Turkey

Description

Ararat - by John

This immense country owes its first two long distance hiking trails to Kate Clow and Terry Richardson: the Lycian Way and St. Paul's Trail. Both trails measure about 500km  and lead through the southwest corner of the country, which is well-known among tourists. There are guidebooks and the trails are marked. The Lycian Way even has signposts to show the way. Lodging can be found in the villages en route, but a tent can come in handy. Both trails can be pretty demanding, climbing and descending. Avoid the scorching summer season. Early spring or late autumn are the best.

In recent years more hiking trails are being developed in Turkey. They are waymarked in red and white, and some are only just in the process of being documented. Take the northeastern Kaçkar mountains, an alpine range with lots of lakes and peaks reaching up to almost 4000m. More networks of trails have been set out in the forests of Yenice, in the mountains near Eskipazar, and in the Küre mountains, all to the north of Ankara and in areas of great natural beauty. Other new trails have emerged emphasizing Turkish cultural history: the Independence Way, the Evliya Celebi Way, the Phrygian Way and the Hittite Trails. One of the latest additions is the Sultan's Trail, all the way from Vienna to Istanbul.

A few mountains in Turkey are reasonably opened up for hiking. For instance the legendary Mount Ararat (5165m), where some still believe the Arc of Noah can be found. Climbing the mountain, actually a volcano, requires a small expedition and some daredevil clambering.

Many tourists visit the bizarre Cappadocia mountains, volcanic in origin. Some hiking possibilities have sprung up here. Of course there is much more to see and hike in Turkey, but most of it requires an adventurous mind and willingness to find your own way.

