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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.

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. 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.

There is plenty to admire beyond the walking routes, including the famous Turkish Cuisine which combines Mediterranean, Central Asian, Caucasian, and Arabic influences. The most common preparations are roasting and grilling of beef or lamb, which produces the famous Turkish kebabs, such as döner kebap and köfte.

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

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