Our 7 days guided trek takes in the best sections of the ST Paul’s trail from Kasımlar to Karabük village on the ‘Köprülü Çay’ river . The trail follows beautiful sections of Roman roads in a spectecular land of forests,canyons, rivers and peaks. For those interested in a real back country experience this is the ideal adventure hike.
Spectacular views over huge Köprülü canyon
Ever changing scenery
Ancient Selge and Adada
Natural rockformations at Deliksarnıç
Local Yörük sheperds at their summer camps
Grade: moderate /hard
Distances: 2,5-20 km perday/ Total 80.5 km
Elevation: 150- 1800 m.
Small pensions, wooden bungalows, 2 nights camp,Turkish home cooking.
Day 1. Arrival in Antalya , transfer to Kasımlar
After arrival in Antalya transfer ( 2 hrs) to Sağrak, a sleepy village near the Ancient city of Adada. Following lunch with the villagers, walk the old Roman road from Sağrak to Adada where three significant temples still standing along side a small theatre and Bouleuterion (city-council house)
Transfer to St Paul Yolu pension in Kasımlar ( 35 mins)
Night: Kasımlar ( breakfast,dinner and lunch included)
Walk:2.5 km / 50 mins/ + 210 m/ – 10 m
Day 2. Kasımlar to Kesme
A short drive ( 10 mins) to the start of the walk in Fındıklı neighbourhood. A spectacular route starts at a bridge across the rivver and will take you over the of the canyon on old paved paths,down through mysterious rock formations passing rural huts,ancient ruins and herds of goats along the way. You meet with the car in Kesme and drive back to Kasımlar.( 40 mins)
Night: Kasımlar ( breakfast,dinner and packed lunch included)
Walk: 14 km/ 6 hrs/ + 710 m/- 390 m
Day 3. Çukurca to Değirmenözü
Breakfast and transfer ( 50 mins) to Çukurca, where todays walk starts. The
trail crosses a stream and takes you uphill to a viewpoint over the canyon It It the contours to Yeşilbağ village and descends through forest to Değirmen village where you will camp for the night.
Night: Değirmenözü camp ( breakfast , dinner&packed lunch included)
Walk: 11,5 km/ 5 hrs/ + 300 m/ – 500m
Day 4. Değirmenözü to Çaltepe
Continue to follow the beautiful trek along the canyon. Todays route takes you across the river and then along the bank of the Köprülü river partly over old walled terraces partly over limestone hills and slopes of the farming village of Çaltepe.
Night: Pension in Çaltepe ( breakfast, dinner and packed lunch included)
Walk: 18 km / 6,5-7,5 hrs) /+ 250 m/-290 m
Day 5. Çaltepe to Selge.
This walk is the hardest , but also the most beautiful. It climbs the Sarp Yolu, an old paved road which takes you to Delisarnıç ( meaning well-in-a hole)Here holes between huge rocks have been water proofed to make almost bottomless wells. Roman roads now take you up and down hill to the ruins of Selge where you will camp close to the ruins.
Night: Camp close to Selge ruins (breakfast,dinner and packed lunch included)
Walk: 19 km/ 7 hrs walk / + 820m/ – 300m
** possible to shorten this walk with an extra transfer from Çaltepe to Kestanelik ( 6 km)**
Day 6. Selge – Karabük
After you explored the ruins of Selge (the theatre especially is well-preserved), and walk to the edge of the canyon through rockformations similar to Cappadocia. Take the steep walk down the canyonside and continue to the Roman bridge at the end of the canyon and your pension for the night.
Night: Wooden bungalows at Karabük
Walk: 15,5 km/ 5-6 Hrs/ + 100/- 900 m
Day 7. End of Arrangement . Onward travel.
After breakfast your program ends with a transfer to Antalya.
included in theprice:
6 nights breakfast and dinner.
6 x (packed)lunch
Turkish, English speakingguide.
2 person tents equipped with mattresses and beddingstuff
Excluded in the price:
Admissions fees to Sites.
Visit to Ancient ruins of Perge,
White water rafting on the river Köprülü Çay
We can help you with booking extra nights in Antalya and/or extra transfers.
**This walking holiday goes ahead with min 6-max 16 people**
*** Possible to book this trek as a self-guided tour. In that case all accommodation is in pensions or village houses **