World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.2 (213 votes)

Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular

Listed under Cycling in Aegean Region, Turkey.

  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
  • Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
Photo of Cycling the Lycian Way and the Tekke Peninsular
Photo by flickr user I was in Turkey
Pin It

The spectacular scenery of the Lycian Way along Turkey’s Tekke Peninsular makes an excellent riding backdrop. The way is really a trekking route, but some portions of the track are suitable to bike along, alternatively the region itself has some other short fairly easy loop rides if you base yourself in Ovacik, Kas, Finike or surrounds, where there are plenty of great places to stay.

The views changes as you travel which is one of the nicest things about this region. The meadows of wildflowers and strawberries give out to forests of Bay Trees and olive groves, then the scenery becomes more rock as you pass through a region of canyons approaching Mount Olympos.

Most people are interested in travelling the Lycian Way because of the history of the place and there are plenty of historic ruins, tombs and interesting architecture, a highlight being the Byzantine churches and the towns with their Moroccan looking Ottoman domes.

The whole route is more than 500k between Fethiye and Antalya and there are parts where you need to be prepared to dismount if you were attempting to complete the journey, but if you’re adventurous it’s a good challenge and there are lost of inclines and descents. Part of the track is graded but part is quite rocky.

Go in the milder months, the coast of Turkey is pretty hot in summer.

Written by  Jake Marsden.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

L Beckett

Can you recommned a book for someone who would like to cycle accross Turkey?

Do you have a map of the path you used?

we are planning to cycle from olympos to karaöz through gelidonya lighthouse. do you have a map of your path? or at least a google earth ss? that would really help.

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Cycling on the Lofoten Islands

    Go north in June for 24 hour riding, hiking and fresh air you can taste on Norway's pretty Lofoten Islands, a string of small, …

  • Bike Patagonia's Lake District

    If you have seen a dinosaur documentary recently this backdrop of huge, bright blue, brimming lakes rimmed in the foreground by…

  • Cycling Chile's Lake District

    This region is another cyclists dream, plenty of spectacular scenery, including mountains, volcanoes and the many bright blue l…

Nearby Experiences

  • Patara Beach

    18km of sand on this 'Turquoise coast' make this, the birthplace of Apollo, one of the longest beach destinations in the Med. H…

  • Kaputaş beach

    Kaputaş beach has some of the bluest water you've ever seen. So blue that it's almost impossible, especially so if the first t…

  • Xanthos-Letoon

    This site, which was the capital of Lycia, illustrates the blending of Lycian traditions and Hellenic influence, especially in …

Related links

Contribute to this page