Summary: On Foot Holidays is offering Australians the chance to discover the iconic Turkish Riviera on a self-guided walk along the ancient Lycian Way.
The route follows the line of the mountains through the ruined city of Olympos, past the flames of the Chimaera to the Gelidonya lighthouse. In light of the growing migrant crisis, On Foot Holidays will donate £50 (approximately A$95) to Doctors without Borders, for every walker who books one of On Foot Holidays’ walking routes in Turkey or Greece by April 30. By donating, On Foot Holidays hopes to help some of the thousands of children who have been forced to flee from their homes and who now seek temporary sanctuary in Europe.
The six-night, inn-to-inn ‘Lycia: Mountains and Sea’ walk costs £665 and includes accommodation, all breakfasts, five dinners, taxi transfers and all luggage transfers. For more information and to book, visitwww.onfootholidays.co.uk .
Full Details: Australians can follow Turkey’s ancient Lycian Way on a self-guided walk along the Mediterranean coast. On Foot Holidays’ self-guided route takes in spectacular views around every corner, visits secluded beaches and ancient archaeological sites. For every Australian who books one of On Foot Holidays’ three walks in Turkey or Greece by April 30, the UK-based company will donate £50 (approximately A$95) to Médécins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) to help children caught up in the migrant crisis.
The six-night inn-to-inn ‘Lycia: Mountains and Sea’ walk in southern Turkey guarantees spectacular scenery, authentic home cooking and legendary Turkish hospitality. Walkers can immerse themselves in the cultural wonders of the Roman ruins at Olympos – where Roman baths, sarcophagi and temples are tucked away among wild grapevines and flowering oleander. Known for its ‘eternal flames’, the route includes a visit to the Chimaera, where methane and other gases emerge from the rock and burn continuously. If an optional extra day is added, walkers can take the opportunity to visit the Greco-Roman ruins at Phaselis and Laodikeia.
The route winds its way through pristine pine forests, mountain heights and coastal panoramas and is graded as being of medium-hard difficulty. Each day includes five to 6½ hours of walking. The route is best walked in May, September and October. The six-night tour costs £665 (approximately A$1275 depending on exchange rates), and includes accommodation, all breakfasts, five evening meals, four picnics, taxi and airport transfers and all luggage transfers – meaning walkers simply carry a day pack.
Based in the UK and specialising in the ‘art of slow travel’, On Foot Holidays offers walkers around the world 26 self-guided tours across unspoilt areas of Europe for independent travellers who prefer intimate encounters with destinations. Walkers can select their own departure dates and all routes are designed by locals and tested by staff from On Foot Holidays.
Visit www.onfootholidays.co.uk .