guide for Adrasan
and on to
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
coastline higher up.
After about 15 minutes walking along the Sazak Bay rough road a
narrower track heads down to
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
the cove beach.
Back on the Sazak Bay rough road the route continues to :
(Length: Trekking from Adrasan Bay takes about three hours each way at
reasonable pace so take supplies with you. Also it's 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
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 . The easterly branch reaches a rocky
headland from where can be seen in the distance.
branch heads towards a cove
Walk along the rough road from Hotel Ford around the headland for about
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 and shellfish.
From here, walking 1 hour each way, the route starts to the:
There is a narrow walking track through the woods to the light beacon
corner of Adrasan Bay but most people fail to find it because they try
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.
Length: 1.5 hours walk to the hilltop.
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
This old mine 'donkey' track winds its way to the top of the hill for a
view of 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.
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'.
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
Islands' - 6 hrs trekking.
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).
'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
but stay on the north side of the greenhouse area using the new
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).
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.
Length: One and a half hours walk each way. Try excellent chicken
(or soup for a late breakfast) at a fast food restaurant - lokanta.
Starting from the centre of Adrasan Bay take the inland road (Atıcı
alternatively from the North end of the Bay take the road passing the
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 has mosque, tailor, doctor, pharmacy, barber, hardware
store, Jandarma, fast food, Post Office, mini markets,
patisserie, tea rooms but no longer an ATM
A short walk up the road past the woodyard and lokantas is
desirable hill area to buy a property.
afield but not too far from Adrasan...........
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.
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.
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
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
Trekking the Lycian Way to Olympos from Adrasan Bay takes 6-8 hours and
really suitable for the hot summer months.
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.
is one for
night time - something not to be missed -
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
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.