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BEYCIK LOOP AND LAIDOKEA RUINS

Walk Overview / Highlights - Upper Beycik Loop via Ruins at Laidokea - Multiple End Points This is a delightful walk in the forests and meadows around the traditional mountain village of Beycik, in the foothills of Mount Olympos. Starting above Beycik at 925m our route climbs gently around the head of a valley and into the forested slopes at a highpoint of just over 1,000m. Here goat tracks lead us down in dappled shade to cross dry river beds. After a short while we emerge on to pastures and then head up to the ruins (a hillside fort) at Laidoka, which dates back well over 2,000 years. Probably to the Hellenic period. The views from here are along the coast to Adrasan over the valley below and the valley between the Toros Mountains on the right and the Yanartaş (”burning stone”) range to the left. Our route now takes us back to the pastures and continues on goat track through the forest, over a rock fall, through maquis and back through farmyards to Beycik. Here you can enjoy a refreshing drink in a village bar and wait for your return transfer OR continue on to a second section which heads generally downhill, though open pine forest, crossing small meadows to our second meeting point for your return transfer. From Upper Beycik To Beycik Area Transfer Times (Out / In) 40mins / 35-40mins Distance 11-15km Duration 4.5-5.5hrs Max Height 1035m Total Ascent 110m Total Descent 265m (Pt1) 430m (Pt1&2) Terrain This is a moderate walk, mostly on forest goat tracks tracks with a sections on loggers tracks (g5 dirt roads). It is rocky in places particularly on dry river beds. Stunning and very varied scenery and terrain.