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Adrasan Walking Guide

Walks around Adrasan(also known as Çavuşköy Cavus-Bay)- Antalya Türkiye
Walking guide for Adrasan from Dayco Pansiyon Bungalow Hotel
NORTH COVE and on to SAZAK BAY
The route to North Cove (see map) is started at the very North end of Adrasan Cavus-Bay beach (North side of the river) by following the rising dirt road passing Felix Bar climbing immediately above/behind the river hotels and restaurants. If the river is in flood use the road bridge adjacent River Hotel. Take this dirt road back towards the shore before meeting the rising road from Felix Bar.
The rising road soon meets the Sazak Bay dirt road heading back towards the coastline but higher up. After about 15 minutes on the Sazak Bay dirt road a narrower track heads down to
Adrasan North Cove (see right). Halfway down this track peters out at the head of a dried river gulley near a disused mine entrance. Look out for a well trodden bit of track sometimes waymarked with stones - it crosses over the gulley and down the (west) side - a bit loose and tricky and remember to note the way back! Back on the Sazak Bay dirt road the route continues to SAZAK BAY
(Length: Trekking from Adrasan Bay takes about three hours each way at a reasonable pace so take supplies with you. Also its probably too hot to take from June thro' Sept'.)
For Sazak just keep following the dirt road ignoring the minor tracks that branch off - about half way along the North side of Adrasan Bay the road heads inland and crosses over the peninsular through a disused meadow area then heads down to Sazak alongside a river (bed) - reminded me a bit of rambling in Derbyshire on a rare dry day!. From the east end of Sazak Bay there are said to be tracks across to SHEPHERD'S BAY where there are overgrown ancient ruins.
Rather than go to Sazak there is a branch in the dirt road just before the meadow area that doubles back towards the DIVE CAVES . The easterly branch reaches a rocky headland from where Water Island can be seen in the distance. The westerly branch heads towards a cove (Akseki Bay - which I think is also known as Paradise Beach ). The dirt road is a bit uneven in places but no big hurdles. ADRASAN SOUTH COVE
Walk along the dirt road from Hotel Ford around the headland for about 10 minutes and there is a small cove near the fishing boat moorings. The beach is stones and small shale but once in the sea the sea bed is soft silvery sand often with many small fish and shellfish.
From here, walking 1 hour each way, the route starts to the:
ADRASAN BAY LIGHT HOUSE There is a narrow walking track through the woods to the lighthouse at the southeast corner of Adrasan Bay but most people fail to find it because they try to get there from the end of the dirt road above where the small fishing boats are moored. The trick is to start above the corner of the cove before the moorings - climb three metres up the dry river bed and find the track running along the cliff above the road. MINE HILL TRACK Length: 1.5 hours walk to the hilltop.
Once again follow the dirt road from the Ford Hotel and you will soon see the start of a track that doubles back above behind the Ford and other hotels.
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At the top follow the track to the right for an extra 45 minutes or so where it suddenly stops at a mound of rock. Then work carefully along the hillside for a further 50metres for a great view of Water Island - Suluada.
Alternatively head left for a similar time to reach the disused mine workings and view across the outer entrance to Adrasan Cavus-Bay towards Kemer and Three Islands.
FARM Length: One hour walk each way.
Start walking inland from Töngüşlü Restaurant up the valley passing Cengis Kaan & Osmanlı Sarayı Hotels and then Rahmi's timber Hostal eventually joining the dirt road that started near Blue Bay Pansiyon and passed Hotel Maviay. The road - part of the Lycian Way Trekking Route - follows a ridge between two valleys. Farm is no longer in use. The Lycian Way runs through the farm and continues up the hill to view the sea in 1hour then on to Kara Öz for views of Gelidonya Lighthouse and 'Five Islands'(6 hours?). HILL MEADOW WITH VIEW OF ADRASAN VILLAGE
A very pleasant mostly easy going well trodden track up to a plateau with a view of the whole of Adrasan village and the hills behind in the Kumluca direction (about 1.5hrs from the Adrasan Bay). Follow the red&white waymarked 'Lycian Way' trekking route (Adrasan to Olympos section) - signposted just up river from Gelidonya Hotel / Arykanda Hotel / Paradise Hotel (at north end of the bay) - until some greenhouses and then cross over - may be stepping stones. At right angles to the river a road then runs between greenhouses - then the only tricky bit - cross the field alongside the last greenhouse and step over a narrow mountain stream to find the path up to the meadow plateau alongside the mountain stream (field & crossing not well marked). Once there just a friendly shepherd with inquisitive sheep and a cow or two! Return the same direction but stay on the north side of the greenhouse area using the new anti-fire dirt road or for longer route take the first left hand track from the meadow dropping down to the river and follow the roads back alongside the river. Cross the bridge near the small cemetary or further on at the stepping stones (~2hrs to the bay).
ADRASAN VILLAGE Length: One and a half hours walk each way. Make a long stop at Ramazans Bar in Adrasan Village in between! Also try excellent chicken kebab (or soup for a late breakfast) at fast food restaurant - lokanta.
Starting from the centre of Adrasan Bay take the inland road (Atıcı Hotel) or alternatively from the North end of the Bay take the road passing the river restaurants. Many tomato greenhouses on each route. The first one passes a small mosque about half way and the remains of a castle on the left above the road. Both ways lead to Adrasan Village Sunday Travelling Market. From the market, carry on over the river bridge towards Adrasan Village.
Adrasan Village has mosque, tailor, doctor, pharmacy, barber, hardware store, Jandarma, fast food, Post Office, mini markets, patisserie, tea rooms and bars but no longer an ATM A short distance up the road past Ramazans (route to Kumluca) is the desirable hill area to buy a property.
...........Further afield but not far from Adrasan...........
PHASELIS
Details of route in Sunflower book, Landscapes of Turkey: Around Antalya, by Eileen and Brian Anderson.
Take the morning Adrasan dolmuş to the Antalya highway (terminates here at the new Adrasan junction) and change to a Kaş-Antalya dolmuş getting off at the start of Çamyuva town area on the main road (Çamyuva Town sign). Walk back along the main road until the river and then follow river track down to the coast - then around the headlands and coves into Phaselis. The route is waymarked (part of the Lycian Way).
There's plenty to see -- the marble avenue, amphitheatre and aquaduct, plus superb beaches and ancient small harbour.
It is a protected area so no hotels/bars/restaurants only a snack kiosk.
To return, take the Phaselis entrance/exit road back up to the main road and make the return journey - Important : hourly Adrasan dolmuş to Bay only runs in summer season.
OLYMPOS There is currently no dolmuş minibus service up to the Olympos junction so it is probably best to take a taxi from the dolmuş and taxi cabin at the centre of bay (near Blue Bay Bar) or the cabin adjacent RiverHotel Restaurant.
At Olympos you can search for the ancient ruins hidden in the undergrowth and visit turtle beach. Also see the treehouses popular with backpackers.
The Lycian Way walk to Olympos from Cavus takes 6-8 hours and not really suitable for the hot summer months. ULUPINAR For Ulupinar : From the new Antalya Highway-Adrasan junction take the Kaş-Antalya dolmuş minibus (as above for Phaselis) passing the Antalya Highway-Olympos junction (was also the old Adrasan junction) and on to the junction for Ulupinar then walk down to the river restaurants for a very good value amazing trout meal.
CHIMEARA - Yanartaş
This is one for night time - something not to be missed - 'FIRE MOUNTAIN' and best done by taking a taxi or hotel trip. Again on the route of the Lycian Way not far from Ulupinar and is now slightly commercialised with a constructed path of stone steps to reach the natural gas flames emerging from the rocks. Take a torch and some flat shoes with non slip soles and be prepared for many steps! Dont stay too long as there seems to be quite a lot of partly combusted gas fumes about.
Details and images of Adrasan walking/hiking/rambling/trekking routes

