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€tivity-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.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul/Fethiye (1B)
Begin the day with a CEO-led orientation walk around Istanbul. In the afternoon, fly to Dalaman and take a short transfer to Fethiye on the Turquoise Coast.
Day 3 Fethiye (1B)
Hike along the Lycian Way from the ghost town of Kayakoy to the blue lagoon of Oludeniz.
Day 4 Fethiye/Minare (1B, 1D)
After a free morning to wander through the coastal harbor of Fethiye, depart for Minare. On arrival, hike around the Lycian-era ruins of Pinara. Overnight in a village homestay.
Day 5 Minare/Kekova (1B)
Transfer to town of Kas. Take a sea kayaking expedition over the sunken city of Kekova.
Day 6 Kekova/Olympos (1B)
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.
Continue to Olympos and enjoy a short walk to Chimera, where flames magically rise out of the earth through cracks in the rocks.
Day 7 Olympos/GÖreme (1B)
Enjoy a free day in the small coastal village of Olympos. In the evening take an overnight bus to GÖreme.
Day 8 GÖreme (1B)
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. Opt to pre book an experience with the storied Whirling Dirvishes.
Day 9 GÖreme (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.
Day 10 GÖreme (1B)
Depart at any time.
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