|25 Jul - 31 Jul, 2022||
|08 Aug - 14 Aug, 2022||
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|29 Aug - 04 Sep, 2022||
|05 Sep - 11 Sep, 2022||
|12 Sep - 18 Sep, 2022||
|19 Sep - 25 Sep, 2022||
|26 Sep - 02 Oct, 2022||
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Experience some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean off Turkey's stunning Turquoise Coast
Swim alongside the famous Lycian Way walking path which stretches 509 kilometres from Fethiye to Antalya
Discover the the historic city of Aperlai, including fascinating ruins located both above and below the water
Explore caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we complete a range of beautiful coastal swims and challenging crossings
Relax and soak in the 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. The aptly-named Turquoise Coast is home to some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and is the perfect location for a swimming adventure which includes both coastal swims and crossings.
Based in the small coastal village of Kaş, we spend the week exploring countless caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we swim amongst the area’s isolated beaches, scattered archipelagos and historical sites.
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, and there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax 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 Lycian Way Short Swims - Turkey trip.
This trip can also be offered as tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you. For more information contact us on email@example.com with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
Extra 2021 dates added!
Due to popular demand, we've now added extra Lycian Way trips in September and October. This includes several dates where we'll be running two separate trips at the same time. Same great experience, just two opportunities to find the travel dates that suit you best!
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 daily swim distance of around 6km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- 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
This trip can also be offered as tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you, so just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part, and we'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip. However, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Getting There - General Information
Getting There via Dalaman
Getting There via Antalya
The experience of the turtles and the swimming in lovely blue clear waters has made me want to return for more, very soon. I'm still smiling from ear to ear when I think of the swims!Julie, UK - 2020
Energising!Cheryl, UK - 2020
My first SwimTrek, and it was perfect. Guides were superb, hotel was good, location great, other guests made it fun. "I'll be back".Stuart, UK - 2020
The Lycian Way was an amazing location - lovely clear, warm water and lots of interesting things to see. As usual a wonderfully relaxing/active holiday - perfect, thank you!Alison, UK - 2020
Another fantastic Swim Trek holiday completed - technique improved, speed increased, fish spotted and new friends made. Far too much delicious food consumed but it was a holiday after all! Where to go next is the question?Helen K, Netherlands - 2019
This trip exceeded my expectations. Extremely well organised and both Tim and Shelli our guides were excellent. I was an open water swimming novice so was quite anxious about how I would cope but by Day 2 I was loving it didn't want the trip to end. Swimming every day in the beautiful Mediterranean was sublime and being based in Kaş was fabulous. Well done Swimtrek!Louise M, Australia - 2019
Swimtrek trips never disappoint! Wonderful and knowledgeable guides, beautiful settings, great and varied swimming, big sense of achievement on the bigger crossings, and finally the chance to share all of this with like minded swimmers from all over the world. You leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, fit and with a bunch of new friends!Rhiannon C, UK - 2019
Beautiful sea temperature, fantastic town to stay in, a great SwimTrek team and a wonderful set of people to share a holiday with...what's not to love!Helen L, UK - 2018
Every year I come home and say that trip was the best ever. But this year, it really was the best ever. Wonderful, wonderful time.Mimi S, US - 2018
This was one of the best trips I had in my entire life. The group, challenges, location, guides, boat, food, free time, etc. were excellent.Niko P, Germany - 2018
Amongst the best weeks of my almost 60 years of life!Susanne T, UK - 2018
Kaş was a great place for a Swimtrek base -boat, crew and culture were all fantastic!Adrianne D, Canada - 2018
This holiday exceeded my expectations. I'm already thinking where to book for next year.Konrad B, UK - 2018
Great swims, beautiful town, stunning boat, lovely company, delicious food and... turtles!Sally T, UK-2017
Fabulous Food, Quality Boat, Awesome swimming distances, locations & Guides.... Just keep swimming ! The best swimming holiday I've been onKim P, UK-2017
As someone relatively new to open water swimming, and a first time Swim Trek traveller, I didn't really know what to expect, but the whole experience was wonderful - life-changing in fact. I was researching my next trip on the 'plane home...Rachel H. UK- 2017
The Lycian Way is near the top of the pack of my SwimTrek experiences. The swimming, the boat, the food and the town itself make for a wonderful swimming holiday.Joseph C. Australia - 2016
Fabulous food, quality boat, awesome swimming distances, locations & guides.... Just keep swimming ! The best swimming holiday I've been on.Kim P. UK - 2016
The Turkish Lycian Way has to be one of the best locations operated by Swim Trek. Great swimming in warm waters backed up by superb lunches on a spacious boat. Kas (hotel location) felt very welcoming and safe.David B. UK - 2016