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Trekking and Hiking in Turkey

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Trekking and Hiking Holidays

Turkey is a wonderful place for trekking and hiking holiday with its spectacular scenery, historic and cultural secrets. Walking tours are the ideal option for being together with nature, roaming around freely and enjoying the environment.

Hiking Turkey

Turkey is ideal for those who like hiking and at the same time take in spectacular scenery. You can hike in this largely mountainous country, or trekking in the national parks of Turkey.

Serious climbers will probably want to explore Turkey's rich interior and mountainous east but even by walking a short distance inland from some of the busiest coastal resorts, it can feel as if you are in a different world.

Alpine Meadows

Turkey is a mountainous country with beautiful scenery and large areas of unspoiled countryside, which are wonderful natural preserves for an extraordinary variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. The mountainous nature of our country has had a strong influence on Turkey's cultural evolution. For centuries, nomads and semi nomadic peoples have lived here and migrated annually with their livestock to the fresh pastures of the mountains and hills around. These alpine meadows, still represent a firm tie to traditional culture.


Trekking and Hiking Routes

Trekking allows you to get away from the crowds and discover the true beauty of Turkey; the friendly villagers, remote historic sites and stunning scenery. Come and walk on Turkey's best trekking trails for natural discoveries.

The list below is Turkey's 22 official walking routes;

  • Abraham's Path
  • Agri Trails
  • Carian Trail, Turkey's longest coastal hiking trail
  • Eskipazar Route
  • Evliya Celebi Way
  • Fethiye Alternative Trail
  • Gastronomy Route
  • Hittite Routes
  • Idyma Trail
  • Independence Way
  • Kackar Mountain Trails
  • Kure Mountains Routes
  • Lycian Way, Turkey's first long distance trekking route
  • Phrygian Way
  • Sarikamis Trails
  • St.Paul Trail
  • Sultan's Trail
  • Via Egnatia
  • Yenice Forest Routes


Trekking and Hiking in Turkey

Kackar Mountains, Camlihemsin, Rize