Trebenna Hiking Path Of Geyikbayırı

Lycian Way

I was with the Turkish Mountaineering Federation for the whole week. We were having the “Leadership in the Nature” seminar from the lecturers of the mountaineering body.

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Geyikbayırı is full of pomegranate trees. @Kezban Guesthouse

After spending a week at Geyikbayırı we decided to hike up to Trebenna ancient city as our farewell event. 🙂

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Latin transcript from the Roman Empire

The hike directly start from the camping sites of Geyikbayırı. Indeed, this is where 535 kilometres long Lycian Way starts.

Geyikbayiri also stands for the biggest climbing area in Turkey and consist of 36 sectors, with more than 600 sports climbing routes. Routes vary from beginners to the top level.

The sweaty hiking path climbs 670 meters from 360 meters. 2,6 kilometeres long path takes a hour to walk one way.

On the way, the path is marked with Lycian Way signs. Nevertheless it’s better to follow the way on the map not to get lost. This part is recently added to the Lycian footpath and not walked so often so far. Check out the Wikiloc GPS route below!

The gorgeous view of Sivri Dağ is on the way, and the Ancient Roman City of Trebenna at the final point is a must-see.

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Sivri Dağ ~ sharp mountain

Put enough water and some fruits to your bag for the sweaty hike! Local and delicious Pomgranades and Oranges available around campsites depending on the season.


  • Start: Geyikbayırı offers world-class climbing experience all year around due to its Mediterranean climate and location in the canyon.

 

  • Finish: Trebenna is thought to be home to civilisations dates back to Hellenistic era. The city has been lying in the political borders of Lycian (eyelet) of the Empire and enjoyed the privilege of coining in the second century. The walls, on one hand, covers the city are knows as Byzantium structures.

Click: Wikiloc Route

 

Scenic Hiking Route of Kabak Bay

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I will be walking for the next 3 days until Ovacık, Fethiye. I just hit the roads today.

Ovacık is the end or start point of the Lycian Way footpath depending on where to start.
The first day, I hiked the 1.5 hour scenic path between the Paradise Bay and the famous party beach, Kabak. 

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From the path…

I started from the Paradise Camping at noon. Just after 20 mins of walking I find myself at soğuk su ~coldwater beach. And the path ends at Kabak beach.
The route offers wonderful beaches and hiking through the very scenic views on the hilly parts. 170 meters is the highest altitude of the hike.

It’s warm until the end of October starting from April. It’s not so hard to come across a sunny day rest of the year.

Put the swimming staff in your bag and make sure you have a pair of hiking shoes.

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Soğuk Su ~ Coldwater Beach

Cennet Camping or the Kiosks in Kabak are where you can get water and food. They are the beginning and the end.

The Mediterranean will be your travelmate all the way.

 

Mandala Camping is where I’m gonna stay today. It’s a budget campsite at Kabak. Mandala is located at the upper side of the Valley with a magnificent and relaxing view of the Kabak.


  • To reach Kabak beach, where you start the path, hop on the regular minibuses at the province called “Kabak Last Stop”