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Alinca to Faralya

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  • Cloud capped cliffs
    / Cloud capped cliffs
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  • / Sunset over the islands
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  • / View from pine forest
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  • / Turquoise bay below
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  • / Sea view
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A spectacular walk including the blind valley above Kabak and a ridge walk between Kabak and Faralya, mainly on narrow mountain paths.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:30 h
275 m
703 m
A morning transfer will take you from Gey to Alinca. The views here along the coast to Olu Deniz and the Seven Capes are quite spectacular. Descend through the Aladere Valley to the village of Kabak and then walk along the southwest slope of Baba Dag mountain to Faralya with views of pine trees on one side and the turquoise sea on the other. The towering cliffs with improbably steep forests are reminiscent of the mountainscapes of Canada and are a real change from the previous days trekking.

Author’s recommendation

Check the weather the day before and try and time your walk so the clifftops will be clear of cloud. Most of the walk is in the saddle of the mountain so you will be in shade regardless of the weather.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
745 m
Lowest point
297 m

Safety information

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

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.

 

 

Start

Alinca, drop off point (738 m)
Coordinates:
DD
36.448153, 29.143113
DMS
36°26'53.4"N 29°08'35.2"E
UTM
35S 692068 4035791
w3w 
///crudely.descending.recession

Destination

Faralya

Turn-by-turn directions

0.00 km - Start at the drop off point and proceed up the ascending vehicle track that leaves the road, signposted for Kabak 7 km

0.23 km - As the path forks, BEAR LEFT descending, you will begin to see the red and white Lycian Way markers

0.51 km - As the path forks, BEAR RIGHT, keeping an eye out for the markers, there are lots of overlapping paths in the forest and the best way to navigate this section is to follow the markers

1.40 km - The trail begins to zigzag as it descends

1.80 km - There is a section of very loose rock, be careful when crossing this section for loose rock underfoot or falling from above

2.50 km - You emerge into a small clearing with evidence of camping, BEAR RIGHT as the path continues to descend

3.20 km  - Ignore the left turn, continue STRAIGHT ON

5.60 km - Footpath arrives at a bend in a rough road. TURN RIGHT uphill, follow the orange spots. (This is a shortcut to stoop you descending and then climbing again)

5.80 km-  After 200m the rough road veers to the right.  Keep going STRAIGHT AHEAD following the dots, and you will find the footpath after a very short (5m) difficult section where care is needed

6.22 km- Exit the forest and arrive at some abandoned terraced fields.  Keep going STRAIGHT AHEAD uphill on wider track.

6.30 km- After 80m KEEP LEFT very gently downhill.

7.00 km- TURN SHARP RIGHT at junction to rejoin the Lycian Way.

7.90 km - BEAR RIGHT to leave the main track and ascend a narrower vehicle track

9.20 km - The path forks, BEAR RIGHT to descend, still following the way markers

9.60 km - When you reach the main road, TURN RIGHT as it ascends slightly

10.00 km - As you come to a steep hill descending to the left off the main road, TURN LEFT signposted for the Montenegro Hotel

10.50 km - You have arrived at your destination, the days walking is finished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coordinates

DD
36.448153, 29.143113
DMS
36°26'53.4"N 29°08'35.2"E
UTM
35S 692068 4035791
w3w 
///crudely.descending.recession
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy boots for uneven ground

A sun hat

Walking poles

Water purifying tablets in case of emergency

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
703 m
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