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.”

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Hiking the Lycian Way FAQs

Posted by on March 11, 2014

All of your basic questions about walking the Lycian Way answered! And if you have more questions about hiking the Lycian Way that I didn’t cover – please leave it in the comments and I will add it to this list periodically. The Lycian Way is a 509 km (300 miles) , 25-day way-marked footpath […]

Trail of Thorns

Posted by on January 30, 2014

The day had finally come. The day I had to do it all by myself – no boat, no help. I had to 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 […]

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 […]

War Games Along the Lycian Way

Posted by on March 4, 2014

Adrasan Lycian Way Lighthouse

As the light started to filter in through the tent I heard it. Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, chug. The even puttering sound was soothing to wake up to, but when my mind woke up and remembered where I was – camping at a remote lighthouse in Turkey – I was immediately confused. I should […]

Taking the Less Traveled Low Road

Posted by on March 6, 2014

When it comes to travel, there’s a lot of talk about deciding between 2 roads. Robert Frost probably has the most famous commentary when it comes to deciding with road to take. However there’s also reference to the high and low road in this Scottish folk song Loch Lomand: “Oh! ye’ll take the high road […]

Beginnings and Endings Lycian Way

Posted by on March 7, 2014

sunrise phaselis turkey

Endings are always so bittersweet. Two weeks ago when I began hiking the Lycian Way with Warren and Betsy in Kas, I was looking forward to simply getting through the hike. I had a long painful hiking transition to make ahead of me. But now, it was here – the last day – and I […]