Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Turkey

Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Turkey

Before summer comes to an end, there are many outdoor activities you should check out during your holiday in Turkey. Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure, an activity to reconnect with nature or just a once in a lifetime experience, these top outdoor activities in Turkey can be right for you. 

Up in the Air 

- Hot Air Balloon Tours in Cappadocia 

Fairy chimneys are a sight to see in any season, and a hot air balloon ride over them is probably the best way to enjoy the magnificent views. Starting at £100 per person, this is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Cappadocia. The shortest tours are an hour-long, but we recommend a tour that includes a hot air balloon ride along with a city tour on the ground. 

- Paragliding Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey 

You must have seen pictures or videos of people flying over one of the most beautiful coastlines in Turkey: Oludeniz in Fethiye. The paragliding experience takes off from Babadağ Mountain, which is 1,965 meters high and it lands on the beach in Oludeniz. Being strapped to an expert whose job is to fly over majestic mountains and turquoise waters is comforting, however, we don’t recommend this experience to those who are afraid of heights. Paragliding in Oludeniz takes up to 3 hours and prices start at £100. 

Olympos Cable Car Ride in Kemer 

On the cheaper side, cable car ride return tickets in Olympos cost £30 per person for adults. The cable car departs from 2,365 metres high from the summit of Tahtalı Mountain and goes over Beydağları Coastal National Park, boasting views of the forest, mountains and the sea. Adventurers who want to paraglide, climb or go trekking can also start their journey in Beydağları Coastal National Park. 

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In the Deep Blue Sea 

- Scuba Diving in Side 

Side is home to one of the most beautiful underwater museums in the world. Apart from the incredible sea creatures, you’ll get to see 117 sculptures including mythical Greek as well as Anatolian figures, and real historical heroes such as Mevlana. Diving tours cost approximately £35 per person. 

- Water Rafting in Koprulu Canyon, Manavgat 

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, try water rafting in Manavgat’s Koprulu Canyon, a canyon surrounded by beautiful and diverse trees and wildlife. The 14-kilometre long canyon makes it possible for even children to enjoy rafting as it’s one of the safest rafting tracks available in the world. Prices start at £10 per person! 

- Sea Kayaking in Kaş 

If you prefer a more tranquil experience on the sea, join a sea kayaking tour in Kaş. The tour takes you through crystal clear blue waters and ancient sites. Listen to the stories of Kaş from your tour guşde and enjoy swimming in secluded bays. Prices start at £55 per person. 

On the Ground

- Horse Riding from Fethiye

Another peaceful tour you can take in the Antalya region is the horse riding tour. Whether you want to ride along the coast as if you are in a movie scene or amongst the forest where you can cross rivers and currents, there is a suitable tour for you. Beginners and seasoned riders alike can find their match. The prices start at £45 per person. 

- Hiking the Lycian Way in Fethiye 

The Lycian Way is amongst the world’s greatest long-distance hiking trails and it takes 29 days to complete the track. At 540 kilometres, the Lycian Way is a footpath between Fethiye and Antalya. It consists of Roman roads, ancient Unesco-listed Roman and Greek ruins, secluded beaches, and small villages. You can choose where you start according to what you want to see on your path. We recommend including Ancient City of Myra, St Nicholas Church, Simena, and Lycian Rock Tombs. 

If you are planning your getaway to Turkey, why not give Right Holidays a call to book your holidays for you? We can make you the best recommendations and plan your dream holidays.


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