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The trail is well marked (red or red/white dots) and you have to follow it very attentively as... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Beautiful, unspoiled Turkey

We have just returned from our walk, completing the trail from Akyaka to Bodrum. The trail is well... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
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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...more
Carian Trail, Mugla, Mugla 48000, Turkey
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The trail is well marked (red or red/white dots) and you have to follow it very attentively as there are some branches taking you the wrong way. I made it with my wife (not fit at all) and my 3+ yo daughter in rucksack type...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We have just returned from our walk, completing the trail from Akyaka to Bodrum. The trail is well marked, but has suffered in places from bulldozers destroying waymarkers. If you use the latest GPS and the book, then the path is usually navigable, albeit somewhat...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank MichaelandLizKent
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Firstly if you are planning to walk the trails I would not recommend attempting any of them without first downloading the gps points to a devise which you will be taking with you. In September 2017 my dad and I went to Turkey with the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Sammijane1
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The Carian Trail offers a medium hard trekking activity. The Carian Era is in between 11th and 4th century BC. The Carians were initially mariner. The later on they moved up to the mountainous regions by the invasions of ancient Greek colonies. The remnants of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ebru A
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Swa V
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 199Sharon
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Duncan M
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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Karofi
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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Greg N
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March 17, 2017|
Response from Swa V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. Upon arrival in Dalaman Airport the driver who transfers you to the first hotel, will hand over a map containing a GPS + prepaid cellphone + most detailed roadbook with the exact description where... More
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Carian trail (5 Replies)
Hi There is a hikers trail that begins in Icmeler called the Carian trail, does anybody know the exact location of how to get to it?
May 29, 2017|
Response fromIcmeler|
Check the area where the bus stops at the Munamar end of Icmeler. There are numerous points of access in Icmeler for different trails. Have a look at this it may be of interest to you https:/…REVIEWS
One day hiking trails near Bafa Lake and/or on Carian Trail (7 Replies)
Hello locals and travelers! We are visiting the Muğla Province early September, and I'm looking for some nice one day hiking trails. I've heard a lot about the area around the Bafa Lake, and can find plenty of info on the Carian Trail. However I'm looking for hiking trips we can do in one or two days, Preferrably circular, in any case we have to get back to wherever we parked the car, ofcourse. Does anyone know of any books, maps, or websites that could help us? Any tips would be...More
August 20, 2016|
Response fromPogono|
We are visiting the area later this year and I have been looking for a guide book as well. The only one I have found, to date, is the Carian Trail Guidebook ISBN 978-605-63825-1-2 which is available on the internet.