We are pretty sure that you have heard the famous word “Lycian Way” even once in your life. If not let us tell you a little bit more about the area and take you around so that you have a better grasp of our this cultural site.
Lycian way, one of the most picturesque routes in the world, is famous with being over 500 km long, starting from Hisarönü stretching to Antalya. It takes its name from the ancient civilization Lycia, which once ruled the area. Being Turkey’s very first long-distance walking route, it was made in order to identify and protect some of Turkey’s old roads. This 500 km long route has been a home for many trekkers, hikers, mountain bikers, as well as horseback riders and we definitely believe that now is your turn to discover the beauties of it and “travel in history” on horseback.
Join us and smell the fabulous forestry predominates; where pines are mixed with strawberry trees and carob, and give way to juniper and cedar at higher elevations while passing through the gates that open to the magnificent sea view. This tour is for experienced riders only, where we will be riding for 4-5 hours daily with well mannered, high-spirited Arab and Anatolian-Arab breed mares.
We hope you enjoy during the tour;
- meeting and chatting with the locals in the area
- encountering herds of sheep and goats along the way
- passing through centuries-old olive trees
DAY 1 : Arrival & Meeting Day
You will arrive Dalaman Airport and private transfers will take you to your accommodation, which will be around the equestrian center. Here, you will meet the team and have dinner. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a guest house or hotel for youn your lodging and relax for your first day on horseback.
DAY 2: 20-25 km horseback ride from Karadere Village to Pınara
After a refreshing night sleep, you will enjoy delicious traditional Turkish breakfast accompanied by stunning sea view. Following the breakfast, you will depart to the equestrian center to meet the horses. First day’s route will start from the village of Karadere where the horses are located, passing by the Ancient City of Kurucan (Sidyma) Pınara. After you will transfer to Karadere Village where you will stay overnight, accompanied by the beautiful sea view. We think you will enjoy chatting by the fire during dinner. We advise you to keep warm because here you will experience a guest house or hotel accommodation.
DAY 3: 20-25 km horseback ride from Karadare village to Patara
After breakfast, we depart from Karadere and set out for the ancient city of letoon. We will visit the historical theater in the ancient city of letoon. Then we continue our journey towards the ancient city of Xanthos by riding our horses along the Eşen river. We are continue a dream journey in the ancient city of Xanthos, where the 3000-year-old Lycian civilizations lived. We end our tour the point of the enchanting sea and the desert (Patara Sand Dunes) for a photo shoot. After the photo shoot, we go to the hotel where we will stay overnight.
DAY 4: 20-25 km horseback ride from Patara to Karadare Village
After breakfast, we set off from the ancient city of Patara. We bring our horses back to Karadere village by riding our horses from the shore of Eşen river. End of the day we return to the hotel where we will stay overnight to rest.
DAY 5: 20-25 km horseback ride from Karadare village to Gavurağılı village
After breakfast, you will depart from Karadere and ride to villages of Gavurağılı. After a long horseback ride on the Patara Beach which a world-famous paradise beach with soft sand and sand dunes and the turquoise blue sea, you will reach Karadere, the starting point. You will have another chance to taste local food during dinner at the restaurant. When it is time to have a good night rest, guest house or hotel will take away all the exhaustion you had.
DAY 6 : Rest Day
You will be mesmerized by the sea view you will wake up to. We are pretty sure that the smell of eggs cooked with butter, accumulated from the surrounding villages will enhance your traditional Turkish breakfast experience. Once you are done with breakfast, your private transfer will pick you up to take you to the guest house or hotel in Fethiye. Don’t worry! We made everything we could to make sure that you have some time for shopping before you leave. After some free time, you will have dinner and enjoy the last hours with the group.
DAY 7 : Departure Day
After the last breakfast at the hotel, you will be checking out and be transferred to Dalaman Airport for your flight.
The long and short courses will be determined according to the terrain conditions.
Accommodations will be arranged according to Covid-19 restrictions. However, at all times and in all conditions, the guests will be provided with comfortable accommodation.
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR :
6 nights of full board accommodation. (Hotel or guest house)
All non-alcoholic beverages you enjoy.
Average of 4-6 hours of guided horse riding.
All shuttle transfers.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Entrance fees where necessary