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Trekking in Turkey

Added 12 Jul 2012
Trekking in Turkey

If you are a fan of a exploring on foot, Turkey’s huge and varied landscapes have something for all walkers and trekkers.

In the east, climbing to the summit of Mount Ararat (5160m) offers a great challenge to the serious trekker, while to the centre of the Anatolian plateau, walking along ancient pathways through the ‘fairy chimney’ landscapes of Cappadocia is the best way to experience this unique and magical area. In the south, classic long distance walks such as The Lycian Way (along the beautiful Turquoise Coast) and The St Paul Trail (in the majestic Taurus Mountains) journey through local villages so also offer a cultural experience. The south coast also offers a host of trails through forests and along rocky shores, with amazing views back down to the aqua coloured waters that have given the Turquoise Coast its name.

March to May and September to November are the best times to walk in Turkey as the temperatures are cooler. In spring, the hills and coast blossom into life with colourful flowers lining the trails while in autumn the trees are heavily laden with fruit, and the markets full of fresh vegetables.

Here are the walking tours that we offer in Turkey:

BKA Cappadocia, Taurus & Ararat Trek (BKA)

A great strenuous to tough grade trekking holiday, starting in the Taurus Mountain climbing Mount Embler (3,723m) before travelling further east to climb Mount Ararat (5,165m)

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LW The Lycian Way (LW)

A moderate grade trek along the western end of the Lycian Way, one of Turkey’s most spectacular coastal trails.

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TRK Walking the Turquoise Coast (TRK)

An easy grade walking holiday based in the attractive harbour town of Kas. Walks take us along the Turquoise Coast and into the Taurus Mountains

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TRP St Paul Trail (TRP)

A moderate grade trek from the Turquoise Coast into the spectacular Taurus Mountains, along the St Paul Trail

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GV Hidden Trails of Cappadocia (GV)

An easy to moderate grade walking holiday through the unique landscapes of Cappadocia

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DGV Cappadocia Hikes (DGV)

An easy to moderate grade walking holiday in Cappadocia, including five nights in a cave hotel

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LNC On Foot in Northern Cyprus (LNC)

Explore also offer an easy to moderate grade walking holiday based near to Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus

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 Choose your tour and experience trekking in Turkey for yourself.