The Lycian Way stretches for over 500 kilometres along the Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. From Fethiye to Antalya this challenging trail follows ancient paths, Roman roads and historic routes that have been walked for centuries by the inhabitants of Lycia.
With no training, too much kit and dangerously inept hiking skills I attempted to walk this epic trail. I found rocks, stones and more rocks. I climbed mountains, crossed valleys and clung to the edge of cliffs as I attempted to navigate the treacherous paths and dangerous roads along the coast. I only made it a third of the way, before the trail claimed me, and I gave up, but along the way, I found incredible views, and a death defying walking route through abandoned villages and through some of Turkey’s untouched historical towns.
These are the photos from my hike along the Lycian Way. It’s rocky. Really, really rocky.
All photographs property of Richard Collet
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