a walk by Mehmet Koçdemir and Altuğ Şenel

Likya Yolu Web Link

19 Nov 2017

Trailer of Lycian Way Documentary has been published.

During March or April 2018 you will be watching the whole documentary.

We'll keep you updated from here, Facebook or instagram (@yuruyenkisi) accounts.

with love...




13 Nov 2017

We decided to give a “heads up” to the people regarding the increasing pollution on Lycian Way. Pollution is mainly due to camping wastes, such as cans, brewages, water bottles and wet wipes.



We volunteered for this and collected wastes and garbages on a popular Lycian Way path, Karaoz-Gelidonya Lighthouse-Adrasan-Olympos-Cirali.

This was a two day organisation that everybody came to the starting point (Karaoz) by their own. We fixed the date and decided a meeting point and we were all there. This was an organisation open to everybody.

In nature, we all pay attention to our clothings, tents etc. But we have to focus on the fact that we carry food and cleaning supplies from the city to the nature and leave the wastes of them an the garbage cans in the settlements which is a few kilometers away.

During the two-day walk, we encountered campfire, wet wipes, cans and PET bottles burned on random camp fires.

Thank you very much for all those who had contribution in this beautiful synergy. We can manage good things together.

Meanwhile, we planted an olive and carob trees at Gelidonya Lighthouse that were the commemoriatives for this organisation. Do not forget to water it if you go there. But get the water from the lighthouse’s cistern which is not drinkable.


NEWS ABOUT THE EVENT (TURKISH LINK)



Karaoz. Let's begin to walk.


Too many wastes collected.


This was the waste collected only in 3 km.

Gelidonya Lighthouse - 1
Our two trees are located on the slope at the right of this photo (not visible). 

Second Shot

In memory of this organisation.
Time to plant our Carob Tree

In memory of this organisation.
Olive tree.

On our way to Adrasan we came across this random camp fires. There were too many!!!

Second day begins. Adrasan.

From Adrasan to Cirali

Time to climb.

Autumn time in Lycia

Mt.Musa. This is another camp fire. You cannot dispose cans and glasses by fire???

From Mt.Musa to Cirali.

Break in sandalwood forrest.

Carrying wastes to Olympos.

We'd like to see the nature like this. No wastes in nature!!! 

Time to get rid of the wastes at Olympos.

9 Sep 2017

On 08:41 by altug in , ,
During September we'll be on Lycian Way for a documentary film called "A Way Like Heaven"

We hope it will help people about the route and refreshing their memeoires for the people who hiked on LW previously. 

Lycianway.org contents keep helping people a lot and putting them on LW paths. Now it's time for documentary film.

To see the progress about this you may follow us on instagram as well (@yuruyusyollari)

31 May 2017

On 21:32 by altug
June issue of monthly magazine Magma has been issued.

New routes of Lycian Way and my Mammut Tahtali Run To Sky Ultramarathon experience is on Magma's June issue.





4 May 2017

On 00:34 by altug
We'll be performing a slideshow and presentation in Bursa on 11 May 2017 Thursday (19:00). Free entrance of course.

Subjected on Mysia Trail, Lycia and others. 

Glad to meet all people there.

11 May 2017 - Thursday
BURSA
Ordekli Culture Centre
Time: 19:00


6 Mar 2017

On 20:49 by altug
NOVEMBER 2017

On your way to Gelidonya Lighthouse (Karaoz-Adrasan) there seems no waste in the photo?? Not exactly like this if you come closer.



It's now time to collect the wastes on some parts of Lycian Way. As volunteers we will be gathering to collect them in November 2017.

We'll be sharing the details of the program soon. Probably in August. We keep you informed.

For further information you can send an email to Altug Senel (altugsenel@gmail.com)...




3 Feb 2017

On 11:00 by altug in , ,
Closing conference of the project "Europe to Turkey on Foot" under the partnership of Culture Routes Society Turkey and European Association of the Via Francigena was held on 01-02 February 2017 in Demre-Antalya.

Route starts from Canterbury (UK) and planned to be finalised in Jerusalem in the following years, where Evliya Çelebi, St. Paul and Lycian Ways will be included as a part of it in Turkey.

First of all I need to thank the Culture Routes Society Turkey for this hard work. I should admit they work with devotion.

Presentations were made about Via Francigena, sustainabity of hiking tourism in Turkey, hiking paths in Italy and Greece, protection of the Lycian Way and other routes as well.

I was invited by Culture Routes Society and made a presentation about "Turkish hikers on Culture Routes". It seems presentation was effective enough, that I got very responsive feedback.

Presentation included some statistical data, in addition to this I tried to explain our responsibilities and problems throughout the routes. Although my time was time-limited, I had to go into details in some cases, such as;

- garbage
- fire / camp fire
- awareness (GPS, Guide Books, websites, warnings)
- Prescribed campsites
- Telephone or online help during emergency situations
- There should be no additional markings during the route where there are some due to commercial reasons or regional waymarkings of municipalities.
- Ideas and opinions about local businesses and sustainability
- I emphasized that waymarking of routes should be in a certain standard where Culture Routes Society should be included in these studies.

I tried fulfill my presentation in 10-15 minutes including the information/data I receive via Facebook group (14k members) and emails. I greeted all participants, from the people in social media’s warm greetings.

On the last day of the conference we had a Kekova Boat tour presenting the "A break on the Lycian Way" project where we were shown additional routes on LW. Thanks to Andriake Camping, Barış Yüksel for contributing this project.

As we are huge group of people that have the main power to protect the routes. Support is very important. I witnessed the social medias power once more.

All the Best...

Altug Senel
03.Feb.2017













Photo with Osman Gungor, project leader of St.Nicholas Way


This was the olive tree that I planted in 2014 after I completed the main parts of St.Nicholas Way. It was 30 cm., now it is 2.5 meters.


Photo with Gurcu. She has a huge efforts in St.Nicholas Way.




During the presentation




Kekova Boat Tour




Ucagiz


Theimussa Ancint City Ruins (Ucagiz) 


Kalekoy (Simena Ancient City)


Photo with Baris, Andriake Camping, Cayagiz




Baris is presenting the new routes to be added on Lycian Way.


Lycian Way hikers will have the chance to swim and relax at this bay (Buzagilik Bay) as a part of "A break on Lycian Way" project.  


LW waymarks just up above. We will have a small dock/stage here. 


Photo with Kate Clow, founder of Lycian Way.


Second Day photo session.