Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Southern Turkey Trails

For walkers interested in exploring two of Turkey's most special natural and historic regions this itinerary will not fail to inspire. Taking in the wonders of Istanbul, we head into the country's interior to the fascinating Cappodocia region where a series of day walks will uncover a treasure trove of sights. These include ancient churches and monasteries from the Byzantine era and elaborate underground cities. Amongst these relics is a living culture of traditional villages and river valleys, but the region is best known for the unique rock formations and chimneys manicured by old civilizations to carve out houses and churches. The next stage of our journey centres around the beautiful township of Fethiye, with day walks along various sections of the Lycian Way. This rugged mountain region offers splendid views, archaeological sites and quaint villages. In the company of our expert local guide, these very different regions of Turkey promise a fascinating window into the country's rich and varied history.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Istanbul
DAY 2 Istanbul, then fly to Kayseri
DAY 3 Day walk in the Meskendir and Red Valleys
DAY 4 Day walk in the Advadi Valley, Uchisar village and Goreme
DAY 5 Goreme Open Air Museum, day walk Zemi Valley
DAY 6 Drive to Ihlara, underground city of Derinkuyu, day walk in Ihlara Valley and canyon
DAY 7 Drive to Antalya via Konya
DAY 8 Drive to trailhead of Lycian Way, day walk, to Adrasan
DAY 9 Day walk Lycian Way, Adrasan
DAY 10 Drive to Kekova, half day boat tour, Simena Sunken City, Kas
DAY 11 Day walk on western section of Lycian Way, Fethiye
DAYS 12/13 Lycian Way
DAY 14 To Oludeniz
DAY 15 Transfer to Dalaman airport where trip concludes

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Trip Code: TUF
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Adventure Touring Cruising
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Next Trip:  27 September 2014
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