thanks to: Mrs. Nurgül, the daughter of Mr. Bayram in Gey for the excellent meals she prepared for us. Although we could not really communicate, since our Turkish is rather poor, we experienced great hospitality and friendlyness. Family Kirca and team at the Flower Pension in Patara: great place and food, so nice and helpfull people, who are aware of their precious village and nature. The owner of the Kayhan Hotel in Kas, Mrs.?, who gave us many helpfull hints. Dining on her terrace on the 4th floor was one of the highlights of the day. Once again thank you for a remarkable holiday!