The best long distance walking paths in Turkey are the Lycian Way and St. Pauls Way. There are also many local walking paths that are waymarked that provide a network of treks and hikes of varying length and difficulty.
The Lycian Way is 540km long that starts at Oludeniz near Fethiye and finishes at Geyikbayiri near Antalya. The trail generally follows the coast, though in places it hugs cliff faces, or moves inland through forests and mountains. Cedar forest on Tahtali Dagi is the highest point of the Lycian Way. The route is waymarked and mainly follows old Roman roads, footpaths and mule trails.
The Lycian Way passes through some major tourist centres such Demre and Kas, where there are many more options to go walking and have a walking holiday. The Antalya to Demre walking guidebook describes 15 different walks, some of which use part of the Lycian Way. Buy this walking guidebook from our shop.
The St. Pauls Way is 500km long that starts at Perge near Antalya and goes inland to Yalvac near Lake Egirdir, at a height of 2,200m. St. Pauls Way generally follows old Roman roads, footpaths and forest tracks, and is suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers.