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Address: Carian Trail, Mugla, Mugla 48000, Turkey
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05305102005
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The Carian Trail is an 800 km long distance walking path exploring the...

The Carian Trail is an 800 km long distance walking path exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Mugla and Aydin. The trail is named after the Carian civilization discovering a region rich in ancient ruins and history, stone paved caravan roads and mule path connecting villages from the coast to a mountaineous hinterland. Pine forest cloak mountain slopes with olive terraces and almond grove in the valley's make up an important part of the regions economy. The trail acceses a lesser known and unspoilt region full of colour and tradition along with spectacular scenery.

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long distance walk on the Bozburun Pinunsula

in spite of the very detailed information on the site, this walk in the coastal mountains revealed an eye-, mind- and heart-easing experience : the combination of open spaces and... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Swa V
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Boechout, Belgium
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Boechout, Belgium
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

in spite of the very detailed information on the site, this walk in the coastal mountains revealed an eye-, mind- and heart-easing experience : the combination of open spaces and dence pineforests, challenged our fysical condition under more than late summer temperatures - all the booked services were perfectly arranged, together with the fenomenal Turkish hopitality they left unforgettable memories... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Last week, we walked the Bozburun peninsula on the Carian Trail. Beautiful unspoilt landscapes, dramatic views and historic sites. At night we enjoyed great food, mesmerizing views and hospitable hotelowners. The walks were strenous at times because of the heat but very rewarding. Altay Ozcan of self guided tours proved an excellent organiser, helpful and knowledgeable. We will certainly be... More 

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Reviewed October 13, 2015

My family and I sailed for a week around the Bozburun Peninsula. Our guide for the entire trip was Altay Ozcan, who was one of the originators of the Carian Trail. Altay was an outstanding guide, who led us on hikes every day, as our boat dropped anchor in different coves around the peninsula. This area is one of the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very interesting scenery lots of tortoises. Away from modern civilisation and a glimpse into antiquity.

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3 Thank Duncan M
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

I strongly second Benoit's reviews of his earlier walks on this route (see below). We were a group of 5 women and one man, all except one in our early 60s. We were expertly guided by Tamer of the Selenes Pansiyon on Lake Bafa, with different local guides each day because the 'official' route has been graded or asfalted in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have just recently walked the self-guided Carian Trail, Gokova Gulf section from Akyka to Bodrum over 9 days.We have also walked some of the Lycian Way recently. We found the Carian Trail very isolated and beautiful and passed no other walkers at this time of year (Early April). Mostly old village paths and caravan trails were used where possible.... More 

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2 Thank Greg N
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

After walking a path of the Lycian Trail we gave the "Akbük" part of the Carian trail a try and regretted right away not havin planned in more days. Nature, quit, history, here and there lovely people, cormorans, crystal clear waters, ducks swimming along with you, fresh air, pretyy landscapes. If this sounds like your thing, walk the Carian Way,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having recently hiked on the Carian trail for 9 days along the Buzburun peninsula, I can say that it's an excellent trekking trail, very well marked and offering a wide array of vistas and landscapes, including dramatic cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, a number of ruins and archeological sites and beautiful pine forests. While speaking Turkish will help, you can always... More 

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Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our group of trekking dudes had the most wonderful walk in the carial trail. Its was very well signed and so easy to find your way in kind of very autentic green paths..some times in profound, deep forests, sometimes by the turquies colored beaches, high mountains and sometimes with ancient roman settlements..I think and of Feburary is the best time... More 

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1 Thank Ipek Derin B
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Reviewed March 21, 2015

From fascinating villagers to turqouise waters, herds of animals to lush green mountains this trail will satisfy you in every way. You will get stoned on stony paths, will be mesmerized with every sunrise. So don't you wait any longer, this trail is for the adventurer.

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