The best information anywhere for mountaineering in Turkey - Ararat, the Kaçkar Dağlar, the Ala Dağlar, Erciyes and more MORE>>
All the climbing areas and crags in Turkey, sport climbing, trad routes, bouldering, multipitch. Many places you will never have heard of MORE>>
All the long distance trails in Turkey; famous ones such as the Lycian Way and the lesser know ones such as The Independence Way MORE>>
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Outdoor adventures in Turkey
Turkey is a wonderful country; the scenery is amazing the people warm, friendly and welcoming. Travel to Turkey couldn't be easier; all the main airports are only a few hours flight from Europe. The exchange rate has been good for several years and the weather is nearly always perfect. Whatever outdoor adventures you are looking for; extreme sports, rock climbing, winter and ice climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking, diving or just a beautiful beach to relax on, Turkey is the ideal destination for your next holiday.
Just a few reasons to visit Turkey:
Turkey is a country of mountains. No matter where you are in Turkey, you are never far from a mountain or a mountain range. These mountains can provide the visitor with a lifetimes worth of adventures. Many over 4000m and dozens over 3000m. There is even an accessible 5000m peak. Most Turkish mountains can be climbed without a permit, either in summer or winter for the more adventurous and experienced.
Turkey is a world-class rock climbing destination. Antalya has long been an established sport climbing destination, with guidebooks available in several languages, but there is so much more to discover
Trekking is becoming very popular. There are now many recognised long distance paths in Turkey, of all lengths from one week to many. Most of these are well way marked and up to date guidebooks are available for the independent trekker, or there are several tour companies offering fully guided trips.
Mountain bike specific trails are being opened right across Turkey, from Istanbul to Antalya. As with most outdoor adventure sports, it is rapidly developing in Turkey with vast potential. Many of the long distance trekking trails also have alternative paths for mountain bikers
These are just a few of the outdoor sports that Turkey is a world class destination for. Click on the links above for more information, and if you have any more info on new developments, then get in touch and I will update my site. I also have the best information available anywhere for outdoors equipment shops in Turkey, from Istanbul to Adana. If you need it, you will find where to buy it from here.