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Beycik lies in a national park on the slopes of Mount Olympos on the Lycian Peninsula of Turkey. One of the main trekking centres in Lycia with the Lycian Way reaching the village from the beautiful beach at Cirali, via the flames of the Chimaera. It continues over a high pass, famous for its beautiful ceders, to drop down to the village of Yayla Kuzdere. From the pass one can make a side trip to the summit of Mount Olympos. Over 100km. of other, well-waymarked and sign-posted walking trails exist around Beycik offering a full week of adventurous walking year round. In summer, walks to the high yaylas and ceder forests provide a respite from the coastal heat. Marked routes to the beaches of Cirali, Maden, Beycik Buku and Tekirova Buku (swimming and camping). Another popular walk is to the ancient ruins of Laodikeia and the nearby spring.

In winter Mount Olympos summit can only be reached by a modern cable car. With touring skies you could undertake a short tour based at the summit station - or a longer descent would necessitate carrying your skies down to Beycik. In spring mountaineers can enjoy a tour round the summit ridges with crampons and ice axe. From May to November the top is accessible to walkers from the Lycian Way pass or to scramblers by the stunning East Ridge. Rock climbing on Mount Olympos itself is a serious undertaking but at Laodikeia traditional rock climbs are available, on the road up to Beycik several bolted routes are found on a roadside cliff.

Beycik is also popular with road and mountain bikers with a large number of forest and mountain trails to follow.

One of the most beautiful caves on Mount Olympos is found very near Beycik - for route finding and conservation reasons a guide should be obtained for this trip.

At any time a year a wide variety of flowers are seen in the national park, these are at their best in spring when a walk up the ancient Finike Yol is a must to the botanically minded.

Accommodation ranges from high quality lodges to basic pansiyons. The Nara Hotel and Cinaralti are popular with walkers passing through or visiting Beycik for several days. There are also several restaurants and two small shops. Sibel's 4 Season Restaurant and the Cinaralti provide a variety of traditional Turkish foods, others such as the Panorama, Riviera or Nirvana specialise more in the local fish dishes. Sibel's also offer guided walking and donkey rides for children.
 
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Beycik Kanyon R1
3-5 hours
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Grade A/B 
 
Canyon, Forest, Lycian Tomb, Waterfalls, Blue Pool . .
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Blue Pool
Beycik Cave R2
2-3 hours
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Grade B 
 
Canyon Walk, Natural Cave
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Beycik Cave
Tekirova Buku R3
5-6 hours
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Grade B 
 
As Beycik Kanyon, then panoramic ridges and wild beaches
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Tekirova Beach
Mount Olympos R4
5-8 hours
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Grade B 
 
Ceder Forest, Mountain Summit . .
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Mount Olympos
Chimaera Flames R5
5 hours
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Grade A 
 
Lycian Way through Forests, Rivers and Mountain Pass
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Mount Olympos
Laodikeia R6
4-5 hours
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Grade A 
 
Forests, Yaylas and Ancient Roman City Ruins
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Laodikeia
Üç Tepeler R7
3-5 hours
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Grade A/B 
 
Forested ridges, panoramas of mountains and the sea.
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Mount Olympos
Çıralı R8
6-8 hours
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Grade B 
 
As R7 then an adventurous canyon leading to remote beaches, & Çıralı by the Lycian Way.
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Mount Olympos
Christian
Our local German / English speaking naturalist guide can advise you before your self-guided walk or he will accompany you. His outstanding local knowledge makes for a great day.
Laodikeia
Beycik Walks Information
Whether you are based in Beycik or not a visit for several days walking based in the Beycik provides some of the best trekking and exploration in the south west regions of Turkey. We can help you find accommodation in the area. Our Beycik Base .

Prices
We charge 60 euro per person per day to include all transfers for clients in Beycik / Tekirova / Cirali areas, lunch and guiding fee. For ascents of Mt Olympos the charge is 100 euro per person and this also includes the cable car used for the descent. Payment is made locally. Bigger groups (4 people or more) can negotiate prices. If you are planning a longer visit to Beycik and require guiding or accommodation please make your arrangements in advance. For guided walking advance booking fees will apply - 15 euro for 1 person, 20 euros for larger groups. Enquire Now: ewp@ewpnet.com

Dates
It is possible to tackle walks at any time of the year, however the routes to the coast will be very hot from June to August. At this time of year the other walks are possible but a very early start is recommended. At other times of year all routes are possible except for the ascent of Tahtali (Mount Olympos) which could be snow covered from the end of November to late April. The cave is only accessible as a guided walk.

Waterfalls
Waterfalls R1 and R3

Blue Pool
Blue Pool R1 and R3

Beach
Beach R3

Cave
Cave R2

Mt Olympos
Mount Olympos R4

Mt Olympos
Mount Olympos R4

Yanartas
Yanartas - Chimaera Eternal Flames R5

Yanartas
Laodikeia R6


 

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