Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel update

Hike the Carian Way along the Aegean coast

Hike the Carian Way along the Aegean coast 550 , 8 Days
Share this

The Carian way in the south-western part of Turkey is one of the most scenic routes that the country has to offer. The hike goes along the magnificent coastal landscape which is divided into countless small and large peninsulas and through dense, green forests with white glowing rocks above the sea. During the hike you will experience a constant change in scenery that will show you the diversity of Turkey’s nature.

Tour highlights:
♦ Hydas – visit the ruins of the ancient city dating back to the Hellenistic period
♦ Loryma – an ancient town and Episcopal see in the Roman province of Caria
♦ Bay of Gökova – enjoy a fantastic view over the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea


Day 1: Arrival
Transfer from Dalaman airport (it takes about 2 1/2 hours) to Bozburun on the peninsula bearing the same name.

Day 2: Ancient Hydas & Carian tomb
After a transfer to the peaceful village of Turgut, the Karian Trail will take you across olive groves and woody slopes to the ruins of the ancient city of Hydas, which is located on a narrow ridge. Enjoy the panoramic view over numerous mountains and bays! After passing the tomb of a Carian princess, you will hike to the idyllic cascades and small waterfalls of a mountain stream. In Bayır, you can enjoy a cup of tea under a mighty plane tree. Transfer back to the hotel.
Walking time: 5 hrs.

Day 3: East coast and Amos
Transfer to Bayır. You will hike through a spectacular landscape over a high plateau up to a mountain saddle. Continuing along the coast, you will finally reach the bay of Kumlubük, whose beach invites you to take a warm and relaxing bath. During the transfer back to the hotel, there is a short stop at the ruins of the ancient city of Amos with its Greek theater and magnificent views of the Bay of Marmaris.
Walking time: 4 ½ hrs.

Day 4: Loryma Bay
Today's trek starts at the small harbor Serce. Through karstic landscape, you will walk along the coast with magnificent views over the numerous bays. Finally, you will reach the remote Loryma Bay, where the ancient city of Loryma is located on a small peninsula. A short detour is optional at this point. Inland, you hike back over a plateau with gnarled old shadow trees. A shorter version of the tour is also possible.
Walking time: 4 or 5 ½ hrs.

Day 5: Journey to the coast
Transfer to the Bahceli farmhouse. Through a terraced high valley your path goes up to a saddle from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea. With a view over the deep Aegean Sea, a panoramic path leads you high above the coast. After reaching the coastal town Selimiye, transfer to Akyaka.
Walking time: 4 hrs.

Day 6: Bay of Gökova
From Akyaka, the hike leads you mainly through the vast old forests along the coastal slopes. You will enjoy the beautiful views on the bay of Gökova. From a restaurant by the sea, transfer back to Akyaka
Walking time: 4 ½ hrs.

Day 7: Mount Sakar
At the end of your tour, you will enjoy a charming hike with a "mountainous character". From Turnalı it goes up to the edge of the hill under the towering rock faces of Mount Sakar - the perfect place for a rest with a magnificent view of the mountains of the Datca Peninsula! A historic serpentine path leads you to the hamlet of Kiransahili, and from here you transfer back to the hotel.
Walking time: 4 ½ hrs.

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport (about 1 hour) and return journey.

Price Includes:
7 nights in rooms with shower/WC based on halfboard
6 dinners (days 2-7)
5 picnics (days 3-7)
all transfers as described in the programme
luggage transport from/to the accommodations
detailed roadbook
hiking map

Not Included:
Flights and public transportation
Travel insurance
Entrance fees
Drinks and meals not mentioned in the programme
Other personal expenses

Additional Services:
Solo traveler supplement – single room supplement (150 EUR)+ 150 EUR


Hike the Carian Way along the Aegean coast (Rated 4.76 / 5 Based on 287 Reviews.)
550 EUR
8 Days
Open for booking
530 EUR
8 Days
Single Supplement
150 EUR
Open for booking
8 Days
Single Supplement
150 EUR
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

Group Size
Min. 2 persons
Reservation System Code
Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days 1020 , 14 Days

Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days

Once upon a time people said that the Balkans were the “powder-keg of Europe”. Indeed,...
Angola Highlights 1550 , 9 Days

Angola Highlights

Angola is a Southern African country whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a...
Syria and Lebanon Roundtrip 1310 , 8 Days

Syria and Lebanon Roundtrip

Damascus is welcoming you again! Syria has seen some turbulent last years with a war raging the...
View all» Blog

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...