Adrasan - a great holiday location for scenic local walking and as a base for trekking the 'Lycian Way' 



Walking Trekking around Adrasan - Antalya Türkiye


Walking Trekking guide for Adrasan
 (also known as Çavuşköy Cavus-Bay)

NORTH COVE and on to SAZAK BAY
The walking route to "North Cove" (see map) is started at the very North end of Adrasan Cavus-Bay beach (North side of the river) by following the rising rough road passing Felix Bar climbing immediately above/behind the river hotels and restaurants.
If the river is in flood use the road bridge adjacent 'River Hotel'.
Walk along this rough road back towards the beach before meeting the rising road from Felix Bar.
This rising road soon meets the Sazak Bay rough road heading back towards the coastline but higher.

Map (harita) of Walking/Trekking Routes around Adrasan Cavuskoy (Cavus Bay), Antalya, Turkey - - from Dayco Bungalow/Hotel/Otel/Pension/Pansiyon

Adrasan Bay to Sazak Bay rough road under Moses Mountain  
 
After about 15 minutes walking along the Sazak Bay rough road a narrower track heads down to
 
Adrasan North Cove - KARGICAK
Halfway down this track peters out at the head of a dried river gulley near a disused mine entrance.
Look out for well trodden tracks sometimes waymarked with stones either side of the gulley
down to the cove beach.

