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St Paul's Trail And The Taurus Mountains

Turkey's second long-distance trail

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Follow the best parts of the wild long-distance trail though dramatic and varied scenery
  • Explore deep canyons, historic sites, ancient villages and remote varied landscapes.
  • Enjoy the remarkable views of the Egirdir lake.
  • Discover the ruins on the summit of Güllük Mountain.
  • Walk with a local specialist guide who will bring the trail to life and share fascinating details about the flora, fauna, archaeology and history.
  • Delight in traditional Turkish dishes at a mixture of local restaurants, hotels and local family pensions.
  • Follow the course of the Koprulu River and the canyon, passing deep pools and rocky slopes.
  • Visit ancient fortified cities with their walls, temples, baths and theatres.
  • Make use of the flexibility of carefully planned opt out points on many of the walks.

The St Paul Trail is a 500km trail from Perge to Yalvaç, near Lake Egirdir. The route starts at sea level at the Mediterranean shore and climbs up to 2200m to Turkey’s mountainous centre.

Our local specialist guide will bring the trail to life as we explore the historical city of Selge before following the trail along dark forest and creative rock formations. We follow the course of the Köprülü River and the canyon, passing deep pools and rocky slopes. Walk the trail towards Serpil, across spectacular limestone ridges and through oak forests. We visit the Prostanna ruins and walk to the top of Sivri Hill for a fantastic view of the Egirdir lake. Enter the city of Yalvaç along the ruins of the Roman aqueduct just as St Paul did.

We immerse ourselves in the local Turkish traditional culture as much as possible. We stay in local pensions and small family run hotels, and experience traditional and locally sourced Turkish dishes made with fresh ingredients, sometimes from the accommodations own gardens. Some of our evening dinners in pensions will be a typically Turkish where you sit on the ground and eat from low tables! 

This holiday will leave you wanting to discover more of Turkey and its second long-distance trail.

  • Return flights London to Antalya
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board en suite accommodation
  • Dinners will be taken in the hotel or in local tavernas
  • Picnic lunches
  • English speaking local guide.
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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