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Felen to Gokdere

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  • View of the ridge
    / View of the ridge
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  • / A cave at the summit
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  • / Sarcophagi
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  • / The ruins
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  • / View from the ridge
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  • / Mosaic
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A mountain walk, through forests on paths and tracks that takes in the ruins of Phellos before descending to a small village.
moderate
Distance 14.7 km
5:00 h
362 m
520 m
The Lycian Way heads inland here and gives you terrific views of the mountains that lie just inland from the coast (the western end of the Toros range). You will pass the ruins of ancient Phellos, atop a mountain —almost so remote as to be a secret! Through pine forests and over long ridges with epic views, you will eventually descend back down a long mountain slope. At the end of the day transfer from Gokdere to the village of Patara.

Author’s recommendation

Take time to linger in the lost ruins of Phellos, it is exquisite and you will have it to yourself.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,016 m
Lowest point
545 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 food and drink stops en route, so bring a packed lunch.

 

Points of Interest

Phellos

Ancient Lycian ruins, 2000 years old, sit crumbling atop a mountain, The path winds through the monolithic sarcophagi. You will find an almost intact mosaic floor of truly exquisite quality.

 

Ridge views

After the ruins, you walk along a long ridge, the sweeping views to left and right are truly exceptional. You have the coast to your left, and farms, shepherds, goats and pine forest to your right.

Start

Transfer drop off point, on the road (773 m)
Coordinates:
DD
36.247822, 29.675284
DMS
36°14'52.2"N 29°40'31.0"E
UTM
35S 740387 4014755
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Destination

Transfer pick up point, on the road

Turn-by-turn directions

0.00 km - Start at the beginning of the tack where the taxi driver drops you off, ascend the track past the white house

0.50 km - The path forks slightly, BEAR RIGHT to stay on the larger track

1.20 km - The path forks again, take the descending path as you BEAR RIGHT

1.30 km - 20 metres before the road hairpins to the right, TURN LEFT ascending up a small path into the woods

1.40 km - The path forks, BEAR RIGHT following the sign for Haciogla

1.80 km - You come across the lost mountain ruins, continue straight on, look out for the mosaic floor on your left

2.50 km - The path forks slightly, take the left-hand form as it ascends slightly

3.40 km - BEAR RIGHT and then BEAR RIGHT again sharply to almost go back on yourself

4.00 km - The path meets a track, BEAR LEFT to join the track as it ascends

5.30 km - The path forks, BEAR LEFT ascending slightly and after 20 metres TURN RIGHT to join a smaller stone path

5.40 km - There is a small pile of stones on the track, TURN RIGHT descending to join a smaller path

6.50 km - You come to a wider track, TURN RIGHT to join this track, there will be a red and white way marker on a stone

6.60 km - Shorty after joining a larger track, TURN LEFT ascending, there is way marker on the rocks and then immediately TURN RIGHT onto another small path into the bushes, then as the path merges into another wider track, TURN RIGHT off the track and onto a smaller descending path, waymarked by painted stones 

7.00 km - The path comes into a small clearing, BEAR LEFT to stay on the route, following the markers

7.20 km - Ignore the right turn, and BEAR LEFT to stay on the path, you will then come to a well, a water pipe and a wooden structure by a tree, BEAR LEFT to pass the wooden structure and then BEAR LEFT

8.00 km - TURN RIGHT sharply off the path to pass a square pond, then BEAR LEFT then pass a stone wall and BEAR LEFT to take the higher path and pass to the left of the abandoned farm, picking up the trail on the other side as it begins to descend

8.40 km - BEAR LEFT where the path forks to continue to descend

8.90 km - Continue the descent, the valley opens up and the trees thin, continue on the path, BEAR LEFT to join a smaller path

9.20 km As the path forks, BEAR RIGHT

10.30 km - The ground levels out to a large clearing, follow the small dirt path through the grass, follow the red and white way markers

11.40 km - Join a larger vehicle track, cross the stream and then come to another T Junction, with Lycian Way Signpost 'Gokceren - Phellos'. Your transfer should be waiting there for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
36.247822, 29.675284
DMS
36°14'52.2"N 29°40'31.0"E
UTM
35S 740387 4014755
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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
14.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
520 m
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