Trekking in Turkey
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Turkish history goes back many millenia and has been enriched and influenced by its key location lying on a cross roads between north and south - Africa and Europe, and between east and west - the Black Sea countries and the Mediterranean.
Several great mountain ranges cut the high Anatolian plateau that makes up the bulk of the land mass. In the south the High Tauros (Toros) mountains, in the north-east the verdant Kackar (Kaçkar) and the isolated twin summits of the great volcano Ararat. In the heart of Turkey lies Cappadocia (Kapadokya) a unique region of volcanic tuffa ridges that have been the home to several different civilizations who have carved their homes and fortresses out of the soft cliffs and fairyland rock towers.
The south coast is an intricate region of inlets, bays and beaches with numerous small islands set in a turquise sea. The area is historically important and rich with numerous ancient ruins of cities such as Xanthos, Olympos and Patara, dating back to the Greek and Roman times. The recently developed Lycian Way winds its way through these areas taking in the best mountains, coastlines and ancient monuments.
We have designed the following trips in Turkey to combine the best trekking, wildlife viewing & mountaineering with a taste of the rich culture.