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Carian Trail Trek

Scouting the Footsteps of Carians from Asos to Hydas, on the Bozburun Peninsula

Duration

Best Season

Tour Type

Accommodation

Difficulty

: 5 Days

: April-May, September-October

: Trekking

Hotels and Pensions

: Easy-Moderate

 
 
 
 
 

Overview

The Carian Trail, which passes the beautiful coasts of our country, does attract great attention  with it's virgin nature. This way marked  trail is the longest trail of Turkey with its 820 km-530 mile length, gives you a chance to be a withness of magnificient mediterian coasts, lush vegetition and deep history.

Carian Trail in on the National Geographic's Best of the Word List as "Fourth of the Best Six Intrepid Adventures for 2021". 

This coastal trail consists of 5 sections: Bozburun Peninsula, Datca Peninsula, Gulf of Gokova, Carian Hinterland and 1 alternative section, Mugla Environs. By this itineary, you will see the beautiful stages of Bozburun Peninsula, which we have prepared specially for you. Starting from Dalaman Airport, we will have  5 pleasant  days. All participants over the age of 15 who enjoy walks on consecutive days without significant physical disabilities can take part in this program, which you cannot get enough of  mediterian scenery. Bozburun Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts meet, is known for its interesting geography as well as its extremely important cultural heritage. Weather in this region is mostly good on Spring and Autumn seasons..We recommend that you take your place early on this magnificent tour in Bozburun Peninsula, one of the beautiful parts of the Caria.


 Itinerary Outline


Day 1: Meeting at Dalaman Airport. Turunc-Amos-Kumlubuk Trek
Day 2: Kumlubuk-Ilımar Church-Bayir Trek 
Day 3: Bahceli-Taslıca-Cumhuriyet Trek
Day 4: Cumhuriyet-Bozburun-Selimiye Trek
Day 5: Hydas-Turgut Trek, Visit to Turgut Waterfall, Transfer to Dalaman Airport

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting at Dalaman Airport. Turunc-Amos-Kumlubuk Trek

After meeting  at Dalaman airport in the morning, we drive to Turunc,  2:00 Hour, where is the beginning of the Carian Trail. Our gentle the path leading us up through the forest. We plan to have late lunch just next to antıque olive oil press. After a short trek, we will meet a great openning in the forest with the hillarious view of Kumkubuk. We will start to descend to Amos Castle city. After a short visit in the city walls , we will have a break for quick swim at the beach just under the Amos antique city. AFter this refresment, we will have short beach walk to our hotel.

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 2:00 hours
Approx. Trek Time: 3 Hours
Meals included: Picnic Lunch-Dinner

 

Day 2: Kumlubuk-Ilımar Church-Bayir Trek 

Today, we will be walking at higher level of the sea. So, will enjoy the magnicifient dance of  green and blue on the way.Our path will  pass the ruins of  Byzantine Period Church.After a short break in the church, Our walk conitnue to the Kizilcaürtmen village where we gonna meet with our vehicle for a short transfer. If you wan to finish today's walk at 10 Km, you can continue with our vehicle to the Turkish Cafe at center of the Bayir village. If you want to trek more we will leave our car after 5 mins transfer, and start to descend to Bayir via carian civisilation ruins over the antique terraces to meet with the others. We will drive back to Kumlubuk Maris Hotel for a rest.

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 35 mins
Approx. Trek Time: 4-5 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch(Picnic)-Dinner

Day 3: Bahceli-Taslıca-Cumhuriyet Trek

After 50 mins  transfer, we will reach  Bahceli Neighborhood to start our lovely day After first 1 hour of  our walk, we  will start to see  the impressive coastline and Rhodes  Island. After a short break with the view of very small Arab Island, We will start to get in to the peninsula to reach Taslıca Village. After a delicious lunch break in a village house, our walk passes through the Kırkkuyular ( 40 water wells) location, famous for its cisterns and wells. Our path will take us via old wind mill and takes down to the sea level with the view of Symi Island. Our trek will finish at the fron of our small hotel Suna's House,in Cumhuriyet neighborhood.
   
Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time:50 mins

Approx. Trek Time:4-5 Hours

Meals included: Breakfast-Dinner


Day 4: Cumhuriyet-Bozburun-Selimiye Trek

We will start a trek directly from our hotel via beach of Cumhuriyet village. Nearly  1 hour later we will see an ancient pyramidial tomb of Carians. After a short break here., we will pass Kizilyer shipyard and start to climb up to Puhu (Eagle Owl) Plain. This plain is full of beautiful flowers especially in the spring. We will descend the shipyards of Bozburun and meet with our vehicle to go to centre of Bozburun. After a lunch break in the centrum,,  we will take a short transfer to Arikyeri neighborhood of Bozburun, where we start to hike. Our path will pass through old ancient agricultural terraces to Gemecitduzu area. And meet with the old dirt road and follow this until Selime Town. On the way we will a chance to see panoramic view of Selimiye cove . Time to go back to our Hotel in Cumhuriyet and rest.

