Kayaking on the Turquoise Coast, Kas and Kalkan, Turkey

Kas and Kalkan

The Turquoise Coast, the south-western stretch of Turkey’s shoreline, contains some of its most beautiful towns and villages. From chic Gocek to charming little Kas and the extraordinary underwater city and submerged ruins of Kekova, there are endless sights to see. And much of it is best seen from the sea itself – but not from a yacht.

Instead, try sea kayaking as a way to get around – we have tours from a single day to a week-long, and no experience is necessary. You will find yourself paddling through areas of outstanding beauty and immense archaeological interest – all the while working those muscles.

Or, for more of a speed thrill, try rafting on the Dalaman, one of the biggest rivers in southern Turkey. After an hour’s training and safety instruction, you are ready to enter the water and, with an expert rafting guide, raft down the rapids which are graded up to level 4. The trip is scenic, as well as a little challenging, through narrow gorges and verdant pine forest. There will also be plenty of opportunities to relax by cooling off in sparkling pools and natural jacuzzis.

If you want to get back on dry land, you can go mountain biking near Kas, all the way from the mountains to the sea. It’s an exhilarating, fun and adrenaline-filled day. Most of the route is downhill, through lush, green valleys and the ancient landscapes of historical Lycia, ending with stunning views of the sparkling Mediterranean coast.

Wheels won’t get you everywhere, though. Hiking through the hills above the coast will take you places where tourists never touch. The walking route encompasses traditional mountain villages, historical sites and the scenic, open countryside.

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