Hiking boots overlooking the sea

Get your trek on in Turkey with our top picks of Turkey's hiking trails. Whether you're after epic hiking pilgrimages or a day walk with a difference - lace up your hiking boots and prep yourself for a walk on the wild side. 

1. The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way in Turkey

Let's start with the big-names - most passionate hikers will have heard of The Lycian Way. One of Turkey's most popular treks, Lycian Way is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Tekke Peninsula. The challenging 509km route from Fethiye to Antalya becomes more steeply inclined as you tread along, but overall it boasts varied walks and utterly breathtaking views.

2. St Paul Trail

Taurus mountain range in Turkey

Completing the historic St Paul Trail can take up to 27 days, but even if you just spend one day ascending - the big views are more than worth the legwork. The 500km footpath from Perge to Yalvac takes you through the iconic Taurus Mountains so expect big views and some awe-inspiring ancient and natural sights.

3. Kaçkar Trails

Kaçkar Mountains in Turkey

Have a gander at the series of mountain paths that make up Kaçkar Trails. Located in the Black Sea region, the famous mountain boasts 32 potential trekking routes, with difficulties ranging from a few hours to a number of days. Even at lower elevations, the scenery is absolutely stunning. 

4. Yenice Forest Trail

Yenice Forest Trail in Turkey

Roam through the network of trails that sit within the huge mature woodland vastness of Yenice. Easily accessible from Istanbul or Ankara, the colourful expanse has 21 alternative walking routes to pick from. The forest floor is also ideal for biking and horseriding!

5. Beydağları Coastal National Park

Beydağları Coastal National Park in Turkey

Wild nature lovers will fall head over heels for this park in the Antalya province. Stretching over 132 square miles, the park begins in Sarisu and boasts three different must-see ancient settlements. Hiking trails make up this foliage fuelled and mountainous landscape so, take a hike...

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