Lycian Way Walking From Fethiye to Patara to Antalya - Horse Riding Along the Lycian Way

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Lycian way walking in turkey - Local Transport

About the walk

Transport on The Lycian Way
Bus services run about every 1. hours along the coast road from Antalya to Fethiye and back again. First bus is about 6 am and last about 8 pm in summer, earlier in winter. Buses start from Antalya and Fethiye bus stations (otogar). Antalya Otogar is about 5km from the town on the Ankara road. Fethiye Otogar is behind a carrefour supermarket on the main road into Fethiye, about half hour walk from the town centre.

There are 2 operators: Antalya Tur /Batı Antalya runs over the whole route in midi buses; journey time is 7-8 hours. They also have an occasional express service. You can start from Antalya or Fethiye and get off at Göynük, Camyuva, Ulupinar, Finike, Kaş, Akbel or Kınık and start walking straight away.

Antalya Tur buses go direct over the mountain road(Korkuteli yayla yolu) from Antalya - Fethiye. The bus runs about every 1 hours, take 4 hours (in season) from Antalya to Fethiye (6.30 am) and from Fethiye to Antalya (6 pm), taking 3 hours.

Minibuses called dolmuses run in towns and between villages. Usually they run at set times, starting early in the morning and finishing at about 6 or 7 pm (later in towns).

These local buses are also useful:
Fethiye - Kabak: 5 times per day in summer, less in winter. Patara beach (Pydnai end) -
Kumluca - Fethiye: every hours in summer.
Kalkan - Elmali: several times per day.
Mavikent (mosque near seashore) - Kumluca crossroads or bus station: several times per day. Karaöz - Kumluca 1.30 pm daily. Catch return bus at the crossroads near the otogar.
Adrasan - Antalya direct - 7am and 5.30pm, return 9 am and 3 pm (only 1 bus in winter).
Tekirova - Phaselis - Antalya: several times per day.
Camyuva - Antalya: several times per day.
Kemer - Aslanbucak - Gedelme: Fridays only.
Antalya - Üçağız - daily 2.30pm, passing through Demre at 5.30; returns in mornings.

To get to the start at Fethiye
Catch the local Olu Deniz minibus (every 30 minutes in summer, every hour in winter) from outside Fethiye otogar to the top of the pass before Olu Deniz. Get off when you see the sea. The route starts on the left and is indilated by the Montana Holiday Village.

To get to the end from Antalya
Catch the Hisarçandir / Sogutcuma minibus daily, about 12.00 am from Antalya otogar to Hisarçandir mosque; the route starts at the mosque. Or take a city bus to Hurma, start walking on the Hisarçandir road.

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