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Ovacik to Faralya

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You join the Lycian Way near Ovacik, and the walk takes you through stunningly beautiful coastal scenery and then below the Baba Dag Mountain to Kirme, and finally on to Faralya. 
moderate
Distance 13.6 km
5:00 h
605 m
656 m
790 m
291 m

After a short transfer (15m) to Ovacik, the official start point of the Lycian Way, begin your walk to the Faralya in its spectacular location at the top of the Butterfly Valley.

An ascent over the western end of the Baba Dag mountain range will take you to the traditional village of Kirme with terraced rice fields, where locals harvest olives  and keep goats and cattle. From here, continue down a deep valley to Faralya.

Enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal at your hotel whilst admiring a beautiful sunset over the valley is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of your trip.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: October 02, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
790 m
Lowest point
291 m

Safety information

You walk through pine forest and will quite likely be walking fairly close to beehives – the production of pine honey is a mainstay of the economy here. Bees usually ignore humans and will leave you alone, but be careful if the hive owners are smoking the hives to collect the honey. It is unlikely this will happen but if you do see it, keep your distance and walk as swiftly as possible past the area (even taking a detour off the path/track if necessary).

Start

Ovacik (341 m)
Coordinates:
DD
36.561215, 29.137762
DMS
36°33'40.4"N 29°08'15.9"E
UTM
35S 691310 4048324
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Destination

Faralya

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
36.561215, 29.137762
DMS
36°33'40.4"N 29°08'15.9"E
UTM
35S 691310 4048324
w3w 
///unfriendly.curvature.grizzlies
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
605 m
Descent
656 m
Highest point
790 m
Lowest point
291 m

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