Kargıcak

Adrasan North Cove - Kargicak
 
Back on the Sazak Bay rough road the route continues to :

Image of Sazak Bay and visiting day-tour boatsSAZAK BAY
(Length: Trekking from Adrasan Bay takes about three hours each way at a reasonable pace so take supplies with you.
Also it is probably too hot to take from June thro' Sept'.)
For Sazak just keep following the rough road ignoring the minor tracks that branch off. About half way along the North side of Adrasan Bay the road heads inland and crosses over the peninsular through a disused meadow area then heads down to Sazak alongside a river (bed).
From the east end of Sazak Bay there are said to be tracks across to
SHEPHERD'S BAY - ÇOBAN LİMAN where there are overgrown ancient ruins.
Rather than go to Sazak there is a branch in the rough road just before the 'meadow area' that doubles back towards the DIVE CAVES . The easterly branch reaches a rocky headland and Water Island - SULU ADA is seen in the distance.
                                      The westerly branch heads towards a cove Aksekİ Bay
South Cove and Moses Mountain on the North side of Adrasan Bay
ADRASAN SOUTH COVE
Walk along the rough road from Hotel Ford around the headland for about 10 minutes and there is a small cove near the fishing boat moorings. The beach is small stones but once in the sea the sea bed is soft silvery sand often with many small fish.

From here, walking 1 hour each way, the route starts to the:
ADRASAN BAY LIGHT BEACON
There is a narrow walking track through the woods to the light beacon at the southeast corner of Adrasan Bay but most people fail to find it because they try to get there from the end of the rough road above where the small fishing boats are moored.
The trick is to start above the corner of the cove before the moorings - climb three metres up the dry river bed and walk the track running along the "cliff" above the road.
 
Mine Hill TrackAdrasan Main Beach from HilltrackMINE HILL TRACK
Length: 1.5 hours walk to the hilltop.

Once again follow the rough road from the Ford Hotel and you will soon see the start of a track that doubles back above/behind the Ford and other hotels.
This old mine 'donkey' track winds its way to the top of the hill for a view of the open sea.

At the top follow the track to the right for an extra 45 minutes or so where it suddenly stops at a mound of rock. Then work carefully along the hillside for a further 50metres for a great view of  'Water Island' - Suluada.
Alternatively head left  for a similar time to reach the disused mine workings and  view across the outer entrance to Adrasan Cavus-Bay towards Kemer and 'Three Islands'.
 
 
route to disused farm along the Lycian Way passing Maviay Hotel from the middle of Adrasan BayFARM      Length: One hour walk each way.
Start walking inland from Paraşüt Market up the valley passing Cengis Kaan & Osmanlı Sarayı Hotels eventually joining the rough road that started at Blue Bay Pansiyon and the Boat Trip Jetty. This road which passes Hotel Maviay is part of the Lycian Way Trekking Route and climbs to follow a ridge between two valleys.
Farm not in use.
The Lycian Way runs through the farm and continues up the hill to view the sea in 1hr then on to Kara Öz for views of Gelidonya Lighthouse and '5 Islands' - 6 hrs trekking. 
  
HILL MEADOW WITH VIEW OF ADRASAN VILLAGE
A very pleasant walk along a mostly easy going well trodden track up to a plateau with a view of the whole of Adrasan village and the hills behind in the Kumluca direction (about 1.5hrs walking from Adrasan Bay). 
Follow the red&white waymarked 'Lycian Way' trekking route (Adrasan to Olympos section) - signposted just up river from Gelidonya Hotel / Arykanda Hotel / Paradise Hotel (at north end of the bay) - until some greenhouses and then cross over - may be stepping stones. At right angles to the river a road then runs between greenhouses - then the only tricky bit - cross the field alongside the last greenhouse and step over a narrow mountain stream to find the path up to the meadow plateau alongside the mountain stream (field & crossing not well marked). Once there just a friendly shepherd with inquisitive sheep and a cow or two! Return the same direction but stay on the north side of the greenhouse area using the new anti-fire dirt road or for longer route take the first left hand track from the meadow dropping down to the river and follow the roads back alongside the river. Cross the bridge near the small cemetary or further on at the stepping stones (~2hrs to the bay).

