ADVENTURE & ACTIVITIES

Here at Olympos Village we believe in the importance of staying active and we offer our guests many different sporting activities. We have our very own outdoor yoga platform where guests can book a private yoga session or participate in group classes.

Other sports activities include trekking, climbing, diving, sea kayaking, horse riding as well as many exciting guided day trips and tours. For those wishing to embark on their own little adventure, high quality sports equipment is also available for hire, and it would be our pleasure to create the perfect tailor made sports holiday just for you.

Nature Parade

HikingThe Lycian Way is Turkey s first long distance footpath. Over 500 kilometres of fine walking along the south coast between Antalya and Fethiye. The combination of coastal and mountainous sceneries makes the Lycian Way, according to the Sunday Times ‘One of the 10 best walks in the world’.
This is our most popular itinerary with walking between 3 to 8 hours each day along the eastern part of the Lycian way, plus an optional climb up MT.Olympos.

ULUPINAR TO CIRALI + OLYMPOS

This easy walk starts at Ulupinar village and follows the river through a picturesque green valley. There is a refreshing river crossing half way down, before we trek up to the little known upper flames of the Chimera. Here we can rest and enjoy the fantastic views of Cirali Valley, before we head down to the lower flames and to our finish point. At the end of the walk is an option to go for a swim at the famous Cirali beach or to visit the ancient city of Olympos. 3.5 hours, walking – 9km

MT.MOSES PASS

We walk directly through the ruins and the necropolis of the ancient site of Olympos, which was one of the most important cities in the Lycian Union. We follow an old track under strawberry trees to the hidden city on top of Musa Dag (Mt. Moses 650m). We picnic on the mountain plateau, and descend on an old camel path through forest to the village and bay of Adrasan. 67 hours, 650m – 650m

THE LIGHTHOUSE OF GELIDONYA

The first one hour of the day starts with an uphill out of the village, once we reach the top, great views are waiting for us. The trek continues undulating through pine forest with views of Susuz ada (Waterless Island) and descends to the famous Lighthouse of Gelidonya. Here we have a big rest and enjoy the unique panorama. From the Lighthouse to the car it’s just a 45min stroll down the hill. 67 hours , 450m– 250m

  • Professional guiding
  • Picnic Lunch, Water, Fruit juice and Cake
  • Transfers
  • Insurance
  • Radio and Cell Phone Communication
  • Minimum Age 8 years with parents, 14 years with written permission
  • Good physical condition
  • Surefooted
  • Trekking Boots or Strong Trainers
  • Emergency Medication (e.g. asthma inhaler)
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses, Sunhat, Sunscreen
  • Walking sticks, if normally used
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Small change for Extra Drinks and Souvenirs
Ps: You can leave extra items in the minibus

Mountain Bike

MountainBikingThe best part of our mountain biking adventures is that there is a support vehicle following the group most of the time and you can enjoy the thrills of mountain biking in Turkey’s majestic Taurus Mountains without having to bicycle uphill all the time! You’ll experience spectacular views of MT.Olympos and the Beydaglari ranges tall peaks as you ride through pristine mountain plateaus and high mountain pine forests.

Every day is between 40km and 50 km long and has a downhill of 900m or more, all with a stunning backdrop of rugged mountains, canyons, cedar forests and the ruins of ancient civilizations. En route, there’s time for picnics, swimming stops and the chance to experience the famous hospitality of village life. Our bike tours are based in the Olympos National Park, Cirali and Kemer are excellent centres for aprèsbiking entertainment and relaxation.

mountain_biking01The Day starts with a transfer up top the 1150m high Ovacik Plateau. From the start point we head down to Geleme village where we can visit the castle ruin of ancient Kadrema. After the great downhill through the picturesque Kesme valley we come to the pools of Kuzdere gorge where everyone can refresh in the crystal clear river. (Picnic)

The second part of the day brings us to the ancient city of Phaselis. Here you have time to discover the ancient site and swim among the ruins of the old harbour.

Details:
Time: half day / 2,5 hours on a bicycle
Distance: 25km
Landing: 22km
Difficulty: Easy

  • Light sports clothing, sunglasses
  • Tennis Shoes, no open toed shoes, please.
  • Windbreaker or Light Jacket, for spring and autumn
  • Swimwear for the river pool at the final
  • Small change for, Extra Drinks and Souvenirs
Ps:You can leave your belongings in the support vehicle
  • Professional Guiding
  • Mountain Bike (SPECIALIZED HARDROCK)
  • Helmet (CE and EN 1078)
  • Biking Gloves and Waterbottle
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle support %85
  • Transfers
  • Water, fruit juice and cake
  • Radio and Cell Phone Communication

Before operating the bicycle you will receive a briefing about operating the bikes and safety details.

