Turkey Active Adventure
A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a kayak as you hike, pedal, paddle, and ride your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves, and into small villages untouched by time in the valleys of Cappadocia. Exercise should always be this inspiring.
Ride around the valleys of Cappadocia on horseback, enjoy local hospitality in remote villages, go sea kayaking in spectacular coves, cycle from the mountains to the coast, trek the Lycian Way, hike through ruins and Turkish villages.
Plane, overnight seater bus, private air-con van, kayak, mountain bike, walking, horseback.
Hotels (8 nts), homestays (2 nts, shared bathrooms) overnight seater bus (1 nt).
Horseback riding. Hike to Chimera. Entrance to Pinara. Entrance to the Saklikent Gorge. Guided hike on the Lycian Way. Entrance to Kayakoy Village and Oludeniz Blue Lagoon. Mountain biking excursion. Half-day guided sea kayaking excursion. Internal flights. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul/Goreme (1B, 1D)
Begin the day with a CEO-led orientation walk around Istanbul. In the afternoon, fly to Cappadocia.
Day 3 Goreme (1B)
In the morning, enjoy hiking amongst Cappadocia's impressive and unusual rock formations. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia.
Day 4 Goreme/Kemer (1B)
Head out and try horseback riding in the area. Opt to take a hot air balloon ride for unparalleled views of the region at sunrise. Take an overnight bus journey towards the coast to Kemer.
Day 5 Kemer/Olympos
After stepping off the bus in the morning, it's a short journey to the seaside village of Olympos. Take a 20min drive to enjoy a short walk to Chimera, where flames magically rise out of the earth through cracks in the rocks.
Day 6 a‡irali/KaÅŸ (1B)
Continue down to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. From there, take to two wheels and cycle through the villages and hillsides around Kas. With views all the way down to the sea and some tough ascents and descents, this is a thrilling ride along the coast.
Day 7 KaÅŸ (1B, 1L)
Take a sea kayaking expedition over the sunken city of Kekova.
Day 8 KaÅŸ/Minare (1B, 1D)
After a free morning to wander through the pretty streets of Kas, depart for Minare. On arrival, hike around the Lycian-era ruins of Pinara.
Day 9 Minare/Fethiye (1B)
Canyoneering activity at Sakilikent Gorge. Continue to Fethiye for the night.
Day 10 Fethiye (1B)
Hike along the Lycian Way from the ghost town of Kayakoy to the blue lagoon of Oludeniz.
Day 11 Fethiye/Istanbul (1B)
Transfer to Dalaman Airport and fly to Istanbul. Enjoy the last evening in the city.
Day 12 Istanbul (1B)
Depart at any time.