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We fly from the UK to Antalya airport. On arrival we transfer to our accommodation in Antalya.
We transfer to Selge on the St Paul trail (approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) to explore the ancient city. We follow an ancient route of paved and rocky paths through dark forest and unique rock formations to Çaltepe village.
18km (11 miles), 450m ascent, 900m descent, 6 ½ hours
We transfer to the secluded village of Degirmenözü and follow the course of the Köprülü river. The route winds up and down some steep and rocky slopes before becoming flat crossing the plain towards the village of Çaltepe. We may even get the chance to swim in the pools of the river during the day.
17km (10 miles), 375m ascent, 400m descent, 5 ½ hours.
We transfer south to start our walk along the east side of the Köprülü canyon. We capture the most incredible views above the Tazi Kanyon before following the forest tracks back to Çaltepe.
12km (7.5 miles), 600m ascent, 680m descent, 5 hours.
We take the 50 minute transfer to Kesme to start our walk to Kasimlar. Today we will pass rural huts and ancient ruins. We may even meet some goats along the way. We will follow the rim of the Köprülü canyon, down through rock formations before reaching a bridge across the river. We will continue up into the village of Kasimlar located on the canyon slopes where we can capture impressive views down the whole length of the canyon.
16km (10 miles), 390m ascent, 710m descent, 6 hours.
We transfer to the Tota pasture where todays walk along a ridge top leads from this green spot in the forest back to Kasimlar. We walk along the ruins of Byzantine church and may be able to see wild tulips or wild cyclamen with the backdrop of the impressive Toros mountain ranges.
17km (10.5 miles), 360m ascent, 880 descent, 6 hours.
Today we walk through a rural landscape, through tiny hamlets, alongside wild horses, and between age old trees. We venture through Adada where three major temples are still standing alongside the smallest ancient theatre in Anatolia. Our path leads us down to Sagrak, following the footsteps of St Paul. We then transfer to Egirdir for four nights accommodation.
10km (6 miles), 150m ascent, 655m descent, 3 ½ hours.
A transfer to Sipahiler will take us on to the St Paul trail to Serpil. Paths lead us through forest, across impressive limestone ridges, through indigenous oak forest, past shepherds huts and on to grazing lands where we may see cattle and wild horses. Once we reach Serpil we will transfer back to Egirdir.
14.5km (9 miles), 400m ascent, 700m descent, 5 hours.
We explore the Prostanna ruins near Akpinar village during our walk today and venture to the top of Sivri Hill (1800m) for extraordinary views of Egirdir Lake. We return to Akpinar village for a break. We transfer back to Egirdir where we may have time to explore the town centre, discover the local markets or swim in the local lake!
8.5km (5.2 miles), 500m ascent/descent, 3 ½ hours.
The small farming village of Bedre is our starting point for todays walk. We follow the walk to Barla on the western side of the Egirdir lake, once a Christian village but now a place of pilgrimage for followers of Sheik Nursi. This area is known for the rose gardens where rose essence is produced! At the end of our walk we transfer back to Egirdir.
15.5km (9.6 miles) 800m ascent, 620m descent, 5 hours.
Our walk today leads from Barla to Dikmen Çiftligi, across beautiful upland plains with views towards Egirdir lake. Once we arrive at Dikmen Çiftligi, we drive to the city of Yalvac on the eastern side of the lake.
15km (9.3 miles), 50m ascent, 780m descent, 5 hours.
We transfer to Sücüllü for a parallel walk to the 19 arches of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to ancient Antioch in Pisidia. Our path will lead us to the ancient city to see its baths, theatre, temples, fortified walls and the basilica of St Paul. We really are following the trail of St Paul today!
12km (7.4 miles), 200m ascent, 210m descent, 4 hours.
We transfer to Sagalassos (approximately 2 hours 15 minutes) to visit its ruins spread aover the south facing slopes of the Toros Mountains. Expect spectacular views alongside its interesting monuments from Hellenistic and Roman times.
We drive to Termessos (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes) to explore the ruins on the summit of Güllük mountain. Termessos is a unique site with its settlement on the steep slopes with extensive views across the Antalya plain. This ancient city was never occupied by its attackers; even Alexander the Great could not capture it! The necropolis is one of the most incredible parts of the city – get your cameras ready!
We transfer to Antalya for our final evening.
After two weeks of walking in the footsteps of St Paul it is time to say goodbye to Turkey. We transfer to Antaya airport for our return flight back to the UK.