All maintenance is done by our team we use the latest model Specialized HardRock brand front suspension bicycles.

Our route starts on flat soft dirt and our journey begins.
After starting at the Ovacik plateau and ridding through the tree lined forests, the tour comes to an end while coming to it on a decent through wonderous natural forests.
On the road, sometimes we see a tractor, jeeps or sheep, but usually, we do not see anyone else.
Spring and fall can be cool in temperature in the highland.

Light clothing and a jacket with a small back pack for a camera.
During breaks tools and belongings can be left behind.

Sea Kayaking

Sea_KayakingThe Kekova area offers quiet bays and unspoilt scenery, to discover. The natural beauty of the surrounding area guarantees that the complete beginner will love to paddle here as much as the experienced kayaker. There is no previous kayaking experience needed, it just needs some adventure spirit and reasonable fitness

Sea KayakingThe meeting point at the Alacasu bay, after a short briefing on safety and sea kayaking techniques, the right shoulder region route of the Necropolis, the ancient city of Phaselis is taken. Here we row past rock tombs as the guide gives you information about the region’s rich history. After visiting the ancient city of Phaselis, considered military port in the group, we row towards the Sundance coastline, part of our route where we take a break for swimming. After a pleasant and refreshing swim, we leave behind the Mountain peak and the views of the bay of Phaselis with the win behind us, we end the tour at the bay of Alacasu. The distance traveled kayaking is approximately 8km, with a total travel time of approximately 2.5-3 hours including preparation and breaks.

  • – Skis and Safety Equipment (CE and EN 393 standard)
  • Professional Tour Guide (BCU-certified)
  • Transfers
  • Insurance
  • Fruit Juice and Cake

Horse Riding

Horse_RidingStarting from the horse farm, you are riding along the “highway”, an old village road that is almost out of use, with a breathtaking view over the long Adrasan valley down at your feet. Before arriving to the little village of Gücer, you take the forest way, a large runway that invites to long trot and canter times taking you “up into the clouds”. On the top you have a rest at the goat farmer’s pasture before you take the way back in direction of the stable. (3-4 hours)

Minimum 4 persons (max. weight: 80 kg) Riding helmets available on the spot.

horse ridingStarting from the horse farm, you are taking the directions of the yayla mountains. Already from the first kilometers on the tarmac road, you are getting a little pretaste with the high mountains in the background that accompany you almost all day long. After a water break we are leaving the tarmac road to continue on a dirt road that leads us up to Incircik Köyü. In this tiny little village, we are stopping for lunch under the olive trees at a farmer’s house and are getting a little insight into nowadays village people life. After this interesting break, our way is leading us higher and higher, with Kumluca town seen from a birds view. Crossing a deserted valley with some goats, we are climbing up the forest way to descend at the other side down to the road that we were taking in the beginning of our today’s ride. Over hillside pastures we are returning back to the stable. Note: Since this is a longer ride, we make a little break each two hours. (6-7 hours)

Minimum 3 persons (max. weight: 80 kg) Riding helmets available on the spot.

Jeep Safari

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ATV Safari

ATVSafari_bBeldibi And Goynuk natural wonder between the outskirts Mountains resorts, sports and fun with ATV trails in the canyon 15 km long

Boat Tours

BoatTripsBoat tours at wonderful sea

Yoga

YogaSoon…

Multi Activity

multi activityWe start cycling towards Cirali-Olympos beach after having breakfast at Olympos Village.

We enter in Olympos Antique City after 3 km pedaling, and then keep pedaling 1 km inside the antique city to see around. After having a short break at Olympos beach, we walk 1 km with our bicycles towards Cirali Village; then we start cycling again up to the end of the beach.

We walk in the woods, in this wonderful nature on the seashore, towards Maden Bay, then we enjoy the beach!

After having lunch at the beach, we start rowing our sea kayaks, which are available for us on the shore, from Maden Bay towards Olympos Beach, and then we reach Olympos Antique City after rowing for 3 sea miles.

Finally, we walk across the Antique City, and take a return ride on our vehicle to the hotel. Anyone who wishes to stay at the beach for the rest of the day, please do so.