The original and authorised guidebook to the stages of Evliya Çelebi’s pilgrimage itinerary to Mecca in 1671, as he travelled from Istanbul, via Hersek to İznik, Bursa, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar, Uşak and beyond.
The book has all the information you need to plan your hike, bike ride or horseback adventure. It has detailed descriptions and times for each section of the route, altitude diagrams, and info about each place along the way. It contains detailed descriptions of the villages and towns that Evliya visited, and includes a folding map inside the back cover.
The book is also a mine of information on Evliya and his life and times, and allows you to rediscover ancient Ottoman ways through the countryside. You will also encounter the horse sports of rahvan and cirit which still flourish in the region. The guidebook is complemented by updates to the route and GPS files downloadable from the website.
Ayşe’s Trail was selected for Completely Novel’s One Big Book Launch in the UK this year.
Sarah Juckes, Completely Novel‘Beautifully written. I remember finding it difficult to stop reading Ayşe’s Trail . . . and think this is definitely a title to watch.’Hugh Pope, Today’s Zaman‘Atulya K. Bingham has breathed new life into one of Turkey’s most beautiful surviving outposts of accessible mountain wilderness.’
Ayşe, a 38-year-old mother from Istanbul, decides to tackle the Lycian Way in southern Turkey. She has never camped alone before. As she strikes out into Lycia’s ancient forests, she is on a quest to leave behind the past and find her own truth. But the Lycian Way is steeped in memories. Unknown to Ayşe, as she clambers over the precipices of the Mediterranean coast and through its lost cities, she is walking in someone else’s footsteps. 2500 years earlier, when Lycia was an independent state and worshipped the Goddess Leto, the Persian general Harpagos was stomping along the very same road in a bid to take over the ancient world.
Based on the true story of Ayşe Metin and the history of hearsay and half-truths that is the life of General Harpagos.
110km of waymarked and signposted day-walks linking 6th C Byzantine monasteries.
An original guide book to a network of walking routes in the hills above Demre/Myra on the southern Turkish coast – St Nicholas Ways. Includes the sites of Sion, Alacahisar, Alakilise and other monastery churches
All the info you need to plan your daywalks, detailed descriptions and times for each section and info about historic places, large and small along the routes.
This new edition incorporates a general history of the area, a detailed history of St Nicholas and a description of his treasures. The map is new and the book is designed to complement the signposting and the website.
An 506km walking and bicycle path exploring the Phrygian Valleys.
The first guide book to Turkey’s major new three-branched walking trail – the Phrygian Way, in the area of Gordion, Afyon, Eskişehi and Kütahya.The book describes the countless old roads and footpaths which link the Phrygian monuments and valleys in a network which can be explored on foot ot by bike.
The book is full of photos and has all the info you need to plan your trek, detailed descriptions and times for each section, info about historic places along the route and camping or accommodation facilities.
This edition is the product of 5 years work on this 3000 year old network. The book includes altitude diagrams, deatiled and overall mapand is complemented by the website (with GPS points).
Trekking in Turkey’s Black Sea Mountains, Thirty days of trekking and walking routes with detailed map and GPS data.
2nd edition of the original guide book to Turkey’s north-eastern Pontic mountains – the Kaçkar. Includes a detailed colour map of the area of Çamlıhemşin, Ayder, Yusufeli, Barhal and Yaylalar.
The book has all the info you need to plan your treks (guided or unguided, with or without mules). It has detailed descriptions, times and altitude diagrams for 8 separate treks across the Kaçkar range and the climb of Kaçkar peak.
It includes info about historic places (castles, mosques and churches, bridges) in the area as well as the facilities in each village or town. Photos and information on the flora and wildlife helps you to discover Turkey’s most famous National Park.
An 800km walking path exploring the southwest coast.
The first guide book to Turkey’s major new long-distance walking trail – the coastal Carian Trail. The route is broken into six regions with a total of 45 walking sections in the areas of Bodrum, Milas, Muğla, Datça, Bozburun and Dalyan.
The book has lots of photos of the coast and trail, all the info you need to plan your trek, detailed descriptions and times for each section, info about historic places along the route and the facilities in each village or town.
This edition is the product of 5 years work on this extensive trail. The map is new and the book is complemented by the website (with GPS points).