Experience a family swimming holiday in some of the clearest Mediterranean waters - just off 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 swim technique with a video analysis of your stroke and practice your skills as we swim along the famous Lycian Way walking path - it stretches 509km from Fethiye to Antalya!
Discover the Turquoise Coast in southern Turkey on this trip perfectly designed for both teens and adults to enjoy a special family holiday together. The historic region of Lycia is characterised by steep mountains that rise over wooded shores and bays, offering stunning views and a fantastic series of swims you’ll never forget! This is a trip to enjoy both sun-and-sea in abundance – expect epic backdrops (like the soaring Uluburun Cliffs), sunlit waters and sandy coastlines.
Based in the small coastal village of Kaş, we spend the week venturing out to local natural riches. You’ll discover countless sea caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we swim freely to lesser-known beaches, scattered archipelagos and ancient 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 fresh, traditional Turkish lunches served on board between your swims – a highlight for many SwimTrekkers! There is also plenty of room to stretch out and relax while you are out the water.
Who is this trip for?
Designed for families who want to swim together, this trip offers the chance for adults to bring children between 12 and 17 years old to enjoy the full experience of a swimming holiday. A classic SwimTrek break, our Lycian Way trip features a mixture of calmer coastal swims and short crossings, ideal for a range of swimming abilities. Our Teens trips conveniently operate during school holidays and provide the opportunity for teenagers to swim with others of their own age as well as with their family.
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 1.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
Please note that adults that are not travelling with their own teenage children or are part of a party with at least one teenage child are not permitted on this trip. Equally, teenagers must be accompanied on the trip by at least one adult.
- 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
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.
It was a trip of a lifetime! Swimming everyday in turquoise waters with turtles and plenty of swim buddies , great guides and above all great fun! I just loved itDeborah K, UK - 2023
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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