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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. Active travellers will find a variety 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. Such a diverse country lends itself to fantastic walking and cycling holidays and Walkers' Britain offers a range of guided and self-guided tours to help you get the most out of your time in Turkey.

Popular Routes & Regions

Lycian Way

The Lycian Way is one of Turkey's most famous walking trails. The full trail is 500kms long, however our range of walking holidays along Turkey's Lycian Way takes in the highlights of the trail. You can choose to walk the well-marked Lycian Way on a guided or self-guided walking holiday.

Cappadocia

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. It is primarily an agricultural region due to its rich, mineral laden soil; however, much wealth is generated from its famous carpet weaving and tourism. Discover this martian landscape on our self-guided Cappadocia on Foot walking holiday.

Turkey Walk and Cruise

Another popular way to explore Turkey's Lycian Coast is on a walk and sail holiday, where you walk during the day then retire to the comfort of your Turkish gulet each evening. Our Turkey Walk and Cruise will help you explore the coastline and islands between Marmaris and Fethiye on foot from a comfortable Turkish gulet base.


 

Personal Experience of Turkey

Our team have been walking and cycling in Turkey for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK & Europe, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Local Knowledge of Turkey

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries in Turkey to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Great Value & Quality

Our active holidays in Turkey are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active trip in Turkey.


 

Responsible disposal of litter

While we inform travellers of ways to dispose of litter responsibly, our local partner participates in the annual cleanup of Mt Ararat and actively lobbies the government for better solutions for litter.

Traveller education

Our guides provide travellers with extensive information about local customs and traditions to promote mutual respect between travellers and the local community.

Support of local economies

We offer homestays and meals with local families and at small village cafes to ensure that travellers enjoy an authentic interaction with the culture. On mountain treks, our food supplies are purchased from local businesses at the foot of the mountains, and some trips include visits to tourism initiatives that support the development of women.

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.




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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.