Hiking the Lycian Way

A 300 mile hike along the Mediterranean coast in Turkey from Fethiye to Antalya.  In every long distance hike you go through the normal ‘change’ progression of shock, denial, acceptance, commitment – as you stop fighting all of the changes and soreness that your body is going through and you adjust your view and attitude to the situation. And then it becomes fun. There is a lot of change to encounter when you start out hiking the Lycian Way – culture, camping, carrying a pack, food availability/choice, and of course the activity change of doing little activity to suddenly walking 12+ miles a day. Read the story of how I had to adjust into life’s simplicity at the lowest level – walk, eat, sleep the Lycian Way.

“I put on my full pack with water and food for 2 days. As I strapped on my pack I about toppled over. It was going to take me some time (and lots of sweat) to get used to this new center of gravity. I had a long way to go to ‘become one’ with my backpack on this Lycian Way self guided trek.”

Read the whole story series about Lycian Way hiking:

Posts In This Series:

The Lycian Way – Fears, Prep, Digital Detox

Posted by on October 29, 2013

Lycian Way views

I’ve been wearing my hiking boots around NYC all week. I wear the clunky, unfashionable boots out to the grocery store, to go get beer, to run to the pharmacy, and in the apartment I’m staying in. After 7 years of being away from NYC have I finally lost my fashion sense? No – I’m […]

Lycian Way – Arrivals, Doubts, and Going Anyway

Posted by on January 14, 2014

Antalya Turkey

  I woke up doubting everything. How am I going to carry a 30 pound pack over the course of 2 weeks climbing up and down hills – and a mountain pass of 3000 ft? I can’t do this. It will be impossible. But I got up, brushed my teeth, and went anyway. I arrived […]

Lycian Way By Land and Sea

Posted by on January 16, 2014

hike the lycian way by boat

I stared out at all of the boats and yachts on the vivid sapphire blue water and wondered – what the hell am I doing here on the rocky ground, when I could be gently swaying on a boat? The Turkish Mediterranean coast is some of the most lovely in the world. Most people who […]

Unwanted Advances Along the Lycian Way

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Beloren Ruins lycian way

I squinted my eyes and peered out onto the bush filled mountain searching for the trail. “Look, do you see it?” he said as he placed his hand on my knee. “The trail is right here.” Pointing across my body. I still couldn’t really see it but decided to fake it since it would bring […]

Finding Hiking Zen Along the Lycian Way

Posted by on February 27, 2014

In every long distance hike you go through the normal ‘change’ progression of shock, denial, acceptance, commitment – as you stop fighting all of the changes and soreness that your body is going through and you adjust your view and attitude to the situation. And then it becomes fun. There is a lot of change […]