|13 May - 19 May||
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|07 Oct - 13 Oct||
|21 Oct - 27 Oct||
Become a SwimTrek Pioneer as we travel for the first time to the Bozburun peninsula, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas collide.
Relax in the quiet fishing town of Bozburun and peer out at sweeping views over the sea, with the Greek island of Symi in the distance.
Swim alongside rocky backdrops and explore the coastal terrain from our large, comfortable Turkish 'gulet'.
Seek out secluded bays and complete a range of coastal swims, island hopping adventures and more challenging crossings in open water.
The quiet town of Bozburun is located just 45km from the sandy beaches and pine-forested surrounds of Marmaris. It is a unique and peaceful base within the busy district of Muğla - a region scattered with mountains and home to several sites of historical interest. You can visit the ancient port town of Larymna (which means ‘people of sand’) or seek out the ruins of a citadel in Bozukkale (which means ‘broken castle’). The Carian trail also runs through Bozburun peninsula and offers plenty of incredible hiking routes and viewpoints to stop and savour the journey.
It’s here, where the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea collide, that you’ll uncover the many bays of Bozburun, washed with warm, clear waters. You’ll be spoilt for coastlines to explore and islands to circumnavigate. We even travel around on a traditional Turkish gulet - an ideal way to reach each swim spot and a fine display of traditional artisanry, perfected by the locals. There is plenty of room on the boat to stretch out, dry off and relax under the sun after you leave the water.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly shorter swimming distances, please check out our Bozburun Short Swims – Turkey trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who a enjoy a mixture of crossings and coastal swims and exploring small islands and bays.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 2.5 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 5km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
Are you a Pioneer?
We are excited to share our entirely new Bozburun trip for an action-packed 2024 of adventures. Our first departures will be Pioneer Departures. These are perfect for those who want to get out first to experience the relatively unexplored waters that await us. You will have the opportunity to explore the destination in-depth with an amazing group of swimmers, opening our eyes to the possibilities for future trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
We are yet to run this trip for its first season in 2024. Please check back in the future for testimonials from our pioneer SwimTrekkers!
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