Main Path
Kabak – Kabak Beach
ID: 
14

Main path connecting the ‘upper’ village of Kabak, located partway up the hillside, with the popular beach area (which is where you’ll find most of the accommodation and F & B options, not surprisingly).

View down to Kabak Beach from the start of descent.
Image credit:  
Rebecca Scheer
, All rights reserved

Essentials

Kabak (village)
Kabak Beach (below main village area of Kabak)
Short section with the endpoints being roughly N–S but the path itself having a wide arc to the E.
Steep section with average slope of about 18% with portions approaching 30%.
Follows mostly good-quality paths making this section not as difficult as its slope would otherwise suggest.
Way-finding is moderate. There’s a couple of mildly confusing junctions but generally you won’t have any problem.

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Kabak Beach:
Towards Kabak:
1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Distance
30 m / 98 ft
Ascent
260 m / 853 ft
Descent
~1.0 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Distance
260 m / 853 ft
Ascent
30 m / 98 ft
Descent
~1.0 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!

Route Planning

  • If you are heading towards Alınca and have no interest in Kabak Beach (say what???), you can go directly from Kabak to Alınca following along the ridge, bypassing Kabak Beach entirely. That reduces the climb to Alınca somewhat though there is still plenty of climbing. We find the ascent from the beach to be nicer and recommend it over the ridge path.

Accommodations

  • For a small area, there are a lot of accommodation options at both ends of the section and along the hillside. Options range from upscale to typical pensions to hammocks to campgrounds – something for everyone.
  • Prices tend to be slightly inflated here compared with much of the Lycian Way due its popularity as a tourist destination.

Camping

  • Wild camping isn’t permitted on the beach or in the woodlands around / above it (though many do so anyway).
  • Commercial campsites and bungalows are available all over the hillside.

Amenities

  • There’s a small market in Kabak’s upper village and a wide selection of restaurants available (most associated with the various accommodation options, though food service is typically open to anyone, not just guests).

Transport

  • Dolmuş service is available from the upper village but not from the beach.

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Turan Hill Lounge in Kabak
    Bungalows
    Turan Hill Lounge
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Secret Garden Kabak in Kabak
    Commercial Campground
    Secret Garden Kabak
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Shiva Camp in Kabak
    Commercial Campground
    Shiva Camp
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Sea Valley Bungalows in Kabak
    Bungalows
    Sea Valley Camping
    At Kabak Beach
  • Annotated map of Olive Garden Kabak in Kabak
    Hotel & Restaurant
    Olive Garden Kabak
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Pedro Mama's in Kabak
    Guesthouse
    Pedro Mama’s
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Bağ Camp West of Kabak Beach
    Commercial Campground
    Bağ Camp
    West of Kabak Beach
  • Annotated map of Sultan Camping in Kabak
    Bungalows
    Sultan Camping
    In Kabak
  • Annotated map of Kabak Valley Kamp in Kabak
    Commercial Campground
    Kabak Valley Kamp
    In Kabak

Wild Camping Locations

Here are the wild camping locations that we’re currently tracking along this trail section:

Water Sources

Here are the water sources that we’re currently tracking along this trail section or at either endpoint:
  • Fountain in Kabak
    Water Source
    Fountain
    In Kabak
  • Fountain and toilets at mosque in Kabak
    Water Source
    Fountain and Toilets at Mosque
    In Kabak
  • Fountain by Lissiya Hotel in Kabak
    Water Source
    Fountain by Lissiya Hotel
    In Kabak
  • Fountain in Kabak
    Water Source
    Fountain
    In Kabak

Where to Next?

From Kabak Beach:

  • Map showing the unofficial coast route between Faralya and Kabak Beach.
    Alternate Path
    Faralya – Kabak Beach
    Distance
    9.8 km / 6.1 mi
    Ascent
    560 m / 1,837 ft
    Descent
    880 m / 2,887 ft
    Est. Duration
    5.0
    Follows an attractive coastal path between Faralya and Kabak Beach. Not officially part of the Lycian Way but an increasingly popular option nevertheless.
  • Map showing the Lycian Way between Kabak Beach and Alınca.
    Main Path
    Kabak Beach – Alınca
    Distance
    6.0 km / 3.7 mi
    Ascent
    925 m / 3,035 ft
    Descent
    200 m / 656 ft
    Est. Duration
    3.6
    Challenging, beautiful section between Kabak Beach and the village of Alınca that will give your legs and lungs a good workout. There is nothing technically difficult about this section – it is just non-stop climbing or descending.

From Kabak:

  • Map showing the Lycian Way between Faralya and Kabak.
    Main Path
    Faralya – Kabak
    Distance
    4.8 km / 3.0 mi
    Ascent
    280 m / 919 ft
    Descent
    355 m / 1,165 ft
    Est. Duration
    2.3
    Enjoyable hilly, forested section with some nice views. There are lots of accommodation options at both ends of this section plus some camping spots along the way.
  • Map showing the Lycian Way between Kabak and Alınca following the ridge.
    Alternate Path
    Kabak – Alınca
    Distance
    6.4 km / 4.0 mi
    Ascent
    875 m / 2,871 ft
    Descent
    380 m / 1,247 ft
    Est. Duration
    4.0
    Alternative approach linking the ‘upper’ village of Kabak with the village of Alınca following a ridge (sometimes by steep edges).   Beautiful but challenging path with a lot of ascending and descending over rugged terrain. It is shorter and a bit easier than the main variant (which goes via Kabak Beach).

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!
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  • View down to Kabak Beach from the start of descent.
    View down to Kabak Beach from start of descent
    Photo by 
    Rebecca Scheer
     – 
    Fall 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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