The river is favored by white-water rafters because of its relatively easy rapids (Class 1 & 2) along a scenic course downstream from the dramatic gorge.
Bridge Canyon National Park (Köprülü Kanyon Milli Park) makes a good day excursion from Antalya, Belek or Side, whether you go rafting, or hiking, or to explore the ruins of the Romantheater, city walls, and Temple of Zeus in the mountain town of Selge(Altinkaya), or just to enjoy a picnic amid the dramatic Mediterraneanscenery.
Distances & Travel Times
Alanya: 123 km (76 miles) NW, 3 hours
Antalya: 108 km (67 miles) NE, 1.75 hours
Aspendos: 32 km (20 miles) S, 50 minutes
Belek: 50 km (31 miles) S, 1.5 hours
Selge: 19 km (12 miles) NW, 30 minutes
Side: 66 km (41 miles) N, 1.5 hours
—by Tom Brosnahan