Stunning coastal views along some of our walking routes

Stunning coastal views along some of our walking routes Enjoy rugged mountain terrain, ... ...lush green landscapes, ... ...sweeping views, ... ...little known archaeological sites, ... ...and well-earned breaks! The walks are usually accompanied by Mandarin's dog Pacha The spring departures are ideal for spotting wild flowers Cadyanda Cadyanda Cadyanda                       The countryside around Faralya is ideal for keen walkers View down towards Kabak beach Faralya in springtime The tours are based at Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotels

Walking along the Lycian Way

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Mandarin & Mango's mountainside setting close to the ancient Lycian Way, much favoured by walkers of all nationalities, makes it an ideal location for a walking holiday with the added bonus of a touch of luxury to return to. For those who enjoy walking in like-minded and convivial company and who value the guidance of someone very familiar with the local trails a guided week is often more enjoyable than going it alone.

Ghislain will again be leading the walks himself as not only is he familiar with the tracks and paths around Faralya but he also has a deep understanding of the local customs and culture. On some days there may also be an assistant leader in the shape of Pacha, Mandarin's resident dog who is equally familiar with the terrain.

This experience will not only enable you to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes of this part of the world but also to learn more about rural life in Turkey and to visit some of the lesser known archaeological sites.

The holiday is offered on a half-board basis with a traditional Turkish breakfast and Mandarin & Mango's delicious five-course dinner. En route you can enjoy a picnic or barbecue lunch or a meal in a simple Turkish eaterie, all payable locally.

Some days will be spent walking in the immediate area, others exploring a little further afield and some following parts of the Lycian Way and a minibus will be used to transport you whenever necessary. A reasonable level of fitness and sturdy walking boots are required but the week's routes are designed to allow you to enjoy the countryside at a fairly leisurely pace and not to test your endurance.

New for 2018 is the opportunity to take part in several optional activities during the week, including horse-riding, scuba-diving and even a tandem para-glide flight!

This holiday can be extended by a second week for those who want to spend time relaxing at Mandarin. Partners/travelling companions not wishing to join the walks can stay at Mandarin at the standard package price without the £90 walking tour supplement.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Informal welcome dinner to get to know your hosts and fellow travellers.
Day 2:
We explore the fertile Kaya Valley, walking to Afkule with its Byzantine Monastery, and stopping for local specialities in the atmospheric ruined village of Kayakoy (approx. 10 km walking). For those who are interested, there is the opportunity to enjoy a two-hour horse-riding excursion around the Kaya Valley (payable locally).
Day 3:
A walk above the coast with stunning views down to the Butterfly Valley. We descend through the forest and walk along Aktas Beach towards Kabak where we have a light lunch. Those who wish can walk down to Kabak beach for a swim before the return walk (approx. 14 km).
Day 4:
We walk from Faralya to the mountain villages or Kirme and Kozagac, with the option to continue to the peak of Mount Babadag. From here, any adrenalin-seekers can exprience the thrill of a tandem para-glide flight down to the beach at Oludeniz (subject to weather conditions; additional charges apply), whilst the rest of the group continue the descent on foot towards Ovacik. From here, we return to the hotel via Oludeniz by minibus. (Approx. 18 km walking).
Day 5:
A short drive to Uzumlu, famous for its grapes, then a walk up to the atmospheric archaeological site of Cadyanda which we will explore at leisure (approx. 9 km).
Day 6:
A free day to relax at base, go shopping in Fethiye or visit the lagoon at Oludeniz. For any qualified divers, we can arrange a diving excursion with a local dive centre (payable locally).
Day 7:
Drive up to Alinca and walk down to Faralya along part of the Lycian Way, with spectacular views over Kabak Bay and Gemiler Bay before returning to Mandarin & Mango for your farewell dinner.
Day 8:
Return transfer to Dalaman Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay at Mandarin & Mango.
The itinerary is subject to change according to local conditions

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