We’re booked: Wild Walk in the Taurus Mountains

Recommended by Thelma, I’ve been looking at the trips Mike Belton runs for Wild Frontiers in Turkey. For my first trip in 2012, I’ve booked Wild Frontiers’ Wild Walk in the Taurus Mountains.

We walk parts of the St Paul Trail through the countryside of Central Anatolia, taking in history (Roman routes and ruins), geology (limestone columns) and the canyons, rivers, and lakes of the Taurus Mountains. To make the most of the Spring Bank holiday and the flight routing via Istanbul, Hazel and I are tacking on a couple of days in Istanbul on the way back, staying at the Turkoman Hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1: LondonIstanbulAntalya
Day 2: Antalya – Balkırı – Akpınar – Lake Eğirdir / Eğirdir
Day 3: EğirdirMt Davraz
Day 4: Mt Davraz – Yukarı Gökdere – Kasımlar
Day 5: Kasımlar – Kesme – Asar hill – Caltepe
Day 6: Caltepe – Selge
Day 7: Selge – Altinkaya – Tevfik’s House
Day 8: Tevfik’s House – Eurymedon Roman Bridge (Oluk Köprü) / Köprüçay RiverAspendosAntalya
Day 9: AntalyaIstanbul (tour ends)
Day 10: Istanbul
Day 11: IstanbulLondon