Turkey is blessed with beautiful mountains and a stunning sea coast, providing great hiking possibilities among unique landscapes. From a trek to the summit of sacred Mount Ararat to beautiful Capadoccia or the iconic trails of Lycian Way and St Paul Trail, Turkey has something for everyone. Hiking is also the best way to get a life of authentic rural life in the country and to visit small villages.
Turkey is bordered by Georgia to the northeast; Armenia and Iran to the east; Bulgaria and Greece to its northwest and Iraq and Syria to the south. The friendliness of Turkey people will make your trip an unforgettable experience! Turkey is a fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar.
The Lycian Way hiking trail covers 509 km, between Fethiye and Antalya, partly inland, partly along the coast, taking you also through beautiful pine and cedar forests and authentic villages. The St Paul Trail extends 500km north, from Perge to Yalvaç. It’s more challenging than the Lycian Way.
Turkey has a great variety of climates, with differences between regions. Summer is dry and sunny throughout the country, with average temperatures from 25ºC to 30ºC. Winters temperatures range between 5°C and 10°C .The interior has a continental climate, with hot and dry summers and cool nights. The coastal areas have a mild climate, although the Black Sea coast is colder then that of the Mediterranean. In mountainous areas the climate is alpine.
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You can fly into Istanbul or Ankara from most European capitals. Numerous flight connections can get you to your final destination at a good price.
Spring and Autumn are the best time for a hiking trip, although you can go hiking all year round.
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