In July and August 2021 a disastrous forest fire swept across from Içmeler to Turunç, continuing across and down the Bozburun peninsula.
Although Turunç itself was largely unharmed (thanks to the amazing efforts of the local families and firefighters) the fires came very close and caused considerable damage to the surrounding forests.
In addition to the direct fire damage, fire fighters had to cut fire breaks, and temporary access roads. Some of these cut across our routes and make them difficult to follow and potentially dangerous in places.
We advise extreme caution if you intend to follow any of our routes through the forests and recommend using our GPX downloads or the maps in our iPhone app (Twalks) or Android app (Twalks), as we know some way markers have been destroyed and obstacles created.
Some of our routes do not involve the forest and these are still perfectly safe: Amos by Road, Loryma Mountain Track, and Village Amble.
Some construction work and flood prevention measures are now also affecting the start of a couple of our routes (e.g. Dionysos Mountain Track) and unfortunately Waterfall Canyon is currently inaccessible due to major flood prevention works - sorry. We will update these routes as soon as possible to reflect the changes.
The way markers are being re-painted, and obstacles removed so hopefully all routes will be back to normal in the not too distant future. For now, please stay safe and do NOT take any risks.
Turunç is a superb place to walk but visitors face two problems - lack of good quality, detailed maps and lack of documented walks. This site aims to address both of these problems and is completely FREE to use.
A rough description is all that is needed. We will map all suitable walks and create the necessary GPS files and downloads. We would also welcome feedback on our walks and web site.Suggest a route