Trekking the St. Pauls Way
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Embark on a journey through time on lonely hiking trails surrounded by history. Saint Paul once walked these paths during his missionary journeys. Get to know Turkey from its untouched side. No hikers will meet you on the Paulusweg. You meet farmers, shepherds on the way. Sometimes you hike in the fragrant pine forest, sometimes in the juniper forest. Picturesque views provide respite throughout the week. You will spend the second part of the trip in Egirdir, a historic small town on the third largest lake in Turkey, Lake Egirdir, which invites you to swim after the hikes.
Level 2: Moderate
Moderately difficult hikes with longer ascents and descents on mostly well-marked hiking trails, partly rocky ground. Surefootedness required. Daily walking times 4 1/2 to 6 hours. Ascents 260-600 m, descents 200-650 m.
Group size : 4-15 people
Travel time : 8 days
Overnight stay in tents : 7 nights
Down payment in percent : 20% of the travel price
7 nights in rooms with shower/toilet including breakfast and dinner
6 picnics (days 2-7)
All transfers according to the program
Luggage transport between the accommodations
Maps with marked routes
IDEAL TIME TO TRAVEL
early April to mid-June
early September to late October
Starting point: Antalya
End point: Egirdir
Arrival: Flight to Antalya
Day 1: Arrival
Arrived in Antalya, our transfer service will take you to the hotel in the old town. Depending on the arrival time, you have the opportunity to explore the pretty old town in Antalya.
Day 2: Yeşildere Canyon to Yeşildere
Our transfer service will take you to Yazili Canyon National Park (Inscribed Canyon), whose name comes from an ancient inscription in the canyon. The hike begins along a wild rushing river and takes you partly along historical paths to high alpine pastures and you can enjoy beautiful views of the Karacaören reservoir along the way. Your hike ends in the village of Yesildere, from here you will be picked up and drive 10 minutes to the pension in Sütcüler.
Day 3: Canyon, ancient Roman roads, ruins
The transfer to Cürük takes about half an hour. From here it goes steeply down through the forest to the river of the Sütcüler Canyon. This is where an ancient Roman road begins, some of which is still very well preserved. The path first leads up to a farm, then again along historical paths to Sütcüler, passing through the ancient settlement of Taskapi. The hike ends at the guesthouse.
Day 4: From Gümü to Sütculer
After a half hour drive you will reach the village of Gümü. The trek starts in the village, after that you will trek through the village fields to another part of this village and you can see the daily life of the people in the Taurus villages up close. A historic trade path takes you down to Sütcüler.
Day 5: Temple city of Adada
A historic hike awaits you today. Via field landscapes and alpine pastures you reach the ancient city of Adada with 4 remains of temples. After exploring the ruins of the Pisidian city of Adada, trek along the historical road for the final part of the stage, which will take you to the main road to the end point of the trek. There is a 45 minute transfer to Egirdir. Overnight at Egirdir Lake.
Day 6: The plateaus at Sipahiler
After a drive to the village of Sipahiler, you begin a scenically very varied hike that leads you partly over rocks, through oak and spruce forests and over wide plains and finally brings you to the apple orchards of Serpilköy. The view extends to the Davras massif. A short transfer will bring you back to Egirdir.
Day 7: In the shadow of Barla Mountain
After half an hour drive you will start the trek in the village of Bedre. With a view of Mount Barla (2,800 m) you reach the village of Bagören. From here you walk, first with a view of Lake Egirdir, then along old Roman roads through the fields of Barla. A transfer will take you back to Egirdir.
Day 8: Transfer to airport Departure
Transfer to Antalya airport and flight home.
Dates / Price
Further dates on request, we will carry out your tour at your request at any time
Price per Person: 590,00 €
flight ticket from: 390,00 €
Tour guide speak ENGLISH and GERMAN
Single room/tent 49,-EUR