MOSES MOUNTAIN TRACK - Müsa Dağ
Rather than returning from the meadow it is possible to continue along the Lycian Way Trekking Route to Olympos or alternatively follow the new fire-break rough road that doubles back and climbs almost to the summit of Moses Mountain - Müsa Dağ. The mountain dominates the North side of Adrasan Bay. Plan for a full days trekking.
ADRASAN VILLAGE
 Length: One and a half hours walk each way. Try excellent chicken kebab
(or soup for a late breakfast) at a fast food restaurant - lokanta.
Starting from the centre of Adrasan Bay take the inland road (Atıcı Hotel) or alternatively from the North end of the Bay take the road passing the river restaurants. Many tomato greenhouses on each route. The first one passes a small mosque about half way and the remains of a castle on the left above the road.
Image of greenhouses on the route to Adrasan village
 
Both ways lead to Adrasan Village Sunday Travelling Market. Adrasan travelling market near the village centre
From the market, carry on over the river bridge towards
Adrasan Village.
 
Atatürk plinth in centre of Adrasan village  
Adrasan's Main Mosque
 
Adrasan Village has mosque, tailor, doctor, pharmacy, barber, hardware store, Jandarma, fast food, Post Office, mini markets, patisserie, tea rooms but no longer an ATM
Adrasan woodyard  
A short walk up the road past the woodyard and lokantas is
the desirable hill area to buy a property.
Adrasan mainstreet with small shops and lokantas

Amphitheatre at Phaselis...........Further afield but not too far from Adrasan...........
PHASELIS
Take the morning Adrasan dolmuş to the Antalya highway (terminates here at the new Adrasan junction) and change to a Kaş-Antalya dolmuş getting off at the start of Çamyuva town area on the main road (Çamyuva Town sign). Walk back along the main road until the river and then follow river track down to the coast - then around the headlands and coves into Phaselis.
The route is waymarked (part of the Lycian Way).
There's plenty to see -- the marble avenue, amphitheatre and aquaduct, plus
superb beaches and ancient small harbour.
It is a protected area so no hotels/bars/restaurants only a snack kiosk.
To return, take the Phaselis entrance/exit road back up to the main road and make the return journey - Important : hourly Adrasan dolmuş to Bay only runs in summer season and is not always reliable. Sometimes a taxi waits at the Adrasan Junction for hire. Passing car drivers often offer a lift if no other transport is available.
 
Olympos beachOLYMPOS
 There is no dolmuş minibus service up to the Olympos junction so it is probably best to take a taxi from the "dolmuş & taxi cabin" at the centre of Adrasan Bay (near Blue Bay Bar) or
from the KIYI TAXİ cabin adjacent RiverHotel Restaurant.
At Olympos you can search for the ancient ruins hidden in the undergrowth and visit 'turtle beach'. Also see the treehouses popular with 'backpackers'.
Trekking the Lycian Way to Olympos from Adrasan Bay takes 6-8 hours and not really suitable for the hot summer months. 

ULUPINAR 
For Ulupinar : From the new Antalya Highway-Adrasan junction take the Kaş-Antalya dolmuş minibus (as above for Phaselis) passing the Antalya Highway-Olympos junction (was also the old Adrasan junction) and on to the  junction for Ulupinar then walk down to the river restaurants for a good value amazing oven baked trout meal.Image of chimeara. Photo © R Parmar
 
                                               CHIMEARA - Yanartaş
Image of chimaera. Photo © R ParmaThis is one for night time - something not to be missed -
'FIRE MOUNTAIN' and best done by taking a taxi or hotel trip. Again on the trekking route of the Lycian Way not far from Ulupinar and is now slightly commercialised with a constructed path of stone steps to reach the natural gas flames emerging from the rocks. Take a torch and some flat shoes with non slip soles and be prepared for many steps! Don't stay too long as there seems to be quite a lot of partly combusted gas fumes.



Adrasan Walking - Lycian Way Trekking



DAYCO

Bungalow

Hotel


Adrasan
Çavuş-Bay

after walking and trekking all day take in the sunset at dayco bungalow hotel cafe bar adrasan

Rest and relax in the evening to prepare for your next day's

huseyin with adrasan bungalow hotel dayco

walking around Adrasan

Adrasan - Dayco Bungalow Hotel - Çavuş Bay

is open from March into November.
In a quiet location on the seafront just a few metres from the beach.
Dayco is set around a small garden and comprises of 12 detached timber chalet bungalows with en-suite shower/w.c.
The best months for walking/trekking are early and late season when the rural holiday resort of Adrasan is usually very quiet with only a few tourists. This all changes during July to early September when it becomes very busy especially at weekends. 
The local walks around Adrasan are not demanding and with a little local knowledge are fairly straightforward to find.
If the region is new to you it is possible for Hüseyin at Dayco to provide guided walks in the springtime and autumn months.
An introduction to the more demanding Lycian Way coastal trekking route is also possible but restricted to approximately 7 hours walking duration from Adrasan - to Olympos to the North and Gelidonya Point (Kara Öz) to the South. Return transport.





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(0090) 242 883 1054

(0090) 532 232 1432


GPS

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