With its Mediterranean climate, stunning location, and a wealth of tracks and walks, Fethiye is an ideal place for walking holidays.
The Yakamoz Hotel in Ovacık is in the perfect spot for walkers of all levels of experience. The hotel offers walking holidays to suit everyone; from ramblers who want to enjoy easier trails, to experienced walkers who are looking for more challenging walks.
Click here to read our previous article on walking holidays with the Yakamoz Hotel.
Fethiye Times went along to chat with the Winchester Ramblers who have just enjoyed their second walking holiday with the Yakamoz Hotel.
Why walking in Turkey?
“Turkey is a rapidly developing walking country with waymarked routes, walking maps and guides for self-guided walks and qualified experienced guides if you prefer a guided walking holiday. The mild spring and autumn weather also makes it ideal for walking.”
Why walking in the Fethiye area?
“It is the start of the Lycian Way so has a good walking infrastructure available. There are also other trails other than the Lycian Way to choose from in the area. During our walking holidays, we have rest days and there are plenty of things to do that suit active people; paragliding, white water rafting, boat trips and gorge scrambling in Europe’s second longest natural gorge at Saklıkent to name a few”
Why the Yakamoz Hotel?
“The Yakamoz has been used by walkers for many years and has offered walking packages for experienced guides for three years. It is used by many walking groups and offers a library of walks, maps, and guidebooks, advice on transport and routes, They also arrange packed lunches and refreshments whether you are on a walking package or self-guided walkers.
Walking packages include airport transfers, half-board or full-board, a guided walking programme for different fitness levels, travel arrangements on walking days and a booking service for other activities on rest days. Mehmet is always happy to tailor the package to suit the group – if it’s possible Mehmet will arrange it.
Rooms are available to suit individual budgets and all food is freshly prepared by the Yakamoz award-winning chef. All front of house staff speak English.
The Yakamoz offers tremendous value compared to popular European destinations and walking tour companies.”
Here are some of the photographs from the two weeks the Winchester Ramblers spent walking with the Yakamoz.
The walking plan
Here is the walking plan put together for the Winchester Ramblers.
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Ölüdeniz to Yakamoz Hotel (16km/5 hours)
Day 3 – Afkule Monastery to Darboğaz Bay (14km/4-5 hours)
Day 4 – Lycian Way: Ovacık to Faralya (13km/4-5 hours)
Day 5 – Boat trip
Day 6 – Kirme – Karaağaç – Alınca – Kabak (18km/6 hours)
Day 7 – Sarsala Bay – Cleopatra Bay – Kapıdağı Peninsula (12km)
Day 8 – Rest day or local walk
Day 9 – Kirme to Babadağ(2000m) (13km/4hour)
Day 10 – Fethiye Market
Day 11 – Zorlar – Oyuk – Üzümlü Road (14km/4-5 hours)
Day 12 – Babadağ – Pinara (15km/6 hours)
Day 13 – Lycian Way: Alınca – Ge (13km/4-5 hours)
Day 14 Rest day and/or departure
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