Bozburun Peninsula - 8 Days
Take a walk into history with the Carian Trail. The newest and the longest (820 km) of the way marked trails in Turkey, Carian Trail passes through many varied landscapes with its 5 different sections: Bozburun Peninsula, Datça Peninsula, Gulf of Gokova, Carian Hinterland and Mugla Environs. Accessing a lesser known region and connecting ancient cities with authentic villages, the popularity of the trail will increase in time. The 8 day self-guided tour on the Carian Trail covers some of the best walks along the Bozburun Peninsula. Amazing coastal views, ruins in the middle of nowhere, ancient trails and more await you. . .
After your arrival to Dalaman Airport, the transfer will be taking you to Petunya Konak Hotel in İçmeler. The files and the details about your trip will be ready for you in the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Petunya Konak, İçmeler
Day 2. HIKE Içmeler - Amos 10 km (B,D)
The transfer will take you to İçmeler, which is the official start of the Carian Trail. The path through the forest first goes through the dense vegetation with views of Marmaris and beyond visible at some points along the way. Passing through the town, the route takes another path with nice views to reach Amos. The day ends with a visit to the ancient city of Amos.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Maris Hotel, Kumlubük
Day 3. HIKE Amos - Bayır 15 km (B,D)
The path through the forest passes by a Byzantine period church standing amidst the olive trees. With a gradual ascent, the route carries on with wonderful views of the coast. Just before Bayır village, the ruins of Syrna come into sight scattered through the fields. The hike ends by the village center situated just beside two monumental trees. Transfer to Söğüt.
Overnight & Dinner in Suna House, Söğüt
DAY 4. HIKE Bahçeli - Taslıca – Phoenix 13 km (B,D)
A Short transfer to the settlement of Bahçeli. The stony path ascends towards the coast with fantastic views across to the island of Rhodes. The path continues above the dramatic coastline before heading inland to the village of Taslıca. It than carries on to the ancient settlement of Phoenix and finishes by Asardibi. Transfer back to Suna House.
Dinner in a selected restaurant, Overnight stay in Suna House, Söğüt
DAY 5. HIKE Cumhuriyet - Bozburun 12 km (B,D)
This is an easy day with a half day hike. The day starts directly from the hotel. The coastal path passes by small coves and villages before reaching to the shipyard close to Bozburun. Bozburun is a world famous place for its traditional type of boat, called GULET. You can see how they make or maintain the boats. The route takes you on a path again with nice views of Bozburun and the little islets and reaches the small coastal town of Bozburun.
Dinner in a selected restaurant, Overnight stay in Suna Pension, Bozburun
DAY 6. HIKE Bozburun - Selimiye 9 km (B,D)
OPTIONAL. You can take a 3 hr boat trip in the quite coves of Bozburun before starting the hike.
The hike starts directly from the pension heads towards a small cove called Germe. The path goes through a small hamlet and starts ascending to a saddle where you will find nice views of Bozburun and the mountains. Reaching the saddle, the route continues onto a dirt road and descends down to Selimiye with views of the lake-like Bay and the mountains surrounding it. Selimiye is a small town on the coast and is a nice place to spend an afternoon. It is also possible to visit the Ottoman Period Castle there.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Sardunya Pension, Selimiye
DAY 7. HIKE Bayır - Şelale - Turgut 14 km (B,D)
A transfer of 20 min. takes you back to Bayır. The route follows the stream on a dirt road and ascends on a combination of paths and forest roads. Reaching a small hamlet, the old path goes down to Şelale, which means waterfall. This is a nice spot with some small waterfalls. The hike first follows the forest road and then a minor asphalt road to the village of Turgut. Following a path up the hill, the route ascends to Hydras settlement. Wonderful views extending far out. You finish the day by walking back to Turgut on a forest road. A ten minute transfer takes you to Orhaniye which is a nice spot by a sandy beach.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Borina Yacht Club, Orhaniye
DAY 8. Transfer (B)
The tour concludes with a transfer back to Dalaman Airport.
Maris Hotel, Kumlubük - 1 night
Suna House, Söğüt - 2 nights
Suna Pension, Bozburun - 1 night
Sardunya Pension, Selimiye - 1 night
Borina Yacht Club, Orhaniye - 1 night
Trip books are included in all our tours. Our trip books are complete packages of information which will help you to find your way through the itinerary we have created for you. Putting in significant time and effort, we have compiled this book which includes Google Earth maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, pick up and drop off points and easy to follow directions with pictures.
Although, most of the routes along the tours are very well way-marked, we decided to provide GPS units which are simple to use, easy to read, but nonetheless sophisticated devices. The routes and waypoints (including water sources, pickup points and hotels) described in the trip books are preloaded in the GPS. All you have to do is follow the route shown on the device. 1 GPS is provided for every group.
With the experiences we have had, we thought that it is best to provide every group with a mobile phone with a pre-paid Turkish sim-card. This helps a lot in making arrangements during the trip. The phone numbers of the hotels, emergency numbers and the contact details for the company are already listed in the mobile phones.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Hiking boots or strong shoes with good tread and ankle support,
• Shorts and t-shirt (warm weather), fleece, waterproofs garments, walking trousers, long sleeved top
• Day pack (35ltr. + -)
• Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream), insect repellant
• Walking poles HIGHLY recommended
• Beach towel, swimwear
• First Aid Kit
Main Baggage is transferred on to next nights’ accommodation.
In April daytime temps reach the low twenties (centigrade), mostly sunny but still chances of rain. In May the temperature rises to high twenties and there’s less of chance of rain. Evenings can still be quite cool in early April.
From mid-September through October, days are mostly sunny with temps in the mid-twenties and warm evenings cooling down later in the season
635 € per person if includes a 3 hr boat trip.
• All transport during the walking program including the main airport transfers
• Breakfasts, 7 nights dinners
• 7 nights accommodation in standard and boutique hotels.
• Drinks at hotels or restaurants.
• Personal expenses.
• Flight tickets.
• Travel Insurance.