•  MG 4351
  • Taşlıca
  •  MG 5554
  •  MG 6143
  •  MG 6367
  • Bağarcık
  •  MG 8386
  •  MG 8443
  •  MG 8701
  •  MG 9963
  • 2 MG 8843
  • 17 MG 3019
  • Çam Fıstığı Ağaçları
  • Ancient Agora Of Alinda
  • Bozalan

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Take a walk into history. Explore ancient civilizations along an 850 km pristine coastal trail from the Mediterranean to Aegean. The trail is named after the Carian civilization discovering a region rich in ancient ruins and history, stone paved caravan roads and mule path connecting villages from the coast to a mountaineous hinterland. Pine forest cloak mountain slopes whilst olive terraces and almond grove are an important part of the regions economy. The trail acceses a lesser known and unspoilt region full of colour and tradition for all to enjoy.The trail is signed and waymarked according to international standards allowing both independent and group travellers to hike and enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural treasures of Caria. A guidebook and a map is available giving the best detailed information about the route and region.

Swim in turquoise waters from deserted beaches, climb through pine scented forests to discover ancient ruins, looking out over a dramatic coastline across to the Greek islands of the South Aegean. Rare mountain goats can still be seen roaming the remote forests of the Datca peninsula, boat building in Bozburun, Neolithic cave paintings of the Bafa region, traditional village carpets woven by village girls; all this and more awaits the hiker in search of new adventure…….

SECTIONS

Carian Trail consists of 4 main sections (Bozburun Peninsula, Datca Peninsula, Gulf of Gokova, Carian Hinterland) and 1 alternative section, Mugla Environs.

  • Bozburun Peninsula

    Bozburun Peninsula

    Bozburun is best for the hiker on holiday, offering the best combination of boutique hotels and nice restaurants catering to the yacht fairing elite, along with short but incredibly scenic routes, a high density of ancient ruins and a variety of natural landscapes.
  • Datca Peninsula

    Datca Peninsula

    Datca is best for the hiker who wants to get away from it all, with full day walks away from any sign of humanity, Datca boasts the most numerous and remote beaches, best preserved nature, long routes requiring camping equipment and arguably the strongest feeling of adventure.
  • Gulf of Gokova

    Gulf of Gokova

    Gokova is best for the hiker looking for variety, showcasing the sharp contrast between coastal culture and traditional lifestyle in the mountains within the same day, the Gokova section consists of the steepest climbs along with beautiful beaches and a variety of accommodation.
  • Carian Hinterland

    Carian Hinterland

    Latmos is best for the hiker looking for something different, its unique rock formations and rare landscape have preserved culture and traditions, offering spectacular ancient roads and ruins, villages seemingly stuck in the past, and the opportunity for homestays and a unique experience.
  • Mugla Environs

    Mugla Environs

    Mugla is best for the active traveler or family, consisting of easy walks suitable for almost everyone and passing through more towns with less of a nature focus, Mugla gets its beauty from traditional architecture, homey villages, and endless sightseeing.
  • Dalyan

    Dalyan

    Mugla is best for the active traveler or family, consisting of easy walks suitable for almost everyone and passing through more towns with less of a nature focus, Mugla gets its beauty from traditional architecture, homey villages, and endless sightseeing.