Hidden Gems

Enjoy a breathtaking hike to a natural wonder with Turkey sailing

By Jenny Wilson
on  November 22, 2015

Travelling round the Turquoise coast by boat ensures a truly memorable holiday. One of the best things about Turkey sailing is that it provides you with a unique opportunity to experience a variety of wonderful trip highlights, including beautiful beaches and stunning historical sites.

Hiking in Turkey - Take a break from sailing
If you fancy getting off the boat and giving your legs a real stretch, a trip to the Saklikent Gorge near Kalkan is an unmissable excursion. Saklikent Gorge is a stunning natural wonder. At over 20km long it is the second largest gorge in Europe, created by water erosion from the many waterfalls that still pour into it today. Throughout the winter it is not possible to walk here, as there is too much run-off from the snow melt, but throughout the summer Saklikent draws plenty of visitors with its many charms.

A little preparation beforehand will help you to make the most of your trip here. The first thing to think about is footwear. The ground is extremely uneven and very slippery; therefore, flip flops are not recommended. Either wear trainers that you don’t mind getting wet or choose sturdy plastic or rubber sandals with straps and a good grip. The hiking trail is about 4km long and is therefore not suitable for very young children or those who struggle with this distance.

It may sound obvious but you are going to get wet, which means a change of clothes is probably a good idea. Some of the gorge crossings have quite deep water and it is likely to be very cold, so be prepared for a bit of a dip.

You will get some great photos here and a waterproof camera is most definitely recommended. If you don’t fancy walking the gorge, try a river tubing trip to see this amazing attraction from a unique perspective.

Spectacular sheer walls of rock that tower high above your head, refreshing cool waters to bathe in and beautifully rugged terrain scattered with shady patches in which to rest make this a simply unique day out.

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