We can give you an equipment list
Take the lightest equipment possible
Your boots and sleeping bags are the most important things.
Below are the answers to some of the questions we have been asked.
If I don't want to carry a tent. Is there enough accommodation?
In summer, on the Lycian Way you can sleep out in all areas except the mountain sections without a tent. From Fethiye to Pydnai, there is accommodation in village houses or pensions (pansiyon) every night; on some other sections there is accommodation most nights.
Can I stay in private houses?
Yes. On the Lycian Way, many people are used to having foreigners to stay.
Lycian way you may be invited to stay, or you can ask. We are encouraging villagers to offer accommodation and hope to have a sign for houses where you can stay. Remember your hosts may be quite shy, know very little about foreigners and are eager for some sign that you are happy with their attentions.
Remember! Rural families sleep early and rise early and often share a communal room. Play with the baby, show some pictures, Pay for your accommodation/food as agreed.
What can use to cook?
Camping Gaz blue cylinders that you pierce open are available at several gaz shops (blue signs) in Antalya, Fethiye and Egirdir. Meths (ispirto) for stoves is available at most small shops selling barbecue/kitchen equipment. Leadfree petrol for pump-
Camping Gaz: If you arrive in Dalaman, the shops in Fethiye which stock.
Can I find drinking water?
All villages have a source of clean water, either a spring and drinking trough or at the village mosque and school. There are plenty more public water sources on most trails -
You'll pass at least one source per day. BUT you may need a bucket/tin can and string to get water from wells. During/after the migration June -
You may see insects in the water. Fill the bottle completely, let them rise to the surface and fish them out of the neck of the bottle. Some wells and springs dry up from August in dry summers; the south-
Can I wear shorts?
Yes but that doesn't mean that you should feel free to strip off. Village Turks are not used to seeing bare skin -
Can I get alcoholic dirnks ?
In general, rural Turks don't drink. Most small towns have a source of beer; you may have to ask. No-
How much food do I have to carry?
The most you have to carry is 2 days food on the highest and longest sections. if there is no shop in a village, you can knock on a door and ask for simple food like bread yufka and cheese peynir. Pay for what you are given.
What about dehydration ?
In summer it can be. Rest in the shade when it is hot, wear a hat, drink lots of water.
Can I use poles?
Yes if you want to.