Hiking & Trekking in Turkey

Last Updated on July 11, 2022

The number of waymarked hiking trails in Turkey is growing, thanks in large part to the folks at Culture Routes in Turkey. Here’s a sample:

The Lycian Way

Kate Clow’s 500-km (311-mile) waymarked trail from Fethiye/Ölüdeniz west to Antalya through the Teke Peninsula is Turkey’s first long waymarked trailMore…

St Paul Trail

Following the success of the Lycian Way, Kate Clow and Terry Richardson waymarked the St Paul Trail north from Perge and Aspendos, near Antalya, to Yalvaç (Antioch-in-Pisidia) on the Anatolian plateau. More…


A number of short trails wend through the volcanic Cappadocian landscape near AvanosGöreme and ÜrgüpMore…

Kaçkar Mountains

The Kaçkars (KAHTCH-kahrs) stretch along the Black Sea coast in extreme northeastern Turkey. Dotted with historic Georgian churches, the mountains offer fine trekking possibilities from Ayder and YusufeliMore…

Lots More Trails

Culture Routes in Turkey lists the most prominent trails, hikes and hiking areas, including Abraham’s Path(Şanlıurfa), Independence Trail (İnebolu to Kastamonu), Sultan’s Trail (Edirne to Istanbul), Kure MountainsVia Egnatia (from Rome, Italy to Byzantium [Istanbul]), Evliya Çelebi Way (for horse-riders), Phrygian Way(GordionMidas Şehri, etc.), Hittite Trail (Boğazkale, Alaca, etc.), Carian Trail (Southwestern Turkey), Yenice Forest Trails (near Safranbolu & Karabük), Sarıkamış Trails (Kars & Sarıkamış), Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağı) TrailsIdyma Trail (near Gökova), and more.

You can see the latest from Culture Routes in Turkey on their Facebook page. More…

You can buy hiking guidebooks to the trails on the Trekking in Turkey website. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan

Old Istanbul Guided Walking Tour by Efendi Travel

—by Tom Brosnahan

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