Fly to Antalya, transfer to hotel
We kick off the week whitewater rafting on the Koprucay River. We spend the day hurtling down river in a rubber raft - an exhilarating experience. The rapids are mostly classed as Grade 2 (seasonal changes), which means you will get wet, but will generally not tip over. Requirements: participants must be able to swim.
Equipped with climbing ropes, harnesses and helmets we negotiate the platforms, zip lines and bridges set high in the forest near Goynuk Canyon. After a safety briefing and introduction to the course and equipment we can tackle a number of different courses as our confidence grows. To make the most of this day you must have a reasonable head for heights. In the afternoon we will head for Olympos Beach to relax, swim or just soak up the sun.
Today we head south for a day of sea-kayaking. One or two-man boats are available and fairly straightforward to paddle. Once settled in a boat we head to Kekova Island, site of the famous sunken city where remains of the harbour walls are still visible below the clear water. We then continue on to pull up on the stony beach of the island itself for a swim. Once back in our kayaks we paddle to the village of Simena, a spectacular spot not accessible by road and overlooked by a hilltop Ottoman castle with excellent views of the whole bay. Those who wish to can climb up to visit the castle and views firsthand (entry payable locally). Requirements: participants must be able to swim and have the physique necessary to fit in the kayak.
Canyoning is a unique, exciting and challenging activity. There are a number of dramatic canyons in the Taurus Mountains, full of natural springs and waterfalls flowing into the river. The day offers swimming, abseiling and leaping into pools of mountain water. You will be provided with a wet suit, harness and a helmet. Requirements: ability to swim and boots with good ankle support are essential. The day is long and strenuous at times - please make sure you are confident of your physical fitness and physique, have a head for heights, and the courage to jump a few metres into pools of water.
Today we use the highly recommended diving school operated by our Turkish partners. The PADI registered school uses top-quality European equipment and has a purpose-built dive boat. For beginners we offer a ‘Try Dive’ course, which includes a one-on-one dive with an instructor. Qualified divers can take a couple of boat dives. Kas boasts some of the best diving sites in the Mediterranean. Requirements: you must be in good health, and will be asked to sign a medical disclaimer and show a doctor’s certificate for any medical conditions. Qualified divers will be required to show proof of qualification. The afternoon is free for optional activities. Kas offers a number of different opportunities for the free day. For the more adventurous and adrenaline-seeking there is the opportunity to do a paragliding jump. The start point is 600 metres above sea level and the flight takes us out over Kas and the surrounding islands. The more sedate options include a visit to a local Turkish bath or simply a stroll around the pretty port town.
Our final challenge is a thrilling day of mountain biking. The route involves some climbing, but is generally downhill, as we start in the hills and finish near Kas. After breakfast, we are transported (1 hour) with our bikes to the small village of Sutlegen way above the town of Kas (1,200 m.). From there we cycle across the plain below the Nine Lake Mountains. Later we descend through remote villages with sweeping views across valleys and occasional mountain vista. Our 1000 metre descent takes us almost all the way back into Kas.
End Kas, fly to London.