Main Path
Bezirgan – Sarıbelen
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Winding mountain section between Bezirgan and Sarıbelen that mainly involves climbing / descending one large hill.

Hiker departing Bezirgan
Image credit:  
T Roszkowski
, All rights reserved

Essentials

Bezirgan (village)
Sarıbelen (village)
Winding NW–SE section with Sarıbelen to the SE.
Much of the section is relatively flat. However, there’s a good-sized hill in the middle that is quite steep on both sides with the NW slope rising towards the S / SE at close to 30% grade and opposite slope (descending towards the SE) exceeding 30% in places.
Follows a mix of quiet roads and hillside footpaths (mostly through scrublands).
Way-finding is reasonably good after improvements in recent years.

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Sarıbelen:
Towards Bezirgan:
4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Distance
285 m / 935 ft
Ascent
250 m / 820 ft
Descent
~2.0 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Distance
250 m / 820 ft
Ascent
285 m / 935 ft
Descent
~2.0 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.

Handy Things to Know

The following notes are gathered from our own experiences and from feedback sent to us by other hikers. Let us know how we can improve these notes – and thanks!

Water

  • Water is available in several places.

Tips

  • Very little shade on much of this section.

Route Planning

  • If weather conditions are poor, it is possible to walk along roads the entire way, without much difference in overall distance.

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Owlsland (Pension) in Bezirgan
    Guesthouse
    Owlsland (Pension)
    Bezirgan
  • Annotated map of Erol's Apart in Bezirgan
    Guesthouse
    Erol’s Apart
    In Bezirgaqn
  • Annotated map of Mozaik Pansiyon in Sarıbelen
    Guesthouse
    Mozaik Pansiyon
    In Sarıbelen

Where to Next?

From Sarıbelen:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Sarıbelen and Gökceören.
    Main Path
    Sarıbelen – Gökceören
    Distance
    12.0 km / 7.5 mi
    Ascent
    480 m / 1,575 ft
    Descent
    415 m / 1,362 ft
    Est. Duration
    4.5
    Winding, hilly, and mostly remote mountain section between Sarıbelen and Gökceören with some steep and rugged parts.

From Bezirgan:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Kalkan and Bezirgan.
    Main Path
    Kalkan – Bezirgan
    Distance
    10.3 km / 6.4 mi
    Ascent
    845 m / 2,772 ft
    Descent
    160 m / 525 ft
    Est. Duration
    4.3
    Steep, sometimes rugged, sometimes confusing section linking the town of Kalkan with the mountain village of Bezirgan.

Pretty Pictures

Sometimes nothing beats a good photo. Or even a bad photo! If you’d like to share some or all of your photo collection with the Trekopedia community, contact us at photos@trekopedia.com and we can arrange a transfer of them. And thanks!
All photos are copyright by their respective owners and are used with permission.
  • House in Bezirgan south of the trailhead
    House in Bezirgan south of the trailhead
    Photo by 
    Anonymous
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Woodland damage from fire Between Bezirgan & Sarıbelen
    Woodland damage from fire
    Photo by 
    Rebecca Scheer
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Hiker departing Bezirgan
    Hiker departing Bezirgan
    Photo by 
    T Roszkowski
     – 
    Spring 2022
  • Trail between Bezirgan and Sarıbelen
    Trail between Bezirgan and Sarıbelen
    Photo by 
    Susanne Rieder
     – 
    Nov 2022

How You Can Help

Trail research is never actually done. Here’s some of what we’re looking for:
✅   More photos! Ideally with geo-location information in the metadata. In addition to using some photos on Trekopedia, we add them to our internal reference database which significantly helps us with trail research. The more photos, the better! If you are willing to share your collection with us, we’d be incredibly grateful. Let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.

✅   Points of interest. Help us identify (and geo-locate) accommodations, attractions, restaurants, markets, trail waypoints, confusing or problematic junctions, difficult or hazardous places, water sources, and so on. 

✅   Tips & recommendations. Share your thoughts with other hikers.
In addition to the above, please see this article for information on more general ways you can help. Thanks!
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