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Carian Trail

Carian Trail, Mugla, Mugla 48000, Turkey
+90 530 510 20 05
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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
MichaelandLizKent
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Kent
Self guided hike

Firstly if you are planning to walk the trails I would not recommend attempting any of them without... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Sammijane1
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Gold Coast, Australia
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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 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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Carian Trail, Mugla, Mugla 48000, Turkey
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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

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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

2  Thank Sammijane1
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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

1  Thank Ebru A
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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...More

1  Thank Swa V
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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...More

1  Thank 199Sharon
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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...More

1  Thank Richard D
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Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

3  Thank Duncan M
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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...More

1  Thank Karofi
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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...More

3  Thank Greg N
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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...More

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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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