Dive into some of the clearest Mediterranean waters and swim longer distances along Turkey’s stunning turquoise coast
Explore caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we complete a range of beautiful coastal swims and challenging crossings
Discover the historic city of Aperlai, including fascinating ruins located both above and below water
Improve your technique with seasoned coaches as you follow a section of the famous Lycian Way walking path - it stretches 509km from Fethiye to Antalya!
Relax after your longer swims and enjoy world-renowned Turkish hospitality in the lovely seaside village of Kaş
Discover the spectacular landscapes and remarkable history of the Lycian Way on this unforgettable swimming holiday along Turkey’s southern coastline. It’s here that the ancient Lycians settled on the Teke Peninsula in a veritable paradise of forested slopes, blue-green waters and sand-fringed shorelines. The aptly named Turquoise Coast is home to some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean - the perfect location for a swimming adventure of both coastal swims and crossings.
Based in the small coastal village of Kaş, we spend the week exploring countless caves, tunnels, arches, and bays. Our swims will uncover the area’s most isolated beaches, scattered archipelagos and ancient sites perched on hilltops.
Our main boat for the week is a traditional Turkish ‘gulet,’ which is an ideal way to experience this part of the world. The gulet is also where we will enjoy the fresh, traditional Turkish lunches which are served on board between your swims – a highlight for many SwimTrekkers! There is plenty of room to stretch out as well and relax under the sun while you are out of 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 classic Lycian Way - Turkey trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy both crossings and coastal swims, including exploring sea caves, tunnels, and arches.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 4km. The average daily swim distance is around 8km.
We have given this trip a ‘Challenging’ grading. These trips are for experienced open water swimmers who want to push themselves.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Turkey
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
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.
I’ve had 2 perfect SwimTrek experiences and look forward to morePenny S, NZ - 2023
On SwimTrek Trip you‘ll experience a joy of swim, feel the freedom in the ocean, still feel very safe, get know other, very active and inspiring people from all over the globe and just have a great time.Ivana W, Germany - 2023
This was just the most fantastic trip ever - warm clear waters, lots of fish and sights to see, brilliant guides, beautiful food and great people.Louise C, UK - 2022
The Lycian way is spectacular: swimming with turtles and over ancient ruins was an experience that I will never forget!Till Ottlitz, Germany - 2022
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