Trails

Regions

Mountains

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • From the Holy Mountain
  • A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of... Read more
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Belgium
  • From the Holy Mountain
  • A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Mystic's Journey to the Sacred Sites of France
  • I traveled the pilgrimage trail for four and half years in France. I followed the path of the Black Madonna. There are over 350 Black Madonna s in France. My pilgrimage bought me both to major pilgrimage site and also out of the way places that are off the beaten path of the tourist trail. France is filled with these secrets. But many tourists... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Mystic's Journey to the Sacred Sites of France
  • I traveled the pilgrimage trail for four and half years in France. I followed the path of the Black Madonna. There are over 350 Black Madonna s in France. My pilgrimage bought me both to major pilgrimage site and also out of the way places that are off the beaten path of the tourist trail. France is filled with these secrets. But many tourists... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Lonely Planet Turkey
  • Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscapes, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or soak in a hamam in Antalya's atmospheric old quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Lonely Planet Turkey
  • Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscapes, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or soak in a hamam in Antalya's atmospheric old quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dog Bites with Steve Brooks
  • Perfect for Foodies & Dog Lovers Professional Dog Trainer, Steve Brooks (C.P.D.T. /K.A.) shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover HOW to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites (the good kind ) as rewards for good behavior Steve Brooks is a master at creative, positive, science-based... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Dog Bites with Steve Brooks
  • Perfect for Foodies & Dog Lovers Professional Dog Trainer, Steve Brooks (C.P.D.T. /K.A.) shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover HOW to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites (the good kind ) as rewards for good behavior Steve Brooks is a master at creative, positive, science-based... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Miss Passport City Guides Presents
  • Istanbul Turkey is an absolutely magnificent place to visit the city has a rich and unique cultural heritage, formally known as Constantinople, and once part of the great Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is somewhat off the beaten path for most tourists, which is why travelers in the know place it on their itineraries historically. Istanbul was visit... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Miss Passport City Guides Presents
  • Istanbul Turkey is an absolutely magnificent place to visit the city has a rich and unique cultural heritage, formally known as Constantinople, and once part of the great Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is somewhat off the beaten path for most tourists, which is why travelers in the know place it on their itineraries historically. Istanbul was visit... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Turkey South Coast Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • Marco Polo Turkey - South Coast: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Experience all the attractions of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. Most holiday makers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Turkey South Coast Marco Polo Pocket Guide
  • Marco Polo Turkey - South Coast: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Experience all the attractions of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. Most holiday makers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Rough Guide - Istanbul
  • The Rough Guide to Istanbul is the perfect travel guide to one of the world's most popular and vibrant cities. Colorful, clearly laid-out pages are packed with exciting and evocative photographs, detailed color-coded maps and insightful descriptions of all the sights.From the city's iconic Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques to its roof-top... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Rough Guide - Istanbul
  • The Rough Guide to Istanbul is the perfect travel guide to one of the world's most popular and vibrant cities. Colorful, clearly laid-out pages are packed with exciting and evocative photographs, detailed color-coded maps and insightful descriptions of all the sights.From the city's iconic Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques to its roof-top... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Capitool Reisgidsen Istanbul | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Istanbul is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Railway Atlas Europe 2015
  • Railway Atlas Europe 2015 Explore the whole European railway network with the full color icon illustrated Railway Atlas of Europe, Turkey and Morocco. Includes: - Index with Country flag and RailMap Atlas pages - Detailed explanation of RailMap Atlas legend icons and what to look out for on RailMap. - Easily identified High speed routes - Main... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Railway Atlas Europe 2015
  • Railway Atlas Europe 2015 Explore the whole European railway network with the full color icon illustrated Railway Atlas of Europe, Turkey and Morocco. Includes: - Index with Country flag and RailMap Atlas pages - Detailed explanation of RailMap Atlas legend icons and what to look out for on RailMap. - Easily identified High speed routes - Main... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Turkije - zuidwesten: Dalyan tot Izmir | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Zeer gedegen duitse reisgids. Zowel achtergronden over cultuur, bevolking als landschap, maar ook veel praktische informatie over hoe je waar wat zou willen zien. Aandacht voor alle aspecten van de regio. Traum­haf­te Ba­de­plät­ze und an­ti­ke Kul­tur zeich­nen die tür­ki­sche Südä­gä­is aus. Ephe­sus und Aphro­di­sias sind... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • The Rough Guide to Turkey
  • The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to this unique country straddling both Europe and Asia — and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east.Alongside an array of stunning images, you'll find insightful coverage of everything this country offers: from the Mediterranean beaches that play... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • The Rough Guide to Turkey
  • The Rough Guide to Turkey is the most comprehensive travel guide to this unique country straddling both Europe and Asia — and bordering countries as diverse as Greece in the west and Iran in the east.Alongside an array of stunning images, you'll find insightful coverage of everything this country offers: from the Mediterranean beaches that play... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Turkey - Turkije | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. Rough Guide: The Rough Guide to Turkey is your... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sunflower Guide Turkish Coast Bodrum to Marmaris
  • Combines the best features of a Sunflower walking guide with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide. A Turkish poet once described the area between Bodrum and Marmaris as 'terrifyingly' beautiful. Silver-leaved olive groves and wild inland mountains yield up the stone remains of ancient civilisations. The dazzling... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Sunflower Guide Turkish Coast Bodrum to Marmaris
  • Combines the best features of a Sunflower walking guide with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide. A Turkish poet once described the area between Bodrum and Marmaris as 'terrifyingly' beautiful. Silver-leaved olive groves and wild inland mountains yield up the stone remains of ancient civilisations. The dazzling... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Magic Carpet Seduction
  • Close encounters with Carpet Casanovas in Turkey. A quest to meet a wizard-like hermit in the Lebanese mountains. Political intrigue in a Chinese classroom. A marriage proposal on a Nicaraguan chicken bus. Vicariously experience these and other adventures when you travel with the author, Lisa Egle, to China, Latin America, Turkey and the Middle... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Magic Carpet Seduction
  • Close encounters with Carpet Casanovas in Turkey. A quest to meet a wizard-like hermit in the Lebanese mountains. Political intrigue in a Chinese classroom. A marriage proposal on a Nicaraguan chicken bus. Vicariously experience these and other adventures when you travel with the author, Lisa Egle, to China, Latin America, Turkey and the Middle... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Germany Marco Polo Road Atlas 2021/2022
  • Germany Road Atlas at 1:300,000 from MairDumont in an A4 spiral-bound format, with 10 enlargements at 1:100,000 showing the Ruhr and other large urban conurbations in greater detail, street plans of 35 main cities, mapping of Europe for route planning, etc. A special feature of MairDumont’s range of “Marco Polo” maps and atlases is a set of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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