Lycian Way: Fethiye – Hısarçandır

Fethiye to Hısarçandır

416 km Over 28 Stages

Geo-Location

Overview

This is the same route as the full Official Route, except starting at Fethiye instead of Ovacık. It adds a day to the trek, but also allows you to visit the interesting ‘ghost town’ of Kayaköy along the way. Plus, this section is quite nice and acts as a good ‘warm up’ for the challenges to come on the Lycian Way. It is fully waymarked. Recommended!

Useful Stuff to Know…

Starting Location: Fethiye
Finishing Location: Hısarçandır
Total Distance: 415.9 km
# Stages in Route: 28
# Sections in Route: 53
Avg Stage Distance: 14.9 km
Total Ascent: 19,535 m
Total Descent: 18,710 m
Longest Stage: #22 – 20.1 km
Shortest Stage: #13 – 7.7 km

Stage 01

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
12.0 km 720 m 465 m
Fethiye – Kayaköy Good 6.8 km 405 m 285 m
Kayaköy – Ovacık Good 5.2 km 315 m 180 m

Stage 02

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
12.5 km 730 m 700 m
Ovacık – Kirme Excellent 9.6 km 725 m 310 m
Kirme – Faralya Average 2.9 km 10 m 390 m

Stage 03

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
11.3 km 1,195 m 795 m
Faralya – Kabak Good 4.5 km 245 m 320 m
Kabak – Kabak Beach Average 1.2 km 25 m 275 m
Kabak Beach – Alınca Good 5.6 km 925 m 200 m

Stage 04

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
15.9 km 785 m 850 m
Alınca – Turnoff Junction After Alınca Average 4.9 km 235 m 440 m
Turnoff Junction After Alınca – Sidyma Average 5.9 km 245 m 220 m
Sidyma – Bel Good 5.1 km 300 m 195 m

Stage 05

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
13.3 km 470 m 1,135 m
Bel – Belceğiz Average 2.9 km 120 m 155 m
Belceğiz – Gavurağılı Average 4.0 km 65 m 595 m
Gavurağılı – Pydnai Ruins / Petara Beach West Average 6.4 km 285 m 385 m

Stage 06

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
13.0 km 85 m 65 m
Pydnai / Patera Beach West – Letoon (official) Poor 8.0 km 35 m 30 m
Letoon – Kumluova Poor 1.9 km 10 m 5 m
Kumluova – Kınık Poor 3.2 km 40 m 30 m

Stage 07

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
19.2 km 850 m 625 m
Kınık – Xanthos Ruins Average 550 m 35 m 0 m
Xanthos Ruins – Çavdır Average 4.0 km 75 m 30 m
Çavdır – Üzümlü Average 9.1 km 480 m 275 m
Üzümlü – Akbel Average 5.5 km 255 m 320 m

Stage 08

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
14.9 km 360 m 595 m
Akbel – Delikkemer Good 5.2 km 105 m 210 m
Delikkemer – Patara Ruins (north path) Good 8.1 km 225 m 360 m
Patara Ruins – Gelemiş Average 1.6 km 25 m 25 m

Stage 09

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
19.1 km 705 m 665 m
Gelemiş – Delikkemer (south path) Good 13.9 km 565 m 435 m
Delikkemer – Kalkan Average 5.1 km 140 m 225 m

Stage 10

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
9.9 km 800 m 110 m
Kalkan – Bezirgan Good 9.9 km 800 m 110 m

Stage 11

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
15.5 km 635 m 530 m
Bezirgan – Gökceören Average 15.5 km 635 m 530 m

Stage 12

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
19.7 km 675 m 935 m
Gökceören – Pınarbaşı Average 19.7 km 675 m 935 m

Stage 13

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
7.7 km 65 m 640 m
Pınarbaşı – Çukurbağ Average 980 m 5 m 100 m
Çukurbağ – Kaş Excellent 6.7 km 60 m 545 m

Stage 14

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
18.8 km 815 m 525 m
Kaş – Limanağzı Average 4.3 km 110 m 105 m
Limanağzı – Boğazcık Good 14.6 km 705 m 420 m

Stage 15

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
16.1 km 275 m 570 m
Boğazcık – Aperlai Average 6.4 km 100 m 395 m
Aperlai – Üçağız Average 7.7 km 125 m 130 m
Üçağız – Kaleköy Junction Average 2.0 km 45 m 45 m

Stage 16

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
17.3 km 230 m 215 m
Kaleköy Junction – Kapaklı Average 6.4 km 145 m 75 m
Kapaklı – Çayağzı Junction Average 3.7 km 60 m 115 m
Çayağzı Junction – Myra via Demre Average 7.3 km 25 m 25 m

Stage 17

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
12.2 km 1,100 m 295 m
Myra – Alakilise Ruins Good 12.2 km 1,100 m 295 m

Stage 18

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
16.7 km 1,150 m 1,105 m
Alakilise Ruins – Belos Ruins Good 16.7 km 1,150 m 1,105 m

Stage 19

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
9.6 km 110 m 975 m
Belos Ruins – Finike Good 9.6 km 110 m 975 m

Stage 20

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
17.1 km 25 m 35 m
Finike – Mavikent Poor 17.1 km 25 m 35 m

Stage 21

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
13.5 km 235 m 230 m
Mavikent – Karaöz Average 13.5 km 235 m 230 m

Stage 22

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
20.1 km 1,050 m 1,045 m
Karaöz – Adrasan Good 20.1 km 1,050 m 1,045 m

Stage 23

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
14.7 km 830 m 825 m
Adrasan – Olympos Ruins (high route) Good 12.9 km 790 m 790 m
Olympos Ruins – Çıralı Average 1.8 km 40 m 40 m

Stage 24

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
16.7 km 1,285 m 450 m
Çıralı – Ulupınar Good 7.8 km 505 m 240 m
Ulupınar – Beycik Good 8.9 km 775 m 215 m

Stage 25

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
11.9 km 1,135 m 1,015 m
Beycik – Yayla Kuzdere Good 11.9 km 1,135 m 1,015 m

Stage 26

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
16.1 km 800 m 920 m
Yayla Kuzdere – Gedelme Good 7.3 km 220 m 500 m
Gedelme – Göynük Yayla Average 8.8 km 585 m 425 m

Stage 27

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
12.6 km 700 m 1,470 m
Göynük Yayla – Göynük Canyon Excellent 12.6 km 700 m 1,470 m

Stage 28

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
18.3 km 1,720 m 920 m
Göynük Canyon – Hısarçandır Good 18.3 km 1,720 m 920 m

Admin Notes

Note: An extension to the Lycian Way was implemented in 2015, adding about two days of additional walking beyond the listed finishing point. We haven’t walked the new extensions ourselves yet – we’ll update this information once we learn more. Thanks to Kate Clow for her continued work on improving the Lycian Way!