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Turkey Walking & Hiking Tour

A Cultural Odyssey along the Mediterranean Coast

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,699 - $5,999 pp dbl occ

($1,800 for sgl occ)

A mythical coastline. Lost cities and ancient ruins. Food of the gods. A journey across land and sea, facilitated by the hospitality of friendly locals. Sounds like an epic adventure. It’s also a glorious walking and hiking trip on the Turkish Riviera. Natural and cultural treasures, romance and luxury await. And so, the quest begins. 

Turkey Walking and Hiking Tour
Turkey Walking and Hiking Tour


Start Fethiye / End Bodrum

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Sail, swim and kayak the turquoise waters of the Turkish Riviera and enjoy sea views from our distinctive hotels 
  • Explore wonderful landscapes of ancient ruins, remote mountainss and lively waterfronts on foot   
  • Treat your palate to Turkish culinary delights from baklava and mezes to gözleme (crispy flatbread) and seafood 
  • Embrace and be embraced by Turkey’s renowned hospitality, as you connect with both locals and our expert guides


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Discover the ghost town of Kayaköy | Hike through a pine forest with sweeping views of the turquoise sea to glorious Ölüdeniz Beach, also known as the Blue Lagoon, keeping an eye out for paragliders who flock here | Enjoy lunch aboard our private boat as we sail to Göcek, stopping for a swim in a tranquil inlet along the way | Today is all about those beach vibes, with picturesque hiking options in between | Sail to Göbün Bay, where we disembark for a trek along narrow walking paths into the highlands of the Kapidağ Peninsula | Examine ancient Lycian ruins on a hilltop with stunning ocean views | Continue on foot to the home of a local family, who shares an insider’s view of life—and a cup of sage tea—in Turkey’s remote high valleys | As you descend to stunning Cleopatra’s Bay, the partially submerged remains of a hammam allegedly used by the Egyptian queen is revealed | A lunch of Turkish mezes (shared plates) awaits onboard our gulet | Spend the afternoon on the boat swimming and sunning or opt for a coastline hike to lovely Sarsala Bay | Savor dinner on your own in charming Göcek. 

Aerial view of Resort Göcek
D-Resort Göcek
| Premiere Hotel

This serene stylish property in a charming seaside town boasts its own white sand beach, marina and sunbathing deck, which hug the shallows of the inviting bay. Small Luxury Hotels of the World member (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

Kayak through a protected estuary out to a remote beach | Visit the well-preserved Roman theater and remains of Lycian and Carian tombs in the Ancient City of Kaunos, a UNESCO World Heritage site | Our luxurious retreat welcomes you with views of the blue-green Aegean Sea | Enjoy some downtime in your personal pavilion or a dip in your cottage’s private pool | Hike with our guide up into the hills around Bodrum to the 3,000-year-old Pedasa ruins | Learn about traditional weaving techniques during a Turkish carpet demo at the resort | Our gulet takes us to Kara Ada (Black Island), known for its healing mineral springs | Hike up to the ruins of a Crusader fort, admiring the spectacular views as you explore | Indulge in a final lunch on the water and relaxing swim in a beautiful bay before returning to Bodrum.

Exterior view of Amanruya Hotel and the main swimming pool
| Premiere Hotel

Wrap yourself in sumptuous tranquility at this inviting oasis set amid olive and cypress trees, featuring a secret light-filled library, winding walking paths and private pavilions, each with pool and lounging pergola. (pool, spa) 

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The hiking trails on this trip are well-marked but uneven with lots of rocks and roots, which requires you to continually readjust your body to the terrain and go more slowly than you would if it were flat. Uneven terrain demands more attention, in order to avoid slips, falls or rolling of your ankles. In addition, most of our hikes include short steep climbs and descents. Finally, if you're traveling with us in September, expect the hikes to feel more challenging due to the heat.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 10 miles | 2,300 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 800 ft. gain
Sarsala Bay Hike | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
OR Swimming in the Mediterranean
Day 4
2.5 Hours
Guided Walk in Ancient Kaunos | 3 miles
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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