To escape the stress,
to not have to save the world for a few days. Instead: to get along by yourself, to be outside, to think about the road ahead (and perhaps enjoy a cool drink) instead of the destination and to pitch your tent where the view of the sunset is most beautiful. The desire for a more bearable load in harmony with nature drives nearly 200,000 people to travel the Camino de Santiago every year. For all those who want to escape the crush of well-trodden paths and who feel more drawn to finding self-knowledge through nature, a pleasant climate and small adventures we recommend the Lycian Way. It is considered the most beautiful trail in the Mediterranean: over a distance of some 500 km it meanders from Antalya through the high Taurus mountain range, along the Turkish Mediterranean coast to the beaches of Fethiye.
On old donkey paths, through dark cedar forests, past ancient ruins, and above it all, until June every year, towers the snowcapped peak of the majestic Tahtalý. The origins of this long-distance trail date back to ancient times, parts of it were used as trade routes for camel caravans. Experienced travellers will take 25 days to travel the ancient route that was only 'reopened' in 1999 by English woman Kate Clow, with a lot of pioneering spirit and red arrows. Or you can just use the Lycian Way as the inspiration for an unconventional yet magnificent excursion into an ancient, cultural landscape, guided only by chance and recommendations. Tourists are rare. Nature on the other hand is abundant. Maps do not exist. Instead there are places and roads that don't show up on any navigation system. And helpful people who guide hikers and travellers through the rugged terrain using wild gestures. The fact that you will at times end up somewhere else entirely is perfect for explorers.