Sam Tucker loves adventure and likes to have a purpose when he is cycling from İzmir to Capetown or trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

How does he do that?

He combines his adventures with raising money for local charities in and around Fethiye, where he lives.

On Turkish Tides

In September Sam, and two of his friends, Doğan Eraslan (previous owner of Mozaik Bahçe) and Serkan Tarim ( Serkan’s Veterinary Practice), will carry out a sponsored sea kayak, paddling from Antalya to Fethiye, a distance of around 500km, which will take approximately three weeks to complete. Sam and Doğan will start from Antalya on 1st September, and will be joined by Serkan in Kaş. They will be raising awareness of the Haydos Animal Shelter ( Hayman Dostları Derneği), which is a no kill shelter for stray dogs and cats  run by Türkan Dağdelen.  The shelter houses more than 700 dogs and 150 cats and is funded purely on donations from supporters.

Sam, Doğan and Serkan

In Training

Sam has previous experience of sea kayaking; however, Doğan and Serkan are fairly new to it, so will be going through a period of intensive training in preparation for the event.

Doğan training with Dean Livesley in Kaş
Doğan training with Dean Livesley in Kaş

Doğan in training from fethiyetimes on Vimeo.

Trekking to the Roof of the World

Earlier this year Sam trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Haydos Animal Shelter. He was delighted when he received photographs and support from children in the Ukraine who had read about his adventure from his Facebook Page, One Man, Many Paths.


Further articles: Sam v Kilimanjaro: a trekkers tale  and Ain’t no mountain high enough

Support from around the World

This time Sam has set himself a challenge to see how far he can spread the word and so far there has been a stunning response with messages of support pouring in from 31 countries around the world…

World Map

Here are just a few of the messages that have been sent to Sam. Have a look at and LIKE Sam’s Facebook page, One Man Many Paths, for more messages and updates



Why not join in and support Sam?

Make a sign saying:

‘ SUPPORT HAYDOS ANIMAL CHARITY AND SAM TUCKER – KAYAKING FROM ANTALYA TO FETHIYE’ and don’t forget to add the name of the town and country where you are from.

Take a photo holding your sign, include your pet, friends, family, co-workers.

Send photographs in a Private Message to One Man, Many Paths 

Support Haydos

You can also pledge to make a donation to Haydos by emailing:

Finally…Sam would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for your support so far.

Sam Tucker - One Man Many Paths. Logo by Carol Bostan ...
Sam Tucker – One Man Many Paths. Logo by Carol Boston (Carols Creations)