A hot air balloon flight is a must do in Cappadocia |  <i>Erin Williams</i> The gorgeous Lycian Coast Exploring the ruins of Kaunos |  <i>Erin Williams</i> A small town in the rocks of Cappadocia |  <i>Erin Williams</i> A boat tour to the impressive Lycian rock graves of Dalyan |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Coastline along the Lycian Way to Cirali |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Exploring the ruins of Kayaköy |  <i>Erin Williams</i> A walker in Cappadocia, walking through the rock formations |  <i>Erin Williams</i>
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Self Guided Walking Holidays in Turkey

Experience all of Turkey on an unforgettable self guided walking tour

Bordering Asia and Europe, Turkey is a natural bridge between the two worlds of the West and the Orient. Turkey boasts amazing diversity in its geography, geology and climate, varying from extremes such as the subtropical forest of the Black Sea coast to the evergreen pine forests of the Mediterranean, snow capped mountains, rolling steppe and rich agricultural valleys. 

Our self-guided walking holidays in Turkey focus on the the Lycian Way and Cappadocia. The Lycian Way is one of Turkey's most famous walking trails and while the full trail is 500kms long, our Lycian Way Coastal Walk takes in the highlights of the well-marked trail. During a series of day walks you will discover sections of the route with well preserved Greek and Roman cities and a Lycian necropolis lost in vegetation. 

Cappadocia is a surreal landscape of conical shaped, limestone formations. Its contrasting moonscapes and valleys filled with rock-hewn churches and dwellings and fairy chimneys are nestled under the snow-capped mountains of Mount Aergius. On our Cappadocia on Foot self-guided walking holiday you will explore the lunar landscapes and fascinating ancient sites to reach the highlights of the region such as Mustafapasa, Ortahisar and Goreme.

Our self-guided walking holidays are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season and customise by adding extra days for resting or sightseeing. As you're walking independently, you're free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own pace as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel. You are free to shorten or lengthen your walk as the terrain permits and can even take a day off, although you may need to travel onto your next accommodation by taxi or public transport in order to do so. As long as you are reasonably active you will be able to find a suitable tour and all of our tours are graded to help you choose the right walk for you.


Self Guided Walking Specialists in Turkey

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Turkey at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Turkey

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking holiday in Turkey.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.


Breakfasts are Turkish style and will generally include cheese, olives, eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, jam, honey, bread, tea or coofee and fruits. If evening meals are included these will be a fixed menu; soup or hot and cold appetisers with bread, a main course usually kebab varieties or fish and salad and then wonderfully sweet baklava or fruits to finish off your meal. When meals are not inlcuded why not try local dishes such as Dolma, peppers or courgettes stuffed with with rice and spices or a Lahmacun, a thin and crispy round of dough topped with minced meat, a squeeze of lemon which is rolled up and ready to eat. 


Currency

Turkish Lire

The most widely accepted currencies are USD and Euro.

ATM machines are widely available throughout Turkey and exchange rates are usually better.

Most large purchases can be paid for on credit card.

International Dialing Code

+90

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Turkey is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

A visa is required for passport holders from the following countries*:

Australia

Canada

USA

United Kingdom

Visas for Turkey (sticker) are no longer available upon arrival at the airport in Turkey. Travellers should obtain a visa online, prior to travel to Turkey through the Turkish government website:

https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Applicants just need to log on to https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en, provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa.

This visa is valid for 6 months from issue, for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note we have known people to have trouble obtaining a visa 6 months in advance, if you experience this perhaps wait a while and try again. Further details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit.

For New Zealand passport holders, visa for tourism purposes is not required for a stay of up to 90 days per 180 days starting from the first entry date. The traveller must:

Hold a machine readable passport valid for 150 days on entry with two blank visa pages

Hold proof of sufficient funds, onward/return airline tickets, purpose of trip

Hold a visa (if required) and all documents required for the next destination

Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

*All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.