On arrival at Antalya airport you will be met by your driver and tour guide. We will transfer (45mins) and check in at the hotel in Göynük. Welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Woodline Hotel
WALK GÖYNÜK – GÖYNÜK YAYLA – 17km and 6hr; +1000m and -400m
We take a short transfer from our hotel to Göynük (10mins) and walk up the gorge over switchback ridges beneath pine trees, with excellent views to pastures and orchards, It is possible to swim where the river forms a nice pool near our lunch spot. We meet our vehicle near a ranch (alt. 850m) from where we transfer to our hotel in Ovacık.
Overnight in Gül Mountain hotel
WALK GÖYNÜK YAYLA – YAYLA KUZDERE – 16km and 5hr; +460m and -525m
We transfer back to the ranch where we left the walk the previous day. Then we trek to Gedelme and have lunch at the restaurant in that village. We will explore a Roman castle and walk up to the village of Yayla Kuzdere (alt. 900m) where we stay for the night.
Overnight in village house in Yayla Kuzdere.(*)
Day 4: WALK YAYLA KUZDERE – BEYCIK -15km and 6hrs; +990m and -1130m
From Yayla Kuzdere we start with a steady climb up a stream bed to the pastures of Çukur Yayla, just below Mount Olympos (Tahtalı Dağı). We climb the pass from here (alt. 1950m).
Then we descend via a mule path to the village of Beycik (alt. 900m) where we meet our transfer vehicle that takes us to our pension in Çiralı.
Overnight in Kıyı Pension
NOTE: Day 4 can be changed into an optional ascent of the Mount Olympos summit (alt. 2366m).
If we do that we don’t descend to Beycik, but climb from Yayla Kuzdere to the pass and from there to the top (total 6-7 hours and appr. 1400m uphill). From the summit we take the cable car to the lower station and transfer to Çiralı.
Day 5: VISIT ANCIENT OLYMPOS and WALK TO CHIMAERA (YANARTAŞ)
After breakfast we make an optional exploration of the ruins of ancient Olympos (total appr. 6km along the beach). After lunch there is free time until dinner. You can swim and lie on the beach or do other activities as desired (eg. sea kayak). After dinner we make a short night walk to admire the eternal burning flames of Chimaera (natural gas coming from the bowels of the earth in the location called Yanartaş) in the dark.
Overnight in Kıyı Pension in Çiralı.
WALK ÇIRALI – ADRASAN- 16km and 6hrs; + 750m and -750m
We start directly from our pension in Çiralı and walk through the ancient city of Olympos and up Musa Dağ (Moses Mountain) (alt. 650m). After having a picnic lunch near an old hut we descend through forest, past deserted farmhouses to reach our accommodation in the beautiful bay of Adrasan.
Overnight in Adrasan Hotel
ADRASAN – GELIDONIA LIGHTHOUSE -18km and 7hrs; +700m and -700m
Again we start walking directly out of our hotel and walk via Kizil Sirt (alt. 450m); a switchback route along cliffs overlooking the sea to the lighthouse at the tip of Cape Gelidonia (alt. 200m). We have great views towards the islands all along the route which runs parallel to the sea at a high altitude. After arriving at the lighthouse we walk down to a dirt road to meet our transfer vehicle. Transfer back to Adrasan.
Overnight in Adrasan Hotel in Adrasan.
Transfer from Adrasan to Antalya airport (2 hrs). End of tour.