Turkey (2015)

I traveled to Turkey from 16 September – 18 October 2015. My plans changed quite a bit. Originally I was going to cycle tour with my mum. Then I decided to walk the Lycian Way and my parents were going to join me for a week. But then my parents rented a sailing boat for a week out of Bodrum and a camper van for a week from Bodrum to Istanbul via the Lycian Way. So I joined them and a very different trip emerged.

Map of my travels in Turkey
Map of my travels in Turkey

Agean

  1. Arriving in Bodrum
  2. Bodrum to Yalikavak
  3. Yalikavak to Cokertme
  4. Cokertme to Seven Islands
  5. Seven Islands to Sogut
  6. Sogut to Cokertme
  7. Cokertme to Kargicik Buku
  8. Kargicik Bay to Yalikakav
  9. Yalikakav to Lake Bafa
  10. Seven Brothers Monastery hike
  11. Lake Bafa
  12. Didim, Miletos and Priene

Black Sea

  1. Goreme to Samsun
  2. A day in Samsun
  3. Samsun to Sinop
  4. Sinop to Safranbolu
  5. A couple of rest days in Safranbolu

Cappadocia

  1. Beldibi to Aksaray
  2. Ihlara Valley hike
  3. Red Valley hike
  4. Geocaching and running the Goreme landscape

Istanbul

  1. Safranbolu to Istanbul

Lycia

  1. Lake Bafa to Butterfly Bay
  2. Butterfly Valley hike
  3. Butterfly Bay to Kas
  4. Lycian Way: Cukurbag to Gokceoren hike
  5. Kas to Cirali
  6. Mt Olympos (Tahatli Dagi) hike
  7. Rest day in Beldibi

Preparation

  1. Plans for Turkey – The Lycian Way
  2. Maps for the Lycian Way have arrived

Transit

  1. A bonus city (Melbourne, Australia)
  2. The best flight (Melbourne to Abu Dhabi)
  3. Istanbul to Brisbane

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