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 40 mins
Approx. Trek Time:5 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Dinner

Day 5: Hydas-Turgut Trek, Visit to Turgut Waterfall, Transfer to Dalaman Airport

After breakfast, we will pack our luggages and leave the hotel for the last day journey. We will have  a short transfer   to the Monumental Carian Tomb on the Turgut Village Road, where we will start the walk. This pyramidal tomb, which is known to be built for the warrior Diagoras and his wife Aristomakha in the 2nd century, is a special historical artifact. We start a walk thorough the skirts of   the city of Hydas. Insatiable view can be seen from the city walls, which is built on a dominant hill.  Then, our walk continues by following the dirt road till Turgut Village and we meet with our vehicle to go the beach of Turgut .After a lunch, we  will have some more time for swimming. Before we drop you off to Dalaman Airport ,we will have  a short visit to the Turgut Waterfall 

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 2:00 hours
Approx. Trek Time: 3 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Dates & Tour Price

Best Season: April-May /September-Ocrober

390 Euro per person. Min 6 , max 14 pax.

 

For groups under 6 people, please contact us.

Price Includes


MONTIS Trips & Expeditions Leader & Guiding (English Speaking)
All Ground Transfers Mentioned In The Program    

All Meals Mentioned In The Program
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation At Twin Rooms Mentioned Hotels and Pensions

First Aid Kit

 

Price Does Not Include

Entrance Fees For Historical Sights And Parks,

All Ground Transfers Mentioned In The Program

Personal Equipment (Backpack, walking poles, shoes etc.)

Out Of Program Demands And Expenses

Meals Which Are Not Mentioned In The Program

Beverages In The Hotels And Restaurants,

Insurance 

Tips

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

 

Kumlubuk Maris Hotel
 

 Our Hotel welcomes its guests with its comfort and the calmness in Kumlubük Bay. We will have a chance to eat our meals just next to sea and beach with the wiew of islands and ancient city of Amos. 

 


Sogut Suna House
 

Our small bıutique familly oriented hotel is located to Cumhuriyet neighborhood  in  Sogut Village. This part of Sogut village  is at the seaside. Our hotel is very close to the beach with the view of Greek Islands.  You will love the Mrs. Suna, the owner of the hotel and hand skilled cook.

 

http://suna-house.com/

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Travel Plan

Recommended Domestic Flights:

 

This itinerary starts and ends in Dalaman Airport in Mugla,Turkey. Some domestic flights are recommended to /from Dalaman to connect flights to international flights. Please ask for a confirmation before you purchased your flights.

Itinerary can be customized for individuals and groups due to their travel plan. Domestic flights, extra tours and city sightseeing can be added to form an itinerary from/to Ankara and/or Istanbul. Please contact us for any requests.

Note: Our company is not responsible about the changes on the flights by the operators or airlines.
 

Visa

 

Holders of most European passports,UK, Austrian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish and US passports require visas. Visas must be obtained in advance, passengers need to obtain an e-visa prior to their arrival. This can be done online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for approximately US$20. The visa is valid for a stay of up to three months (dependent on passport holder's nationality). For a longer stay a visa from a Turkish Embassy is required. Please click for visa requirements to Turkey for detailed information:

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

 

Vaccinations

 

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Eating and Drinking

 

Food in Turkey is generally very good and varied, making use of fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts normally include boiled eggs, omelets, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, honey or jam and yoghurt, olives and bread. Picnic lunches are provided for trekking days.
Restaurants in this trip are specialized in local  dishes; aegen and mediterian green and healty olive oil couisine plus fish,chicken and veggie clay pot, gozleme (turkish pancakes),  mezes , green salad and soup. Vegetarians are well catered for.

 

Weather

 

If travelling in July and August you must be prepared for high temperatures up to 40 deg C. Otherwise spring and Autum seasons are very suitable for trekking. Tempretature is arround 20-28  C. day time. Rain is rare, especially in Spring.(Possible drizzles and showers)  Autumn is mostly dry.

 

Is this trip for you?

 

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate)

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This trip gives you the chance to see Lycian Coast. via waymarked trail named “Lycian way, chosen one of the best ten waymarked trails of the World”  by Sunday Times. We will have chances to pick and taste seasonal fruits like "apricot, cherry, mullberry, quince, grapes ,apples, pears,figs, wallnuts, torn-apple, blackberry etc.".

 

However, to enjoy this trip to the full, a fair level of fitness and physique are required. 


The itinerary is very active and long periods of time are spent outdoors. Anyone can have a day-off, rest in the hotel and enjoy the village in case they get tired. There are many opportunities to enjoy swim in turquoise sea of Mediterian.  So , a pack-towel and swimsuit might be a good idea. 

 

Please note that the Tour Leader reserves the right to refuse participation of any client on any activities on safety grounds or if they feel that their participation will compromise the safety and enjoyment for the rest of the group. 


The order of activities, trekking routes may be changed to suit local weather conditions.

 

Packing

 

You are recommended to have a duffle bag. Only a day pack will be carried during the day. Duffle bags, suitcases will be transferred by vehicles from lodge to another once at the spot.

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