Please note that you are using a browser that is no longer supported. Please consider viewing this website on another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Skip to main content
Call us: +44 (0) 1453 844400Email us:

Worldwide Small Group and Tailor Made Adventure Travel

Our grading system explained

    Gentle / Moderate
    Moderate / Vigorous
    Vigorous / Strenuous
    Expedition Grade

Turkey Walking & Trekking Holidays

Turkey Walking & Trekking Holidays

Turkey has a rich history and culture but its dramatic Turquoise blue coastline, surreal Cappadocian landscape and deeply forested hillsides also make it a fantastic walking and trekking destination.

View All View as list View on map

2 Holidays

Western Taurus & the Lycian Way

8 day Moderate / Vigorous Walking & Trekking

  • Enjoy a two-centred holiday with a rich diversity of landscapes, history and culture
  • Explore the wild scenery of the Western Taurus mountains
  • Walk the stunning coastline along some of the best sections of the Lycian Way
  • Visit the remarkable archaelogical site at Olympos and climb to the summit of Tahtali
  • Turn your holiday into a two week Turkish extravaganza by joining our Cappodocia holiday

Flight inclusive from £1175, Land only from £875

Cappadocia & the St Paul Trail

8 day Moderate Walking & Trekking

  • Walk through valleys lined with fairytale ‘chimney’s and fantastical rock formations in Cappadocia
  • Discover the hidden rock-hewn churches and cliff dwellings of the beautiful Ihlara Valley
  • Explore the incredible underground city of Kaymakli
  • Cross the Davraz Pass and enjoy rewarding walks along the St Paul’s Trail near scenic Lake Eğirdir
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Romans to the ancient city of Adada

Flight inclusive from £1375, Land only from £925

  • 1


Turkey occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe; the ultimate bridge between east and west – both in culture and location. Though Turkey is rich in historical and cultural interest, it’s the dramatic Turquoise coastline, surreal Cappadocian landscape and deeply forested hillsides that make it the ideal walking destination.

In Turkey’s central Anatolia lies Cappadocia, a landscape like no other. The terrain is filled with extraordinary volcanic shapes, hidden churches, cave dwellings and even an underground city, located near the beautiful Melendiz River. Heading west, near the shores of the Mediterranean, the St Paul long-distance walking trail begins. The Trail is a 500km 27-day way-marked footpath from Perge, to Yalvac, North East of Lake Egirdir, walk the very best parts on our Cappadocia and the St Paul Trail trip. Established in 2008, to bring tourism into rural Turkey. The route is wild and wonderful and endeavours to follow in the very footsteps of St Paul, along Roman roads, ancient footpaths and forest tracks.

The original long-distance path in Turkey is the famous Lycian Way. Tracing the glorious azure-blue coastline of part of ancient Lycia in southwest Turkey, it runs for 500 km and encompasses Greek and Roman ruins, rugged coastal paths and flower-strewn summer pastures. Go a little further inland and you are into the Taurus Mountains with their sleepy villages and archaeological wonders including Olympus. You can explore both of these contrasting, yet equally scenic and historically fascinating regions, on our Western Taurus & the Lycian Way walking holiday.

Ultimately Turkey is a vast and wonderful destination, ideal to discover on foot, whether it’s walking across the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, exploring the coast or hiking the rugged mountain scenery of the the Taurus Mountains.

Key Facts

  • Capital city: Ankara
  • Population: 77,695,904 (est. 2015)
  • Size of country: 783,562 sq km (302,535 sq miles).
  • Currency: Turkish Lira
  • Power supply: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Standard two round pin European-style plugs are used.
  • Language: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
  • Time difference: GMT +2 hours
  • Visas: British Nationals require a visa
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Popular dishes: Shish kebab (pieces of meat threaded on a skewer and grilled), Dolma (vine leaves or vegetables stuffed with pine nuts and currants).
  • Popular drinks: Raki, an anise flavoured alcohol, served as an aperitif. It turns cloudy if mixed with water, giving it the name 'lions milk'.
  • Did you know: Van has its own breed of cat with white fur and two different coloured eyes, commonly one blue, one amber-green.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice


When is the best time to travel to Turkey?

Our climate charts will give you an idea of the weather conditions in Turkey.

The best time to visit Turkey weather wise is between late May to early June the early October to September where you'll experience comfortable temperatures and minimal rainfall. Our Taurus and Lycian way trip goes up into the Taurus mountains so temperatures may be only a slightly bit cooler. If you'd like to extend your time in Turkey before of after your trek, then May to October is also the best time to visit the coast and Istanbul, though this is the peak season for tourists, so accommodation can be busy.

If you can't make the dates of our group departures, then take a private departure on dates to suit you, or we can create a Tailor Made holiday to Turkey, especially for you and your family or friends.

Back to top