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At the southern entance to Adrasan Bay there is a navigation light-beacon and nearby cove often visited by day-tour trip boats during the season. A well trodden path takes about an hour to walk from the fishing boat cove and is mostly in the shade of pine trees.
The original track starts a few metres above the corner of the dirt road behind the small cove beach and runs above the road slowly climbing.
Also there is now a rubbly track from the very end of the dirt road past the fishing boat moorings (the most right track) up the slope until it meets the well trodden original track.
At end of road take the right hand side rubbly track until it meets the well-trodden original track………………….
No steep climbs.
At the half-way point there is a good vantage point for views of the North side of Adrasan Bay.
The track continues to the Light-Beacon and nearby cove with abandoned house. Keep an eye on your route in this last section as it can be tricky to identify the way back to the track!
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At the South end of Adrasan Bay there is and old ‘donkey-track’ to the top of the surrounding hill and then over the other side to some old mine workings.
Take the dirt road at the South end of Adrasan Bay towards the fishing boat moorings. The ‘Mine Track’ starts near the high point of this dirt road on the right hand side just before the cove .
There are good views of Adrasan Bay after just a few minutes up the track.
The track is in good condition in places but rubbly and partially overgrown in others.
Near the top of the Mine Track – great views of Adrasan and the distant mountain range.
At the top of the climb – about 1hour take the left hand track towards the mine workings.
Overgrown track in places but you will find a way through or around.
There are several small mine entrances in the area.
Narrow shaft and looks unsafe for exploring!
A good view at end of track near the mineshafts.
Later in the day on the return down the track- the colours of Adrasan Bay change as the sun moves around and Moses Mountain becomes more dramatic.
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The 8km route to Sazak Bay starts at the North end of Adrasan beach.
The easiest way to cross the river is, if starting at the main beach, from Duran Markt grocery store take the road inland 3 minutes alongside the river. Just after the Taxi Cabin use the single lane road-bridge crossing the river between River Hotel and Aybars Hotel. This track bends behind River Hotel back towards the sea and soon meets another track rising leftwards up to join the Sazak Track.
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This track to Sazak is passable by rugged small vehicles but not suitable for large vehicles such as this truck making a failed attempt to transport a construction-site-style of accommodation unit.
The track hugs the North side of Adrasan Bay before crossing through a meadowed area then dropping down to Sazak Bay.
Here is a totally uncommercial natural environment with sandy beach. The Bay is a perfect anchorage being well protected by high surrounding cliffs and similarly offers a refuge to wildlife. No provisions are available.
An image from one of the many press release articles depicting a symbolic sweeping clean at a gathering of local and visiting people and trekking group at Sazak Bay on 06.02.2011.
Under a banner of ‘Sazak’ta Bir-iz’ presentations and discussions were made on local environment issues.
Trekking back to Adrasan Bay the late afternoon views become very attractive in the warmer light so allow a little longer for photograph opportunities before entering back into the Bay.
Link to Sazak Track Google Map
Adrasan – Sazak Bay
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Here is a link to a Google Map of walking / trekking routes centred on the Bay of Adrasan (Lycian Way , Turkey)
Google Map of Adrasan Trekking Routes
- Static Map Image – click on image or link for interactive version