The heat and dehydration are the main risks on the Lycian Way, ensure you have at least two, preferably three litres of water per person per day, wear light and loose fitting clothing and a suitable sun hat. Factor 30 sun cream is recommended, particularly from May until the end of August.
There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible. Where it isn’t, walk on the right-hand side of the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously when needed.
Much of the path is on clifftops and there has been some erosion, for this reason, the path is sometimes unclear, be careful of the drop and of loose rocks and edges to the cliffs.
Tips and hints
Food and Drink
There are no stops, make sure you get a packed lunch from the hotel before you leave, and plenty of water.
Points of Interest
The views of the cliffs above the trail
The beautiful, sheer limestone cliffs that burst up into the sky, peppered with pine trees. The low hanging cloud often whisps around the top of these cliffs as your path is almost always in their shadow. You will have to pinch yourself to be reminded you are in Turkey as this epic landscape is so different to your other days of trekking.
Faralya is a small village nestled between the ocean and the cliffs that form the base of the vast Babadag mountain, this is where your family run hotel, the Montenegro sits, with incredible views out across the islands. The sunsets here are very special.
Sturdy boots for uneven ground
A sun hat
Water purifying tablets in case of emergency