Hampshire Hikes & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
Turkey is a country steeped in history and from the ancient world to the present, people have enjoyed rambling this varied landscape, where you can find volcanic landscapes and winding trails along the Mediterranean coast. So, immerse yourself in the incredible mountains, historic routes and breathtaking crater lakes, when travelling to Turkey.
From the volcanic features of Cappadocia and the mighty mountains to the footsteps of saints, Turkey has so much for you to discover on foot. Enjoy refreshing coastal trails to see the best of Turkey; this charming country is home to the Olympos Bey Mountains (Beydaglari) Coast National Park, a beautiful spot close to azure waters, with endless routes to discover. Make sure you stroll over here to see the mighty Tahtalı Dağı mountain - the tallest mountain in the whole park. On walking holidays to Turkey, you can also ramble in the ancient footsteps of Paul the Apostle, on the 500km St Paul Trail which runs through this impressive country. You will see plenty of sites along the way, such as those found in the city of Selge, with its impressive amphitheatre ruins and the tranquil Lake Eğirdir, surrounded by rising mountains. Then, when you come to the end of your journey, walk along the same ancient Roman aqueduct as Paul the Apostle.
The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Today the Lycian Way allows the lover of beautiful scenery and antiquity to experience this ‘country of light’.
Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.