Lycian Way: Fethiye – Kaş

Fethiye to Kaş

Ideal for a 14-day Itinerary

Geo-Location

Overview

A popular alternative to the full Lycian Way route, this starts at Fethiye, goes through the ‘ghost town’ of Kayaköy to the official start in Ovacık, to beautiful Kabak Beach, up the challenging but very nice climb to Alınca, through fascinating ruins at Sidyma, Pydnai, Letoon, and Xanthos, around the Akbel – Patara – Kalkan loop (with more great ruins at Patara), then the climb up to, and across, the highlands after Kalkan, followed by the final, dramatic descent into the beautiful town of Kaş.

This 185km route typically involves about 10 to 13 days of hiking and makes for a good route for a 14-day itinerary with perhaps a ‘relaxation’ day at Patara Beach.

This route gives a good mix of the highlights that the Lycian Way has to offer: ruins, mountains, remote villages (and their friendly people), a great beach (two, if you choose to stop at Ölüdeniz for a few hours), spectacular coastal views, and so on.

Useful Stuff to Know…

Starting Location: Fethiye
Finishing Location: Kaş
Total Distance: 185.0 km
# Stages in Route: 13
# Sections in Route: 30
Avg Stage Distance: 14.2 km
Total Ascent: 8,100 m
Total Descent: 8,125 m
Longest Stage: #12 – 20.7 km
Shortest Stage: #13 – 6.7 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
16.9 km 810 m 875 m
Alınca – Turnoff Junction After Alınca Average 4.9 km 235 m 440 m
Turnoff Junction After Alınca – Sidyma Average 6.9 km 270 m 245 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
15.0 km 370 m 595 m
Akbel – Delikkemer Good 5.3 km 115 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
19.0 km 700 m 655 m
Gelemiş – Delikkemer (south path) Good 13.9 km 560 m 430 m
Delikkemer – Kalkan Average 5.1 km 140 m 225 m

Stage 10

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
9.9 km 795 m 110 m
Kalkan – Bezirgan Good 9.9 km 795 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
20.7 km 680 m 1,035 m
Gökceören – Pınarbaşı Average 19.7 km 675 m 935 m
Pınarbaşı – Çukurbağ Average 980 m 5 m 100 m

Stage 13

Name Rank Distance Ascent Descent
6.7 km 60 m 545 m
Çukurbağ – Kaş Excellent 6.7 km 60 m 545 m

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